How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in North Carolina


Home Inspector Licensing

Applicants must complete both a Board-approved 120-Hour Pre-Licensing Course and 80-Hour Field Training to meet education and experience requirements. InterNACHI's 120-hour online pre-licensing course is approved by the NC Board.

Board-approved, free, online 120-hour pre-licensing course 

InterNACHI® members can track their progress through the free, online pre-licensing course by logging into their dashboard and clicking the "State Progress & Certificate" button. 

 


Information from NC Website

For more details about the pre-licensing training requirements, visit the North Carolina website.*
 



80-Hour Field Training with Partner Schools

North Carolina Training Partners that provide the 80-hour field training.




 

To Help Prepare for the State Exam

To help prepare for the state exam, you may take advantage of several resources we provide, such as InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam (free and open to everyone), the InterNACHI® Ultimate Home Inspection Practice Test (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members). We do not know what's on the state exams, but the preparation resources may be helpful to you. Not a member? Join now.
 

 
 

Insurance for Inspectors

To be a licensed home inspector in North Carolina, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.  
 


 
 

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members)

The North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board has approved InterNACHI as a Course Sponsor of free, online courses for home inspectors. InterNACHI pays the $5/credit hour fee to upload the course completions for you to the state of NC, keeping these courses completely free for InterNACHI members. You cannot take the same course within a three-year period to renew your license. 
 
Notice: According to NC state regulations students cannot obtain CE between September 10th and October 1st. Courses must be taken outside of that timeframe in order to obtain state credit. 
 

 
 

Hands-On Training at House of Horrors® 

Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida.  The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof.  Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®. 
 




Performing a Home Inspection on the Coast of North Carolina


 
 

 

How to Join InterNACHI

 
 
 


Radon Tester Certification in NC (online & free for members)

Although the State of North Carolina does not require that radon testers or mitigators hold any certifications, the North Carolina Radon Program strongly recommends that homeowners hire a trained professional. Visit the North Carolina's Division of Health Service Regulation website for more information. 

Become an InterNACHI Certified Radon Tester by taking InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course, which is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education, and NRSB-approved for Continuing Education credit. 
 
NRPP:
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course" is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. To complete all components of the NRPP Radon Certification, please visit their site for more information.  
 
NRSB:
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course




 

Real Estate Cards (free for members)

North Carolina-licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the free courses.
 
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course is the member's contact information. 
 
 

 


 

Home Energy Inspector Certification 

 
Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector. The online training and certification are free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training is needed.
 
 

  
 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course (online and free for members)


 
 





Commercial Property Inspections

Become an InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.


Visit Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.

 



  

Roof Data Technician Program (free for members)

 
 
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) Participate in the InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.
 


 
 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):

 

 
 

 
InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
 
  

 
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members)

 
Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is:
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to the condition of the subscriber's house;
  • has five years' worth of monthly issues; and
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.
 
 


 

Everything You Need, All in One Place!

Follow the step-by-step checklist for running a successful home inspection business.
 
 


 

Membership Benefits (free for members)

 
 

 
 



 
 

Archived Documents

               
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

InterNACHI 80-Hour Field Training Approval
    
 

View 2020 approval of the following courses: Inspecting Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs Course; How to Perform Roof Inspections Course; How to Inspect Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course.
 

 
View 2020 approval of the following courses: How to Inspect Pools and Spas; Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors Course; How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys Course; How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course; How to Perform Deck Inspections Course; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Course; Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course; Home Inspection Business Course; Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course; Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course; Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers; Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior; Inspecting Tile Roofs Course; Inspecting Slate Roofs Course; How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks; Lead-Safe Work Practices; Performing A Home Energy Audit; Green Building Inspection; How to Perform Exterior Inspections Course; How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course; 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course; How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course; Log Home Inspection Course; How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes; Inspecting the Means of Egress; Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course; How to Inspect Septic Systems; Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors Course; Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course; Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course; How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Well Course; How to Perform Roof Inspection Course; How to Inspect Tile Roofs; 10 steps to Performing a Roof Inspection; Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course.
 

 
View 2020 approval of the following courses: How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course; Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course; Wind and Hail Roof Inspection and Replacement; Wind and Hair Property Damage Inspection; Inspecting Commercial HVAC Systems; The House As A System Course; Energy Movement for Inspectors Course; Infrared Thermography and Building Science; InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice; Meth House Hazards and Remediation; Inspectors Legal Forum Class; General Roof Inspection Course; How to Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems; How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Class; Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course; 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Course; Safe Practices for Home inspectors Class; Professionalism: Sales, Customer Service & Communications; Home Energy Blower Door Training.


View 2019 approval of the following courses: How to Perform Exterior Inspections Course; Green Building Inspection Course; Performing A Home Energy Audit Course; Lead-Safe Work Practices Course; How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course; Inspecting Slate Roofs Course; Inspecting Tile Roofs Course; How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course; Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course; Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior Course; Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course; Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers Course; Log Home Inspection Course; How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes Course; Inspecting the Means of Egress Course; Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course; How to Inspect Septic Systems Course; How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course; How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course; How to Perform Roof Inspections Course; Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course; Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course; Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course; 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Class; How to Inspect Tile Roofs Class; How to Perform Roof Inspections Class; Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course; Infrared Thermography and Building Science Course; Residential Plumbing Overview Course.
 

 
View 2019 approval of the following courses: Inspecting Commercial HVAC Systems Course; Wind and Hail Roof Inspection and Replacement; Wind and Hail Property Damage Inspection; Inspecting Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs; How to Perform Deck Inspections Course; Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course; Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course; Home Inspection Business Course; Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course; Meth House Hazards and Remediation; Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course; Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course; How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course; How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys Course, How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Class; How to Inspect Pools and Spas; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Course; How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course; The House As a System Course; Energy Movement for Inspectors Course; InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice Course; Inspectors Legal Forum Class; General Roof Inspection Course; How to Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems Course; Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course; 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Course; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Class; Professionalism: Sales, Customer Service & Communications Course; Home Energy Blower Door Training Course; 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course; Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors Course; How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course.
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

View 2018 approvals of: How to Perform Roof Inspections Course; How to Inspect Insulation, Ventilation, and Interior Course; How to Perform Exterior Inspection Course; How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys Course; How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course; How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course; How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course; How to Perform Deck Inspections Course; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Course; 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course; Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course; Home Inspection Business Course; Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course; The House as a System Course; Energy Movement for Inspectors Course; Green Building Inspection Course; Log Home Inspections Course; How to Inspect Pools and Spas Course; How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes Course; Inspecting the Means of Egress Course; Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course; How to Inspect Septic Systems; Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors; Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course; Wood Destroying Organism Inspection Course.