How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in North Carolina

   

InterNACHI® is the world's leading association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, and discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck and more. 

InterNACHI® School (internachi.edu) is the only home inspector college accredited by a national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in North Carolina.  

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Home Inspector Pre-Licensing

To meet education and experience requirements for licensure, applicants must complete both a board-approved 120-hour pre-licensing training course and 80 hours of field training. The NC Board approves InterNACHI's:

  • 120-hour free online pre-licensing course, 
  • 120-hour in-person class, and 
  • 80-hour field training.

Click here to take the free pre-licensing course, the class, or the training and to view all state approvals. 

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InterNACHI® members can track their progress through the free, online pre-licensing course by logging into their dashboard. Click here to track.


Information from the NC HILB Website

For more details about the pre-licensing training requirements, visit the North Carolina HILB Home Inspector Licensure Board website.* 



80-Hour Field Training & Site Visits With Partner Schools

North Carolina Training Partner Schools that provide 80-hour field training and site visits.


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 Tool (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members). We do not know what questions are 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.  

 



Become a Certified Professional Inspector CPI®

Just because you're licensed, doesn't mean you'll be successful. Once you're licensed, it's all about marketing your credibility and value. To become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector and attain the Certified Professional Inspector CPI® designation, complete the home inspector certification requirements. The training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members. Once you're certified, the InterNACHI® Marketing Team will help you with your marketing. 

 


 

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members)

The North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board approves 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. According to the state: 

  • You cannot take the same free online course within a three-year period to renew your license, but we have plenty to choose from. 
  • Licensed inspectors can not obtain CE between September 10th and October 1st. Courses must be taken outside of that timeframe in order to obtain state credit. 
 



North Carolina Chapters


InterNACHI® members run several InterNACHI® Chapters in North Carolina. They are free and open to everyone. Find your local chapter and attend an upcoming event.
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Mentoring

InterNACHI® provides peer-to-peer learning experiences for both inspectors who need additional assistance and for experienced inspectors who are interested in helping newer ones out.

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Licensed & Certified Inspectors

To find other licensed and InterNACHI-certified home inspectors in North Carolina, visit www.nachi.org/certified-inspectors/browse/us/north-carolina

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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®.  Visit the InterNACHI® House of Horrors®.

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Performing a Home Inspection on the Coast of North Carolina

 


Radon Tester Certification in NC

Although the State of North Carolina does not require radon testers or mitigators to 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 Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training 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 "Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training 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:
InterNACHI's free, online Radon Measurement Professional Initial Training Course is NRSB-approved for initial certification. For those looking for NRSB continuing education, members should take the free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider" course.


 


Real Estate Agent Marketing

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. They 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. 

North Carolina approves InterNACHI as a course provider for licensed real estate agents. View approval.

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Home Energy Inspector Certification 

 

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

 

 



 

Wood-Destroying Organism (Termite) Inspections 

In 2022, InterNACHI asked John Feagans of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control & Pesticide Division to provide an opinion about NC home inspectors inspecting and reporting upon structural wood damage possibly caused by wood-destroying organisms during a home inspection. Read the public opinion email.

NC home inspectors who observe some apparent wood damage during a home inspection are permitted by the NCDA Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division to report that the inspector observed damage to wood or the structure. However, the inspector is not permitted to state that it is due to a particular wood-destroying organism. 

The NCDA Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division permits this type of inspection as long as a specific wood-destroying organism is not identified on the report.

The home inspector should also recommend further evaluation by an NC-licensed Structural Pest Control Applicator in order to avoid possible violations of the N.C. Structural Pest Control Rules & Regulations. 

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WDO Inspection Resources.


North Carolina Department of Agriculture's Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division approves InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspection Course. Course #OG500 expires 6/30/2021.

 



Commercial Property Inspections

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

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

 



 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members)



Take InterNACHI's free online Home Inspection Business Course.

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

 



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.