How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Pennsylvania


Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

The current Pennsylvania law regarding home inspections, Chapter 75 of the PA Title 68 Real and Personal Property Statute, includes:

  1. Home inspectors are required to be a full member in good standing of a national, not-for-profit home inspection association or must be supervised by someone who is. Join InterNACHI now.
  2. Members must comply with a code of conduct and complete continuing professional education courses as an ongoing condition of membership. See InterNACHI's Standards of Practice, and InterNACHI's Continuing Education courses, which are online and free for members.
  3. Home inspectors are prohibited from performing repairs on the same house he or she inspected within the preceding 12 months, as required by InterNACHI's Code of Ethics.
  4. The party selling the property that is the subject of the inspection has the right to receive a free copy of the report upon request.
  5. Home inspectors must maintain insurance against errors and omissions and general liability coverage. See InterNACHI discounted E&O Insurance.
  6. You must submit a database list of addresses of 100 home inspections to InterNACHI's Report Review Committee at Don't send the reports, just the list of 100 addresses of homes in which you performed or participated in home inspections. This is a free service for members only. 

Proposed Licensing Information

For more information about recent and ongoing legislative efforts to update the home inspection law, visit Pennsylvania Home Inspector Licensing Information.



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®. 

Radon Testing Certification (online & free for members):

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) has required radon certification since 1988. Radon certification must be obtained before any person conducts radon testing, radon mitigation, or radon laboratory analysis in PA. To become PA-DEP Certified, Pennsylvania requires an individual to complete an NRPP-approved radon course and exam. For details and forms, visit PA DEP's website.
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.  
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

To maintain your home inspector certification, you must take 24 hours of Continuing Education every year. To take Continuing Education courses, visit (online & free to members).

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Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection (online & free for members):

PA Department of Agriculture does not require InterNACHI Members to be licensed to perform WDO inspections. 

Become a Certified WDO Inspector at
Get your WDO inspection report, logo, and field guide at

Home Energy Inspector™Certification (online & free for members):

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


Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
  • a score on a scale of 1 to 10; 
  • facts about the home and its energy use; and 
  • recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency. 
  1.   To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
    4. email Jazmin to participate in the program.

Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):

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.) To participate in the program, visit

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):



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

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 condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • 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 the newsletter at
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at

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Membership Benefits (free for members):

InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit


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Actual PA Law:


Certified PA Inspectors:

InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspectors® in Pennsylvania are listed at

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