How to Become a Home Inspector in South Carolina

InterNACHI® is the world's leading association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more.
InterNACHI® School is accredited as a post-secondary education institution by the 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 South Carolina. 

Scroll down this page for everything you need to get started, make more money, and grow your inspection business.

Home Inspector Licensing (online & free for members):

To become a home inspector in South Carolina, you must complete a state application prepared by the Commission, which requires a membership to an organization approved by the SC Residential Builders Commission. InterNACHI is an approved organization where members can earn the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) Certification, which fulfills the Membership requirement for South Carolina. Additionally all members gain  member benefits with InterNACHI.  And it's all free for InterNACHI members. Join InterNACHI as a member, and become certified at no additional cost. 
The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Commission lists InterNACHI as an approved organization for home inspector license with examination. Download the PDF list of course providers and look for "InterNACHI" listed in the home inspector application. For more information, visit South Carolina's website. You can also find the home inspector requirements on the South Carolina home inspector application
Complete the following steps to get certified for South Carolina: 
  1. Join InterNACHI.
  2. Complete InterNACHI's home inspector certification requirements. This includes the twelve online courses required in the first year.  
  3. Take the two state exams. You must contact the state to schedule the exams. 
To help prepare for taking the state exam, you can try InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free & online), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free & online to certified members), and take InterNACHI's online courses (free & online to members).

Continuing Education (online & free)

All of InterNACHI's online education courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now. After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place. 

Insurance for Inspectors

Although South Carolina doesn’t have requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors, many local real estate boards and home inspector business franchises require their affiliate members to meet certain coverage standards. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit for information on how to sign up.

South Carolina Inspector Chapters


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®. 

How to Join InterNACHI


South Carolina Partner Schools

For a list of partner schools in South Carolina please click here.

Real Estate Cards (free for members):

The cards provide simple instructions for agents to take free, online Continuing Education courses to help renew their license. 
Licensed real estate agents can attain free, online Continuing Education by taking InterNACHI's courses for agents. When an agent enters the InterNACHI member's ID #, the member is automatically notified by email, and the first slide of the course contains the member's contact information.
Members can order their free cards by visiting Inspector Outlet.

Radon Tester Certification in South Carolina (online & free)

The South Carolina Department of Health requires an individual to complete a radon measurement certification course approved by either the NRPP or the NRSB.  Visit the South Carolina website for details
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.


Wood-Destroying Organism Course (online & free)

 South Carolina currently does not regulate pest control inspectors, however they do require that pest control applicators to be licensed and certified by the state. For more information look here. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection Course may be a beneficial educational tool for those looking to become licensed.

Commercial Property Inspections

Become a 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.


Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free)

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.

Roof Data Technician Program (free for members)

The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI® with 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)


InterNACHI's Member 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. The design work is free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members.  We recommend contacting the Member Marketing Team

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free)

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 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 cards to hand out and sign up your clients for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free for members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.

Membership Benefits (free for members)


Archived Documents:

From: "Stan Bowen" <>
Date: September 17, 2010 2:37:19 PM MDT
Subject: Approved 

Hi Lisa,

You have been approved and are on our Approved organization list #58 Thank you for your patience.

Call if you need any more info.


Stan Bowen
Office of Board Services
S.C. Residential Builders Commission
Phone: 803-896-4621
Fax: 803-896-4814
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