How to Become a Home Inspector in South Dakota



Home Inspector Licensing (online & free for members)

You can become a licensed home inspector in South Dakota by taking InterNACHI's approved pre-licensing training course and passing the state exam. For details, visit the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation website.
InterNACHI's pre-licensing course is approved by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. It's online and free for members
To prepare for the state exam, you can take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members).  Not a member? Join now.

Insurance for Inspectors

Although South Dakota 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.


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®. 

Continuing Education Courses (free & online for members)

To remain on active status, the South Dakota-licensed/registered home inspector must complete 24 hours of approved Continuing Education by December 31 of the year his/her license/registration expires. Scroll down this page or click here to view InterNACHI's course approvals
The following Continuing Education courses are approved by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, and they're online and free for members:

Home Inspector School Partners

For a list of local partner schools who provide home inspector training classes, please click here.

How to Join InterNACHI


Real Estate Agent Cards (free for members)

InterNACHI has been approved by the South Dakota Real Estate Commission to provide licensed real estate agents with free, online Continuing Education. InterNACHI members can order free informational cards that provide simple instructions for agents to access the free, online courses approved by the state. When a real estate professional logs into a course and enters the InterNACHI member's ID number, the member will be automatically notified by email. The first slide of the course includes the member's contact information.
Order your free real estate cards.


Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members)

Though South Dakota does not regulate individuals who perform radon testing, measurement, and mitigation the South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources recommends that homeowners hire a certified radon tester who has completed a radon measurement certification course approved by either the NRPP or the NRSB.  Visit the South Dakota website for details
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.  
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.

Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO)


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 (online & free for members)


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. 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.

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


Everything You Need, All in One Place

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit


Membership Benefits (free for members)


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


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View approval of Inspectors Legal Forum Class. Course # 4629R319. Expiration 10/7/2019.

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