How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in West Virginia


Home Inspector Certification (live class):

To become a certified home inspector in West Virginia: 
Visit the West Virginia webpage related to home inspectors.

Become an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're state-certified doesn't mean you'll be successful. To compete with all other state-certified home inspectors, take advantage of all of the marketing and business resources that InterNACHI® provides to InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspectors. InterNACHI® provides an accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program to members to attain the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® designation. The training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members. 
We recommend following the 15-Step Checklist for Home Inspector Success

Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

Ted A. Shriver, AIA, Co-Chairman of the Legislative, Codes and Regulations Committee, West Virginia State Fire Commission, has approved the free, online courses provided by InterNACHI for home inspector Continuing Education
Please note that the Advanced Radon Measurement Course can only be used for license renewal one time. If you have already taken the course for a previous renewal of your license it will not count again. 
Visit the WV website for further information. WV lists InterNACHI has "NACHI" within the state's downloadable document.

View InterNACHI's entire education curriculum (free, online for members). Not a member? Join now.



Home Inspector Certificate Program

InterNACHI is the world's largest 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 the only college for home inspectors accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education.  InterNACHI® provides tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in Alabama. Verify accreditations
Scroll down this page for everything you need to get started, grow your business, and become a successful inspector in West Virginia. 

To Help Prepare for the State Exams

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 Home Inspectors

To be a licensed home inspector in West Virginia, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. 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®. 

West Virginia Training Partner Schools

West Virginia Training Partner Schools


West Virginia Chapters


Radon Certification & Continuing Education (free & online for members):

West Virginia regulates individuals who perform radon testing, measurement, and mitigation by requiring them to be certified by AARST-NRPP or NRSB. West Virginia Radiation, Toxics & Indoor Air Division requires an NRPP and AARST certification. Visit West Virginia's website for more information. 
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.


Real Estate Cards (free for members)

State-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 (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.

 Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO)

Though West Virginia does not regulate pest control inspection the West Virginia Department of Agriculture does require that those handling pesticides be licensed through 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.

West Virginia Mold, Lead, Asbestos, Radon, and Meth

Visit the West Virginia website for further information. 
West Virginia DHHR states that signs of indoor mold growth include staining on surfaces, a musty odor, dark spots on or around vents, water stains and peeling or curling of vinyl floors or wallpaper.
 West Virginia published a sheet of information related to mold. Download the West Virginia Mold Information. The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health does not recommend testing as the first step to determine if you have a mold problem. Download the WV BPH information sheet


Become a Certified Mold Inspector (online & free for members)



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


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