How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Maryland

 

72-Hour Licensing Training Class:
To become a licensed home inspector in Maryland, an individual must:
For details about Maryland licensing for home inspectors, visit http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/reahi/reahiapplyhi.shtml.
 
To choose a live training class offered by a school in Maryland, visit nachi.org/maryland-home-inspection-classes
 
 

Insurance for Inspectors​

To be a licensed home inspector in Maryland, 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.
 
 

Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 
 
 

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

Maryland Home Inspector Commission approves InterNACHI as a Continuing Education Provider. For details, please visit http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/reahi/reahihiproviders.shtml
The following are approved free, online courses for Maryland Continuing Professional Competency Education:
 
 
To take a live class, contact a local trainer (see below). All of InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.
 
 
Live Classes
The following live classes are approved for Continuing Education. All live classes are held at The InterNACHI School.

 

How to Join InterNACHI 

 
 

Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members):

        
Although there are no state regulations for radon testing in Maryland, the state recommends to the public the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for testing. Visit the Maryland Department of Health for details. 
 
Become a Certified Radon Tester by taking InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course," which is AARST-NRPP and IAC2 approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. The course details are located at https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organisms (online and free for members):


 
Maryland Department of Agriculture approves InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course for Continuing Education to satisfy the certification training requirements for licensed pesticide applicators.
 
 
 

Advertising with Real Estate Agencies:

 
 
 

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 nachi.org/home-energy-inspector
 
 
 

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. 
  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 Michelle 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 nachi.org/roof
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

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 https://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
 
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 http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
 
 
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
 
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

 
InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm
 
 
 

Archived Approval Letters:

 

 

  • Infrared Thermography. 16 hours.
  • How to Perform Roof Inspections. 4 hours.
  • How to Inspect Tile Roofs. 2 hours.
  • 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection. 2 hours.
  • How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion. 8 hours.
 
  • Inspecting the Means of Egress Course. 4 hours. 
  • Log Home Inspection Course. 6 hours.
  • Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course. 6 hours.
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course. 5 hours.
  • How to Inspect the Exterior Course. 16 hours.
  • How to Perform Deck Inspections Course. 3 hours.
  • Structural Issues for Home Inspectors. 4 hours.
  • How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections. 4 hours.
  • Inspecting HVAC Systems Course. 12 hours.
  • How to Perform Roof Inspections Course. 4 hours.
  • 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Course. 2 hours.
  • Residential Plumbing Overview Course. 8 hours.
  • How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course. 14 hours.
  • How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course. 8 hours.
  • Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Course. 4 hours.
  • Expiration July 1, 2017.
 
 
 

 
 
How to Inspect the Exterior (16 hours)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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