How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Massachusetts




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 postsecondary 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 Massachusetts. 
 

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

 

Home Inspector Licensing

While InterNACHI has been approved by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure as a provider for Licensure Training for home inspectors, the state does not recognize online licensing courses. We also do not have any live classes for licensing scheduled. . For more information, visit the Massachusetts website. and the home inspector licensing page. 
 
There is reciprocity between Massachusetts, Washington, and Connecticut. That reciprocity form is on the MA state website. So, you may be interested in attaining a license in Connecticut by taking InterNACHI's Connecticut-approved pre-licensing course (free and online for members) and following the steps to obtain a license in Connecticut. 
 

Insurance for Inspectors​

To be a licensed home inspector in Massachusetts, 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.
 
 
 

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®. 
 
 
 

Inspector Continuing Education

InterNACHI has been approved by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure as a provider for Continuing Education (CE) for home inspectors. For more information, visit the Massachusetts website. Unfortunately, the state does not recognize Continuing Education courses completed online.
 
 


   

Home Inspection Partner Schools

For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes please click here.
 
 
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI 

 
 

 

Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members)

      
Although there are no state regulations in Massachusetts for naturally occurring radon, the state recommends that the public follow the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) guidelines for taking action. Visit the Massachusetts website for details.
 
NRPP:
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.  
 
NRSB:
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course
 
 
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course (free & online)

 
 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector Certification (free & online)

 
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
 
 
 
 

Roof Data Technician (free for members)

  
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)

 

 
 

Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
 
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)


Keep in touch with all of your clients!  The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free for members;
  • customized by you according to the condition of each subscriber's house;
  • has five 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 that 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 Documents

 

 
View 2019 approval for InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course. Expires 12/31/19. 
 
 
MA link to 244 CMR 5.00 Continuing Education https://www.mass.gov/regulations/244-CMR-500-continuing-education