How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in New Jersey



Licensing Training and State Exam:

To become a licensed home inspector in New Jersey, you must provide proof of:
  • passing the National Home Inspector Exam; 
  • completing an approved 180-hour home inspection training course; or
  • 250 home inspections by submitting a list of 250 supervised home inspections to the NJ Committee. 
For more details, visit the New Jersey website.
To prepare for the state exam, you can take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free to members), and take InterNACHI's online courses (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. 

Continuing Education (online & free for members):

The New Jersey Home Inspection Advisory Committee approves InterNACHI's online courses listed below for Continuing Competency for Home Inspectors.
InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.
      1. How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimneys Course (4 hours)
      2. Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course (19 hours)
      3. Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course (28 hours)
      4. Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection (12 hours)
      5. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors (4 hours)
      6. Safe Practices for the Home Inspector (4 hours)
      7. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors (8 hours)
      8. Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers (3 hours)
      9. How to Perform Roof Inspections (4 hours)
      10. How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections (4 hours)
      11. How to Perform Deck Inspections (3 hours)
      12. How to Perform Exterior Inspections (16 hours)
      13. How to Inspect HVAC Systems (12 hours)
      14. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion (8 hours)
      15. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior (14 hours)
      16. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know (5 hours)

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      Radon Tester Certification in New Jersey (online & free for members):

      The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recommends hiring a Certified Radon Tester who has completed a radon measurement certification course approved by NRPP and AARST.  Visit the New Jersey website for details. Please see the approval letter for New Jersey here. 
      InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course" is NRPP- and AARST-approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. Take the course (online & free for members) at, then take the NRPP/AARST certification exam.

      Home Energy Inspectorâ„¢ Certification (online & free for members):

      Become a Certified Home Energy Inspectorâ„¢. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed.

      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 Michelle to participate in the program.

      Become a Home Energy Score Assessor.


      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.) Participate in the InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.

      Mold Inspection Certification (free & online for members):

      In New Jersey, there are currently no specific regulations pertaining to the inspection or abatement of mold in housing and most other buildings (as of Jan 2015). For more information, visit New Jersey Department of Health.
      To become IAC2 Mold Certified, visit

      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 InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
      Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.

      Everything You Need, All in One Place:

      Follow the step-by-step checklist for running a successful home inspection business.

      Membership Benefits (free for members):

      View approval letter.