How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in New Jersey
Licensing Training and State Exam:
To become a licensed home inspector, New Jersey requires that “a home inspector has successfully completed an approved course of study (live class) of 180 hours which shall include not less than 40 hours of unpaid field-based inspections in the presence of and under the direct supervision of a licensed home inspector, which inspections shall be provided by the school providing the approved course of study.
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Continuing Competency (online & free for members):
The New Jersey Home Inspection Advisory Committee has approved InterNACHI's free, online courses listed below for Continuing Competency for Home Inspectors. Each licensed home inspector must complete 20 hours of instruction (Continuing Education or CE) every year to renew their license.
InterNACHI provides free, online NJ-Approved Continuing Competency courses to members. Not a member? Join InterNACHI now.
Already Licensed in a Different State?
"Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:8-71a, upon payment to the Board of a fee and the submission of a written application provided by the Board, the Committee shall issue a home inspector's license to any person who holds a valid license issued by another state or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, which has standards substantially equivalent to those of this State, as determined by the Committee." -- New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
To be a licensed home inspector in New Jersey, 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®.
New Jersey-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.
Radon Tester Certification in New Jersey (online & free for members):
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) will administer the New Jersey exam and maintain a list of all approved training courses that can be taken for New Jersey certification. Visit the New Jersey website for details.
Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI, 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.)
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 many other buildings (as of June 2019). For more information, visit New Jersey Department of Health.