How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in North Carolina



Home Inspector Pre-Licensing

To become a home inspector in North Carolina an individual must complete 120 hours of pre-licensing curriculum AND 80 hours of in-person field training.

Pre-Licensing Training Course




Licensing, Mentoring & Field Training

Bob Scott
President of the North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association 
North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association
Charlotte Chapter

Britt Treece
NC Training Provider
(919) 889-1313
The next training is scheduled for:
  • June 19-22, July 2-3, July 16-19: Pre-licensure Field Training (80 Hours) in Raleigh, NC          (Split Weeks in Summer)
  • July 30- August 3, August 13-17: Pre-licensure Field Training (80 Hours) in Raleigh, NC        (Split Weeks in Summer)
Ken Brittain
NC Field Training Provider - Charlotte Region
(980) 621-9230
John Gainey
NC Field Training Provider
South East Coastal Region
NC Training Providers
InterNACHI 80-Hour Field Training Approval
Information from NC Website
For more details about the pre-licensing training requirements, visit the North Carolina website.*

InterNACHI and NCLHIA Partnership

All present and future members of NCLHIA will automatically become members of InterNACHI for one year free, with all the benefits of membership in both organizations. All current and future NC members of InterNACHI will also become members of NCLHIA.

For more information visit the NCLHIA website:



State Exam

To prepare for the state exam, take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free and online), the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free & online for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free and online for members). And contact our local contact for exam preparation:  Jason Michael of HomeSpectors in Greensboro, North Carolina at (336) 382-7269.
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Insurance for Inspectors

To be a licensed home inspector in North Carolina, 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®. 

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members)

The North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board has approved InterNACHI as a Course Sponsor of free, online courses for home inspectors. InterNACHI pays the $5/credit hour fee to upload the course completions for you to the state of NC, keeping these courses completely free for InterNACHI members. 





The following are free, online Continuing Education courses approved by the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (please note that you cannot take the same course within a three-year period to renew your license):
Notice: According to NC state regulations students cannot obtain CE between September 10th and October 1st. Courses must be taken outside of that timeframe in order to obtain state credit. 

Radon Tester Certification in NC (online & free for members)

Although the State of North Carolina does not require that radon testers or mitigators hold any certifications, the North Carolina Radon Program strongly recommends that homeowners hire a trained professional. Visit the North Carolina's Division of Health Service Regulation website for more information. 

Become a Certified Radon Tester by taking InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course, which is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education, and NRSB-approved for Continuing Education credit.. The course details are online at
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.  
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

Real Estate Agent Cards (free for members)

Licensed real estate professionals can attain free Continuing Education. InterNACHI is a state-approved course provider for real estate agents. For details, visit
Order your free real estate marketing cards to pass out to real estate agents. The cards help direct the agents to the free, online course. When an agent enters the InterNACHI member's ID number into the course system, the members is notified by email. 

Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members)

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

Home Energy Score Assessor 

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; and
  4. email Jazmin to participate in the program.

    Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course (online and free for members)




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

    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 the condition of the subscriber's house;
    • has five years' worth of monthly issues; and
    • 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.

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    View 2018 approvals of: How to Perform Roof Inspections Course; How to Inspect Insulation, Ventilation, and Interior Course; How to Perform Exterior Inspection Course; How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys Course; How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course; How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course; How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course; How to Perform Deck Inspections Course; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Course; 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course; Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course; Home Inspection Business Course; Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course; The House as a System Course; Energy Movement for Inspectors Course; Green Building Inspection Course; Log Home Inspections Course; How to Inspect Pools and Spas Course; How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes Course; Inspecting the Means of Egress Course; Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course; How to Inspect Septic Systems; Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors; Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course; Wood Destroying Organism Inspection Course.