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

 

 

 North Carolina Partner

Schools 

 
For a list of North Carolina partner schools click here.
 
 
InterNACHI 80-Hour Field Training Approval
     
 
Information from NC Website
For more details about the pre-licensing training requirements, visit the North Carolina 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.
 
Not a member? Join now. 
 
 
 

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 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 (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. 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI

 
 
 

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 https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
 
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
  
 

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 https://www.nachi.org/north-carolina-real-estate-continuing-education-free-online-course.htm
 
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.
     
     
     

    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)

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Archived Documents

     


    View 2019 approval of the following courses: How to Perform Exterior Inspections Course; Green Building Inspection Course; Performing A Home Energy Audit Course; Lead-Safe Work Practices Course; How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course; Inspecting Slate Roofs Course; Inspecting Tile Roofs Course; How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course; Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course; Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior Course; Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course; Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers Course; Log Home Inspection 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 Course; How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course; How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course; How to Perform Roof Inspections Course; Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course; Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course; Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course; 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Class; How to Inspect Tile Roofs Class; How to Perform Roof Inspections Class; Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course; Infrared Thermography and Building Science Course; Residential Plumbing Overview Course.
     

     
    View 2019 approval of the following courses: Inspecting Commercial HVAC Systems Course; Wind and Hail Roof Inspection and Replacement; Wind and Hail Property Damage Inspection; Inspecting Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs; How to Perform Deck Inspections Course; Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course; Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course; Home Inspection Business Course; Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course; Meth House Hazards and Remediation; Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course; Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course; How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course; How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys Course, How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Class; How to Inspect Pools and Spas; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Course; How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course; The House As a System Course; Energy Movement for Inspectors Course; InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice Course; Inspectors Legal Forum Class; General Roof Inspection Course; How to Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems Course; Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course; 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Course; Safe Practices for Home Inspectors Class; Professionalism: Sales, Customer Service & Communications Course; Home Energy Blower Door Training Course; 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course; Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors Course; How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course.
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

     

    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.