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

 

 

Field Training (for an additional fee)

1. Contact InterNACHI's approved partner instructor:
Britt Treece
(919) 889-1313
 
The next training is scheduled for January 22-February 2, Monday-Friday. 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
*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.  
 
 

Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with a thousand defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 
 
 

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. The continuing education courses below are currently pending renewal.
 
Online Courses:
  1. CEC435 Calculating Envelope Energy Loss Course - 2.00 credits 
  2. CEC434 Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors Course - 2.00 credits
  3. CEC433 How to Inspect Septic Systems Course - 4.00 credits 
  4. CEC437 Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course - 4.00 credits 
  5. CEC411 Energy Movement for Inspectors Course - 2.00 credits 
  6. CEC429 How to Inspect Pools & Spas Course - 4.00 credits 
  7. CEC395 How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys Course - 4.00 credits 
  8. CEC396 How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course - 4.00 credits 
  9. CEC399 How to Perform Deck Inspections Course - 4.00 credits 
  10. CEC400 Safe Practices for the Home Inspector Course - 4.00 credits 
  11. CEC402 Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course - 4.00 credits 
  12. CEC408 Home Inspection Business Course - 4.00 credits 
  13. CEC409 Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course - 2.00 credits 
  14. CEC426 Green Building Inspection Course - 4.00 credits
  15. CEC397 How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course - 4.00 credits
  16. CEC398 How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course - 4.00 credits 
  17. CEC401 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course - 4.00 credits 
  18. CEC428 Log Home Inspection Course - 4.00 credits 
  19. CEC430 How to Inspect Manufactured & Mobile Homes Course - 4.00 credits 
  20. CEC431 Inspect the Means of Egress Course - 4.00 credits 
  21. CEC432 Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course - 4.00 credits
  22. CEC394 How to Perform Exterior Inspections Course - 4.00 credits 
  23. CEC390 How to Perform Roof Inspections Course - 4.00 credits 
  24. CEC393 How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation, and Interior Course 4.00 credits 
  25. CEC410 The House As a System Course - 2.00 credits 
  26. CEC537 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part I - 4.00 credits
  27. CEC538 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part II - 4.00 credits
  28. CEC539 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part III - 4.00 credits
  29. CEC540 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part IV - 4.00 credits
  30. CEC541 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part V - 4.00 credits
  31. CEC542 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part VI - 4.00 credits
  32. CEC543 Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course Part VII - 4.00 credits
  33. CEC475 How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course Part 1. 4 credit hours.
  34. CEC476 How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course Part 2. 4 credit hours.
  35. CEC477 How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells Course Part 3. 4 credit hours.
  36. CEC499 Advanced Electrical Inspection Training-Online Course. 4 credit hours.
  37. CEC500 Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course Part 1. 4 credit hours.
  38. CEC501 Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course Part 2. 4 credit hours.
  39. CEC502 Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Course Part 1. 4 credit hours. 
  40. CEC503 Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Course Part 2. 4 credit hours.
  41. CEC504 Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Course Part 3. 4 credit hours.
  42. CEC505 Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Course Part 4. 4 credit hours. 
  43. CEC506 Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course. 2 credit hours.
  44. CEC507 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Course. 2 credit hours.
  45. CEC510 Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers Course. 2 credit hours.
  46. CEC511 Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior Course. 4 credit hours.
  47. CEC514 Inspecting Slate Roofs Course. 2 credit hours. 
  48. CEC512 General Roof Inspection Course. 2 credit hours.
  49. CEC515 How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks. 4 credit hours.
  50. CEC516 Lead-Safe Work Practices Course. 2 credit hours. 
  51. CEC517 Performing a Home Energy Audit Course. 2 credit hours.
  52. CEC513 Inspecting Tile Roofs Course. 2 credit hours. 
  53. CEC521 InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice Course. 4 credit hours.
  54. CEC522 Professionalism: Sales, Customer Service, & Communications Course. 4 credit hours.
  55. CEC523 Home Energy Blower Door Course. 4 credit hours. 
  56. CEC530 How to Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems Course. 2 credit hours.
  57. CEC531 How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course Part I. 4 credit hours.
  58. CEC532 How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course Part II. 4 credit hours.
  59. CEC533 How to Perform Home Energy Audits Course Part III. 4 credit hours.
  60. CEC534 How to Perform Home Energy Audits Part IV. 4 credit hours.
  61. CEC535 How to Perform Home Energy Audits Part V. 4 credit hours.
  62. CEC536 How to Perform Home Energy Audits Part VI. 4 credit hours.
 

 

 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI

 

Radon Tester Certification in North Carolina (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. The course details are online at https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
 

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 Certification (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 (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. 
      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.
     
      

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


     
     

     

    Roof Data Technician Program (free for members to participate in)

      
     
    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.