How to Become a Home Inspector in South Dakota

 
 

Home Inspector Licensing (online & free for members)

You can become a licensed home inspector in South Dakota by taking InterNACHI's approved pre-licensing training course and passing the state exam. For details, visit the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation website.
 
 
InterNACHI's pre-licensing course is approved by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. It's online and free for members.
 
To prepare for the state exam, you can take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members). Not a member? Join now.


Insurance for Inspectors

Although South Dakota doesn’t have requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors, many local real estate boards and home inspector business franchises require their affiliate members to meet certain coverage standards. 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. 
 

Continuing Education Courses (free & online for members) and Live Classes

 
To remain on active status, the South Dakota-licensed/registered home inspector must complete 24 hours of approved Continuing Education by December 31 of the year his/her license/registration expires. Scroll down this page or click here to view InterNACHI's course approvals
 
The following Continuing Education courses are approved by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, and they're online and free for members:
 
The following CE live classes are approved by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation:

How to Join InterNACHI

 
 

Real Estate Agent Cards (free for members)

InterNACHI has been approved by the South Dakota Real Estate Commission to provide licensed real estate agents with free, online Continuing Education. InterNACHI members can order free informational cards that provide simple instructions for agents to access the free, online courses approved by the state. When a real estate professional logs into a course and enters the InterNACHI member's ID number, the member will be automatically notified by email. The first slide of the course includes the member's contact information.
 
Order your free real estate cards.
 
 

Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members)

      
 
The South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources recommends that homeowners hire a certified radon tester who has completed a radon measurement certification course approved by either the NRPP or the NRSB.  Visit the South Dakota website for details
 
InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course is AARST- and NRPP-approved for both Entry Level (INACH-1) and Continuing Education (INACH-401). 
 
 

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. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspector
 
 

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.

 
 

Roof Data Technician (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.)  To participate in the program, visit nachi.org/roof
 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members)



Take InterNACHI's free, online Home Inspection Business Course.
 
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 for members;
  • customized by you according to condition of your client's home;
  • 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 the newsletter at https://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
 
Order informational cards to hand out to your clients to sign them up for your free Homeowner Newsletter. Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place


InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
  

Membership Benefits (free for members)

 

InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm 
 

Archived Documents:

View approval of Inspectors Legal Forum Class. Course # 4629R319. Expiration 10/7/2019.
 
 
View approval of Gas Fireplace Inspections Class. Course # 4628E419. Expiration 10/07/2019.
 
View approval of How to Perform Roof Inspections Class. Live class. 4 hours. Class #4632E419. Expiration 10/14/2019.
 
View approval of 70-hour online pre-licensing course. Course # 4544R7019. Expiration March 24, 2019.
 
View approval of Thermal Imaging and Building Science Class. Live class. 16 hours. Class #4585E1619. Expiration 04/25/2019. Visit www.nachi.org/school.
 
View approval of How to Inspect Pools and Spas Course. Course # 3610E816. Expiration 06/10/2019.
 
View approval certificate for Home Energy Audits Course. # 3577E2419. Expiration 04/25/2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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