How to Become a Home Inspector in South Dakota

Home Inspector Licensing (online & free for members):

You can become a licensed home inspector is 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 to members), and take InterNACHI's online courses (free to members). Not a member? Join now.

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 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 

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

To remain on active status, the licensed/registered home inspector must complete 24 hours of approved Continuing Education by December 31 of the year the license/registration expires. Scroll down this page or click here to view the course approvals
The following CE courses are approved by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, online, and free to 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 is approved by the South Dakota Real Estate Commission to provide licensed real estate agents free, online Continuing Education. InterNACHI members can order free cards and pass them out to real estate agents. They 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 is 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 hiring 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 approved by AARST-NRPP for both Entry Level (INACH-1) and Continuing Education (INACH-401), and located is at

Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members):

Become a Certified Home Energy Inspectorâ„¢. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. Visit

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):

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

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):

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 to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • 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
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit

Membership Benefits (free for members):

InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit

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
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.