How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Tennessee
Home Inspector Licensing Course (online & free for members):
To become a licensed home inspector in Tennessee, you must successfully complete a 90-hour pre-licensing course approved by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, pass the National Home Inspector Exam, and carry liability insurance. For details, visit Tennessee's website.
Insurance for Inspectors
To be a licensed home inspector in Tennessee, 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®.
Continuing Education (online & free for members):
Tennessee Home Inspector Licensing Board requires licensed home inspector to complete 32 hours of commissioner-approved continuing education no later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the license
. Visit Tennessee's website for approval
of the following free, online courses. Not a member? Join now
Note: According to Rule 0780-05-12-.05, as of November 2014, credit shall not be granted for a repeated course within a three (3) year time period.
Tennessee Partner Schools
For a list of partner schools in Tennessee please click here
Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members):
Real Estate Cards (free for members):
This is a great marketing strategy for home inspectors who promote their business to licensed real estate agents.
Tell agents to follow the instructions on the marketing card, or visit www.nachi.org/tn-agent
and register for a free online Continuing Education course. When a real estate professional logs into the course and enters your InterNACHI member's ID number, you will be automatically notified by email.
Order your pack of free marketing cards by visiting http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/free-real-estate-agent-marketing-cards.aspx
Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course:
Click here for more information.
- 12 points in C07-Structural Pest Control;
- 12 points in C10-Demo & Research; and
- 12 points in C12-Pesticide Dealer categories for licensed professionals.
Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free for members):
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:
- be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members);
- complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
- agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspectors (free for members); and
- email Jazmin to participate in the program.
Business & Marketing (online & free for members):
Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):
Order handout cards
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.
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.
Membership Benefits (free for members):
Discounts to TN Attractions (for members only):
Energy Movement for Inspectors Course. Course #13. Expiration August 24, 2019. 2.0 credit hours
The House as a System Course. Course #15. Expiration August 24, 2019. 2.0 credit hours.
Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors Course. Course #11. Expiration August 24, 2019. 1.0 credit hours.
Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course. Course #14. Expiration August 24, 2019. 1.0 credit hours.
Calculating Energy Envelope Loss Course. Course #12. Expiration August 24, 2019. 2.0 credit hours.
- Saving Home Energy Course
- Home Energy Score Course
- Home Energy Efficiency Course
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