As of July 1, 2017, the State of Virginia will require home inspectors to be licensed. Please visit the State of Virginia page
for more details.
InterNACHI School has a Virginia Certification Class. Click here to visit the InterNACHI School
to view the class details. To become a licensed home Inspector in Virginia
advance of the mandatory state licensing for home inspectors that will
go into effect in July 1, 2017, we recommend this class to become
Once certified, Virginia DPOR
states that “an individual who holds an unexpired certificate as a home
inspector issued by the Board will be issued a license to practice as a
According to Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), there are several methods for qualifying for Virginia Home Inspector Certification, including distance learning and required instruction options, and the completion of home inspections. One method includes completing 35 hours of instruction (no more than half those hours via distance or online education), and 100 home inspections or 50 supervised inspections.
Virginia's Guidance Document indicates that distance education courses are acceptable, but no more than half of the hours of instruction required for state certification may be completed using distance or online education technology.
Home Inspector Licensing Exam
Insurance for Inspectors
To be a licensed home inspector in Virginia, 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.