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On April 4, 2019 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 433 to establish a home inspection licensing law in the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico Home Inspector Licensing Board will require all home inspectors to earn their license after July 15, 2021.

To get started inspecting homes and earn your license in New Mexico follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the 80 Hour ICA home inspection training course. Our online course meets the 80 hour requirement in accordance with chapter 66 of the NM Home Inspector Rules.

Step 2: Take and pass the national home inspector examination (NHIE). We fully prepare all of our home inspection students for this exam and provide a 200 page online study guide along with 700 practice questions.

Step 3: Complete an inspection log with 30 parallel home inspections in New Mexico.

Step 4:  Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing New Mexico home inspection company!


NM Home Inspector License

New Mexico home inspectors can do all of their training online with ICA

ICA’s Online New Mexico Home Inspector License Course

Register for the ICA Home Inspector License Certificate Program. The course will give you all the knowledge you will need to perform a home inspection and own or operate your own successful home inspection business.

Additional Benefits of ICA’s New Mexico Home Inspector License Course

ICA students get an incredible education when enrolling in our course, but they also gain access to a number of important resources, tools and organizations once they’re registered. If you’ve ever wondered about how to become a home inspector in New Mexico, you may have heard of InterNACHI, one of the leading professional organizations. ICA students receive a free one-month membership to this group.  This is a great way to connect with other members and complete parallel home inspections.

ICA students hoping to earn their New Mexico home inspector license also receive access to Report Form Pro Nitro. This app can be used on any phone or tablet to track your findings and share your report with clients. It’s among the most valuable tools in your professional arsenal, since you can quickly add photos and send your report to homeowners with the click of a few buttons. You’ll use it daily in your new career in home inspection.

Our bonus courses are another added benefit of ICA enrollment. Unlike other schools who charge students piecemeal, our library of bonus classes are offered free of charge – for life. Once you register for our New Mexico Home Inspection Course, you’ll gain lifetime access to bonus classes on radon detection, mold inspection, commercial property inspection and more. Learn the fundamentals now and come back to find your niche once you’ve got some experience under your belt. The opportunity to specialize is easy and free, thanks to ICA.

Once the Coursework Is Done

Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website and inspection reports. We will also provide you with a course complete email along with a detailed National Home Inspector Exam Study Guide and over 700 Practice questions to make sure you have every opportunity to pass and earn your license.

Become a New Mexico Home Inspector Today

Still have questions or need more information about ICA’s New Mexico home inspector training? Check the FAQs below, send a message or call us at 888-374-4096. We look forward to helping you start a new and rewarding career as a certified New Mexico home inspector.

New Mexico Home Inspector License FAQS

How do I become a home inspector in New Mexico?

Once you complete our online home inspection course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we mail out your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you’ll want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to go inspect homes in New Mexico.  As of January 15th, 2021, the New Mexico Home Inspector Licensing Board will require all home inspectors to earn their license by July 15, 2021 (licensing steps are listed at the top of this page).

How much does a home inspection pay in New Mexico?

The average fee for a home inspection in New Mexico is $380. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We teach you about that during the online home inspection course.

Is your New Mexico home inspection training course recognized by InterNACHI?

Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact all of our graduates receive a free one month membership to InterNACHI.

Is your New Mexico home inspection training school affiliated with ASHI?

Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact, we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice and our training program is a Gold level member with ASHI.

Is your New Mexico home inspection training class recognized by NAHI?

In 2016 NAHI merged with ASHI, so NAHI no longer exists as a home inspection membership organization.

Does New Mexico require continuing education for home inspectors?

Continuing education will be required every three years for home inspectors in New Mexico.

Do you mail me a certification after the home inspection class?

Yes. We mail out your 80 hour home inspection certificate to you upon completion of our online course.

What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?

We have an arrangement with wherein our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection reporting software. That is the report that most of our graduates start with since it is so easy to use. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection report software can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even put in photos easily. They also have a mobile app version of their home inspection report that can be used on an Android or Apple mobile device. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a home inspection report form that you’re comfortable with, and these are both good home inspection report options.

Does the online home inspection course for New Mexico have a time limit?

No. There is no time limit on our course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.

Does this New Mexico online home inspection course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?

We include our mold and radon introductory bonus courses free of charge to students who enroll in our online home inspection course. We also offer mold and radon certification courses. Through our partnership with ECAN, LLC, we offer a Mold Assessment Technician certification course, and a 16-Hour Radon Measurement Technician certification course. This course is also approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP) or National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).

Do you provide students with a list of tools needed for performing a home inspection?

Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of the tools, including your moisture meter and combustible gas detector, comes out to about $200.

What about marketing materials?

We suggest using for your business cards, brochures, and company website if you set one up. They are very affordable and even have templates specific to home inspection businesses.

Where can I take the National Home Inspector Exam in New Mexico?

The state exam for home inspectors in New Mexico can be taken in Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, and Santa Fe.

Do you send my certificate to the home inspector board?

New Home Inspectors in New Mexico will send their ICA issued certificate to the board along with their completed application.

Can I start my own business after taking your online home inspection course in New Mexico?

Yes. In fact, the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.

Will I be able to do commercial inspections after taking this course?

Yes. On the commercial side of things, we train you to the ASTM standards.

What if I have questions during the online home inspection course?

We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist via phone, email, and text.

Do I need to be a home builder or a contractor to become a home inspector in New Mexico?

Absolutely not. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Although a construction background can be beneficial, it is not necessary to become a home inspector in New Mexico.

Become a New Mexico Home Inspector Today

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Taos, Roswell or Rio Rancho; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin an exciting new career as a home inspector in New Mexico!

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