Working on getting licensed in Alabama

Hello all, I am working on getting certified in Alabama (Huntsville / Madison County area) I just wanted to introduce myself and see if anyone has any pointers on licensing, I am working on my credit hours now and will be looking for an inspector in the area to take me on some home inspections to complete my required amount of inspections.

-Matt Moon

Welcome to our forum, Matt!..Enjoy! :smile:

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Also, take this exam until you score in the 90s on all subjects (It will help you in taking other exams).

InterNACHI practice exam:

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And then, contact some CMIs or CPIs within 40 to 50 miles, or closer, to your area and communicate with them. Maybe one, or more, will help you. Some inspectors feel as though they are training their competition by ride-alongs or mentoring.
Here is the link:
And the link for CPIs:
And Mentors:

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Thank you for the info sir! I really appreciate it… One question that I do have and I’m not sure if anyone can answer it other than the state but it says in the licensing requirements for Alabama that you need to pass two paid tests but it also says to Email the state about using the free InterNACHI tests instead, I guess my question is has anyone been successful in convincing the state to accept the InterNACHI testing instead?


Ask Ben Gromicko (He’s the eduction guy, in the know.) at and copy

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What is that all about?. Sounds like some kind of antiquated holdover from when a certain Alabama Official was (maybe) getting a kick-back from ASHI…and EBPHI (Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors)

But you are right about the Paid Tests
" Pass two exams. The state requires you to take ASHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and EBPHI’s NHIE, which have exam fees. You may contact the state and request affordable alternative, equivalent exams such as the free, online exams provided by InterNACHI®."

Luckily InterNACHI has exposed the shenanigans.…and collusion in States (IMO), like Alabama that have been requiring those “Paid Tests” (only from) ASHI and EBPHI.

I would think that if they (Alabama) have allowed anyone to substitute InterNACHI’s Tests, they would have to allow you to also to opt for the same “Affordable Alternative” in meeting their requirements.

Good Luck Mathew and Welcome!

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