How to Train to Become: A Certified Professional Home Inspector

Authorized Proficient Inspector Certification Requirements

All certification requirements are completely free to members of  INTERNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)

To become a certified residential inspector, you must:

  1. Join InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  2. Pass InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Study (open and free to all people now; free to re-take; 1 hour);.
  3. Finished InterNACHI’s online Code of Ethics Course (free to take after joining; take at your own pace; 1 hour); and.
  4. Complete InterNACHI’s online Residential Standards of Practice Course (free to take after joining; take at your own pace; 12 hours).

If you have never performed any fee-paid inspections, you must:.

Submit four unreal inspection reports to InterNACHI’s Report Review Committee (free service),.

Once you’ve completed the above requirements, you must sign your membership affidavit:.

Sign your affidavit to become a certified member.

To maintain certification, you must:.

  1. Substantially adhere to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice or the specification required by law in your jurisdiction,.
  2. Abide by the InterNACHI Code of Ethics,.
  3. Continue learning (24 hours/year) per InterNACHI’s Continuing Education Policy, and.
  4. Maintain an online member Continuing Education Log.

Within the first year after registering with InterNACHI, you must complete:.

  1. InterNACHI’s online Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course (4 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  2. InterNACHI’s online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course (5 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  3. InterNACHI’s online Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors course (8 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  4. InterNACHI’s online How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections course (4 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  5. InterNACHI’s online How to Perform Roof Inspections course (4 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  6. InterNACHI’s online How to Inspect HVAC Systems course (12 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  7. InterNACHI’s online Structural Issues for Home Inspectors course (4 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  8. InterNACHI’s online How to Perform Exterior Inspections course (16 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  9. InterNACHI’s online How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior course (14 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  10. InterNACHI’s online How to Perform Deck Inspections course (3 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  11. InterNACHI’s online How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion course (8 hours, free, take at your own pace),.
  12. InterNACHI’s online How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys course (4 hours, free, take at your own pace).

Every three years, you must pass InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Examination (free), with a score of 80 or better.

Join InterNACHI Today.

All certified members get all membership benefits. The fee is $49 per month, or $499 per year … not a penny more.

Warning to Consumers:.

Unlike other home inspection associations, InterNACHI front-ends many of its membership requirements and requires that its members take many other courses soon after joining. In other words, all of our members must satisfy membership requirements before they can become members. Other associations have few or no entrance requirements, and encourage their members and associates to go out and perform hundreds of unqualified inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers.

Continuing Education Log.

InterNACHI’s continuing education process automatically logs every course completion to a timestamped transcript. More information about the online Continuing Education log.

Note to existing members:.

InterNACHI’s membership requirements are subject to change, but existing members need only comply with the requirements in effect at the time they joined.

Note to members of other associations:.

Members of other affiliations are welcome to join InterNACHI, but a requirement of membership is that InterNACHI must be given equal prominence in your advertising materials (such as brochures and websites) as the other associations you belong to.

 

Become a home inspector.

Inspection excellence through education and InterNACHI spirit.

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About Tom Driscoll, Certified Home Inspector

Tom has been providing Long Island and New York City with the most thorough and complete home inspections in the industry. We use state of the art equipment to provide you with the best possible home inspection experience possible.
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