Licensing of home inspectors, where required, only sets a minimum standard. Much like being up to code, anything less would be illegal. Under this low bar, theoretically, children, psychics (who claim to "sense" if a house is OK), pets, and even the blind can be home inspectors. Other home inspection associations have no entrance requirements and, worse, encourage their associates to go out and perform actual inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers as the only way to achieve full membership. InterNACHI finds this practice unconscionable. We turn down more than 60% of the inspectors who want to join InterNACHI because they can't pass our Inspectors Exam, and we turn down 90% of those left because they can't fulfill our membership requirements.
To become a certified InterNACHI member, an inspector must complete each of the following requirements:
To maintain their certification and membership in good standing, our members must:
Within the first year after becoming certified, our members must complete the following FREE courses:
Also, each year, they must pass InterNACHIís Online Inspector Examination with a score of 80 or better.
InterNACHI inspectors are also covered by InterNACHI's $10,000.00 Honor Guaranteeô.