Home Inspector Licensing, Continuing Education, Marketing & Business in Louisiana

 

Home Inspector Licensing Training (online & free for members):

InterNACHI is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors as an online pre-licensing course provider for home inspectors. InterNACHI is listed as a Louisiana-approved Pre-Licensing provider (online). 
 
 
90 hours of online pre-licensing courses is approved.
InterNACHI's online curriculum is approved by the Louisiana Board to fulfill the 90 hours of required instruction and training. As a member of InterNACHI, you can take InterNACHI's online courses (free to members) to fulfill the 90 hours of required training. InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. See courses below. Not a member? Join now.
40 hours of live training:
30 hours of in-field training and 10 live home inspections are further required by Louisiana to become a licensed home inspector in Louisiana. Presently InterNACHI does NOT have an approved training provider in Louisiana to provide the live training.  Visit http://www.lsbhi.state.la.us/licensed.php#field
Details about the 90, 30, and 10 hours of training requirements:
InterNACHI’s Louisiana home inspector licensing education, training and testing standards as set by Title 46 Louisiana Professional and Occupational Standards for Home Inspectors follows:
90 Hours
Ninety hours of the required instruction and training shall consist of classroom hours of home inspection course work approved by the board. You can fulfill the 90-hour requirement by taking InterNACHI's online courses.  See courses below
30 Hours

Thirty hours of the required instruction and training shall consist of in-field platform training from a certified infield trainer approved by the board.  Visit http://www.lsbhi.state.la.us/licensed.php#field

10 Hours
Ten hours of the required instruction and training shall consist of attending 10 live home inspections with a qualified infield trainer at a residential structure where a fee is paid and a report is provided to a client.  You can find a trainer for the 30 hours of in-field and 10 hours of live inspections at Louisiana's website.
In Addition
In addition to completion of the 130 hours of home inspection instruction and in-field training, the applicant shall also attend the report writing seminar conducted on behalf of the board and pass the board approved examination of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

Each applicant for renewal of a license shall annually complete at least twenty (20) hours of instruction in courses approved by the board.
 
InterNACHI is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors as an online CE course provider for home inspectors. See InterNACHI listed on the Louisiana website as an online CE Provider #113.
 
 
All of InterNACHI's online education courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.
 
After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place. 

State Required Forms:

Each student that successfully completes the pre-licensing training must email lisa@internachi.org to submit the following documents to Louisiana:

Home Inspector Licensing & CE Courses (online & free for members):

The following list of courses is approved for BOTH Continuing Education and Pre-Licensing. In relation to Pre-Licensing, the following is a list of approved courses that when combined fulfills 90-hour training requirement for licensing.
 
  1. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  2. 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  3. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Plumbing Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  4. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Electrical Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam.
  5. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Roofing Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  6. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online HVAC Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  7. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Structural Issues course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  8. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Exterior Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  9. 4 hours: Completer InterNACHI's online Communication and Customer Service for Inspectors course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  10. 14 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  11. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Deck Inspections course (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  12. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Moisture Intrusion Inspection course (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  13. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  14. 8 hour: Complete InterNACHI's online Defect Recognition/Report Writing Tutorial course (free).
Total 90 Hours
 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):

 
Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
 
InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
 

Home Energy Report™ Software (online & free for members):

 
No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspection
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about the newsletter at http://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
 

InterNACHI Membership Benefits:

InterNACHI provides $75,000.00 worth of benefits to its members at no charge (no, you're not dreaming). Visit http://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm
 
 
 

Archived Approvals:

 
 
Read Louisiana's approval letter for Pre-Licensing.
 
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Morgan Spinosa <morgan@lsbhi.la.gov> wrote:
Good morning Nick,
 
I wanted to let you know the good news!!  You guys were approved by the LSBHI as a Pre-licensing ONLINE provider!!!  Thank you so much for working with me to get this on the Agenda and I am very happy for you all.
 
I will be mailing you an official letter of approval shortly.
 
Thanks,
 
Morgan Spinosa
Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
225-248-1334 office
225-268-1255 cell
225-248-1335 fax
www.lsbhi.state.la.us
 
 
 
From: "Morgan Dampier" <morgan@lsbhi.la.gov>

Date: September 9, 2011 1:16:59 PM MDT
To: <lisa@internachi.org>
Subject: LSBHI

Good afternoon,
 
I just wanted to let you guy know before I head out for the day……….You all were APPROVED by the Board for Online CE.  I will be sending more information in the mail next week.
 
Congratulations!!!
 

Morgan Spinosa
Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
225-248-1334 office
225-268-1255 cell
225-248-1335 fax
www.lsbhi.state.la.us
 
 
 

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