Massachusetts Approves InterNACHI as Provider for Home Inspector CE and Licensing Training and Education.
November 19, 2012
InterNACHI is approved by Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure as a provider for both Continuing Education (CE) and Licensure Training for home inspectors.
Licensed Home Inspectors and Associate Home Inspectors are required, as a condition of license renewal, to complete a minimum of 12 contact hours of continuing education activities per renewal cycle. A renewal cycle consists of the 24 months prior to each renewal date. See requirements for CE.
Application for an Associate Home Inspector License requires the inspector to provide proof of successful completion of 75-hours of Educational Training Credits. Formal coursework must include not less than:
- Six hours dedicated to the inspection of roofing (4 CE How to Perform a Roof Inspection, 2 CE General Roof Inspection, 2 CE 10 Steps to Perform a Roof Inspection);
- Six hours dedicated to the inspection of exterior cladding system(s) (4 CE Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior, 16 CE How to Perform Exterior Inspections);
- Six hours dedicated to the inspection of masonry system(s) (3 CE Inspecting Foundations, Walls, and Piers, 3 CE of Masonry Sections within How to Perform Exterior Inspections);
- Nine hours dedicated to the inspection of structural system(s) (4 CE Structural Issues for Home Inspectors, 3 CE How to Perform Deck Inspections, 3 CE Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces);
- Nine hours dedicated to the inspection of electrical system(s) (4 CE Advanced Electrical Inspection Training, 4 CE How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections), 6 CE Inspecting Commercial Electrical Systems);
- Nine hours dedicated to the inspection of plumbing system(s) (8 CE Residential Plumbing Overview, 4 CE Inspecting Water Heater Tanks);
- Nine hours dedicated to the inspection of heating and air conditioning systems (12 CE Inspecting HVAC Systems, 21 CE Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors, 8 CE Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency);
- Six hours shall be dedicated to the 266 CMR regulations including the standards of practice;
- Six hours dedicated to report writing (8 CE Defect Recognition and Report Writing);
- Three hours dedicated to professional ethics (1 CE InterNACHI Membership Code of Ethics Course, 4 CE Customer Service and Communication for Inspectors);
- Three hours dedicated to contract law (3 CE http://www.nachi.org/inspection-legal-case-library.htm); and
- To meet the total number of hours required, the Trainee shall select, at his/her option, any three additional open Training Credits (InterNACHI's Curriculum).