How to Become a Certified Home Inspector

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Join as a student member now to receive access to all of InterNACHI's free online education for just $49 per month (cancel any time) or $499 per year.  Learn at your own pace, and when you're ready, you can become certified (for no additional charge) after fulfilling the certification requirements below.

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Join as a certified member now for just $49 per month (cancel any time) or $499 per year. You must pass our free entrance exam and agree to abide by our ethics, standards and educational policies.  After joining, you can immediately take advantage of every InterNACHI membership benefit (all free).

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Membership Benefits

InterNACHI provides thousands of dollars worth of benefits to its members at no additional charge (no, you're not dreaming!).  
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Certification Requirements (all completely free after joining) 

To become a certified home inspector, you must:
If you have never performed any fee-paid inspections, you must:
Once you've completed the above requirements, you must sign your membership affidavit:
To maintain certification, you must:
Within the first year after joining InterNACHI, you must complete:
Every three years, you must pass InterNACHI's Online Inspector Examination (free), with a score of 80 or better.
All certified members get all membership benefits (students receive access to most benefits).   The fee is $49 per month, or $499 per year... not a penny more.
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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 fulfill membership requirements before they can become members. Other associations have little 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 system 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 associations are welcome to join InterNACHI, but a requirement of membership is that InterNACHI must be given equal prominence in your marketing materials (such as brochures and websites) as the other associations you belong to. 

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