Home Inspector Licensing, Certification Courses, and Information

 

United States of America:

    Become a licensed home inspector in Alabama (nachi.org/alabama
    Become a licensed home inspector in Alaska (nachi.org/alaska)
    Become a licensed home inspector in Arizona (nachi.org/arizona)
    Become a licensed home inspector in Arkansas (nachi.org/arkansas)
    Become a certified home inspector in California (nachi.org/california)
    Become a certified home inspector in Colorado (nachi.org/colorado)
    Become a licensed home inspector in Connecticut (nachi.org/connecticut
    Become a licensed home inspector in Delaware (nachi.org/delaware)  
    Become a licensed home inspector in Florida (nachi.org/florida
    Become a certified home inspector in Georgia (nachi.org/georgia)
    Become a certified home inspector in Hawaii (nachi.org/hawaii)
    Become a certified home inspector in Idaho (nachi.org/idaho)
    Become a licensed home inspector in Illinois (nachi.org/illinois
    Become a licensed home inspector in Indiana (nachi.org/indiana
    Become a certified home inspector in Iowa (nachi.org/iowa)
    Become a certified home inspector in Kansas (nachi.org/kansas)  
    Become a licensed home inspector in Kentucky (nachi.org/kentucky
    Become a licensed home inspector in Louisiana (nachi.org/louisiana)  
    Become a certified home inspector in Maine (nachi.org/maine)
    Become a licensed home inspector in Maryland (nachi.org/maryland
    Become a licensed home inspector in Massachusetts (nachi.org/massachusetts
    Become a certified home inspector in Michigan (nachi.org/michigan)
    Become a certified home inspector in Minnesota (nachi.org/minnesota)
    Become a licensed home inspector in Mississippi (nachi.org/mississippi
    Become a certified home inspector in Missouri (nachi.org/missouri)
    Become a certified home inspector in Montana (nachi.org/montana)
    Become a certified home inspector in Nebraska (nachi.org/nebraska
    Become a licensed home inspector in Nevada (nachi.org/nevada
    Become a licensed home inspector in New Hampshire (nachi.org/newhampshire
    Become a licensed home inspector in New Jersey (nachi.org/newjersey
    Become a certified home inspector in New Mexico (nachi.org/newmexico)
    Become a licensed home inspector in New York (nachi.org/newyork
    Become a licensed home inspector in North Carolina (nachi.org/northcarolina)   
    Become a licensed home inspector in North Dakota (nachi.org/northdakota)  
    Become a certified home inspector in Ohio (nachi.org/ohio
    Become a licensed home inspector in Oklahoma (nachi.org/oklahoma)  
    Become a certified home inspector in Oregon (nachi.org/oregon)   
    Become a certified home inspector in Pennsylvania (nachi.org/pennsylvania
    Become a licensed home inspector in Rhode Island (nachi.org/rhodeisland)
    Become a licensed home inspector in South Carolina (nachi.org/southcarolina)   
    Become a licensed home inspector in South Dakota (nachi.org/southdakota)   
    Become a licensed home inspector in Tennessee (www.nachi.org/tennessee
    Become a licensed home inspector in Texas (nachi.org/texas)
    Become a certified home inspector in Utah (nachi.org/utah)
    Become a certified home inspector in Vermont (nachi.org/vermont
    Become a licensed home inspector in Virginia (nachi.org/virginia)  
    Become a licensed home inspector in Washington (nachi.org/washington)   
    Become a licensed home inspector in Washington, DC (nachi.org/washingtondc)   
    Become a certified home inspector in West Virginia (nachi.org/westvirginia)   
    Become a licensed home inspector in Wisconsin (nachi.org/wisconsin
    Become a certified home inspector in Wyoming (nachi.org/wyoming

    Canada:

    Manitoba
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Northwest Territories
    Nova Scotia
    Prince Edward Island
    Quebec
    Saskatchewan

    International:

    United Arab Emirates
    Argentina
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Burundi
    Brazil
    Bahamas
    Costa Rica
    Dominican Republic
    Egypt
    United Kingdom
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Hungary
    India
    Iraq
    Iran, Islamic Republic Of
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Korea, Republic Of
    Morocco
    Macao
    Malaysia
    Namibia
    Nigeria
    Netherlands
    Panama

    Philippines
    Pakistan
    Become a certified home inspector in Puerto Rico
    Qatar
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    Saudi Arabia
    Somalia
    Thailand
    Ukraine
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
    South Africa

     
    Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.
     

    InterNACHI's General Pre-Licensing Course: 

    InterNACHI's General Pre-Licensing Course is actually a combination of individual online courses that total 149 hours. The following online courses are available to InterNACHI members as a means of complying with pre-licensing training requirements in their state or province (if required). Successful completion of these courses may not be required in your state or province, so please check. These online courses are free to members.
    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. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Green Building course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
    14. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Wood-Destroying Organisms course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
    15. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Mold Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
    16. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
    17. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Log Home Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
    18. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Radon Measurement Service Provider course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam. 
    19. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Commercial Inspection course  (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
          149 total hours
     

    After all of the courses are completed, email Lisa Endza at lisa@internachi.org for assistance with attaining a state-specific certificate of completion. Before contacting Lisa, be sure to have your final passing score from the InterNACHI Online Home Inspector Exam at http://www.nachi.org/aboutexam.htm.
     
     
     
     
     
    Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
    • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
    • InterNACHI is able to monitor student enrollment by requiring that each student log into the system with a unique identification at the start of the course, when the student begins the course portion, and when the student begins the final exam. The student enrolls by completing a registration form, which includes name, InterNACHI ID member number (if applicable), company name, address, e-mail, phone number, desired username and password.
    • Student identification is linked both to individual e-mail and mailing addresses, and also to membership information, if applicable.  This information is stored with that inspector�s unique Internet protocol (IP) address and is verified by the system before allowing the inspector to take the final exam.
    • The course comprehensively tracks the progress of the student and ensures progress through the entire course.  The system records and displays the progress of the student through the course.  If the student logs out of the course, the system remembers the student�s position in the course and will automatically jump the student to where they left off when they log back into the course.
    • For courses that contain multimedia (video) presentations, those components must be viewed in their entirety by the student before s/he will be allowed to progress through the course.  The student may stop, pause or rewind the video at any time.  Once the presentation is complete, the learning management system will re-activate the navigation buttons, allowing the student to progress.  The system is designed to ensure that students watch and listen to the presentations.  If the student leaves the computer and the video finishes but the student isn�t present to press the �next� button to proceed, allowing the system to time out, the student will have to watch the video again from the beginning.  Many quiz and exam questions are derived from the multimedia presentations, so the course system suggests that students take notes on each.
    • The student cannot progress to the final exam without visiting every slide of the course, playing every video of the course, correctly answering each question of each quiz, reading all required reading, and clicking all required links.  Before the student can progress to the final exam, the system informs the student of portion(s) of the course that are incomplete, and provides an easy link to that portion of the course.  The course provides opportunities for interactivity between the student and the course's author/instructor via direct email and the message board. The student can join in the conversation with fellow course-takers by visiting a dedicated online forum.  The course author/instructor monitors and moderates the thread and forum.
    • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick and accurate loading, even on old computers and those using dial-up Internet connections.
    • The course is designed using a hierarchical menu coupled with sequential page navigation, which provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
    • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
    • Each course contains a variety of images, including diagrams, illustrations and photos.
    • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
    • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
    • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images. 
    • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
      • The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence, which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
      • Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer.
      • Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
      • Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
      • Answers to questions regarding basic safety, and questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
      • The course measures learning and addresses comprehension of content at regular intervals.  There are numerous quizzes integrated with the course's main topics to ensure comprehension.  The quizzes contain multiple-choice questions that reinforce learning.  Incorrect answers allow the student to review previous information for remediation.  The student is not allowed to progress without correctly answering all of the questions.
    • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.
    • The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership-compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education Log.
    • The course management system stores: (1) the time that the student logs into the course (the start time); (2) the time that the student finishes the course (the end time); and (3) the time that the final exam starts and ends.  Additionally, the system calculates: (4) the student�s score on the final examination; (5) the actual questions asked; and (6) which answer the student provided for each question.
    • All information is stored securely over distributed databases and can be verified by InterNACHI at any time upon request by an official regulatory body.  All records are kept for at least five years.  All records can be provided to boards/departments upon request.  All student attendance records will be automatically updated and emailed to the appropriate state contact person within five days of each student�s completion of the course.