25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course. 
 
 
Goal:
The goal of this course is to teach 25 building standards and good practices related to inspecting systems and components in a residential dwelling. It is intended to raise the awareness and understanding of numerous building standards and good practices. Learning and understanding these standards will allow the inspector to effectively recognize defects in condition and installation. 
 
Objective:
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
  • identify and describe the 25 systems and related components described in this course;
  • report to their clients defects observed at those 25 systems during a home inspection.
The course includes:
  • 7,688 words;
  • illustrations;
  • online writing essay assignment;
  • 63 quiz questions in 6 quizzes;
  • 75-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.

 

25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course

Course # 4504

nachi.org/25standardscourse

Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading and studying online course instructional material at 140 words per minute

1.0

Taking quizzes

1.9

Taking exam

2.3

Performing a self-guided assigned research exercise
1.0

Submitting an academic written essay assignment and applicable digital image and contributing to an academic online discussion

2.0

Total

8.2




Preparation

Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam

4.2

Homework of reading, studying, and note-taking from the downloaded student study guidebook at 140 words per minute

0.5

 
Homework of preparing to perform an the assigned inspection activity, taking inspection images, developing observations and opinions, and writing assigned essays
4.0
 
Total
8.7

Sub Total

16.9

Overall Total

 

17

 

And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.

 
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. 
 
This course has been approved by:

The course covers the following categories:

  • Electrical Panel
  • Electrical Subpanel
  • Roofing Underlayment
  • Glazing
  • Garage Firewall
  • Garage Drywall
  • Emergency Egress
  • Drainage
  • Anchorage
  • Notches and Holes
  • Masonry Chimney
  • Attic Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Standpipes
  • TPR Valve Discharge
  • Expansion Tank
  • Roof Vents
  • Traps
  • Panel Workspace
  • Electrical Service Conductors
  • Particleboard Sheathing
  • TPR and Explosive Power
  • FVIR
  • Island Fixture Venting
  • Shingle Roofs and High Winds

Upon completion of this course and passing of the 75-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own 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.
 
Non-members may view only the first page of the course.
 
Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.org and request it (don't forget your name). 
 
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Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
  • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
  • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
  • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This 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.
  • There are a variety of images within the course, 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 final exam has numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
    1. The course and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
    2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
  • 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.