Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course." This course is provided by our tuition-free college, InterNACHI® School

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This course's goal is to teach inspectors how to inspect a home's roof-covering system and identify defects from manufacturing, installation, natural weathering, and wind and hail damage.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • inspect all different types of residential roofs;
  • identify the systems and components of roof systems;
  • understand how the components of a roof system function and perform;
  • describe to clients defects observed at the roof system;
  • verify the installation of the roof covering and underlayment follows common building practices or the general recommendations of most roof covering manufacturers.

Course includes: 

  • 22 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 94,662 words;
  • 60 minutes of instructional video;
  • student study guide;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment;
  • 221 quiz questions in 19 quizzes;
  • a 60-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.

And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this online course is available to all members at no cost, and can be taken again and again, without limit.

Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course
Course #3212, Student Catalog 

Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 5042.0
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 501.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 500.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 100 words per minute / 5018.9
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 100 words per minute / 509.0
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 100 / 503.0
Direct Communication 7# of minutes of communication / 500.5
Instructional Video Learning 8# of minutes of video / 501.1
Reinforcement Q & A  9# of questions X 1.85 / 508.0
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  102.0 hours per assignment2.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  114.0 hours per assignment4.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  126.0 hours for each inspection assignment6.0
Performing an Inspection  138.0 hours for each inspection8.0
Total clock hours
62.0 clock hours
62.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
6.2 CEU


Upon completion of this course and passing the 60-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.

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