How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Alberta

 
 
InterNACHI's online course program has been approved by the government of Alberta, Canada, for the licensing of home inspectors and has been listed on the Service Alberta government website.
 
 

Licensing Training (online & free for members) & Proctored Exams:

To get a license as a Home Inspector in Alberta, you must submit to Service Alberta a completed application package, which includes the following:
 
  1. A completed application form (download from Service Alberta site).
  2. Proof of education by:
      • Completing InterNACHI's online training to attain a "Certified Home Inspector" Certificate that has been approved by Service Alberta. The training is all online & free for members. Click here to view the free, online training courses;
      • Passing two proctored exams (for a fee); and
      • Completing a supervised test inspection (for a fee). 
      Proctors in Alberta: 
      Contact Dan Levia, Steve Horvath, Gary Rose, Roger Runnels, Christopher Odd, Allan Berdahl, Randy McKay, Howard Fuhr, Ray Murphy, or Brent Podruzny. Ask about their fees for exam proctoring and test inspection supervising. Examinee must be an InterNACHI member.

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        • Providing a CMI®, Certified Master Inspector, designation from http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/  For those who qualify, becoming a Certified Master Inspector® might be a simpler way to acquire a license.
         
         
        Upon successful completion the two proctored exams, the student applicant will receive from the exam proctor a Certificate of Completion that is approved by Service Alberta to be included in the application package that is submitted to Service Alberta. A sample certificate is below:
         
         

        Insurance for Inspectors

        To be a licensed home inspector in Alberta, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.
         
         

        Licensing Training, Proctored Exams, and Supervised Test Inspection at the InterNACHI School (for a fee)

        The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
         
        To get a license as a Home Inspector in Alberta, you must submit to Service Alberta a completed application package, which includes the following:
        1. A completed application form (download from Service Alberta site).
        2. Proof of education by:
        • Completing InterNACHI's live, hands-on class to attain a "Certified Home Inspector" Certificate that has been approved by Service Alberta. The class is taught at the InterNACHI School for a fee. Visit the InterNACHI School for class details.;
        • Passing two proctored exams (included with the purchase of the Become a Certified Home Inspector Class). We'll proctored the exams for you at the end of the class; and
        • Completing a supervised test inspection (included with the purchase of the Become a Certified Home Inspector Class). You'll be supervised by a CMI while you perform a home inspection at our training facility, which includes an entire home built within our school.
        Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. Register now for one of our upcoming live Become a Certified Home Inspector Class.
         
         

        Alberta Chapter of Home Inspectors:

         
         
         

        Alberta Inspector Message Board:

         
         
         

        Home Inspector Live Training (for a fee):

        If you're interested in taking live classroom training for home inspection and mold inspection in Canada, you may be interested in Inspection Time.
         
         
         

        Inspector Continuing Education (online and free for members):

        Alberta licensed home inspectors may take Continuing Education through InterNACHI. All of InterNACHI's online courses are free to members. Not a member? Join now.
         
        After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place. 
         
         
         

        Business & Marketing (online & free for members):


        Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
         
        InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
         
         
         

        Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

        Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
        • free to members;
        • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
        • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
        • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
        Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about the newsletter at https://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
         
        Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
         
         
         

        Everything You Need, All in One Place:

        InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
         
         
         

        Membership Benefits (free for members):

         
        InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm
         
         
         
         

        Alberta Home Inspector Licensing Training (online & free for members) 

        The following is the InterNACHI 202-hour course curriculum to fulfill the Alberta pre-licensing requirements for property inspectors. This 202-hour course is approved by Service Alberta. As you complete them, they will be auto-logged into your InterNACHI Members-Only account and log.
        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 any 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 Advanced 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.
        20. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        21. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        22. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Introduction to InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        23. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        24. 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Building Science and Infrared Thermography video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        25. 2 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Performing a Home Energy Audit video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        26. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Home Inspection Fundamentals: The Exterior video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
        27. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Inspecting Water Heater Tanks video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
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               202 Hours Total
         
         

        Final Certificate of Completion:

        After completing all of the courses (above), go to your members-only account and click on the "Pre-Licensing" tool to download your final certificate of completion. 
         
         

        Alberta Licensing Information: