How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Alabama
Home Inspector Licensing
To become a licensed home inspector in Alabama, you have to pass a state exam, and you have to be a member of an Alabama-approved organization. Since August 25, 2004, the Alabama Building Commission approved a membership to InterNACHI (referred to by Alabama as "NACHI") as sufficient for professional qualification for a Home Inspector License in Alabama (Ala. Admin Code r. 170-X-24.05(1)(c)(1). To be considered a full member you must complete the CPI requirements. For details, visit the Alabama website and click the "Home Inspector Registration Requirements" link. Not a member? Join now.
To be a licensed home inspector in Alabama, 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.
Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®.
The cards provide simple instructions for real estate agents on how to take free, online Continuing Education courses to help renew their license.
Licensed real estate agents can attain free, online Continuing Education by taking InterNACHI's courses for agents. When an agent enters the InterNACHI member's ID #, the member is automatically notified by email, and the first slide of the course contains the member's contact information.
Radon Tester Certification in Alabama (online & free for members)
The Alabama Department of Public Health recommends hiring a Certified Radon Tester who has completed a radon measurement training certification course approved by AARST-NRPP or NRSB. Visit the Alabama website for details.
Wood Destroying Organisms (online and free for members):
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries does not currently have regulations for structural pest inspection. "However, they are not allowed to make diagnoses, prognoses, or recommendations pertaining to treatment of said structural wood damage. They Should simply advise the client to contact a licensed pest control company." -Alabama Department of Agriculture
Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate)
InterNACHI applied (in 2003) and was patiently waiting for the Building Commission to approve InterNACHI as a professional body under ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 170-x-24-.05(1)(c)(1) but the Commission didn't have a meeting scheduled, so the Director of the Commission stepped in to help InterNACHI until the Commission meets and votes again.
Redacted from the letter dated Aug 25, 2004:
Until the Building Commission can vote upon your request, the Director of the
Building Commission has determined that membership in and adherence to the ethical
standards of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, by an
applicant for a home inspector's license shall be sufficient, on an interim basis,
for purposes of the professional qualification requirement...
Home Inspector / EIFS Coordinator
State of Alabama
This accommodation was procured in part by help from members of InterNACHI's Alabama Chapter out of Birmingham. InterNACHI's Executive Director, Nick Gromicko, will be present for the next Building Commission meeting.
Thank you Alabama!
From: jane sanchez
To: Mark Cohen
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:11 PM
Subject: InterNACHI Alabama and OHIO
1. I spoke with Ms. Thomas of the Alabama Building Commission
and she told me that there still has not been a meeting and vote,
but that InterNACHI is listed on everything they send out, even
though it has not been legislatively added to Ala. Admin.Code
170-x-24-.05, which will obviously take legislative action.
12:12 PM (11 minutes ago)
to Fast, helpjuice
Great news! Thank you!
I just spoke with the State to confirm since they do not have you listed on the application. They advised to simply write your information in.
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. (I was beginning to freak out a bit)