Ben Gromicko


InterNACHI®, 4635 Nautilus Ct. S., Suite #C, Boulder, CO 80301. (303) 223-0861 and ben@internachi.org
               


InterNACHI®, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (nachi.org)

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Academic Officer 
 
Ben Gromicko is responsible for the daily operation of InterNACHI and InterNACHI School, including the development, management, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver education, products, and services for members. He is responsible for the administration and efficient operation of the Student and Member Services, Communications Department, Education Department, and Marketing Department. He enforces institutional policies and regulations. He is responsible for the academic, personnel, financial, marketing, and administrative affairs of InterNACHI. He is responsible for directing and communicating the vision and goals of the InterNACHI and InterNACHI School. 

Additional responsibilities include:
  • acting as the faculty member and accredited instructor for the InterNACHI School, a post-secondary education institution (college) accredited by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education;
  • managing course development, instruction, administration, assessment, and continuous improvement and expansion of the InterNACHI curriculum; and
  • working in collaboration with state and provincial government regulation bodies, schools, instructors, and other education directors throughout the world, including industry experts and resources specific to the property inspection and real estate industries. 


InterNACHI School (internachi.edu)

Dean of the InterNACHI School
Instructor and Faculty Member of InterNACHI School

InterNACHI® School is accredited as a postsecondary school by the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members.  InterNACHI® School is also a Member College of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) of Canada, a national association representing more than 500 regulated career colleges across Canada. 


InterNACHI is an Approved Training Provider listed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense and the U.S. Dept. of the Army. InterNACHI® offers accredited educational programs to soldiers from Regular Army, Army National Guard, and United States Army Reserve-Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and Enlisted, who are eligible to participate in the Army Credentialing Assistance Program.


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InterNACHI® Webinars (nachi.org/webinars)

Executive Producer, Host, and Instructor

Gromicko is the author and producer of online training videos and webinars for property inspectors, contractors, and real estate professionals. Gromicko is responsible for managing and planning various aspects of video production, including the overall development and quality of video production. Gromicko has authored, scripted, filmed, edited, and produced hundreds of videos since 2007. InterNACHI® Webinars provides free, online face-to-face learning for everyone. 
Since 2009, Gromicko has taught over 41,000 students who registered for live online classes on InterNACHI® Webinars and NACHI.TV. 
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responsible for the overall quality control of productions. - See more at: http://www.media-match.com/usa/media/jobtypes/executive-producer-jobs-405700.php#sthash.cSI3WVPY.dpuf
 

Certified Distance Education Instructor

Ben Gromicko is a Certified Distance Education Instructor (Instructor # 67422), an internationally-recognized certification from the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC, www.idecc.org). InterNACHI School provides online training and Continuing Education accredited by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO, www.arello.org). 
 

The IDECC Distance Education Standards are the global benchmark for distance education delivery measurement. The InterNACHI curriculum, including all online courses and examinations, meet the International Standards for Distance Education.

 
 

Experience and Qualifications


 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1992)
  • Teaching Certificate, Education. Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1993)  
  • Home Inspector Certificate, InterNACHI.edu
 

Inspector Certifications & Credentials

  • 2000 - 2007: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Lead Paint Hazard Risk Assessor. Trained by Tom Reinhard, AllSafe Environmental, 375 Criswell Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007. (717) 258-4109. Certification #003090 Certification #003090.
 

Author of Standards of Practice

  • International Residential Standards of Practice for InterNACHI. Authored the original, first draft of the standards in 1996. The current version is located at nachi.org/sop
  • International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2.org). Authored the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice. This is the Standards of Practice for mold inspections of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (www.IAC2.org). The Standards can be found at iac2.org/sop.
  • InterNACHI Standards of Practice for Inspecting Radon Gas Mitigation Systems. Authored the Standards of Practice in 2008. This Radon Mitigation System Inspection Standards of Practice can be found nachi.org/comsop.htm#19. The Standards guide the inspector through the process of inspecting a residential radon mitigation system and reporting defects of the system
  • Home Inspector Job Task Analysis. Facilitated the development and publication of the analysis in 2010. InterNACHI's Home Inspector Job Task Analysis is intended to list all of the tasks a home inspector may perform, as well as the knowledge, abilities, and skills required to do these tasks.
 
 

Author of Textbooks

  1. Gromicko, Ben. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation, & Interior Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2009.
  2. Gromicko, Ben. How to Inspect the Exterior Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2009.
  3. Gromicko, Ben. How to Inspect Stoves, Fireplaces and Chimneys Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2012.
  4. Gromicko, Ben. How to Inspect Pools and Spas Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2008.
  5. Gromicko, Ben. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2009.
  6. Gromicko, Ben. Residential Plumbing Overview Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2007.
  7. Gromicko, Ben. How to Inspect HVAC Systems Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2009.
  8. Gromicko, Ben. How to Perform Radon Inspections Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2010.
  9. Gromicko, Ben. How to Perform Mold Inspections Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2009.
  10. Gromicko, Ben. 25 Standards Every Home Inspector Should Know Textbook. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2009.
  11. Gromicko, Ben. Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection Field Guide. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2010.
  12. Gromicko, Ben. Home Energy Book. InterNACHI. Colorado. 2013.
 

Author of Home Maintenance Books 

 
 

Author of Online Courses

Gromicko has authored the following courses, which are available at www.nachi.org/education:

  1. How to Perform a Garage Inspection Course
  2. Home Inspection Business Course
  3. Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course
  4. Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course
  5. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors Course
  6. How to Inspect the Exterior Course
  7. How to Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems Course
  8. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course
  9. How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course
  10. How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys Course
  11. How to Perform Deck Inspections Course
  12. How to Inspect Pools and Spas Course
  13. How to Inspect Septic Systems Course
  14. How to Perform Energy Audits Course
  15. The House as a System Course
  16. Energy Movement for Inspectors Course
  17. Comfort and Climate for Inspectors Course
  18. Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors Course
  19. How to Perform Mold Inspections Course
  20. Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course
  21. Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspection Course
  22. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course
  23. Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Class
  24. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course
  25. Customer Service and Communication for Inspectors Course
  26. Inspecting Commercial Electrical Systems Course
  27. Inspecting Commercial HVAC Systems Course
  28. Inspecting Portable Fire Extinguishers Course
  29. InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice Course
  30. InterNACHI Membership Code of Ethics Course
  31. Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course
  32. Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors Course
  33. How to Perform Deck Inspections Video Course
  34. How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes Course
  35. Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course
  36. Infrared Thermography Inspection Training Course
  37. Building Science and Infrared Thermal Imaging Course
  38. Performing a Home Energy Audit Course
  39. Inspecting Means of Egress Course
  40. How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course
  41. Advanced Mold Inspection Training
  42. Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training for Home Inspectors
  43. Calculating Envelope Energy Loss
  44. How to Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections
  45. Illinois Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course
  46. Illinois Standards of Practice and Legal Issues for Home Inspectors
  47. Indiana Licensure Law & Regulations for Home Inspectors Course
  48. Indiana Online Pre-Licensing Course for Home Inspectors
  49. Texas TREC Standard Inspection Form and Report Writing
  50. 4-Hour Texas TREC Standards of Practice
  51. 4-Hour Texas TREC Legal and Ethics Course 2.0
  52. Texas TREC Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection, Treatment & Reporting
  53. Wind and Hail Damage Inspections
  54. Wind & Hail Roof Inspection and Replacement
  55. Ladder Safety Training
  56. Exterior Safety for Inspectors and Contractors
  57. Professionalism: Sales, Customer Service & Communication
  58. General Roof Inspection 
  59. 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection
  60. Lead-Safe Work Practices
  61. Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs
  62. Inspecting Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs
  63. Inspecting Tile Roofs
  64. Inspecting Metal Roofs
  65. Inspecting Slate Roofs
  66. Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors
  67. How to Inspect Appliances According to Texas TREC Standards
  68. Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency
  69. Home Energy Blower Door Training
  70. Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior
  71. Nevada Home Inspectors Standards of Practice and Legal Rules 
  72. Defect Recognition and Report Writing
  73. Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program
  74. Home Energy Score for Real Estate Professionals Course
  75. TREC Home Energy Score for Real Estate Professionals Course
  76. Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Course
  77. Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals Course
  78. Florida Adjusters Course
  79. Florida Mold Assessor & Remediator CE Course
  80. How to Inspect Swimming Pools Video Course
  81. Healthy Homes Inspection Courses
  82. Master Class for Home Inspectors
  83. 5-Day Home Inspection Training Classes at the House of Horrors®
  84. And numerous more pre-licensing and education courses approved by various states and provinces listed at nachi.org/education
 

Author of Inspection Articles

Gromicko has authored numerous inspection articles for home inspectors, contractors, and real estate professionals at nachi.org/articles.


Author of Inspection Checklists

Gromicko has created numerous inspection checklists used by residential and commercial property inspectors throughout the world at nachi.org/home-inspection-checklist.

 

Executive Producer of Inspector Videos

Gromicko has produced over 400 videos related to home inspections that are hosted and available at Gromicko's YouTube Channel and InterNACHI's YouTube Channel
 
 

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