InterNACHI University 2017 Student Catalog

 
InterNACHI is currently working towards becoming accredited as a university. Do not enroll in the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program yet. The Home Inspector Certificate Program is currently available at www.nachi.org/cpi-requirements.
 

 
 
 
 

WELCOME

Welcome to InterNACHI University. InterNACHI University is the world’s largest trade organization of home inspectors.
 
Founded in 1994, InterNACHI has been an online university effectively leading the way in providing online courses, Continuing Education, a Home Inspector Certificate Program, and an Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program for its membership. InterNACHI offers members the opportunity to receive a high-quality distance-learning education to excel in the challenging professional work environments of a home inspector.
 
By harnessing the power of the Internet, InterNACHI has created interactive, flexible and facilitated online courses designed to fit the needs of all students. The starting point for prospective students is here and now. The end point is certification that provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities to compete and win.

Anywhere, Anytime, Online

Members can complete our degree and certificate programs at their own pace. InterNACHI University courses are asynchronous, which means that students do not have to attend online classes at any specific time. Our students use a combination of self-study and peer-to-peer interaction over an online learning system to facilitate instruction. Students complete assignments, discussions, exams, and other activities designed to enhance learning outcomes, all online and on their schedule.

Student Diversity

Students will interact with people from different backgrounds and locations using phone calls, email, social media, our online education platform, and our online message forum. Student stay connected with fellow students, mentors, and faculty, building personal networks along the way. InterNACHI’s online courses are managed by staff and adjunct faculty who understand the needs of a diverse community of learners in an online environment.
 
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ABOUT INTERNACHI

Name: InterNACHI University
Headquarters: InterNACHI, 6435 Nautilus Court South, Suite C, Boulder, CO 80301 
Mailing Address: InterNACHI, 1750 30th Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 223-0861
Website: www.nachi.org
Email: fastreply@internachi.org
Year Founded: 1994
 
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MISSION STATEMENT

InterNACHI's Vision and Mission Statement.
 
InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. InterNACHI is the world’s largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors.
 
VISION
 
Inspecting the World®
 
MISSION
 
InterNACHI's mission is to continue its leadership role as the world's largest trade organization of certified property inspectors. 
 
 
 
 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

InterNACHI University is dedicated to:
  • providing members of our organization with an Academic Degree Program and one Certificate Program that combine the basic foundation of traditional education in a distance-learning format to enable them to meet their academic and professional goals;
  • maintaining institutional and programmatic accreditation;
  • offering educational opportunities to members of our organization who have a desire to learn and invest personal effort in succeeding;
  • helping students develop skills to think critically, quantify information, conduct analyses, and communicate effectively; and
  • continuing to improve our education system based upon feedback provided by our membership.

Goal
 
Provide degree and certificate programs and accredited Continuing Education to members.
 
  • Objective: Develop courses that combine a basic foundation of traditional education in a distance-learning format to enable members to meet their academic and professional goals.
  • Objective: Continuously build and maintain degree and certificate programs for members. 
  • Objective: Obtain institutional and programmatic approval and accreditation from governmental and non-governmental regulating agencies.
Goal
 
Increase and strengthen the number of successful home inspection businesses in the world.
 
  • Objective: Offer memberships to individuals around the world.
  • Objective: Provide valuable membership benefits.
  • Objective: Develop effective business and marketing products and services for members. 
  • Objective: Continue to build and enhance our education system and student services. 
 
InterNACHI members follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice and are bound by a strict Code of Ethics. The membership takes part in the regular exchange of professional experiences and ideas to support each other. InterNACHI maintains an industry blog, Inspection Forum, and local Chapters in support of this exchange of information. InterNACHI provides its members with other means of direct and membership-wide communication to further their understanding of their particular roles in the inspection industry and how best to serve their clients. The benefits of this cross-communication enhance the members’ ability to build their businesses and develop specialized ancillary services.

In fulfilling this fundamental objective of training and mentoring its inspector-members, InterNACHI’s broader mission is to educate homeowners by helping them understand the functions, materials, systems and components of their properties. InterNACHI inspectors are committed to providing consistent, accessible and trusted information to their clients about their properties' condition.
  
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RECOGNITION, ACCREDITATION, AND APPROVALS

InterNACHI University is currently working towards becoming accredited as a university by an organization listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
 
Governmental Approvals
 
InterNACHI has been awarded hundreds of course approvals and accreditation. The list of organizations and government agencies that recognize InterNACHI and have provided accreditation and approvals of our institution and our online education is publicly available at nachi.org/approved.
 
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Headquarters: InterNACHI, 6435 Nautilus Court South, Suite C, Boulder, CO 80301 
Mailing Address: InterNACHI, 1750 30th Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80301
fastreply@internachi.org
(303) 223-0861
nachi.org/contact
 
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HOURS OF OPERATION, HOLIDAY SCHEDULE, AND FACULTY AVAILABILITY

InterNACHI Headquarters Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. All of the online courses, certificate and degree programs, and online membership benefits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. InterNACHI’s online services are always available to members of InterNACHI.
 
If an anyone needs assistance at any time, InterNACHI staff can be contacted by phone and email at nachi.org/contact. Students will receive a timely response within 24 hours during the work week, and by close of business on Monday for questions received over a weekend. 
 
To facilitate student learning, staff and faculty will:
  • maintain availability for interaction with students;
  • check on student submissions, student questions, student discussions, student requests, and other student activity for which they are assigned to monitor;
  • provide scholarly feedback, guidance, and supportive interactions; and
  • proactively initiate and contribute meaningful discussions for the purpose of stimulating the student’s academic experience and keeping the discussion on topic.

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ADMINISTRATORS

  • Nick Gromicko, Founder
  • Chris Morrell, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ben Gromicko, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education
  • Tanya Nacimento, Assistant Director of Education
  • Lisa Endza, Director of Communications
  • Jessica Langer, Director of Marketing
  • Chloe Katz, Chief Financial Officer

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LEGAL CONTROL AND THE BOARD

Nick Gromicko is the founder and Chairman of the Board of InterNACHI. Chris Morrell is the CEO and a board member. Joe Ferry is legal counsel and a board member. Erik Akia is a board member. Ben Gromicko is the Chief Operating Office, Director of Education and principal administrative officer of InterNACHI University.
 
 
 
 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 
The InterNACHI Advisory Council is comprised of the Director of Education, Assistant Director of Education, and several InterNACHI members that currently work in the field as certified home inspectors or instructors. The majority of the council members are not employees of InterNACHI. They are subject matter experts, veteran home inspectors, certified and licensed professionals, and experienced instructors.
 
The Advisory Council meets every year to review the adequacy of the institution’s educational program objectives, its curriculum, and its course materials in light of both the Home Inspector Job Task Analysis and the Outcomes Assessment Plan.
 
The Advisory Council uses evidence of student learning from our Student Achievement and Satisfaction data to gauge the effectiveness of the educational practices and methodologies, and to identify and implement strategies for improving student learning. And this process is done in light of our institutional goals and objectives, institutional policies, and practices to ensure consistency and integrity in all of our representations about our mission, goals, objectives, programs, and services.
 
The illustration below helps to describe the roll and responsibilities of the Advisory Council, which is a subset of the InterNACHI membership. The Council uses the InterNACHI Home Inspector Job Task Analysis, which is the foundation for our programs that helps identify the core knowledge areas, critical work functions, and skills needed to be a home inspector. 
 
 
 
The Council members provide InterNACHI with advice on the current level of skills, knowledge, and abilities that individuals need for entry into the home inspection occupation in order for InterNACHI to maintain the highest-quality educational offerings. The Council may review the Home Inspector Job Task Analysis, online courses, certificate and degree programs, examinations, assessments, and evaluate the quality of course objectives and assessment items in light of the Job Task Analysis, intended program goals, outcomes assessment plan, and InterNACHI's overall vision and mission.
 
InterNACHI has policies and procedures for writing, updating, and revising courses, materials, assignments, and examinations. The Council may review InterNACHI's Course Development Manual. Course development and maintenance procedures are used for the development and ongoing maintenance of courses and materials. As a matter of practice, the Advisory Council reviews course content and instructional design and delivery once every year. Updates and revisions are based upon those annual reviews and the continual, day-to-day maintenance and editing of the content as issues arise. Content is often unique to individual jurisdictions, but is based primarily on the most recent International Residential Code of the International Code Council. As the standards and codes change for residential dwelling construction, so does InterNACHI's education. During the reviews for instructional content, design and delivery, if content issues become obvious to members of the Advisory Council, InterNACHI administration, staff, mentors, and adjunct faculty will address those as part of the review process.
 
While standards and certifications are positive components of maintaining quality distance education, other measures associated with enforcement of the standards are necessary to ensure that courses are taught as intended. The Director of Education may perform the following enforcement procedures that include, but are not limited to:
  • anonymously auditing courses;
  • randomly checking courses to ensure that the course design is consistent with what was approved; and
  • request that InterNACHI administration document historical data pertaining to the amount of time courses are taking students to complete. 
InterNACHI also investigates complaints and inquiries submitted by regulatory officials, students, and instructors regarding its courses and programs. InterNACHI has a Grievance Policy.
 

 
 
 

STAFF

The following individuals are employees, contractors, instructors, and volunteers who make up the InterNACHI staff:
 
  • Nick Gromicko, Founder
  • Chris Morrell, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ben Gromicko, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Education
  • Tanya Nascimento, Assistant Director of Education
  • Chloe Katz, Chief Financial Officer
  • Lisa Endza, Director of Communications
  • Jessica Langer, Director of Marketing
  • Tim Eaton, Senior Software Engineer
  • April Ware, InterNACHI School Director
  • Kim Stover, School Administrator
  • Kate Tarasenko, Editor-in-Chief
  • Michelle Thakur, School Coordinator
  • Moranda Evans, Education Department
  • Lindsey Belden, Education Department
  • Katie McBride, Education Department
  • Kenton Shepard, Director of Green Building
  • James Halterman, Video Production Manager
  • Jacob Micklin, Video Production
  • Sheilenna Woods, Member Services
  • Tom Zachar, Proctored Examinations, Programs Administrator, Education Department
  • Mark Cohen, Legal Counsel, Code of Ethics Committee, Standards of Practice Committee, Dispute Resolution Services
  • Jeffrey D. Cohen, CPA, Accounting
  • Teresa Pierson, Attorney
  • Joe Ferry, Legal Counsel
  • Levi Nelson, Logo and Illustration
  • Chris Krowiak, Graphic Design
  • Cherise Peterson, Graphic Design
  • Alexandra Ballenger, Graphic Design
  • Jennifer Ho, Graphic Design
  • Juan Paul, Packaging and Shipping
  • Alysse Janet, Director of International Client Relations
  • Alicia Fowler, Newsletter Publisher
  • Dan Levia, Canada Membership Services
  • Jordan Kassir, Argentina Membership Services
  • Jeff Merritt, Illinois Membership Services
  • Mary Ayuso, Puerto Rico Membership Services

 

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ADJUNCT FACULTY

The Adjunct Faculty is described, its members are listed, and their meetings and evaluations are available at nachi.org/faculty.
 
InterNACHI adjunct faculty will be available to our membership in order to facilitate student learning in specific content areas. Adjunct Faculty members possess outstanding professional experience and have demonstrated educational contributions to InterNACHI.
 
Each faculty member is:
  • a member of InterNACHI,
  • a Certified Master Inspector CMI®,
  • an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector CPI®, 
  • an InterNACHI Certified Mentor. 
To facilitate student learning, a member of our Adjunct Faculty may be asked by InterNACHI to do the following:
 
  • Help answer a specific question posed by a student related to course content or instructional material.
  • Provide scholarly feedback, guidance, and supportive interactions with students. 
  • Provide responses to student questions, discussion postings, or any other student-initiated request as quickly as possible, but certainly within 72 hours of receiving the request. If additional time is needed to research the request, the faculty member should acknowledge receipt of the request and notify the student as to when a complete response can be expected.
  • Maintain regular and substantive interaction with students as needed.
  • Proactively and regularly initiate and post meaningful contributions to all appropriate course discussion threads for the purpose of stimulating the students’ academic experience and keeping the discussions on topic that they are asked by InterNACHI to facilitate.
  • If asked by InterNACHI, check on a near-daily basis for student assignment submissions, student questions, student discussions, student requests, and any other student activity that they are asked to facilitate.
The faculty members are qualified to provide instruction as assigned, conduct research on educational topics, develop instructional materials, and develop InterNACHI courses and materials.
 
Faculty Training
 
Because faculty members are required to be current members of InterNACHI, they must comply with any and all significant policies and standards such as the Standards of Practice, the Continuing Education Policy, the Code of Ethics, and standards and policy changes.
 
Because faculty members are required to be InterNACHI members in good standing, the faculty are:
  • fully aware of and experienced with the InterNACHI education course system, online examinations, and online student discussion forums;
  • InterNACHI's programmatic goals and objectives; and
  • required by InterNACHI's Continuing Education Policy to complete twenty-four hours of Continuing Education in order to maintain their InterNACHI membership in good standing. 
Course Development Manual for Faculty
 
InterNACHI has policies and procedures for writing, updating, and revising courses and instructional material. Adjunct Faculty may review the Course Development Manual.
 
 

Role of the Dean

The Director of Education is the Dean at InterNACHI University and is responsible for:

  • Developing, administering, and promoting the academic programs;
  • Developing recommendations for the nomination and compensation of adjunct faculty, mentors, and staff;
  • Extending offers for employment or initiate a dismissal;
  • Coordinating and promoting academic proposals, changes, reviews, and other academic matters;
  • Developing and coordinating educational policies;
  • Providing leadership, conduct and implement strategic planning;
  • Developing external relationships for the purposes of enhancing learning opportunities and membership benefits for our members.
  • Managing and monitoring university budgets;
  • Supervising marketing and public relations and membership activities.
 
 
 
 

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A STUDENT

 
InterNACHI University is aware of the demands and constraints that our members experience while trying to fit education into an already busy life and work schedule. Our online courses are facilitated by industry-expert instructors and mentors, so you can be assured of getting meaningful guidance and feedback. Our students are provided with access to online courses day and night. Our students may learn at their own pace. As a student learns, he or she may network with members and other students from all over the world. A learning community is created with online education as students actively participate in the learning process with staff, faculty, and mentors serving as facilitators and teachers.
 
InterNACHI University offers online education exclusively to its membership in all 50 states in the United States, as well as around the globe. InterNACHI University may accept credits from other accredited institutions and schools, so members may be able to finish their certificate or degree program faster than they might think possible.
 
InterNACHI University provides to its membership more than 80 online courses, one Home Inspector Certificate Program, and one Associate Degree in Home Inspection that are:
  • convenient and flexible to fit the student's schedule;
  • available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
  • accessible from the privacy of a home, office, or anywhere with an Internet connection.
 

Where to Begin

First, an individual joins InterNACHI as a member. Watch this short video on how to join our membership organization:
 

 
InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. InterNACHI is the world’s largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors.
 
Join InterNACHI as a Member

An individual must join InterNACHI as a member in order to:
  • receive access to InterNACHI's online courses and membership benefits (online at no additional cost for members);
  • enroll in the Home Inspector Certificate Program (online at no additional cost for members); or
  • enroll in the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program (online at no additional cost for members).
An individual may join InterNACHI by completing an online membership form, which requires the student’s name, company name, address, email, phone number, desired username and password, credit card information, last four digits of their U.S. Social Security number, and a membership fee.

Membership Fee

An individual may enroll in a course or program at any time after joining InterNACHI as a member. The membership fee to join InterNACHI is $49 per month or $499 per year. To continue to enjoying unlimited access to online courses and programs, a member must renew their membership.
 
A member must maintain their InterNACHI membership in order to enjoy unlimited access to the courses and programs. An individual may automatically renew their membership themselves or cancel their membership at anytime. There are no membership or tuition refunds.
 
Join InterNACHI
 
An individual may join InterNACHI as a member by visiting www.nachi.org/join, by emailing fastreply@internachi.org, or calling our main office at (303) 223-0861.
 
Admission Requirements
 
Admission requirements are described within this catalog
 
Unlimited Access
 
As a member of InterNACHI, you have unlimited access to all of InterNACHI's online courses and programs.
 
Leaving and Returning to a Course
 
Members are free to leave an online course at anytime. When a student returns to an online course, the course system should be able to jump the student right back where they left off (assuming that they were using the same device). Our educational course system will help students track their progress through any course or program.
 
Various Learning Opportunities
 
Our online course system provides various opportunities to learn as a student proceeds through an online course, including:
  • clear instructions and objectives;
  • intermediate quizzes and a final exam;
  • study guides and other online resources;
  • required reading and writing assignments;
  • text, images, tables, video, and illustrations;
  • repeated information and summaries of main points;
  • unlimited amount of study time; and
  • help when you need it.
Education Log & Transcript
 
Members can check their education log and transcript within their InterNACHI Members-Only Account.
 
Study Guide, Library, and Resources
 
Study guides and companion course materials are provided within our online courses as downloadable PDF documents (at no additional cost for members). Courses have online discussion components, allowing you to study further, share thoughts and insights, submit writing assignments, upload images to share, interact with other students, members, staff, mentors, and faculty. Courses provide students access to our online library, videos, graphics, glossary, and other study resources.
 
 
 

TUITION AND FEES

 
Tuition
 

There is no tuition costs for InterNACHI members. Tuition for members is $0.

There are no costs (no tuition and no fees) for InterNACHI members to enroll in and complete any online course, the Certificate Program, or the Associate Degree Program. There are no required textbooks or study guides to purchase. There are no educational materials to purchase. There is no software to purchase. There are no examination fees. There are no credit transfer fees. There are no graduation fees.
 
Total Price
 
The total price for members, which includes tuition, registration, verifying student identify, educational services, instruction, earned financial charges, required services, proctoring, technology access, library services, exams, graduation, shipping and handling is $0.
 
Membership Fee
 
The fee to join InterNACHI as a member is $49 per month or $499 per year.
 
Join InterNACHI
 
An individual may join InterNACHI as a member by visiting www.nachi.org/join, by emailing fastreply@internachi.org, or calling our main office at (303) 223-0861.
 
Admission Requirements
 
View our Admission Requirements.
 
 
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

A student's academic term is simply the individual's membership term. For example, if an individual joins InterNACHI for one year, the student's academic term is one year. If the student does not complete the intended course or program within that term, the individual must renew their membership to extend the time they provide themselves to complete the course or program. 
 
In order for an individual to begin an online course, the Home Inspector Certificate Program, or the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program at InterNACHI University, the individual must join InterNACHI as a member of our trade organization. The start and end dates of the member's academic term is directly related to the date that the individual joined InterNACHI as a member.
 
If an individual joins InterNACHI as a member for one year, the academic calendar starts on the day that the person joins InterNACHI and lasts for one year. The individual may self-renew their membership in order to continue their education.
 
In order to complete a course or program after joining InterNACHI, the individual must maintain their continuous membership in InterNACHI.
 
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TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS & MINIMUM SKILLS

Technology Requirements
 
In an effort to assist students with adequate preparation for their coursework at InterNACHI University, technology recommendations and competencies have been established. Students will need to access and use the hardware and software as described below. Students using software and hardware other than that recommended must still meet the technology competencies.
 
The student must use a computer with an Internet connection. No special hardware or software is required. InterNACHI courses are written in pure XHTML code for quick loading on both newer and older computers. For courses with video media, a high-speed Internet connection is recommended, but not required. The courses are designed with user-friendly features, including a hierarchal menu coupled with sequential page navigation. The course system permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired. The system records and displays the progress of the student through the course. If the student logs out of the course, it remembers the student’s position in the course. The system will automatically re-start the course for the student at the place where they left off, once they log back into the course. 
 
If a student needs assistance at any time prior to, during or after the taking the course, he or she can contact the Director of Education via email. Students will receive a timely response within 24 hours during the work week, and by close of business on Monday for questions received over the weekend. Students may contact InterNACHI staff, including the IT Director and Director of Education, at www.nachi.org/contact.
 
In case of equipment failures, students must find a service provider that enables them to satisfactorily gain access to the online education system.

Students are required to have access to a computer with the following:
 
  • a processor of 2 GHz or faster;
  • 4GB RAM or greater;
  • an 80GB or greater hard drive;
  • a cable/DSL (or better) connection; and
  • a web camera capable of video web conferencing.
Students need access to and competence in the following applications:
 
  • the computer's operating system;
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 or later;
  • Mac OS 10.6 or later;
  • a current Internet browser, such as Mozilla® Firefox or Google® Chrome. (Do not use Microsoft® Internet Explorer.);
  • Adobe® Reader 9.0 or later;
  • Adobe Flash plug-in 10.0 or later; and
  • an email address.
 
Minimum Recommended Skills
 

In order to take online courses, the following minimum skills are recommended for members:

  • Basic understanding of the member's computer type and Internet connection.
  • Opening, closing, saving, and renaming files, including documents and images.
  • Downloading and saving files from the Internet.
  • Opening word-processing programs such as Microsoft Word.
  • Opening and reading PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Basic writing and typing.
  • Sending and receiving email messages.
  • Typing URL addresses into Internet browsers and navigating to webpages.
  • Moving backward and forward to webpages.
  • Opening and closing browser windows and tabs.
  • Using links, bookmarks, screen fresh tools and scrolling pages.
  • Using search engines such as Google.
  • Activating certain features of a browser such as cookies and Java script.
To learn basic computer knowledge and skills, we recommend taking the online courses provided by Microsoft and their Digital Literacy Standard Curriculum.
 
 


 

CONFIDENTIALITY, PRIVACY AND DISCLOSURE

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 was designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading information through informal and formal hearings. Students may inspect their own records pertaining to admissions, academic standing, and financial information.
 

A student’s privacy and the privacy of others are important to us. We believe that a vibrant learning community depends on maintaining a trusted user environment. As such, InterNACHI is committed to providing a clear and specific description of its policies to protect the privacy of its users. Any material changes to our policy will be reflected on this page. As part of the application and enrollment process, InterNACHI University collects personal information that is provided by you when going through these processes. This information includes, but may not be limited to, your name, address, email address, phone numbers, place of employment, and education history. You can browse our site without providing this information, but you will need to provide your information when applying to a program or enrolling in a course.
 
InterNACHI University has designated the following items of a student’s record as public information. Such information may be disclosed by InterNACHI University at its discretion:
 
  • member's name;
  • date joined as member;
  • membership identification number;
  • state/province and country;
  • online course enrolled in and completed;
  • program completed; and
  • degree awarded.
Students may withhold disclosure of any of the above named items. To withhold disclosure, the student must submit a request in writing within 30 days of joining InterNACHI as a member to:
  
InterNACHI
1750 30th Street, Suite 301
Boulder, CO  80301
 
Students have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Office concerning an alleged failure of any institution to comply with the Act. A copy of the FERPA guidelines may be found at the office of InterNACHI University. Individual copies will be issued upon request.
 

Recordkeeping of Student Data and Attendance

All student data, including grades, test results, student identification, membership information, exam sessions and course transcripts, shall be stored permanently and be available to federal and state regulating bodies upon request. All student attendance records, including attendance records and course completion information for all course participants, shall be provided to the federal and state regulating bodies in an acceptable format within the agreed-upon time frame.
 
All data is maintained within the United States. All data is secured on dedicated database servers that are fire-walled and installed with intrusion-detection software, anti-virus software, DDoS mitigation software, and SSL software. Backup records are stored on secure servers and off-site data centers. All data is transferred via encrypted HTTP or protected database protocols. InterNACHI servers are supported by nine separated network providers, with nearly unlimited bandwidth caps. All systems are implemented with scalability in mind; as demand increases, new nodes can be added quickly.
 
Any information that is required to satisfy a regulatory body’s public records requirements can be made available upon request.
 
 
 


ADMISSIONS

We are excited that you are considering applying to InterNACHI! We tried to make this process simple. If you have questions, know that the entire staff is here to help.
 

Join InterNACHI as a Member 

 
An individual must join InterNACHI as a member in order to:
An individual may join InterNACHI by completing an online membership form, which requires the student’s name, company name, address, email, phone number, desired username and password, credit card information, last four digits of their U.S. Social Security number (for U.S. students), and a membership fee.

Membership Fee

The fee to enroll in a course or program at any time equals the cost of membership to InterNACHI, which is $49 per month or $499 per year. To continue to enjoying online courses and programs, a member maintain membership by renewing their membership.
 

Enrollment Agreement for the Associate Degree Program

A member intending to enroll in the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program is required to:
  • be a high school graduate (or equivalent);
  • complete and submit an Enrollment Agreement; and
  • write and submit a statement of goals (300-500 words), which is a reflection of the academic, professional, and personal goals the member would like to achieve through their studies at InterNACHI University.
All members intending to enroll in the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program are required to complete and submit an Enrollment Agreement. Download a student enrollment agreement sample. (This is a sample agreement that will be used upon InterNACHI attaining accreditation.) The enrollment agreement outlines the terms of the membership, enrollment requirements, and financial obligations. This agreement must submitted to InterNACHI at education@internachi.org in order to enroll in the Associate Degree Program. InterNACHI will provide students with a copy of the accepted enrollment agreement within 10 days of acceptance.
 
There are no prerequisite training courses for enrolling in any online courses, the certificate program, or the degree program.
 
In order to attain any degree-earning credits, or complete the certificate or degree program, the member may be required to provide official transcript(s) from previous institutions. InterNACHI will maintain high school and college transcripts on file from the institutions granting the credit to the student.
 
 

Official Transcript of Equivalent Requirement

In order to attain any degree-earning credits or complete the degree program, the individual must provide official transcript(s) from previous institutions required by InterNACHI. Students shall not attain credit hours or be awarded credit without official transcripts on file at InterNACHI. Those include:

  • High school official transcript, diploma, or equivalent, such as a General Education Development (GED), certificate of high school equivalency or documentation of completion of a state approved home school program. This requirement is waived if the student has completed at least 15 credits of college level coursework.
  • Official transcripts for all previous college credits earned.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all previous high school or college education.
  • Statement of Goals (300-500 words), which is a reflection of the academic, professional, and personal goals the student would like to achieve through their studies at InterNACHI University.
  • Students with college credit(s) may submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation. The evaluation must contain the corresponding course descriptions and official transcripts from the previous institution(s).
Prior to the individual attaining any degree-earning credits or completing the degree program, a member must attest in writing their intent. At the time that the individual completes the Enrollment Agreement and joins InterNACHI for that intention, the individual must provide InterNACHI official transcript(s) from previous institutions prior to completing 12 semester credit hours, or the student will be removed from all degree-earning courses and programs. Students shall not attain credit hours or be awarded credit without official transcripts on file at InterNACHI.  
 
Self-Certifying High School Completion
 
A member intending to enroll in the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program is required to be a high school graduate (or equivalent). InterNACHI permits the student to self-certify high school completion and provide the school’s name, city, state, and year of graduation. Validating documents can be an official high school transcript or DD214 indicating high school completion. This documentation must be submitted to InterNACHI. Documents can be mailed or sent to education@internachi.org

International or Homeschooled
 
International or homeschooled students must provide an appropriately authenticated program completion document issued by a governmental authority or school supervisor that attests to the successful completion of a program considered to be equivalent to an accredited high school diploma or GED certificate.
 
 

English Proficiency

Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission to InterNACHI:

  • A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT), a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report. And a high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English.
All transcripts submitted to InterNACHI from prospective students must be written in English. Prior to the student’s transcript being submitted to InterNACHI for review, student transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review. InterNACHI does not provide this service. This is a student requirement.
 

Course Schedule

A student may take any online courses in any sequence, and we provide a list of courses in a recommended order for the Certificate and Degree Programs. The courses are all online and available to members at anytime, from anywhere, on any device to InterNACHI members. The individual must be a member of InterNACHI in order to receive access to the online courses and programs. The individual must maintain membership in InterNACHI in order to complete a course or program.
 

Physical and Mental Handicaps and Disabilities

InterNACHI University strives to facilitate the needs of all of our students. If a student requires special consideration, please contact our Education Department at nachi.org/contact.
 
InterNACHI works to ensure that all online courses, materials and resources are accessible to students with physical handicaps and disabilities. For example, all of InterNACHI’s educational resources are available anytime, anywhere. Distance education courses, resources and materials are designed and delivered in such a way that the level of communication and course-taking experience is the same for students with or without disabilities. For example, all printed information is available as electronic text. In an effort to assist students who are deaf or have hearing loss with accessing InterNACHI's courses (online at no additional cost for members), we are providing closed captioning text for our online training videos. Captioning is the text of the audio portion of a video displayed directly on the video. This may include not only the words, but the sounds that are important to understand and the source of the sound.
 

ADA Universal Access Information

Physical handicaps or disabilities that could prevent successful completion of an online course, certificate program or degree program, and prevent performing a competent home inspection include substantial limitation of a major life activity, where a person is unable to perform that activity at all or can only perform the activity in severely limited fashion compared to other individuals performing the same activity. Major life activities include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working, sitting, standing, lifting, reaching, and engaging in mental or emotional processes such as thinking, concentrating, and interacting with others. The physical and mental impairments that do substantially limit major life activities include a wide range of conditions. This policy is based upon guidance provided by ada.gov.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin – and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- the ADA is an "equal opportunity" law for people with disabilities. To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. For more information, visit ada.gov/ada_intro.
  
 
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OR NON-DISCRIMINATION

InterNACHI University does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, or disability. Anyone may join InterNACHI as a member. An individual must join as an InterNACHI member in order to enroll in any online course. There is not a course prerequisite for enrolling or taking any InterNACHI online course, Degree Program, or Certificate Program. A member intending to enroll in the Associate Degree Program is required to be a high school graduate (or equivalent). Click here for information about sex-based discrimination.
 
Family Education Rights
 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Click here for more information.

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STUDENT PROGRESS

Within a member's online account, there are tools to help track progress through the online courses and certificate and degree programs.  
 
InterNACHI University’s online course system timestamps and stores: (a) when a student logs into an online course (start time); (b) when a student finishes a course (end time); (c) when a student visits any course page; (d) when a student answers a quizzes question; (e) when a student visits and posts on the online discussion forum; (f) when a student submits an essay; (g) seat time; and (h) the time when the student begins and completes the course's final exam. Some courses include a mandatory seat time, where the student can not progress until the student fulfills the minimum instructional time requirement. 
 
The system is designed to ensure that students read, watch and listen to online instructional materials. In relation to instructional video, if the student leaves the computer and the video finishes and the student isn’t present to press “next” to proceed and the system times out, the student will have to watch the video again. Many quiz and exam questions are derived from the multimedia presentations, so the course system recommends that students take notes on each presentation.
 
The student cannot progress to the final exam without visiting every slide of the online course, playing every instructional video of the course, correctly answering each question of all the quizzes, reading any required reading, and clicking any required links to outside sources. Before the student can progress to the final exam, the course system informs the student of portion(s) of the course that are incomplete, and provides an easy link to that portion of the course. 
 
The education system provides a 30-minute time-out default mechanism for inactivity and, thereby, will not provide credit when the student is not actively participating.

The student can join in the conversation with other students of a course by visiting the online forum dedicated to that particular course and subject matter. Students are free to pose questions and comments on the online student discussion forum and join in the conversation with other students. The course facilitator monitors the discussion forum and may engage the students in discussion.
 
 
 
 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

InterNACHI University recognizes that new students may qualify for transfer credits toward a program based on previous academic work or experiential learning. InterNACHI University will conduct a comprehensive review during the student’s admission process of a student’s prior academic work and experiential equivalent learning that could potentially qualify for credit. InterNACHI will make every reasonable effort to provide students with the appropriate amount of transfer credit based on the student’s records. InterNACHI adheres to the standards of good practice while maintaining the overall integrity for which InterNACHI's programs are known. InterNACHI University accepts credits earned from appropriately accredited academic institutions if the course content is deemed equivalent to that of the courses provided by InterNACHI.
 
InterNACHI Transfer of Credit Policy
 

Maximum Allowable Transfer Credits 

According to standards, a maximum of three-fourths of the credits required may be awarded for transfer credit or a combination of transfer credit and experiential or equivalent learning credit (including challenge/test-out credits). For no student, however, may the credit given for experiential or equivalent learning (including challenge/test out credits) exceed one-fourth of the credits required for our Associates Degree (15 credits).
 
 

Experiential Equivalent Learning Credit

Experiential learning credit is any learning experience that took place outside of a college or university course and that did not earn academic degree credit. Subject to evaluation and confirmation, students may be awarded a maximum of 15 transfer credits (25%) toward InterNACHI’s 60-SCH Associate Degree Program.
 
Credit awarded for experiential or equivalent learning, including challenge and test- out credits, shall not exceed 25% of the credits required for the Associate Degree in Home Inspection.
 
 
 
 
 
 

GRADING POLICY

The following is information about our academic grades, satisfactory academic progress, and academic appeals.
 

Fairness

To ensure that grades are applied accurately, fairly and consistently with no ability to discriminate, all students experience the same online, automated grading system. The quizzes and final exam of online courses are graded instantly with final exam results provided to the student instantly after the student finishes answering the exam questions within the allotted time. All students are subject to the same time-out rules within the exam system. Our system is also fair by allowing students to take the exam at any time they feel ready.
 
Overall GPA
 
In reference to our academic grading policies, all students enrolled in the Home Inspector Certificate Program or the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program must successfully complete the credits required by the program and earn an overall GPA of 2.677 (Letter Grade of B-) or higher on a 4.0 scale in order to graduate. 
 
Letter Grades and GPA Value
 
All students enrolled in the Home Inspector Certificate Program or the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program must successfully complete the credits required by the program and earn an overall GPA of 2.677 (Letter Grade of B-) or higher on a 4.0 scale in order to graduate.
 
Students are evaluated for academic progress at the end of every course. Any student who does not attain an 80% grade (B-) or better does to pass the course. Courses may be repeated more than once, but the most recent passing grade is the final grade. Letter grades and GPA value equivalents are assigned according to the following numeric grade percentages:
 

Numeric Grade Percentage

Letter Grade

GPA Value

94% to < 100%

A

4.000

90% to < 93%

A-

3.677

87% to < 89%

B+

3.333

83% to < 86%

B

3.000

80% to < 83%

B-

2.677

< 80%

F

0


A failing grade is defined as any grade below the grade required for graduation in your program of study, which is 80% or B- (equivalent to a GPA Value of 2.677).
 
GPA Calculation
 
A student’s GPA (grade point average) is calculated by multiplying the course’s credit hours by the letter grade GPA value, which produces a weighted grade value for each course. The weighted grade value of each course is totaled and then divided by the total of course credit hours.  
 
How to Calculate a Grade Point Average (GPA)
 
A grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. The grade point average may range from 2.677 to a 4.0. For example:
  • A = 4.00 grade points
  • A- = 3.677 grade points
  • B+ = 3.333 grade points
  • B = 3.000 grade points
  • B- = 2.677 grade points
 
 Example Student Transcript
 Course
 Credit Hours
 Grade
 Grade Points
 Roof Course
 Exterior Course
 Moisture Course
3
1
3
A
B
B
12
3
12
 7 Total Credit Hours Attempted
27 Total Grade Points
 
To calculate this example student’s GPA, the total grade points are divided by the total credit hours attempted. So, 27 points are divided by 7 hours, and that equals 3.9 GPA.
 
The academic degree or academic credit-bearing distance learning courses are measured by the learning outcomes normally achieved through 45 hours of student work for one Semester Credit Hour (SCH). The ratio is 45 student work hours to 1.0 SCH. Therefore, a 3 Semester Credit Hour (3 SCH) course would require 135 semester hours of student work (45 hours of academic engagement and 90 hours of preparation). Credit hour calculation is available at nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation.  

Exams
 
Students are evaluated for academic progress at the end of every course with an exam. Students must attain an 80% grade (B-) or better on any exam. A student will be unable to complete any course or program without passing every exam within that course or program. Members may repeat an online course while they are a member. If a course is repeated, the most recent passing grade is the final grade. Letter grades and GPA value equivalents are assigned according to the following numeric grade percentage.
 
A failing grade is defined as any grade below the grade required for graduation in a course or program of study, which is 80% or B- (equivalent to a GPA Value of 2.677). In other words, if a student does not attain a at least a B- grade, that student has achieved a failing grade. Any course and exam may be repeated by a student in order to attain a passing grade.
 
Academic Failure

In relation to student failure of a program, our policy for student failure is fairly straight-forward. Because InterNACHI provides unlimited access to all online programs, including allowing students to retake any course and exam until they pass, the student is in full-control of determining their passing or failing grades.

For example, if a student fails an online course with a final examination grade of less than 80, then the student is provided access and permission to repeat that course and exam again (as long as they are a member). If the student chooses not to repeat the course in an attempt to obtain a passing grade, the failing grade(s) is logged in their transcript. Transcripts, including passing and failing grades, are not made public. A member may use nachi.org/my-transcript to check their transcript.
 
Academic Dismissal
 
In relation to student academic dismissal, InterNACHI’s policy related to student academic integrity policy at nachi.org/catalog.htm#rights.  
 
Participation
 
Students must participate in all academic activities of a course in a substantive manner. Student participation in academic activities is required and monitored by the online education system and staff. Students demonstrate academic participation in coursework through evidence of their active completion of reading and writing assignments, quizzes, final exams, participation in online discussions, and being otherwise engaged in academically related activities.
 
In relation to the Associate Degree Program, the student has regular instructional contact with their InterNACHI Certified Mentor who guides and oversees their academic student work. 

Students must progress through each course to ensure successful course completion within their membership term. Students must submit assignments and other work regularly throughout the course for review and receive feedback from students, faculty, mentor, or staff as designated. This allows the students to productively benefit from feedback.

Every course requires regular and substantive participation in course discussions. Active participation in discussions, particularly with mentors, assures students have an opportunity to gain insights into the subject matter through other members, inspectors, students, faculty, and mentors, including peer-to-peer interactions. The education system tracks and ensures the student's completions of the online course discussions and completion of reading and writing assignments. 
 
Repeated Courses
 
If a student repeats a course, the grade received on the last repeat will replace all other grades for that course in the GPA calculation. Previous grades earned for the repeated course will be recorded in the student's education folder. There are no fees or charges for repeating a course.
 
Extension Policy
 
If a student does not finish a course or program during their membership term, the member may extend their access to the online courses by renewing their membership. A member may extend their membership a month at a time or by an entire year by visiting nachi.org/selfrenewalsystem.
  
If a member does not complete an entire course (including passing its online exam) by the end of their membership term, no credit for partially completing a course will be awarded. 
 
Incomplete Grades
 
InterNACHI does not issue a grade for incomplete courses. If a student does not complete an online course while a member, no type of credit (partial or otherwise) will be provided. InterNACHI does not issue incomplete grades or marks.
 
Writing Assignment Criteria
 
There is a clear and simple criteria that is used as a guide for grading and marking writing assignments. The criteria for completing a writing assignment is:
  1. the student must write in English;
  2. the student must write sufficiently upon the topic assigned;
  3. the sentences are easy-to-read and clear-to-understand; and
  4. if applicable, a digital image of an inspected item taken by the inspector during an actual inspection event.
Grammar, spelling, punctuation, organization, sentence structure, competency, technical accuracy are not graded for completion. The student’s posted writing assignment must be sufficient enough to satisfactorily fulfill the criteria.
 
Our course system has administrative features designed to track and check for the technical completion of each assignment. The system can confirm when a student leaves a particular online course; visits the forum dedicated to that course; logs into the forum; types text within a message post; uploaded image(s) within that post; and submitting a post as a writing assignment. The course system records the date and time of each student action. A staff member, adjunct faculty member, or mentor affirms that the writing assignment is indeed complete based upon the criteria. The course system marks the writing assignment as “complete.”
 
If a student’s writing assignment is determined to not meet the criteria, the system notifies the student to make necessary edits or corrections. When a writing assignment is determined to be incomplete, the student will be:
  • blocked from taking the final exam of the course;
  • unable to receive a Certificate of Completion for the course; and
  • restricted from receiving any credit. 
At any time, a student may visit the course, writing assignment and forum to review, edit and correct an essay related to a course writing assignment.  
 
Counseling & Support
 
In relation to academic counseling, InterNACHI staff is trained on providing guidance, advice, and direction to help student achieve their academic goals.
 
In order to receive, handle, and assess student assignments, InterNACHI staff and the Director of Education will maintain regular and substantive interaction with students, check on a near-daily basis for student assignment submissions, student questions, student discussions, student requests, and any other student activity for which they are expected to monitor. Staff will respond to any student questions, discussion postings or any other student-initiated request as quickly as possible, but certainly within 72 hours of receiving the request. If additional time is needed to research the request, staff, mentors, or faculty should acknowledge receipt of request and notify the student as to when a complete response can be expected.
 
 
 

PROCTORED EXAMINATION PROVIDED BY INTERNACHI

A proctored exam is designed to test a student’s overall knowledge of the subject material of the courses the student has completed. One proctored exam is administered by InterNACHI within the duration of the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program.
 
InterNACHI affirms that the student who takes the examination is the same person who enrolled in the program and that the examination results will reflect the student’s own knowledge and competence in accordance with stated learning outcomes. The exam content is based on courses completed by the student. Students must pass the proctored exam with an 80% score or better. After successfully completing a proctored exam, a Certificate of Completion is automatically generated and made available for the student to download from their Members-Only account
 
InterNACHI offers to students testing services in a controlled, proctored environment. On the day of the proctored exam, the proctor follows the InterNACHI Proctored Examination Guidelines, including identifying and verifying the examinee. The examinee logs into the web-based exam with his or her unique membership ID number and password and begins an exam session with the proctor. Proctors use valid government-issued photo identification or other means to confirm student identity.
 

Taking the Proctored Exam

The Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program requires one scheduled proctored exam. The exam is appropriately spaced within the course of studies, located approximately in the middle. The 60-minute proctored exam has 120 questions randomly drawn from a larger pool. Students are to complete the exam successfully with an 80% score or better prior to continuing with additional course work in their program.
 
When it is time for the student to take a proctored exam, the student will schedule the proctored exam session with InterNACHI. The student will be provided comprehensive instructions on how to proceed with the scheduling and logistics of taking the web-based proctored exam. Students must present valid photo identification to the proctor to take the exam.
 
Proctored Exam Guidelines
 
The proctor will certify in writing that he or she will comply with all state regulations, including proctoring and examination rules. The proctor will abide by the InterNACHI Proctored Examination Guidelines. The proctor will certify in writing that for all current and future proctoring services, he or she shall not be related by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or any other relationship to the student taking the exam, which might reasonably influence the proctor from properly administering the exam.
 
Prerequisite
 
The prerequisite for taking the proctored exam of the Associate Degree in Home Inspection program is the successful completion of the courses listed under the categories of Safety, Business, Roof, Electrical, Structural, and Plumbing. When the student as completed the those prerequisite courses, the student may at any time contact InterNACHI Staff to schedule the web-based proctored examination.
 
Student Identification

Our proctored examinations have student identification procedures that are described in the InterNACHI Proctored Examination Guidelines.  
 
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STUDENT'S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Academic Integrity Policy

InterNACHI University is committed to fostering a spirit of honesty and integrity. InterNACHI University considers academic integrity to be one of our highest values. All members of InterNACHI, including members, students, faculty, mentors, staff, and administration, are responsible for following InterNACHI University’s Academic Integrity Policy. Violation of any InterNACHI University Academic Integrity Policy is deemed to be academic misconduct will not be tolerated, even if the act of academic misconduct remains undiscovered until after credits have been issued or a degree has been awarded.
 
The following are some examples of dishonest or unethical and unprofessional behavior and, thereby, violate our policy. Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy constitutes a violation of the University Honor Code and will result in the disciplinary actions described in this policy.
  • Plagiarism
  • Cheating
  • Misrepresentation
InterNACHI will notify you of any charge of academic dishonesty brought against you. The charge must be submitted in writing to InterNACHI. After a full review, InterNACHI will send you and the claimaint notification of the findings with regard to the charge.
 
In all cases of academic misconduct, the violating party will be subject to sanctions based on all available information, including, but not restricted to:  membership requirements; student identification; admission credentials; student behavior; coursework; assignments; assessments; or other work products. Sanctions may be imposed up to and including revocation of any credits or degrees and dismissal from the University.
 
All work submitted by a student must represent original work produced by that student. All sources used in the work must be documented through acceptable scholarly references and citations, and the extent to which the sources have been used must be apparent to the reader. False information on an application, an act to intentionally mislead or misinform a member, faculty, mentor, or staff of InterNACHI, or submission of work that is written or produced by another as his or her own will be considered as grounds for dismissal from the University.
 

Opinions of Experts, Faculty, Mentors and Other Students

Our courses and InterNACHI's site include discussions, conversations, or chats initiated or joined by InterNACHI faculty, InterNACHI Mentors, InterNACHI staff, InterNACHI members and students (collectively, “opinions”). As such, these opinions are those of the individual expressing them, and are not the opinions or beliefs of InterNACHI or InterNACHI University.
 
No representation is made that any such opinions are accurate or complete. InterNACHI University and its affiliates will not be responsible or liable for claims relating to the opinions, and neither InterNACHI University nor its affiliates make any express or implied representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the opinions, or for statements or errors contained therein or omissions from them.
 
 
 
 

CODE OF CONDUCT

InterNACHI University students are members of an academic community founded upon principles of integrity and mutual respect. Students are expected to abide by these principles in their interactions with other students, faculty, mentors and staff of InterNACHI. InterNACHI students treat others and the opinions of others with decency and respect. Disrespectful treatment or derisive comments on the work or opinions of others will not be tolerated in online discussions or other interactive forums.
 
Communications with students or faculty containing derogatory, discriminatory or threatening statements regarding another student’s race, nationality, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated. Violation of the InterNACHI University Code of Conduct and/or related policies may result in dismissal from the University.
 

Terms of Use

InterNACHI University provides the online education system and membership platform for your educational and informational purposes. Your access to and use of our education system is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing the education system, you agree to these terms and conditions of use:
 

Computer Usage Policy

Everyone within the InterNACHI University community, including InterNACHI staff, who uses computing and communications devices has the responsibility to use them in an ethical, professional, and legal manner.
 
You agree to access and use the InterNACHI site, all related webpages, data, and information only for lawful purposes. You agree that you will not: (i) use the site to commit a criminal offense or to encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or international law or regulation, including, but not limited to export control laws and regulations; (ii) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable content, or content that is either prohibited by law or pursuant to these terms and conditions of use; (iii) use the site to impersonate InterNACHI personnel or other parties or entities; (iv) use the site to cause the distribution of any content that contains a software virus, worm, time bomb, “Trojan horse,” or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the site or the hardware, software, programs, or content of any other person, entity or organization, whether or not such other person, entity or organization uses the site or is a direct target of your actions; (v) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual or fiduciary relationship (e.g., inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of an employment relationship or under a non-disclosure agreement); (vi) alter, damage or delete any content or other communications that are not your own; (vii) disrupt the normal flow of communication in any InterNACHI course or class, or interactive or collaborative areas; (viii) claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, institution, or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship or to speak; (ix) post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation to other users; (x) post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of another; or (xi) collect or store personal information about other users.

You also agree to abide by the following conditions:

  • Members shall not divulge passwords, pins, private keys or similar elements to anyone else, and they will not exploit sessions left open or otherwise misappropriate or steal the "identity" of another user.
  • Privacy of other members shall not be intruded upon at any time.
  • Members shall recognize that certain data are confidential and must limit their access to such data to uses in direct performance of their tasks and duties.
  • Those responsible for computing devices connected to the network will ensure that those devices are maintained in a secure state in accord with related policy.
  • No one shall obtain unauthorized access to other members' accounts and files.
  • The intended use of all accounts, typically for university research, instruction and administrative purposes, shall be respected.
  • Commercial use is prohibited.
Membership and access to InterNACHI systems shall be revoked for reasons including, but not limited to, modifying or divulging private membership or corporate information such as file or mail contents of other users without their consent, modifying or destroying University data, or using the networks in a manner contrary to the established guidelines.
 

Intellectual Property

Members must adhere to applicable intellectual property law, and the membership terms and conditions and/or copyright laws specified by InterNACHI, including, but not limited to:

  • Unauthorized use of InterNACHI trademarks or logos and other protected trademarks and logos is prohibited.
  • Infringing upon the copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property rights of others in computer programs or electronic information (including plagiarism and unauthorized use or reproduction) is prohibited.
  • The unauthorized storing, copying or use of course content, study guides, text, textbooks, instructional materials, video, audio, images, graphics, illustrations, computer software, and other protected property is prohibited.
 

Privacy

Your privacy and the privacy of others are important to us. We believe that a vibrant learning community depends on maintaining a trusted user environment. As such, InterNACHI University is committed to providing a clear and specific description of its policies to protect the privacy of its users. Any material changes to our policy will be reflected on this page. As part of the application and enrollment process, InterNACHI University collects personal information that is provided by you when going through these processes. This information includes, but may not be limited to, your name, address, email address, phone numbers, place of employment, and education history. You can browse our site without providing this information, but you will need to provide your information when applying to a program or enrolling in a course.

When and with Whom We Share Your Personal Information

We never sell or rent your personal information to any third parties under any circumstances. We will share personal student information only with our agents, representatives, service providers, and faculty for limited purposes, including the processing of your application and enrollment, and verifying your information for the application process.
 

Policy on Spamming

Students specifically agree that they will not utilize email addresses obtained through using InterNACHI’s services or equipment to transmit the same or substantially similar unsolicited messages to 10 or more recipients in a single day, unless such messages specifically pertain to coursework and are communications to instructors, faculty members, or other students.
 

Alcohol Use and Abuse

Because alcohol consumption may impair or block formal education and disrupt the learning environment, InterNACHI University is obligated to observe and abide by the laws of the state of Colorado regulating alcohol consumption and to safeguard those persons whose rights and safety are threatened by alcohol consumption.
 
Because InterNACHI University is strictly an online University, each student is further obligated to observe and abide by the laws of the state in which they participate in the University’s online education forum. Further, it is each student’s obligation to be apprised of the laws relating to alcohol use in their home state.

Administrative Withdrawal

A student may be administratively withdrawn from a course for violations of InterNACHI University policies, including its code of conduct, its policies related to academic integrity, satisfactory academic progress, and course participation, among others. No earned credits will be lost. To continue with a program after having been administratively withdrawn, a student must petition for permission to re-apply to the University.

Dismissal

A student may be permanently dismissed from the University for repeated offenses or for a blatant one-time violation of University policy. The University will consider the dismissal of a student for any of the following reasons: unethical or illegal conduct; academic dishonesty; submitting falsified or misleading information; failing to complete his/her program within the maximum time frame; or otherwise failing to meet the Code of Conduct and/or Academic Integrity Standards. Students will typically receive a warning and be advised on how to resolve the situation. However, a warning is not required if a single offense is deemed serious enough, in which case a student may be dismissed without any prior misconduct or notice.

Petition and Appeal

A student may petition the University for special consideration or exemption from University policies and procedures when it can be shown that extraordinary or extenuating circumstances have contributed to the student’s status being inconsistent, contrary or contradictory to University policy. A petition or appeal must be submitted in writing to InterNACHI's Education Department. The petition must include a detailed description of the request, with sufficient documentation and justification for granting the request. A decision on a petition will be rendered within 30 days of it being submitted. A student may appeal for reinstatement in cases where the student is determined ineligible, has been administratively withdrawn from a program, or has been dismissed from the University.

Termination

InterNACHI, in its sole discretion, may terminate, suspend, revoke, restrict, and deny a member's access to and use of the site without notice and for any reason. InterNACHI may discontinue operating the site and terminate these terms and conditions of use without notice at any time for any reason in its sole discretion.
 




GRIEVANCE POLICY

The InterNACHI University Grievance Policy is in place to provide a formal procedure to address issues that require investigation or resolution. The Grievance Policy is intended to promote honesty and respect throughout the educational process and work environment of InterNACHI students and faculty.
 
A grievance may arise because of a decision or action taken by a member of the faculty or staff that is seen to be in violation of policies and procedures, or constitutes arbitrary, capricious or unequal application of the University policies or procedures.
 
InterNACHI University believes that there should not be an issue that cannot be resolved through close cooperation among students, faculty and staff. Fundamental to the grievance process is the principle that all parties make a good-faith effort to resolve all issues prior to initiating the grievance process. Every attempt needs to be made to ensure that resolution is sought at the appropriate level. 

The following steps are recommended to resolve any issue, complaint or grievance: 
  1. The complainant is encouraged to resolve the issue informally with those involved.
  2. If an informal resolution does not solve the issue, the complainant is encouraged to communicate informally with the faculty or staff member’s supervisor.
  3. If that intervention does not resolve the issue, the complainant should submit a written grievance to the Education Department at nachi.org/contact. The written grievance must be submitted within one month of the action occurring and provide supporting documentation. The complainant will receive notification of the receipt of the grievance, along with an explanation of the process. InterNACHI will attempt to resolve the situation directly to the mutual satisfaction of all parties involved. The University will take action as necessary based on the results of the resolution attempt. The complainant will be informed of the progress throughout the grievance process.

Written Grievances and Appeals

Written grievances or appeals must contain the following:
 
  • an explanation of the basis of the complaint;
  • relevant dates and names, and a succinct description of the actions;
  • copies of any available documents or materials that support the allegations; and
  • a release authorizing the University to forward a copy of the complaint, including identification of the complainant(s), to appropriately involved parties.
Sufficient opportunity will be provided for persons named in the grievance to respond. Records of all grievances are kept on file at the University. Students who are or were students of InterNACHI University and believe that the InterNACHI or anyone representing the institution has acted unlawfully have the right to file a complaint with the accrediting commission:
 

Student Grievance Procedure

Purpose
 
The primary objectives of this Student Grievance Procedure are to ensure that students have the opportunity to present grievances to the University regarding a certain action or inaction by a member of the University community, and that the University has a consistent way of resolving those grievances in a fair and just manner.
 
A student may pursue a grievance if he or she believes that a member of the University community has violated his or her rights. This Student Grievance Procedure applies to alleged discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity and expression), age, national origin, or disability, as well as problems arising in the relationship between a student and the University that are not governed by other procedures. Upon request from any student, InterNACHI will provide guidance about the appropriate system for redress of a particular complaint.
 
Informal Resolution
 
Prior to invoking the procedures described below, the student is strongly encouraged, but is not required, to discuss his or her grievance with the person alleged to have caused the grievance. The discussion should be held as soon as the student first becomes aware of the act or condition that is the basis of the grievance. 
 
Initial Review
 
If a student decides not to present his or her grievance to the person alleged to have caused the grievance, or if the student is not satisfied with the response, he or she may present the grievance in writing to the Dean of the University. Any such written grievance must be received by InterNACHI University not later than 30 calendar days after the student first became aware of the facts that gave rise to the grievance. InterNACHI will conduct an informal investigation, as warranted, to resolve any factual disputes. Upon the student’s request, InterNACHI will appoint an impartial fact-finding panel of no more than three persons to conduct an investigation. InterNACHI will state the terms and conditions of the investigation in a memorandum appointing the fact-finding panel. A fact-finding panel appointed will have no authority to make recommendations or impose final actions. The panel’s conclusions shall be limited to determining and presenting facts to the administrator in a written report.
 
Based upon the report of the fact-finding panel (if any), the administrator shall make a determination and submit his or her decision in writing to the student and to the person alleged to have caused the grievance within 20 calendar days of the receipt of the panel’s report. The written determination shall include the reasons for the decision, shall indicate the remedial action to be taken (if any), and shall inform the student of the right to seek an appeal.
 
Appeal Procedures
 
Within 10 calendar days of receipt of the Dean’s decision, a student who is not satisfied with the response after the initial review may seek further review by submitting the written grievance, together with the director’s written decision, to the University Chancellor.

Student Complaints
 
Attempting to resolve any issue with the University is strongly encouraged. Student complaints may be brought to the attention the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools in writing at highered.colorado.gov/dpos/.
 
 

Issue Resolution Service for the General Public

If a person has an issue with an InterNACHI member in good standing, InterNACHI may be able to help. While InterNACHI does not employ or supervise any home inspectors, we want to make sure that our members uphold our high standards. Click here to file an issue resolution request
 
 
 
 

STUDENT IDENTITY VERIFICATION PROCEDURE

InterNACHI is able to track, monitor, and verify student membership, enrollment of courses and programs, progress through and completion of courses, completion of assignments, and results of examinations by requiring that each student log into the system with their unique identification at the start of each course, exam, and forum.
 
Initial Student Registration 
 

The student initially registers their identifying information by completing and submitting our membership registration form, which includes:

  • name;
  • company name;
  • address;
  • two email addresses;
  • phone number;
  • credit card information;
  • last four digits of the member's social security number;
  • license number (if applicable); and
  • desired username and password.
Proctored Exam Identification
 
Our proctoring exam system identifies examinees by taking digital images and video of the examinee's face and their student identification (such as their driver's license), and video of the exam room surroundings.
 
Identification Linked
 
Student identification is linked both to individual email and mailing addresses, and also membership information, if applicable. This information is stored with that student’s unique Internet protocol (IP) address and is verified by the system before allowing a student to take any exam.
 
Affidavit
 
An affidavit is presented to the student in the beginning and end of the course to attest to the student’s identity. By enrolling in the course, the student hereby attests that he or she is the person completing all coursework. He or she understands that having another person complete the coursework for him or her is fraudulent and will immediately result in expulsion from the course and being denied completion.
 
 
 
InterNACHI reserves the right to make contacts as necessary to verify the integrity of any information submitted or communicated by the student. The student agrees not to duplicate or distribute any part of the copyrighted course or provide other parties with the answers or copies of the assessments that are part of the course. Communications on the message board or forum shall be of the person completing all coursework. If plagiarism or copyright infringement is proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the student will be notified of such and expelled from the course and/or his/her certification revoked.
 
Proctored Examinee Identification
 
Our proctored examinations have student identification procedures that are described in the InterNACHI Proctored Examination Guidelines
 
 



GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To receive an Associate Degree in Home Inspection from InterNACHI University, an individual must:
 
  • be a current member of InterNACHI;
  • attain 60 SCH from InterNACHI, including the completion of the degree-specific education courses, assignments, and examinations listed at www.nachi.org/catalog.htm#degreeprogram;
  • correct any and all deficiencies in the member's record; and
  • achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.677 (Letter Grade of B-). 
 
Confirming Course Completion & Grading
 
InterNACHI University's online course system comprehensively tracks the progress of a student and ensures progress through an entire course or program.
 
To complete a course and receive a Certificate of Completion, a student is required to pass the course’s final exam with a minimum passing grade of 80 or better. The student cannot progress to the final exam of a course without visiting each slide of the course, playing each video of the course, correctly answering each question of the quizzes, reading any required reading material, and completing any required research and writing assignments. Before the student can progress to the final exam, the system informs the student about any specific slide(s) of any incomplete portions of the course, and provides a link to that portion. The quizzes and final exam of an online course are graded instantly, with final exam results provided to the student instantly after the student finishes answering the exam questions within the allotted time.
 

 
 
 
 

STUDENT MEMBER SERVICES

InterNACHI University offers its members a dedicated team of academic advisers to assist with: joining InterNACHI; fulfilling membership requirements; choosing courses, certificate and degree programs; and complying with InterNACHI’s Continuing Education policy for members. For more information and assistance, contact the Education Department at www.nachi.org/contact.
 
There are no additional fees, costs, or charges to members for this advisory service.
 
 

Student Account and Profile

InterNACHI members have their own online Members-Only Account. Members-only tools within the account allow members to:
 
  • access online courses and videos;
  • access the online student forum;
  • order and update student ID cards;
  • download course Certificates of Completion;
  • download the Certified Home Inspector Certificate;
  • track progress through online courses and programs;
  • check and submit state-approved Continuing Education;
  • access the library for inspectors;
  • access the library of "how to" guidance videos;
  • download certification web seals and logos;
  • download education transcripts;
  • access the Online Agreement System;
  • check on recent clicks to the inspector's website;
  • access the Home Energy Report Software;
  • manage the monthly homeowner newsletter system;
  • manage the Buy-Back Guarantee;
  • access the local SEO listing tool;
  • download consumer guide videos;
  • review search engine metrics reports;
  • access inspection business documents;
  • update ancillary inspection services;
  • and more.
 

Student ID Cards

InterNACHI members may order their ID cards by visiting www.nachi.org/idcard
 
 

Library and Resources

InterNACHI provides members, students, staff, faculty, and mentors unlimited access to educational media and learning resources, including library services that are appropriate to meeting the objectives of the program. Those resources for members (online at no additional cost for members) include:
    Unlimited access to the library and resources are provided at a distance to members, students, staff, mentors, and faculty. These resources are systematically and regularly evaluated to ensure they continue to meet the needs of students and to support the programs and objectives of InterNACHI by the Advisory Council. The Council meets and reviews the library services, discards or updates outdated material, and creates new material as deemed necessary.

    Access to a collection of professional educational materials is provided for faculty, mentors and administrators to keep abreast of trends, developments, techniques, research, and experimentation.
    This variety of educational materials is selected, acquired, organized, and maintained by the Director of Education to help fulfill the InterNACHI’s mission and support its educational program. The collection supports all the programs offered at InterNACHI and includes reference works, periodicals, manuals, and other publications to facilitate the achievement of the educational mission. There is a small library of resources at InterNACHI Headquarters.
     

    New course offerings and increases in student enrollment are reflected in added allocations of resources for ensuring student access to educational media and learning resources, as appropriate. 

     
     
     
     

    ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    Continuous Enrollment

    All students are required to maintain continuous enrollment throughout their course and program. That means that the student must be a member in good standing of InterNACHI continuously throughout their academic term, while they are enrolled in an online course, certificate program or degree program. Any student who does not successfully complete a course or program during their academic term must re-apply for membership to InterNACHI.
     
    Tracking
     
    InterNACHI’s education system is able to track, monitor, and verify student membership, enrollment of courses and programs, progress through and completion of courses, completion of assignments, and results of examinations by requiring that each student log into the system with their unique identification at the start of each course, exam, and forum post.
     
    InterNACHI’s online education system comprehensively tracks the attendance and progress of the student, from initial enrollment to final examination, and ensures progress through the entire course, including assignment completions.
     
    Passing Score
     
    The student must pass the course’s final exam with a score of 80% or better in order to receive a Certificate of Completion, and our exam system tracks and monitors the allotted exam time automatically.
     
    The quizzes and final exam are graded instantly, with final exam results provided to the student instantly after the student finishes answering the exam questions within the allotted time.
     
    Progressing
     
    The student cannot progress to the final exam without visiting every slide of the course, playing every video of the course, correctly answering each question of each quiz, reading any required reading, clicking any required links, and completing any writing assignment. Before the student can progress to the final exam, the system informs the student of portion(s) of the course that are incomplete, and provides an easy link to that portion of the course. The education system provides a time-default mechanism for inactivity, and, thereby, will not provide credit when the student is not actively participating.  
     
     

    Illness Policy

    InterNACHI’s online courses are open to all students, can be taken from anywhere, at anytime, and can be taken again and again without limit.
     
     
     

    Course Cancellation

    A member may, at any time, cancel enrollment in any course or program simply by canceling their membership in InterNACHI. The individual may visit nachi.org/cancel to cancel their InterNACHI membership, and, thereby, cancel their enrollment in all online courses, degree program or certificate program offered by InterNACHI. No credit is provided to any student who does not successfully complete a course.
     

    Course Retake

    An individual may enroll and retake a course at anytime by renewing their InterNACHI membership at nachi.org/selfrenewalsystem to access the course.
     

     

    Attendance Requirements

    InterNACHI’s online education system comprehensively tracks the attendance and progress of a student, from initial enrollment to final examination, and ensures progress through an entire course. The student is required to pass the course’s final exam with a score of 80 or better in order to receive a Certificate of Completion for that course. The quizzes and final exam are graded instantly, with final exam results provided to the student instantly after the student finishes answering the exam questions within the allotted time.
     
    The student cannot progress to the final exam without visiting each slide of the course, playing each video of the course, correctly answering each question of the quizzes, and completing any required reading. Before the student can progress to the final exam, the education system identifies any incomplete portions of the course and requires the student to complete the entire course.
     
    Directed Study with Mentor
     
    The student is required to have an InterNACHI Certified Mentor to review their writing assignments and mark them as complete according to the writing assignment criteria. 
     
    System Tracking
     
    Below is a sample screenshot of a slide that appears just before progressing to the final examination if the student has not completed some portion of the course:
     
     
    As you can see above, each section and slide of the course is monitored by the course system as to whether the student completed each section and slide of the course.
     
    The course calculates and stores: (i) how long the student took to complete the course and the timed exam; (ii) his or her final score; (iii) each question asked; and (iv) the answer the student provided for that question.  After successfully completing the course and final exam, a Certificate of Completion is automatically generated and made available for the student to download for printing.
     
    The student will be required to complete a statement at the beginning and end of the course that indicates that he or she personally completed each session/module of instruction.

    Minimum Passing Grade
     
    A student is required pass all examinations with a score of 80% (B-) or better in order to complete and receive credit.
     

    Grading System

    The student must pass a course’s final exam with a score of 80 or better in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.
     

    Conduct Policy

    All students are expected to act maturely and are required to respect other students, mentors, and faculty members. Any violation of University policies may result in permanent dismissal from the University. The student shall not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or bring discredit to the University. The student shall strive to improve the home inspection industry by sharing his/her lessons and/or experiences for the benefit of all. The student shall not engage in any act or practice that could be deemed damaging, seditious or destructive to InterNACHI, fellow InterNACHI members, InterNACHI employees, or its leadership or directors. Accusations of a member acting or deemed in violation of such rules shall trigger a review by the Ethics Committee for possible sanctions and/or expulsion from InterNACHI. The student shall abide by InterNACHI's current membership requirements. The student shall abide by InterNACHI's current message board rules.
     

    Dismissal

    Any student may be dismissed for violations of rules and regulations of the University. The Director of Education may temporarily suspend students whose conduct is disruptive or unacceptable to the academic setting. After appropriate counseling, students who demonstrate a genuine desire to learn and conform to University standards of conduct may be allowed to resume attendance. The director will review each case and decide upon re-admittance.
     

    Course Objectives

    Course objectives are clearly presented to each student prior to beginning a course. InterNACHI course developers and instructors are familiar with Benjamin Bloom’s taxonomy, which provides a useful framework in which to categorize assessment items. Ideally, and unless course objectives state otherwise, instructional designers have designed assessment items that incorporate a variety of questions that range from the knowledge level on through the application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation levels.
     

    Teaching Techniques

    In order to maximize opportunities for comprehension experiences for students, the following teaching techniques are used at InterNACHI University:
     
    • Objectives: Each course has an introduction to the course, with goals and objectives clearly stated in terms of observable behavioral outcomes using clear, targeted verbs.
    • Reading: The student is required to read all of the text of the course.
    • Print: A course may include a printed component to supplement non-printed materials.
    • Graphics: The use of graphics, illustrations, pictures and video make the subject matter more interesting and easier to understand.
    • Video: The student is required to play the video, where applicable in a course, completely before being allowed to progress. 
    • Interactivity: The student is required to log into the online student forum for student-to-student and student-to-instructor discussion and interactivity. The student may pose questions and make comments. The forum is monitored by the instructor.
    • Writing Assignments: Some courses require the student to answer a question(s) posed within the course and provide that answer in written form on the students’ online forum dedicated to that course.
    • Slides: The student cannot progress to the final exam without visiting every slide of the course.
    • Quizzes: The student must correctly answer each question of each quiz in order to progress through the course.
    • Review: The student is provided time and access for review of the material in components.
    • Repetition: The course content includes repetition of topics that are identified as critical.
    • Email: The student may ask the instructor questions at any time prior to, during or after taking the course. 
    • Required Research: The student will be unable to progress through the course without clicking and following certain required links to conduct further research and study, including the online student forum.
    • Sufficient Time: Each student is provided sufficient time to complete the course.
    • On-Site Facilitator: The student is free to ask questions of the course manager or instructor at any time prior to, during or after taking the course, via email.  Students will receive a timely response within 24 hours during the work week, and by close of business on Monday for questions received over the weekend. 
    • Survey: Students are provided with an online survey for feedback regarding course content, relevancy, pace, delivery, and instruction.  
    • Final Exam: Final grades are based upon successful completion of the online final exam.
     

    Requirements for Progressing Through an Online Course

    The student cannot progress to the final exam without visiting every slide of the course, playing every video of the course, correctly answering each question of the quizzes, reading any required reading, and clicking any required links. Before the student can progress to the final exam, the system informs the student of portion(s) of the course that are incomplete, and provides a link to that portion of the course. 
     
     

    Session Time-Out 

    The education system provides a time-out default mechanism for inactivity and, thereby, will not provide credit when the student is not actively participating.
     
    The online course system enforces a session time-out after 30 minutes of inactivity, including no mouse movement, no clicking, no scrolling, and no video playing. The course system stores student identification information and tracks the student’s progress through the course. When the student is automatically logged out of the course, he or she can easily log back in and the system will place the student at the course slide where they left off. The course session timer is reset.
     
    If the student is logged out of a course quiz or final examination due to inactivity, all data is erased, the assessment questions are reset, and the student has to begin the quiz or exam again from the beginning.
     
     

    Monitoring Student Participation

    The course system stores: (a) the time when the student logs into the course (start time); (b) the time when the student finishes the course (end time); and (c) the time when the final exam starts and ends.

    The system is designed to ensure that students watch and listen to the presentations. If the student leaves the computer and the video finishes and the student isn’t present to press “next” to proceed and the system times out, the student will have to watch the video again. Many quiz and exam questions are derived from the multimedia presentations, so the course system suggests that students to take notes on each.
     

    Involvement in the Student Forum

    The student can join in the conversation with other students of the course by visiting the course’s online forum dedicated to the subject matter of the course. Students are free to pose questions and comments there and join in the conversation with other students. The course instructor will monitor the thread and forum, and may engage students in discussion.
     
     

    Directed Study with Mentor

    A student enrolled in the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program is required to have an InterNACHI Certified Mentor to review their writing assignments and mark them as complete according to the writing assignment criteria. The student can not complete any course and receive academic credit without completing the required writing assignments of the Degree Program, which require a Mentor to mark the assignments developed by the student as complete.
     
     

    Measurement of Learning and Comprehension

    The course system measures learning and addresses comprehension of content at regular intervals of a course. There are numerous quizzes integrated with the main topics of the course to ensure comprehension. The quizzes contain multiple-choice questions that reinforce learning.  Incorrect answers allow the student to review previous information for remediation. The student is not allowed to progress without correctly answering all of the quiz questions.
     

    Multimedia Requirements

    For courses that contain multimedia (video) presentations, those components must be viewed by the student before progressing through the course.  The student is required to play the video completely before being allowed to progress.  The student may stop, pause or rewind the video at any time.  Once the presentation is complete, the learning management system will re-enable the navigation buttons, allowing the student to progress.
     
     

    Final Examination

    Each course has an online final examination, with instant grading and a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion. The online final exam is available immediately after successfully completing the course and quizzes. The final exam covers all major topics covered in the course. If the exam is being proctored, the proctor will follow the Proctored Examination Guidelines established by InterNACHI.
     
    Because the online exam system randomly draws from a larger pool of questions (typically twice the number of questions presented), there are essentially numerous versions of the final exam. Because of this randomized selection of questions, the student will never take the same exam twice. The student may take the course’s final exam more than once, but it will never be the same set of questions.


    Interactivity with Instructor, Faculty, Mentors or Staff

    Interactivity for the student is provided by correspondence with the instructor, faculty, mentors or staff. To ask questions at any time prior to, during or after taking the course, the student can correspond with via phone, email, or the online message forum. Instructors, faculty, mentors and staff will be available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in their time zone by email, phone, and message board interaction. Students will receive a timely response within 24 hours during the work week, and by close of business on Monday for questions received over the weekend. 
     
    Staff will respond to any student questions, discussion postings, or any other student-initiated request as quickly as possible, but certainly within 72 hours of receiving the request. If additional time is needed to research the request, staff, including the Director of Education, should acknowledge receipt of the request and notify the student as to when a complete response can be expected.
     

    Certificate of Completion

    After successfully completing a course and its final exam with a score of 80% or better, a Certificate of Completion is automatically made available for the student to download for printing after the student logs into their membership account with their unique username and password. State- or industry-specific certificates for course completions are provided by InterNACHI as required and regulated by the regulating authority. The following image is an example of a course certificate of completion. 
     
     
     

    Student Evaluation of Courses

    In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for the successful completion of an online course, the student is required to provide a student evaluation of the course and comment upon their experience. This information is provided to InterNACHI, the Education Department, and the Advisory Council as a feedback measure of an overall program evaluation.
     
    The following is a screenshot of the online student evaluation form:
     
     
    We look at the data collected from each end-of-course survey. InterNACHI documents whether or not students are satisfied with the instructional and educational services provided. The minimum acceptable “Yes” response rate is that three of four responders (or 75%) must answer “Yes” to each our student-satisfaction survey questions.
     

     
     

    FEES AND FINANCIAL POLICIES

    At InterNACHI University, our accredited Certification and Degree Programs are the best value in online education. There are no tuition costs for members of InterNACHI.
     
    An individual must join InterNACHI as a member to receive unlimited access to the online courses, and certificate and degree programs. The total cost of membership is $49 per month or $499 per year. There are no additional costs. There are no additional fees. The total cost to the student is the membership fee paid by the student while enrolled in a course or program. 
     
     

    Tuition

     
     

     $0. There are no tuition costs. The student pays a membership fee to be enrolled in the program. To join InterNACHI as a member, visit www.nachi.org/join
     
     

     $0. There are no tuition costs. The student pays a membership fee to be enrolled in the program. To join InterNACHI as a member, visit www.nachi.org/join

     

    Fees

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    $0
    Annual Technology Fee
    $0
    Portfolio Credit Evaluation
    $0
    Tuition Deferment Fee (if applicable)
    $0
    Graduation Fee
    $0
    Examination Fee
    $0
    Course Withdrawal
    $0
    Additional Diploma  
    $0
     
     
     
     

    REFUND POLICY

    There are no tuition refunds, because there is no tuition cost. A member may cancel their membership at anytime by visiting www.nachi.org/cancel. A member has five calendar days after joining to cancel their membership for a full refund of all membership fees paid to InterNACHI by contacting Lisa Endza, Director of Communications at lisa@internachi.org. Upon withdrawal or termination, the student will not be issued a Certificate of Completion for any incomplete course or program, and no Continuing Education credits will awarded.
     

    Course Withdrawal

    A student can withdraw from a course at any time by canceling their membership. To cancel, a member can visit www.nachi.org/cancel. A course withdrawal may be recorded as "Incomplete" on the student’s transcript.
     
    The determination of a course withdrawal will be effective on the earliest of the following:
    • the date the student cancels their membership in InterNACHI; or
    • the last day of participating in an academic activity within the course, if the student allows their membership to expire.

    Students Called to Active Military Service

    A student of InterNACHI University can cancel their membership as a result of being called to active-duty military service of the United States or their State National Guard by visiting www.nachi.org/cancel.
     

    Course Catalog Policy

    InterNACHI University reserves the right to change membership, certification, degree and education requirements and to revise or delete courses as deemed necessary. Students are responsible for following all policies and procedures outlined in the most current version of this Course Catalog.
     
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    PLACEMENT AND CAREER ASSISTANCE

    InterNACHI University offers assistance to members consisting of skills development and business start-up practices. InterNACHI makes no guarantee, expressed or implied, of future employment or occupation. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students. InterNACHI provides online services to help each member build and operate their own successful home inspection business, including tracking inspection job leads to their business website and using business agreements. Contact InterNACHI. Most graduates of InterNACHI University intend to start and operate their own home inspection business. 
     
     
     

    USE OF CONTENT AND COPYRIGHTS

    InterNACHI has the right to monitor the content that students provide by means of the site, but shall not be obligated to do so. The contents of the site and InterNACHI University courses are protected by copyright as individual works, collective works, and/or compilations, pursuant to United States and foreign copyright laws.
     
    Students agree to abide by all copyright notices and other restrictions contained in the site and in the course materials. Access to and use of the site is solely for their personal, non-commercial use.

    Accessing, using, displaying, performing, distributing, copying or downloading content from the site for use other than personal, educational or non-commercial expressly is prohibited without the prior written consent of InterNACHI or the individual copyright owner identified in any copyright notice.

    Indemnification

    By accessing the site, students agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless InterNACHI University, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, affiliates, and agents (“indemnified parties”) from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) incurred by the indemnified parties in connection with any claim arising from any breach of these terms and conditions of use. Students further agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably may be required in the defense of any such claim. InterNACHI reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by students, and they shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of InterNACHI University.

    Disclaimer of Warranty

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    CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

    InterNACHI University provides one Home Inspector Certificate Program to its members. The Home Inspector Certificate Program is online and accessible at no additional cost for members.
     

    A certificate program is not a degree program; they are different. A certificate program contains a collection of credit-bearing courses configured to equip students with specialized knowledge in a subject with content that is less extensive than what is provided in an entire degree program. A certificate is provided upon completing the program. InterNACHI's Home Inspector Certificate Program is also named the Certified Professional Inspector® Program. 
     
    Credit Hour Calculation
     
    The academic degree or academic credit-bearing distance learning courses are measured by the learning outcomes normally achieved through 45 hours of student work for one semester credit hour (SCH). The ratio is 45 student work hours to one SCH. Therefore, a three-semester credit hour (3 SCH) course would require 135 semester hours of student work (comprised of 45 hours of academic engagement and 90 hours of preparation).
     
    To view the calculation of the credit hours for InterNACHI's academic degree or academic credit-bearing distance learning courses, visit www.nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation.
     
    Home Inspector Certificate Program
     
    Scroll down this section to view the details of the Home Inspector Certificate Program, which is also named "Certified Professional Inspector®." 
     
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    HOME INSPECTOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

    Certified Professional Inspector®

    Certificate #100, Distance Education
    • 661 hours of student work
    • 195 hours of academic engagement
    • 13.8 SCH (ACCET 13.0 SCH)
     
    Program Objective:
    The graduate will be able to competently perform a general home inspection according to the International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection, including how to:
    • follow a Standards of Practice for performing a general home inspection;
    • make observations during the visual inspection of a home;
    • identify and describe systems and components in a home;
    • activate the home's systems to determine functionality;
    • evaluate and describe the condition of the systems inspected; and
    • write an inspection report based upon the observations made during the inspection.
     
    Certificate Requirements:
     

    Home Inspector Certificate Program

    Certified Professional Inspector®

    Certificate #100

    nachi.org/cpi-requirements

    Activity

    Assignments

    Number of hours of student work for the average student

    Number of hours of academic engagement
    Number of Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Courses and Exams

    Online Inspector Exam

    1.0

    1.0
    0.0

    Code of Ethics Course

    7.0

    2.4
    0.2

    Standards of Practice Course

    44.0

    15.0
    1.0

    Submit Four Inspection Reports

    60.0

    4.5
    1.2

    Safe Practices for the Home Inspector Course

    51.0

    15.2
    1.0

    25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course

    37.0

    10.6
     0.7

    Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors Course

    78.0

    26.5
     1.8

    How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course

    50.0

    17.4
     1.1

    How to Perform Roof Inspections Course

    44.0

    15.4
     1.0

    How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

    43.0

    13.1
    0.9

    Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course

    32.0

    9.4
    0.6

    How to Inspect the Exterior Course

    59.0

    17.9
    1.2

    How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course

    45.0

    13.8
    0.9

    How to Perform Deck Inspections Course

    28.0

    7.3
    0.5

    How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course

    44.0

    13.7
    0.9

    How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys Course

    38.0

    11.8
    0.8

    Overall Total


    661 hours of student work

    195.0 hours of academic engagement
    13.8 SCH
    ACCET (13.0 SCH)
     
     
     
     
     

    ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN HOME INSPECTION PROGRAM

    InterNACHI's Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program was developed to help our members: increase opportunities; invest in themselves; increase their marketability; and make more money in their business.
     

     
    Degree #100, Distance Education
    • 45 SCH of Degree-Specific Education (679.8 academic engagement hours)
    • 15 SCH of General Education
    InterNACHI created the Home Inspection Associate Degree Program in response to the inquiries by our members for such a program. InterNACHI University also provides a Home Inspector Certificate Program for its members. A certificate program is not a degree program; they are different.
     
     
     
     

    Tuition

    There are no tuition costs for InterNACHI members. Tuition for members costs $0.

    There are no costs for InterNACHI members to enroll into and complete any online course, the certificate program, or associate degree program. There are no required textbooks or study guides to purchase. There are no educational materials to purchase. There is no software to purchase. There are no examination fees. There are no tuition costs for members.
     
    An individual must join InterNACHI as a student member in order to receive access to the online Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program (nachi.org/catalog.htm#degreeprogram) and the Home Inspector Certificate Program (nachi.org/catalog.htm#certificationprograms). There are no costs in addition to the InterNACHI membership fee. To join as a member, visit nachi.org/join.
     
    To enroll and begin the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program, please visit our Admissions section of this online student catalog. If you're not ready to begin, please keep scrolling down this webpage and finish reading the details about the program. 
     
     
     

    Credit Hour Calculation

    The academic degree or academic credit-bearing distance learning courses are measured by the learning outcomes normally achieved through 45 hours of student work for one semester credit hour (SCH). The ratio is 45 student work hours to 1.0 SCH. Therefore, a three-semester credit hour (3 SCH) course would require 135 semester hours of student work (45 hours of academic engagement and 90 hours of preparation).
     
    To view the calculation of the credit hours for InterNACHI's academic degree or academic credit-bearing distance learning courses, visit www.nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation.htm.
     
     
     

    Associate Degree Program Goal & Objectives:

    Goal:
     
    The goal of the program is for the graduate to:
     
    InterNACHI's Home Inspector Job Task Analysis lists all of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform all of the tasks of a competent home inspector, which are attained by a student by successfully completing our training courses, assignments, projects, and examinations of InterNACHI's program.
     
    Graduates will achieve the program's goal and learning objectives by:

    These achievements are the result of successfully completing the entire degree program. 
     
    Objectives:
     
    Upon successful completion of the program the graduate will be able to:
     
     
     
     
     

    Associate Degree Program Courses & Assessments:

    The Associate Degree Program includes the following upper-level, online courses (numbered from 3000 to 4600), writing assignments, and final exams; one proctored exam; one professional examination; one home inspection; and one written home inspection report.
     
    Scroll down this page for the list of courses and assessments in a recommended order, beginning with the topic of Safety and continuing with Business, Roof, Electrical, Structural, and Plumbing.
     
     
     
    SAFETY
    Course Title
    Course Number

    Total Student
    Work Hours
    Academic
    Engagement
    Hours
    Preparation
      SCH
    Course #3000
    51.0
    15.2
    36.0
    1.0
    Course #3002
    23.0
    7.6
    15.5
    0.5
    Course #3004
    30.0
    7.6
    22.5
    0.5
    Course #3006
    42.0
    8.2
    33.9
    0.5
    Course #3008
    43.0
    13.9
    29.0
    0.9
     
     
     
    52.5
     
    3.4

     
     

     
    BUSINESS
    Course Title
    Course Number

    Total Student
    Work Hours
    Academic
    Engagement
    Hours
    Preparation
      SCH
    Course #3100
    46.0
    16.8
    29.0
    1.1
    Course #3102
    31.0
    10.6
    20.1
    0.7
     
     
     
    27.4
     
    1.8

     


     
    ROOF
    Course Title
    Course Number

    Total Student
    Work Hours
    Academic
    Engagement
    Hours
    Preparation
      SCH
    Course #3200
    44.0
    15.4
    29.0
    1.0
    Course #3202
    35.0
    12.1
    23.0
    0.8
    Course #3204
    25.0
    8.2
    17.0
    0.6
    Course #3206
    42.0
    20.0
    22.0
    1.3
    Course #3208
    26.0
    9.4
    17.0
    0.6
    Course #3210
    25.0
    8.6
    16.0
    0.6
     
     
     
    73.7
     
    4.9

     
     


    ELECTRICAL
    Course Title
    Course Number

    Total Student
    Work Hours
    Academic
    Engagement
    Hours
    Preparation
      SCH
    Course #3300
    50.0
    17.4
    33.0
     1.1 
    Course #3302
    30.0
    11.2
     18.3
    0.7
    Inspecting Commercial Electrical Systems Course
    Course #3304
    36.0
    16.2
    19.8
    1.1
     
     
     
    44.8
     
    2.9
     
     


     
    STRUCTURAL
    Course Title
    Course Number

    Total Student
    Work Hours
    Academic
    Engagement
    Hours
    Preparation
      SCH
    Course #3400
    32.0
    9.4
    23.0
     0.6
    Course #3402
    63.0
    25.0
    38.0
    1.7
    Course #3404
    45.0
    17.2
    28.0
    1.1
     
     
     
    51.6
     
    3.4
     
     



    PLUMBING
    Course Title
    Course Number

    Total Student
    Work Hours
    Academic
    Engagement
    Hours
    Preparation
      SCH
    Course #3500
    78.0
    26.5
    51.0
     1.8 
    Course #3502
    34.0
    13.3
    21.0
    0.9
    How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks Course
    Course #3504
    26.0
    8.8
    17.0
    0.6
    Course #3506
    43.0
    22.0
    21.0
    1.5
     
     
     
    70.6
     
    4.8
     
     
     
     

    Proctored Exam Provided by InterNACHI:

      The prerequisite for taking the proctored exam of the Associate Degree Program is the completion of the courses listed above under Safety, Business, Roof, Electrical, Structural, and Plumbing. View details on taking the proctored exam as part of the Associate Degree Program. When the student as completed the above courses, the student may at any time contact InterNACHI Staff to schedule the web-based video proctored exam. To schedule an exam, contact the Education Department

      PROCTORED EXAM PROVIDED BY INTERNACHI
      Exam Title
      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Proctored Exam for the Home Inspector Degree Program
      1.0
      1.0
      0.0
        0.0  
       
       
      1.0
       
      0.0
       
       
       

       
      EXTERIOR
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #3600
      59.0
      17.9
      37.0
        1.2 
      Course #3602
       28.0
      7.3
      21.0
       0.5
      Course #3604
      29.0
      11.0
      18.0
      0.7
      Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training Course
      Course #3606
      43.0
      19.3
      24.0
      1.3
      Course #3608
      29.0
      11.0
      18.0
      0.7
      Course #3610
      37.0
      14.3
      23.0
      0.9
       
       
       
      80.8
       
      5.3
       
       



      ATTIC, INSULATION, VENTILATION, AND INTERIOR
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #3700
      45.0
      13.8
      31.0
        0.9  
      Course #3702
      44.0
      13.7
      30.0
       0.9
      Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course
      Course #3704
      41.0
      15.4
      26.0
      1.1
       
       
       
      42.9
       
      2.9

       

       

      HVAC
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #3800
      43.0
      13.1
      30.0
         0.9   
      Course #3802
      60.0
      26.9
      33.3
        1.8
      Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency for Inspectors Course
      Course #3804
      42.0
      14.8
      27.0
      1.0
       
       
       
      54.8
       
      3.7
       
       



      FIREPLACES, STOVES, AND CHIMNEYS
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #3900
      38.0
      11.8
      26.0
         0.8   
       
       
       
      11.8
       
      0.8
       
       
       
       

      HOME ENERGY
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #4000
      27.0
      9.6
      17.6
       0.6
      Course #4002
      22.0
      8.2
      15.1
      0.5
      Course #4004
      23.0
      7.6
      15.8
      0.5
      Course #4006
      25.0
      9.3
      16.0
      0.6
      Course #4008
      22.0
      6.7
      15.0
      0.4
       
       
       
      41.4
       
      2.6
       
       


       
      INDOOR AIR QUALITY
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #4100
      27.0
      9.9
      17.0
      0.7 
      Course #4102
      41.0
      16.8
      24.0
      1.1
       
       
       
      26.7
       
      1.8

       


       
      GREEN BUILDING
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #4200
      50.0
      24.3
      26.0
      1.6
       
       
       
      24.3
       
      1.6

       


       
      BUILDING SCIENCE AND INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #4300
      29.0
      10.5
      18.2
       0.7
      Course #4302
      34.0
      13.1
      21.0
      0.8
       
       
       
       23.6
       
      1.5

       



      REPORT WRITING
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #4400
      33.0
      11.0
      21.8
       0.7
       
       
       
      11.0
       
      0.7

       



      STANDARDS AND ETHICS
      Course Title
      Course Number

      Total Student
      Work Hours
      Academic
      Engagement
      Hours
      Preparation
        SCH
      Course #4500
      44.0
      15.0
      29.0
         1.0   
      Course #4502
      7.0
      2.4
      4.8
        0.4 
      25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course
      Course #4504
      37.0
      10.6
      26.0
       0.7
      Course #4506
      38.0
      12.9
      25.0
      0.8
       
       
       
      40.9
       
      2.9
       
       
       
       
       

      Professional Home Inspector Examination Provided by MICB:

        The student must pass a professional examination for home inspectors prior to attaining an Associate Degree in Home Inspection. The exam is administered by MICB, Master Inspector Certification Board. The professional home inspector exam is designed to test a student’s overall knowledge of the subject material of the courses the student has completed. One professional exam is administered during the Associate Degree Program. The exam content is based on courses taken by the student. Students must pass the professional home inspector exam with an 80% score or better. 
         
        The student shall take the professional examination (online at no additional cost for members) administrated by the MICB, a third-party neutral certification board. MICB administrates their international standardized test to assess general knowledge of a home inspector professional. 
         
        To take the Professional Home Inspector Examination, visit CertifiedMasterInspector.com
         
        PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTOR EXAMINATION PROVIDED BY MICB
        Exam Title
        Total Student
        Work Hours
        Academic
        Engagement
        Hours
        Preparation
          SCH
        Professional Home Inspector Examination Provided by MICB
        1.0
        1.0
        3.0
          0.0  
         
         
        1.0
         
        0.0
         
         
         
         

        Home Inspection and Written Report (Capstone Project):

        The student shall perform a home inspection and write a home inspection report prior to attaining an Associate Degree in Home Inspection.
         
        The student is required to perform a home inspection according to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection and produce a written home inspection report. 
         
        The studies leading to attaining an Associate Degree in Home Inspection shall conclude with the submission of a final written report, in which the student will reveal the knowledge, abilities, and skills acquired in the course of their studies. This is the capstone project. The final written report must be completed autonomously and personally by the student.
         
        InterNACHI’s capstone project of performing a home inspection and writing a home inspection report is based upon common practices, including:
        • determining the methods needed to perform a home inspection;
        • applying all acquired knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform a home inspection;
        • finalizing the home inspection process; and
        • producing a written inspection report for review.
        The report will be must be submitted in electronic format to the Report Evaluation Committee for review to education@internachi.org. 
         
        By completing this final capstone project, the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
        The report will be evaluated based upon substantial conformance to the Standards and requirements  set forth within the Standards. The report must identify, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by the Standards of Practice that are both observed and deemed material by the home inspector. The report may include additional comments and recommendations.
         
        The report will be graded on a scale of A, B, C, D, or F. 
         
        • A grade: The report is written in English, contains easy-to-read sentences, clear-to-understand statements, concise and sound recommendations, adequate descriptions, and fulfills the reporting requirements, and includes a report summary.
        • B grade: The report is slightly difficult to read and missing some descriptions. 
        • C grade: The report is disorganized, very difficult to read and understand, missing descriptions, and missing some reporting requirements.
        • D grade: The report contains inadequate structure, extremely difficult to read and understand, missing descriptions, does not substantially meet reporting requirements. 
        • F grade: The report is not written in conformance with the Standards of Practice at all.
         
        HOME INSPECTION AND WRITTEN REPORT (CAPSTONE PROJECT)
        Title
        Total Student
        Work Hours
        Academic
        Engagement
        Hours
        Preparation
          SCH
        Home Inspection and Written Report
        18.0
        8.0
        10.0
          0.0  
         
         
        8.0
         
        0.0
         
         
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        To Enroll and Begin the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program

        To enroll and begin the Associate Degree in Home Inspection Program, please visit our Admissions section of this online student catalog. If you're not ready to begin, feel free to read the rest of our online Student Catalog or contact us at nachi.org/contact

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