Become a Certified Roof Inspector

This online certification program is provided by InterNACHI® School ( for free to InterNACHI® members. To become a certified roof inspector:

  1. Join InterNACHI® as a member.
  2. Complete InterNACHI's home inspector certification requirements.
  3. Complete InterNACHI's free, online How to Perform Roof Inspections CourseCertified inspectors download and use InterNACHI's certification logos.


How to Perform Roof Inspections Textbook


Roof Agreement

Create a new customized template for the particular inspection service using our online agreement system at Totally customized, easy-to-use. Try it out on yourself and see how it works. 

Standards of Practice

Customize the agreement and your inspection process upon the roof section of the Home Inspection Standards of Practice. Inform your clients about what you are going to inspect, not inspect, not guarantee, and set their expectations to help reduce your liability. 

1-Hour Training Video

Get trained by watching this 1-hour roof inspection training video.  

40-Minute Training Video Course

Take InterNACHI's free, online training video course, which includes a 40-minute video that goes over the ten steps to performing a roof inspection at 10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection Course. The ten steps are described in detail inside the video, and here's what is covered in the course: 

  • visual-only inspection techniques;
  • inspection tips;
  • narratives and disclaimers;
  • roof covering materials;
  • asphalt shingles;
  • fasteners;
  • deck sheathing;
  • slope;
  • underlayment;
  • ice barriers
  • drip edges;
  • offset patterns;
  • roof valleys;
  • nail penetration; and
  • flashing.

And the 10 steps are:

  1. check the roof covering
  2. check the fasteners
  3. check the deck sheathing
  4. check the slope and underlayment
  5. check the ice barrier
  6. check the drip edge
  7. check for an offset pattern
  8. check the roof valley flashing
  9. check the nail penetration into the deck sheathing
  10. check the flashing areas

Roof Inspection Checklist

You can now use the Standards of Practice and the ten steps as a guide to your roof inspection process and a template within your home inspection software checklist. For inspection report writing software resources, visit and scroll down to Step #11. More inspection checklists are available to download by visiting

More Inspector Certifications

Members have unlimited access to all of InterNACHI's free, online courses. Learn at your own pace, and when you're ready, you can attain more than 60 additional types of inspector certifications (at no additional cost).

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