Continuing Education Policy


24 Hours of CE Every Year 

InterNACHI members are required to:

InterNACHI's Continuing Education requirement for members is very straightforward: twenty-four (24) hours of Continuing Education every year (based upon the date the members joined) are required to maintain InterNACHI membership. InterNACHI membership is based upon the day the member joins. There are two exceptions:
  1. New Members: New members are not required to complete any Continuing Education within the first calendar year after they join InterNACHI. For example: A new member who joins InterNACHI on July 1, 2017, needs to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education by July 1, 2019 (two years after they join as a new member).
  2. 24 Rollover Hours: A member may apply a maximum of twenty-four (24) additional CE hours ("rollover hours") to the following year only. For example, if a member completes 30 hours of CE in one particular year, that member has 6 rollover CE hours hours to apply to the following year. For another example, if a member completes 50 hours of CE in one particular year, that member has a maximum of 24 rollover CE hours to apply to the following year only.



What Qualifies?

InterNACHI's qualifying subject matter is quite broad. Anything reasonably deemed to be inspection-related can be considered qualifying, including CE credits earned from other inspection associations, training classes provided by schools other than InterNACHI, construction seminars, and code enforcement training. Courses, classes, webinars, and seminars all qualify.
The ratio is a direct 1:1 (one-to-one). That means if you completed a 2-hour qualifying course, you will receive 2 hours of CE credit from InterNACHI. If you completed a 10-hour qualifying training class at another school (other than InterNACHI), that will count for 10 hours of CE. 
Some examples are:
  • A mold seminar that lasts 2 hours qualifies as 2 hours of Continuing Education.
  • InterNACHI Chapter meetings qualify for 1 hour of continuing education (even though they may last longer).
  • A free, online class that lasts 1 hour qualifies as 1 hour of Continuing Education.
  • Mentoring another inspector. Two examples of where a Mentor may provide various learning opportunities include: agreeing with a student enrolled in an educational program to oversee the student's learning experience and to help ensure that credit is awarded to student academic activities; and providing supervision and instructional guidance during a home inspection. 

Automatically Receiving Credit:

Members who complete InterNACHI's free, online courses will have their education log automatically updated by our education system.

Manually Adding Credit:

Members can also manually add credits to their Education Log by logging into the InterNACHI account and clicking the Education Log tool. A member
Please watch the following short video on how to do that:

More Examples of Continuing Education Activity:

CE Hours - Max Per Year
Proof you should acquire and save
InterNACHI approved courses
varies - unlimited
Certificate of Completion
Online InterNACHI approved continuing education
varies - unlimited 
Education log
InterNACHI committee member
4 hours/year max
InterNACHI local chapter officer
2 hours/year max
InterNACHI local chapter meeting
1 hour/meeting
InterNACHI chapter event log
Published in newspaper, magazine, or IQ
1 hour/article - 8 hours max
copy of published article
Author of published inspection book
36 hours/book max
title and isbn number
Guest/host on radio or TV inspection show
1 hour/appearance - 8 hours max
copy of audio/video segment
Write InterNACHI approved educational article
2 hours/article - 8 hours max
InterNACHI approval
InterNACHI's online roofing course completion      
4 hours
InterNACHI Education Log
On-site inspector mentoring for fellow member 
2 hour per home inspection - 10 hours maximum
Member's name, inspection report, address of inspected home
Assisting with Habitat for Humanity or other charity
varies - 8 hours max
InterNACHI approval
Note:  Twenty-four (24) hours of acceptable Continuing Education (CE) per year are required to maintain InterNACHI Membership.
All continuing education must be related to the inspection, construction, or design of buildings and related systems. Chapter meetings must have educational speakers to qualify. It is the member's responsibility to maintain documented proof of completed CE Hours in the event of an audit by InterNACHI. Continuing education claimed must be posted to the InterNACHI member's Continuing Education log. 

What Does NOT Qualify as CE?

Some things do NOT qualify as continuing education:
  • Any continuing education that is not verifiable.
  • In-house training. Any training you receive on the job from the inspection company you work for does not qualify as continuing education:
  • Repeat courses within the same calendar year. Taking the same class or course twice in the same year does not count for double credits.
  • Books and videos. Buying and reading a book or watching a video about inspections is great, but does not qualify as continuing education.



Unsure? Have Questions?

If you are unsure if something qualifies as Continuing Education you can email our Education Department at

Why Take Continuing Education



InterNACHI members are required to load all details of their continuing educational accomplishments to the members-only education log, including as much detail as possible.  All other proof of completion of courses, seminars, etc. should be retained by the member in case further verification is requested.

How does InterNACHI calculate Continuing Education Units (hours) for its courses?

Calculation of Continuing Education Units (CEU or credit hours) uses the prescribed word count formula (Adopted by InterNACHI, AICPA, and NASBA).

[ ( # of words / 140 ) + ( Video time in min. ) + ( # of questions x 1.85 ) ] / 50 = CEUs. 

The word count for the text of the required reading of the program is divided by 140, the average reading speed of adults reading technical content. The total number of review questions, exercises and final examination questions is multiplied by 1.85, which is the estimated average completion time per question. These two numbers plus actual audio/video duration time, if any, are then added together and the result divided by 50 to calculate the CEUs for the self study program. If the total minutes are not equally divisible by 50, the CEUs granted may be rounded down to the nearest one-half credit.



Approved and accredited Continuing Education.
Free live, online classes at NACHI.TV
Live hands-on training at the InterNACHI School.