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, 2020, must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education by July 1, 2022 (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 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. If you learn, you earn. 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. Teaching home inspection classes and mentoring home inspectors would qualify. 

How Much Credit?

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®.  
Some more examples are:
  • A mold seminar that lasts 2 hours qualifies as 2 hours of Continuing Education.
  • InterNACHI® Chapter meetings qualify for continuing education. If the meeting lasts 1.5 hours, you receive 1.5 hours credit. Attend a Chapter meeting at
  • If you teach or mentor an inspector for 4 hours, you will receive 4 hours of CE credit from InterNACHI®. Find or become a Mentor at
  • If you completed a 10-hour qualifying training class at another accredited school (outside of InterNACHI®), that training will count for 10 hours of CE. 
  • If you attend a free, online InterNACHI® Webinar that lasts 1 hour, that education will count as 1 hour of InterNACHI® 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. 

Continuing Education Units CEU

To compute the number of CEU (Continuing Education Units), InterNACHI® divides the number of clock hours of instruction, academic engagement, and preparation by 10. Therefore, if a course is calculated to be 10 clock hours, then the course is worth 1.0 CEUs. CEUs is typically used for transferring credits between accredited post-secondary educational institutions such as

Automatically Receiving Credit:

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


Manually Adding Credit:

Members can also manually add credits to their Education Log by logging into their InterNACHI Members-Only Account and clicking the Continuing Education (CE Records) link. 
Please watch the following short video on how to do that: 


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

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 InterNACHI Continuing Education (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 = CE credit hours.

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.



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