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:
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).
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.
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. 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.
If you teach or mentor an inspector for 4 hours, you will receive 4 hours of CE credit from InterNACHI.
If you completed a 10-hour qualifying training class at another accredited school (other than InterNACHI), that will count for 10 hours of CE.
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.
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.
InterNACHI uses "hours" instead of "CEU" or "credits."
Please be sure to upload all of your continuing education accomplishments to the member-only education log. This helps us advise other members of educational options available in their local areas. InterNACHI is accepting of all other associations' continuing education, except for NAHI's.
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