An InterNACHI® Active Member who becomes certified by InterNACHI® is required to complete 24.0 hours of CE every year (regardless of whether or not the member is state- or province-licensed). An InterNACHI-certified inspector can fulfill the CE requirement by taking InterNACHI's free, online courses (many course are state- and province-approved). A course can be taken as many times as desired, but credit for a single course will only apply towards the 24.0 hours of CE once every 12 months. A certified inspector may also complete qualified education outside of InterNACHI® and upload credits into the inspector's Online Education Log.
There are two exceptions to the CE requirement:
Newly certified inspectors are NOT required to complete any CE for the first year after they become certified. For example, a member who becomes certified on July 1, 2020, must complete twenty-four hours of Continuing Education by July 1, 2022 (two years after they become certified).
A certified home inspector may apply a maximum of twenty-four (24) additional CE hours ("rollover hours") to the following year only. For example, if the certified inspector completes 30 hours of CE in a year that requires CE completion, that inspector has 6 rollover CE hours to apply to the following year.
InterNACHI® Active Members and Guest Members Must:
Become an Active Member or Guest Member. Get certified at your own pace whenever you’re ready, at no additional fee (all education and testing is online and free to InterNACHI® Active Members). Get Certified.
What Qualifies for InterNACHI® CE?
InterNACHI's qualifying subject matter for CE is quite broad and simple. 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, Chapter presentations, and code enforcement training. Attending online courses, in-person classes, live webinars, chapter meetings, and in-person seminars all qualify. Teaching home inspection classes and mentoring home inspectors qualifies.
How Much Credit?
The ratio is a direct 1:1 (one-to-one). That means if you completed a 2-hour qualifying CE 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 nachi.org/chapters.
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 nachi.org/mentoring.
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.
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 clock hours and Continuing Education credit hours for its courses?