Continuing Education (CE) Policy for InterNACHI® Certified Inspectors

The CE Policy applies to only InterNACHI® Active Members who become InterNACHI-Certified Inspectors and intend to maintain and renew their inspector certification and CPI® credential. Get certified.


24.0 Hours of CE Every Year

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 certified inspector may complete qualified education outside of InterNACHI® and upload credits into the inspector's Online Education Log


InterNACHI® Certified Inspectors Are Required To:

There are two exceptions to the CE requirement:
  1. 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).
  2. 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. Online courses, in-person classes, online live webinars, chapter meetings, 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. 
  • If you attend a free, online InterNACHI® Webinar that lasts 1 hour, that education will count as 1 hour of InterNACHI® Continuing Education.
 


Automatically Receiving CE 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.
  • Watching webinar recordings from InterNACHI® Webinars, coaching sessions, online conferences or conventions, etc. that you did not attend or participate in. 
  • Listening to podcast recordings. 

 

 

Unsure? Have Questions? 

If you are unsure if something qualifies as Continuing Education you can email our Education Department at nachi.org/contact.
 



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? 

For InterNACHI® clock hour and CEU calculation policy and procedures, visit www.nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation.