COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors and Contractors Course

This free online course is provided by and is open to everyone, including home inspectors, contractors, real estate agents, and the general public. 

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The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors, contractors, and real estate agents on the best practices, inspection steps, and safety guidelines to protect themselves from the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Essential Business & Code of Ethics:

Many countries, states, provinces, and local governments have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by restricting many businesses from operating. According to the InterNACHI® Code of Ethics, the InterNACHI® member shall comply with all government rules and requirements of the jurisdiction where he or she conducts business. 


After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • describe COVID-19;
  • list the symptoms of COVID-19;
  • describe how COVID-19 spreads;
  • choose and implement safe work practices; and
  • apply safety guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure. 

Course includes:

  • 5.0 InterNACHI CE credit hours;
  • 0.5 CEU; 
  • 8,026 words;
  • 12 minutes of video;
  • 15 quiz questions in 1 quiz;
  • 15 question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion. 
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You will learn the following topics:

  • COVID0-19
  • Symptoms of COVID0-19
  • Emergency warning signs
  • How COVID-19 spreads
  • Steps all workers can take to reduce the risk of exposure
  • Develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan
  • Prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures 
  • Procedures for identifying sick people 
  • Workplace flexibilities and protections
  • Workplace controls
  • Safe work practices
  • Washing hands video
  • PPE
  • Four classifications of risk
  • Four things home inspectors can do to have a positive impact on their community
  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • OSHA resources

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of this course and passing of the 15-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.

The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance, verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.  

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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors and Contractors Course

Course # 4900



Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute


Watching and listening to instructional video

Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report0.6
Submitting an inspection and writing assignment0.2
Submitting a research and writing assignment0.2

Taking quizzes


Taking the exam





Studying and reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam


Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book
Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment



Sub Total


Overall Total

5.0 hours

0.5 CEU


And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, the online course is open and free to all members and non-members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.
This course has been approved by:

Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
  • The course is free for all InterNACHI members and non-members.
  • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
  • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
  • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
  • There are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and pictures of actual roofs.
  • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
  • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
  • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images. 
  • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
    1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
    2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
      1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
      2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
      3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
  • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto- generated in their own name.
The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.