Home Inspector Certification Requirements

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To become an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector and attain the Certified Professional Inspector CPI® designation and Certificate, you must complete the following six steps (see below):
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6 Steps:

By completing Step #1 through Step #6, you will be awarded the CPI® designation and considered an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector 

To Maintain Certification:

To maintain your inspector certification, you must complete the following twelve training courses with 12 months of attaining your CPI® designation:

    1. Safe Practices for the Home Inspector Course (free and online for members).
    2. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course (free and online for members).
    3. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors Course (free and online for members).
    4. How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course (free and online for members).
    5. How to Perform Roof Inspections Course (free and online for members).
    6. How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course (free and online for members).
    7. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course (free and online for members).
    8. How to Inspect the Exterior Course (free and online for members).
    9. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Course (free and online for members).
    10. How to Perform Deck Inspections Course (free and online for members).
    11. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course (free and online for members).
    12. How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys Course (free and online for members).

In Addition, You Must Also:


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Warning to Consumers:

Unlike other home inspection associations, InterNACHI front-ends many of its certification requirements and requires that its members take many courses and examinations after joining.  In other words, all of our certified members must fulfill certification requirements before they can become certified.  Other associations have few or no entrance requirements, and encourage their members and associates to go out and perform hundreds of unqualified inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers.

Note to Existing Members:
InterNACHI's membership requirements are subject to change, but existing members need only comply with the requirements in effect at the time they joined.

Note to Members of Other Associations: 
Members of other associations are welcome to join InterNACHI, but a requirement of membership is that InterNACHI must be given equal prominence in your marketing materials (such as brochures and websites) as the other associations you belong to. 

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