Home Inspector Certification Requirements

There are six steps to becoming an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector and attaining the Certified Professional Inspector CPI® credential. 


After completing steps #1 through #6, you will be awarded the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® certification and credential, and you will also be considered an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector.



To maintain your certified inspector certification, you must complete the following group of free online courses provided by InterNACHI® School within 12 months of completing step #6: 

The courses may be taken in any order. This group of courses is required in order to maintain your certification awarded by InterNACHI®. 



To track your current status and progress through the InterNACHI® inspector certification requirements, click here.




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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.

Continuing Education Log

InterNACHI's Continuing Education system automatically logs every course completion to a time-stamped transcript.  Read more information about the online Continuing Education log.

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