Real Estate Cards (free for members):
Inform licensed agents that they can attain free, online Continuing Education through InterNACHI
to renew their real estate license. The real estate cards provide instructions to the real estate agents on how to access the free, online courses. When an agent enters a member's ID # into the course system, the member is automatically emailed.
Florida Home Maintenance Book
InterNACHI is an approved vendor of the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
, a federal and state resource that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. If you’re interested in becoming a home inspector and have a physical or mental disability, Vocational Rehabilitation may pay for an InterNACHI membership, or assist you in obtaining the equipment and resources you will need. If you or someone you know has a disability and needs assistance, visit one of the Vocational Rehabilitation Centers in your area. You’ll find a list online at: http://www.rehabworks.org/office_directory.shtml
Mold Inspection Course (online & free for members):
According to a declaratory statement by G. W. Harrell, Florida DBPR Director, on March 28, 2013, a Florida-licensed home inspector:
- "may inspect, sample, and identify visible mold, assuming the visible mold discovered during the home inspection is less 10 square feet in area," and
- "is allowed to advertise mold testing, sampling, and inspections within the scope of licensure as a home inspector, so long as he/she does not use the terms 'certified mold assessor,' 'registered mold assessor,' 'licensed mold assessor,' 'mold assessor,' 'professional mold assessor,' or any combination thereof stating or implying licensure as a mold assessor."
- Read the statement as a PDF download.
Become a Certified Mold Inspector
Licensed mold assessors and mold remediators in Florida can attain free, online Continuing Education by completing InterNACHI's free, online Mold Assessor & Remediator Course for 14 CE hours.
Wind Mitigation Inspection (online & free for members):
Florida-licensed home inspectors who complete InterNACHI's wind mitigation course are qualified to perform wind mitigation inspections in Florida.
Does a home inspector license allow a home inspector to do wind mitigation-related inspections on a home, and sign insurance discount form #1802 from the Florida Department of Insurance? Yes, but they must complete an approved wind mitigation course. Click here to view details on the Florida website
Wood-Destroying Organisms/WDO Inspections:
Florida regulates persons
who apply pesticides to structures in Florida, as outlined in the
Florida Structural Pest Control Law (Chapter 482). Visit the Florida website.
Marline Czerniak from the Florida Department of Agriculture states in a 2013 letter to InterNACHI:
"A home inspector, upon observing some apparent WDO damage during the home inspection, can state that he observes damage to wood, structure, or whatever he notes, but cannot state that it is due to a wood-destroying organism. As long as they are NOT diagnosing the condition or stating that it's due to termites or some other pest, they are OK."
FL 4-Point Inspection Course (online & free for members):
Insurance for FL Inspectors:
FL Adjusters Course (online & free for members):
Home Energy Inspector™ Certification (online & free for members):
The online training and
certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no
additional training needed.
Home Energy Score Assessor (free & online):
The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's miles-per-gallon rating, and any qualified inspector in the U.S. can generate a Home Energy Score in less than an hour. The Home Energy Score provides:
- a score on a scale of 1 to 10;
- facts about the home and its energy use; and
- recommendations generated by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the score and energy efficiency.
Business & Marketing Course (online & free for members):
Find more useful tools and documents for your home inspection business, all free for members:
Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):
Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is:
- free to members;
- customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
- has five years' worth of monthly issues;
- includes your photo and logo in each issue.
to hand out to sign up your homeowner-clients for your Homeowner
Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
Everything You Need, All in One Place:
Membership Benefits (free for members):