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Old 12/12/18, 3:48 PM
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InterNACHI® is now nationally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

The InterNACHI® School is the only home inspector school accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a national accrediting organization of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), to provide InterNACHI® members:

InterNACHI® has also applied for an .EDU website domain.

Click here for details about InterNACHI being accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.



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Old 12/12/18, 4:19 PM
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OK, so what does this mean? Does this mean that if you complete the "course", you have an AA degree? or a BA degree? Exactly what type of credential does completing the course give one?




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Old 12/12/18, 4:22 PM
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The main thing it means, for me anyway, is that our courses no longer need licensing board approval. We're now exempt in many states and automatically approved.
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Old 12/12/18, 4:23 PM
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Does this make your courses acceptable for continuing education in NY?




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Old 12/12/18, 4:42 PM
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Yep. We're on the same level as Harvard and Yale now.
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Old 12/12/18, 4:53 PM
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Yep. We're on the same level as Harvard and Yale now.
That statement just took any credibility and flushed it down the toilet.




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Old 12/12/18, 5:18 PM
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You're right. Harvard and Yale don't offer home inspection courses.

Our inspection courses are as accredited as their law courses. How's that?

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Old 12/12/18, 9:25 PM
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But, but, but someone at another association told me Nachi courses aren't worth a darn.....


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Old 12/12/18, 11:33 PM
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Yep. We're on the same level as Harvard and Yale now.
Actually, Nick, Harvard and Yale hold only a regional accreditation (from the New England Commission of Higher Education). InterNACHI has attained a national institutional accreditation. That means that if Yale enrolls an online student from beyond the borders of Connecticut, Yale has to ensure that they're in compliance with that state's regulations related to online education, student by student and state by state.

InterNACHI can enroll any student anywhere in the United States and be in full compliance.



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That statement just took any credibility and flushed it down the toilet.
Hi, Stephen. In what way?



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Old 12/13/18, 12:01 AM
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Actually, Nick, Harvard and Yale hold only a regional accreditation (from the New England Commission of Higher Education). InterNACHI has attained a national institutional accreditation. That means that if Yale enrolls an online student from beyond the borders of Connecticut, Yale has to ensure that they're in compliance with that state's regulations related to online education, student by student and state by state.

InterNACHI can enroll any student anywhere in the United States and be in full compliance.
My apologies to InterNACHI for implying InterNACHI is only on par with Harvard and Yale. We're on a higher level.

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Old 12/13/18, 12:09 AM
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Hi, Stephen. In what way?
It is puffery, pure and simple. Trying to compare a new, online school with the likes of Havard or Yale is so far out of being comparative it becomes a joke. You notice he didn't compare it to a trade school or high school which are also legitimate comparisons. Yes, one accreditation is no different than the other from an accreditation standpoint. It is just another of Nick's word games trying to insinuate more value than actually exists. But at some point one must realize that these types of constant word games does more to de-legitimize the organization than build it up. In the end I don't give a rat's patootie. I'm retired.




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Old 12/13/18, 12:23 AM
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Yep. We're on the same level as Harvard and Yale now.
Except all of InterNACHI's courses are FREE. I highly doubt Harvard or Yale offer free education.
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Old 12/13/18, 1:13 PM
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Except all of InterNACHI's courses are FREE. I highly doubt Harvard or Yale offer free education.
You would be wrong...


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Old 12/13/18, 2:17 PM
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It is puffery, pure and simple. Trying to compare a new, online school with the likes of Havard or Yale is so far out of being comparative it becomes a joke. You notice he didn't compare it to a trade school or high school which are also legitimate comparisons. Yes, one accreditation is no different than the other from an accreditation standpoint. It is just another of Nick's word games trying to insinuate more value than actually exists. But at some point one must realize that these types of constant word games does more to de-legitimize the organization than build it up. In the end I don't give a rat's patootie. I'm retired.
I see what you're saying. And I know what Nick is saying. And he's correct. The main comparison or observation is --- for the first time in our home inspection industry, home inspectors have a comparative representation and equivalent credibility to any US Dept of Education-accredited university, college, or school. You mentioned high school and trade schools, but they do not hold an equivalent accreditation. Why? They are not post secondary institutions. Harvard is. Yale is. And now, so is InterNACHI.

I hear you when you say that you don't care, because you're retired. We're not retired. And we do care. But I thank you for the discussion.



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