How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Georgia

 
 
 
InterNACHI® is the world's leading association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more.
 
The InterNACHI® School is accredited as a post-secondary education institution by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and Continuing Education to InterNACHI® members in Georgia. 
 

Scroll down this page for everything you need to get started, make more money, and grow your inspection business.
 
 


 

To Become a Certified Home Inspector

To become an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector and attain the Certified Professional Inspector CPI® designation, complete the home inspector certification requirements. The training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members. 
 
 
 

Hands-On Training at House of Horrors® 

Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida.  The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof.  Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®.  Experience the House of Horrors®.

 


Home Inspector Continuing Education (free & online)

InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspectors are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education every year to renew their certification.  View the Continuing Education Policy.  InterNACHI's online education courses are free to members. 
 


 

Insurance for Inspectors​

Although your state doesn’t have requirements regarding insurance for home inspectors, many local real estate boards and home inspector business franchises require their affiliate members to meet certain coverage standards. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.  
 

 
 

Home Inspector School Partners

For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes, please click here.
 
 
 


Real Estate Cards (free for members):

Licensed real estate agents can attain free Continuing Education credits by following the directions on the real estate cards. Members can hand out these cards to real estate agents, which explain how to log into the free courses.
 
When an agent logs into a course and enters the member's ID number, the member is automatically emailed. The first slide of the course is the member's contact information. 
 
Georgia Real Estate Commission approves InterNACHI as a course provider for real estate agents. 
 
 
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI 

 
 
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection  

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:
 
From: Sep 24, 2014:
Ben,
I would agree that as long as they are recommending a license pest control company to come look at it and not trying to identify it as termite damage that would be ok.
Thanks,
Tim Taylor│Licensing & Certification
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW │Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4201
In the state of Georgia it is ok for a home inspector to defer to licensed pest control companies rather than identifying the organisms for themselves. InterNACHI has a checklist report for home inspectors who find wood damage. Visit https://www.nachi.org/wdo-report.htm and download the free Wood Destroying Inspection Report. And there are also other resources on that webpage, including a training course, certification log, and inspection field guide. 
 
 
 
 

Radon Tester Certification (free & online)

      
Georgia does not certify or regulate radon measurement testers or radon mitigation contractors (as of Sep 2014). The Georgia Radon Hotline, operated by the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program, recommends that homeowners hire a certified radon mitigation contractor. Visit the Georgia website for details
 
NRPP:
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course" is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. To complete all components of the NRPP Radon Certification, please visit their site for more information.  
 
NRSB:
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course.  
 
 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector Certification (free & online)

 
Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector™. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed.
 
 
 
 

Roof Data Technician (free for members)

  
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) Participate in the InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.
 
 
 
 

Business & Marketing (free & online)

 

 
 
 

 
InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
 
 
 

Homeowner Newsletter (free & online)

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 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your homeowner newsletter cards from InspectorOutlet.
 
 
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:


Follow the step-by-step checklist for running a successful home inspection business.
 
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):