How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Georgia

 

Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

 
 

Insurance for Inspectors​

Although Georgia 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.
 
 

Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 

 

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

 
To maintain your home inspector certification, you must take 24 hours of Continuing Education every year.
 
To take Continuing Education courses, visit nachi.org/education (online & free to members). When you complete an online course, your education log and transcript is automatically updated within your Members-Only Account.
 
 

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: 

InterNACHI asked Tim Taylor of the Georgia Department of Agriculture to comment upon home inspectors performing visual-only home inspections and discovering wood damage. It seems that if a home inspector in Georgia sees wood damage, and the inspector does NOT attempt to identify the insect, but, rather, calls for a state-licensed pest control company to further inspect the home, that would be acceptable to the state.
 
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
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 in Georgia (online & free for members):

      
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. InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course is NRPP- and AARST-approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education.  Find it online at https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

 
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.
 
 
 

Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

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. 
  To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
    4. email Michelle to participate in the program. 
 
 

Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):

  
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 (online & free for members):


 
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 (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 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):