Become a Home Energy Inspector (free & online for members)

To become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Energy Inspector, complete the following three requirements:

  1. Join InterNACHI® as a member at $49 per month (cancel any time) or $499 per year.
  2. Complete the Home Inspector Certification Requirements; and 
  3. Complete:

Become Infrared Certified®

In addition to becoming a Home Energy Inspector, you may want to become Infrared Certified® (free & online for members).

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a Home Energy Inspector:

The minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) of an InterNACHI Certified Home Energy Inspector are as follows:
  • Basics of heat transfer concepts
  • Basics of building performance testing
  • Basics of air distribution leakage
  • Calculating gross and net areas
  • Definitions/energy terminology
  • Basic combustion appliance concerns
  • Basics of envelope leakage, thermal bypass, thermal bridging
  • Determining envelope insulation
    • Presence/absence of insulation and when observable, the quality of its installation
    • Recommended levels of insulation by climate zoneHVAC – determining equipment efficiencies from model numbers or default tables
  • Household appliances – determine efficiency from model numbers or vintage
  • Energy units
  • Measuring building dimensions
  • Identification and documentation of energy survey inspected features of the home
  • Basics of specifications
  • Determining window and door efficiency
  • Determining building orientation and shading characteristics
  • Defining the thermal boundaries
  • Basics of measure interaction, expected life, and bundling for optimal performance considering the house as a system and the emerging need for deep savings 


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Additional Training (free & online for members):

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Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics:


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Members have unlimited access to InterNACHI's free, online training. Learn at your own pace, and when you're ready, you can attain more than 45 additional certifications (all free & online for members). 

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