Home Inspector Certificate Program

InterNACHI® School is an accredited home inspector college (internachi.edu). InterNACHI® School offers a nationally accredited, college-level Home Inspector Certificate Program to InterNACHI® members for free. To enroll in the one-year program, the individual must join InterNACHI® as a member. The student will receive a Certificate of Completion from InterNACHI® School by completing the program. For details about the Home Inspector Certificate Program, visit our Student Catalog.


The goal of the Home Inspector Certificate Program is for the graduate to gain and develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to complete the required tasks of a Certified Professional Inspector CPI® outlined in the Home Inspector Job Task Analysis (JTA), perform a home inspection, and write a home inspection report. 


The graduate will be able to competently perform a general home inspection according to the Home Inspector Standards of Practice, including how to: 
  • follow a Standards of Practice for performing a home inspection;
  • make observations during the visual inspection of a home;
  • identify and describe systems and components in a home;
  • activate the home’s systems to determine functionality;
  • evaluate and describe the condition of the systems inspected; and
  • write an inspection report based on the observations made during the inspection.


Students seeking to enroll in the Home Inspector Certificate Program must be certified by InterNACHI® by completing the InterNACHI® home inspector certification requirements as a prerequisite. Those inspector certification prerequisites are: 
  1. Pass the Online Home Inspector Exam with an 80% or better.
  2. Join InterNACHI® as a member.
  3. Sign the enrollment agreement (affidavit) after completing the previous 5 prerequisites.
The student will qualify to enroll in the Home Inspector Certificate Program by completing the previous six prerequisites. The program does NOT certify the student. Individuals who enroll in the program are already InterNACHI-certified inspectors. The program provides a certificate of completion.


To enroll in the program, complete the 6 prerequisites listed previously, then click www.nachi.org/my/certification/certificate-program. Graduates of the Home Inspector Certificate Program receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Enroll in the Program

The InterNACHI® Home Inspector Certificate Program is a free, online 549-hour, one-year certificate program provided by our tuition-free nationally-accredited home inspector college at internachi.edu.


To become an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector CPI®, InterNACHI® members must complete the InterNACHI® Home Inspector Certification Requirements.


Click here for the InterNACHI® School Catalog.