Home Inspector Certificate Program

The InterNACHI® Home Inspector Certificate Program is a free, online certificate program provided by InterNACHI® School (internachi.edu), the only tuition-free home inspector college accredited by a national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education. 


The program's goal is for the graduate to gain and develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to complete the required tasks 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 upon 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.
By completing the previous prerequisites, you will be qualified to enroll in the Home Inspector Certificate Program. 


To enroll in the program, complete the 6 prerequisites listed previously, then click www.nachi.org/my/certification/certificate-program. The program does NOT certify you. Those who enroll are already certified inspectors. The program provides a certificate of completion. 

Enroll in the Program

The InterNACHI® Home Inspector Certificate Program is a free, online certificate program provided by the only 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.