Inspection Excellence Through Education and Camaraderie

 
Just as iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.

                                                             -- Proverbs 27:17
 
           
Members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – are the most educated and best-trained inspectors in the world, and InterNACHI® is committed to keeping it that way.  Toward that end, InterNACHI® has taken steps to encourage its members' pursuit and maintenance of inspection excellence, and we have accomplished this without any additional charge to members.  We believe that fees, like taxes, deter professional development, and that the best way to encourage the continuing education of our membership is by supporting variety, accessibility and affordability in educational options.
 
InterNACHI® members start off by fulfilling certain requirements before they can even apply for membership.  They have access to the InterNACHI School, which is free.  InterNACHI’s Online Photo Gallery of Defects is the largest in the world and is free and open to all.  InterNACHI’s Online Visual Aid Frames Library is the largest in the world and is free and open to all. InterNACHI's Inspection Article Library is free.  Inspector's Quarterly is free. NACHI.TV has many episodes that any viewer can watch for free.  InterNACHI's Inspection Graphics Gallery is free.  InterNACHI even has online educational inspection-related crossword puzzles, open to all and free, of course. InterNACHI’s Online Exam Preparation Tool, with a pool of more than 2,500 multiple-choice questions and answers, is the largest in the world, and is free.  InterNACHI’s online, searchable Inspector Glossary is the largest in the world and is free and open to all.  
 
InterNACHI's online Continuing Education is free.  InterNACHI's "25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know" Course is free. InterNACHI's online Code of Ethics Course is free.  InterNACHI's Defect Recognition and Report Writing Course is free.  InterNACHI's Curso Sobre El Código de Ética de InterNACHI is free.  InterNACHI's Introduccion a la Inspeccion Residencial de Pre-compra Curso is free.  InterNACHI's online Roof Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Residential Electrical Inspection course is free.  InterNACHI's online Commercial Electrical Systems course is free.  InterNACHI's online Advanced Electrical Inspection course is free.  InterNACHI's "Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Structural Issues for the Inspector" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Commercial Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course is free.  InterNACHI's Florida Mold Assessor and Remediator Course is free.  InterNACHI's Illinois Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course is free.  InterNACHI's Deck Inspections Course is free.  InterNACHI's Manufactured and Mobile Home Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Vermiculite Insulation Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's TPR Valve Discharge Inspection mini-course is free.  InterNACHI's "Inspecting Means of Egress" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Emergency Egress Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Safe Practices for the Home Inspector" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Advanced Residential Code Inspection Exam Prep Tool is free.  InterNACHI's Commercial Property Inspection Prerequisite Course is free.  InterNACHI's Commercial Property Code Inspection Exam Prep Tool is free.  InterNACHI's Home Inspection Business Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Australia: Introduction to Home Inspections" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Australia: Introduction to the Australian Standards of Practice" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Residential Plumbing Overview course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Perform Mold Inspections" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Advanced Mold Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces Course is free.  InterNACHI's HVAC Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors Course is free.  InterNACHI's Inspecting Commercial HVAC Systems Course is free.  InterNACHI's Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Exterior Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Wind Mitigation Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Inspect Lawn Irrigation Systems" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "House as a System" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Texas Standards of Practice, Legal, and Ethics Course is free. InterNACHI's Energy Movement Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Comfort and Climate for Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Energy Auditor Course is free.  InterNACHI's Polybutylene Plumbing Inspection Course is free.  Both InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice and Commercial Standards of Practice Courses are free.  InterNACHI's Green Building Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Septic Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Log Home Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection Course is free. InterNACHI's online Pool and Spa Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Wind and Hail Roof Inspection and Replacement course is free.  InterNACHI's online Ladder Safety Training Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Professionalism Training Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Safety for the Exterior" online video course is free.  InterNACHI's online General Roof Inspection Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's Advanced Residential Roof Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's Roof Data Technician Course is free.  InterNACHI's "South Africa: Introduction to Home Inspections" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "South Africa: Standards of Practice" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "South Africa: Roof Inspection" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "South Africa: Soils, Substructure and Superstructure" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves and Chimneys" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Inspect Water Heater Tanks" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Water Heater Discharge Piping" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Lead-Safe Work Practices Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Inspect Private Drinking Water Wells" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs" Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Inspecting Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs" Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Inspecting Tile Roofs" Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Inspecting Metal Roofs" Video Course is free. InterNACHI's online "Inspecting Slate Roofs" Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's comprehensive online Moisture Intrusion Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Meth House Hazards and Remediation" Course is free.  InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Insurance Adjuster Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Customer Service and Communication for Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Calculating Envelope Energy Loss" Course is free. InterNACHI's online "Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Inspecting HVAC Energy Efficiency" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Home Energy Score for Real Estate Professionals" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "TREC Home Energy Score for Real Estate Professionals" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Performing a Home Energy Audit" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Perform a Garage Inspection" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Texas-TREC Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection, Treatment and Reporting" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Perform Tree Inspections" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Standard Inspection Form and Report Writing" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "How to Inspect Appliances According to TREC Standards" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Home Energy Blower Door Inspection Training Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior" Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "10 Steps to Performing a Roof Inspection" Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's online "Nevada Home Inspectors Standards of Practice and Legal Rules" Course is free. InterNACHI's onlne "Texas Standard Inspection Form and Report Writing" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Indiana Licensure Law and Regulations for Home Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Illinois Standards of Practice and Legal Issues for Home Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's online Infrared Thermography Inspection Video Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Advanced Stucco and EIFS Inspection Training for Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI's "Building Science and Infrared Thermal Imaging for Inspectors" Course is free.  InterNACHI’s online Inspector Examination, with over a trillion different versions, taken over 385,000 times, and which generates a custom inspector-weakness pie chart upon completion, is graded instantly, is free and open to all.  InterNACHI’s one-day HVAC Inspection, Mold Inspection and Electrical Inspection Seminars are open to all and free to members. Far more than any other source, InterNACHI® provides educational events around the world, which are free and open to all. 
 
InterNACHI’s 275,000-page website is, itself, very educational. InterNACHI® refuses paid advertisements in order to enhance trust in our information.  InterNACHI's Lending Library is free.  InterNACHI’s interactive photo Message Board, with over 450,000 topics, is the industry’s largest and most popular, is very educational, and is free and open to all.  InterNACHI's Message Board protects free speech so that visitors can determine the truth.  InterNACHI® operates the Consumer Information Center.  InterNACHI® publishes What's New, an inspection industry update, which is online, open to all, and free.  InterNACHI’s half-day mock inspections of actual homes provide true hands-on training, and they're free.  InterNACHI’s local chapter meetings typically present technical speakers, and are open to all and free to attend.  InterNACHI® provides report review services for free.  InterNACHI’s Annual Inspectors Convention is very educational, with three days of six classes, all free.  InterNACHI's mock, student, parallel, and ride-along reporting forms are free.  InterNACHI® permits all outside/for-profit Continuing Education providers to advertise their courses to our members on InterNACHI’s websites for free.  InterNACHI® maintains a "Question of the Day" thread on its Message Board, which is open to all and free.  InterNACHI® negotiates member discounts on nearly every Continuing Education provider’s courses.  InterNACHI’s meetings distribute a wide variety of educational literature to all for free.  InterNACHI’s staff, committee members, chapter leaders, veteran members, special-expertise members, and advisory boards are constantly helping members one-on-one for free.  InterNACHI® members typically provide fellow members with free ride-alongs on actual inspections for free.  Over the years, InterNACHI® has arranged for third-party providers to offer our members online training for free.  InterNACHI® employs some of the world’s leading trainers and makes them available to members for free.  InterNACHI® does not charge for or unduly withhold approval of any organization’s Continuing Education courses, even those offered by other inspection associations. 
 
InterNACHI® opened the first of six planned full-size House of Horrors® inspector training facilities in December of 2015 at its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.  The House of Horrors® contains over a thousand defects and provides hands-on training to inspectors of all levels, who are guided by Certified Master Inspectors®.  InterNACHI's second House of Horrors® opened in late 2017 and is located in Weston, Florida.  InterNACHI® is also due to release a virtual House of Horrors®, an occupant hazard-recognition primer, and "What's Wrong Here?" panels – all very educational and all free.  InterNACHI® is also hosting the 2018 Professional Inspectors Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which is open to all and free for InterNACHI® members and their spouses.  It will include many exhibitors, demonstrations and workshops. 
 
Be sure to follow InterNACHI's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/internachi.
 
A variety of accessible and affordable educational options encourage and enhance the professional development of all our members, but our most precious educational tool is our spirit of camaraderie.  InterNACHI® members continue to pursue, achieve and maintain inspection excellence in an atmosphere of members helping fellow members.  Please join us in this spirit.
 
 
Nick Gromicko, Founder
InterNACHI®
 
www.nachi.org/education.htm
 

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