How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Iowa
Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):
Insurance for Inspectors
Although Iowa 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.
Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® locations in Colorado and Florida. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, take training, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors®.
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).
Radon Tester Certification in Iowa (online & free for members):
The Iowa Department of Public Health has requirements to become a Certified Radon Tester, including the completion of a radon measurement training course approved by NRPP and AARST. Visit the Iowa website for details.
Real Estate Cards (free for members):
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
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.
Home Energy Inspector™ Certification (online & free for members):
Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):
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
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.
Business & Marketing (online & free for members):
Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):
Order handout cards
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.
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.
Membership Benefits (free for members):