How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Colorado
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To become an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector and attain the Certified Professional Inspector CPI® designation, InterNACHI® provides an accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program. The training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members. Not a member? Join now.
In 2022 the City and County of Denver began a program to issue permits for residential rentals, requiring an inspection by a registered inspector. More information on how to become a City and County of Denver registered inspector can be found HERE.
InterNACHI School is accredited as a nonprofit postsecondary education institution by the national accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in Colorado.
Scroll down this page for everything you need to get started, get certified, and a become successful inspector in Colorado.
Hands-On Training at House of Horrors®
Experience world-class inspection training and InterNACHI® member events at our House of Horrors® location in Boulder, Colorado. The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® is an entire house with 1,000 defects built under our roof. Register for a free event, get hands-on training, test-drive inspection tools, and inspect the House of Horrors®. Experience the House of Horrors®.
Home Inspector Continuing Education (free & online)
Although Colorado 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.
Home Inspector School Partners
For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes, provide ride-alongs, and mentoring, please click here.
InterNACHI is an approved vendor of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, a federal and state resource that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. If you’re interested in becoming a home inspector and have a physical or mental disability, Vocational Rehabilitation may pay for an InterNACHI membership, or assist you in obtaining the equipment and resources you will need. If you or someone you know has a disability and needs assistance, visit one of the Vocational Rehabilitation Centers in your area. Visit the CDLE page for more information. https://www.colorado.gov/cdle
Real Estate Cards (free for members)
Colorado-licensed 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 free courses.
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.
Beginning July 1st, 2022 Radon professionals will need to be licensed by the Colorado Office of Radon Professionals. We recommend getting certified by the NRPP and by completing InterNACHI's free, online radon course and passing the certification exam provided by NRPP. Visit the Colorado website for details.