How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Pennsylvania

 

Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):

The current Pennsylvania law regarding home inspections, Chapter 75 of the PA Title 68 Real and Personal Property Statute, requires the following:

  1. The home inspector is required to be a full member in good standing of a national home inspection association. Join InterNACHI now.
  2. The home inspector must comply with a code of conduct and complete continuing professional education courses as an ongoing condition of membership. See InterNACHI's Standards of Practice, and InterNACHI's Continuing Education courses, which are online and free for members.
  3. The home inspector is prohibited from performing repairs on the same house s/he inspected within the preceding 12 months, as required by InterNACHI's Code of Ethics.
  4. The home inspector must maintain general liability and errors and omissions insurance. (See what InterNACHI offers for discounted E&O Insurance.)
  5. The inspector must submit a database/list of addresses of 100 home inspections s/he completed to InterNACHI's Report Review Committee at education@internachi.org. (Don't send the reports, just the list of 100 addresses of homes for which you performed home inspections or participated in the home inspections.) 

Proposed Licensing Information

For more information about recent and ongoing legislative efforts to update the home inspection law in Pennsylvania, visit this link:  Pennsylvania Home Inspector Licensing Information.

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 a thousand 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®. 
 
 

Radon Testing Certification (online & free for members):

      
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) has required radon certification since 1988. Radon certification must be obtained before any person conducts radon testing, radon mitigation, or radon laboratory analysis in PA. To become PA/DEP- Certified, Pennsylvania requires an individual to complete an NRPP-approved radon course and exam. For details and forms, visit the PA DEP's website.
 
NRPP
InterNACHI's free online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. To complete all components of the NRPP Radon Certification, please visit their site for more information.  
 
NRSB
This course is also NRSB approved for Continuing Education credit. View details about InterNACHI's "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course
 

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).
 
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI

 

Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) Inspection (online & free for members):

PA Department of Agriculture does not require InterNACHI Members to be licensed to perform WDO inspections. 

Become a Certified WDO Inspector at nachi.org/wdocourse
Get your WDO inspection report, logo, and field guide at nachi.org/wdo-report
 

Home Energy Inspector™Certification (online & free for members):

 
Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector™. The online training and certification is free for members. No infrared, no blower door, and no additional training needed. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspector
 

Home Energy Score Assessor (online & free for members):

The 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 in less 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. 
  1.   To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
    4. email Jazmin to participate in the program.
 

Roof Data Technician (free for members to participate):

  
The Roof Data Technician Program, developed by InterNACHI and Owens Corning and Lowe's, provides an additional revenue stream for InterNACHI members who are hired by Owens Corning as part of a roof warranty claim resolution process. (This program is operational in the United States only.) To participate in the program, visit nachi.org/roof
  

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):

  

 
 

Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
 
InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

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 five years' worth of monthly issues; and
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about the newsletter at https://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

 
InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm
 

PHIC:

Read InterNACHI's suit against PHIC at https://www.nachi.org/phicscam.htm

 

Actual PA Law:

 

Certified PA Inspectors:

InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspectors® in Pennsylvania are listed at nachi.org/PA
 

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