How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Rhode Island

 
Anyone who wishes to conduct home inspections on behalf of a client for a fee in Rhode Island must be licensed by the state. Visit the state website for details including applications and forms. 
  • There is a Grandfather Clause for inspectors who have been engaged in the practice of home inspections for compensation for not less than 2 years and performed not less than 150 home inspections for compensation prior to January 1, 2020. 
  • There are several ways in which you may obtain a home inspector license, and those are described in the home inspector application. Visit the state website to download the application. 


Home Inspector Insurance

To be a licensed home inspector in Rhode Island, individuals must meet certain requirements for adequate insurance coverage. InterNACHI members are eligible for discounts and enhanced coverage. Visit nachi.org/insurance for information on how to sign up.



To Help Prepare for the State Exam

To help prepare for the state exam, you may take advantage of several resources we provide, such as InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam (free and open to everyone), the InterNACHI® Ultimate Home Inspection Practice Test (free for members), and InterNACHI's online courses (free for members). We do not know what's on the state exam, but the preparation resources may be helpful to you. 

  

 

Become an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're licensed doesn't mean you'll be successful. To compete with all other licensed home inspectors, take advantage of all of the marketing and business resources that InterNACHI® provides to InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspectors. InterNACHI® provides an accredited Home Inspector Certificate Program to members to attain the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® designation. The training, exam, and certification are all online and free for members.

We recommend following the 15-Step Checklist for Home Inspector Success
 

 

Home Inspector Certificate Program

InterNACHI is the world's largest association for home inspectors.  We provide free training, online testing and certification, business development, marketing support, discounts on everything from home inspection software to E&O insurance to your next truck, and more.
 
InterNACHI® School (internachi.edu) is the only college for home inspectors accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education.  InterNACHI® provides tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members in Rhode Island. Verify accreditations
 
 
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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).


 
 
 
 

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®. 
 
 
  
 

Rhode Island Real Estate Agent CE (free & online)

 
This is a great marketing strategy for home inspectors in Rhode Island. Licensed real estate professionals can attain free Continuing Education by contacting their local InterNACHI member. InterNACHI is an approved course provider for Rhode Island real estate agents. To order your free marketing cards, visit https://www.nachi.org/rhode-island-real-estate-commission-licensing-continuing-education-provider.htm



Radon Tester Certification (online & free)

      
Rhode Island regulates individuals that perform radon testing, measurement, and mitigation. Individuals must be certified through the state by taking certification courses such as AARST-NRPP or NRSB. The State of Rhode Island Department of Health lists InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course as an approved course for initial certification. Visit the Rhode Island website for details.
 
 
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.   


 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspector Continuing Education (online & free)

Rhode Island approves InterNACHI's free, online "Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course" for Continuing Education for licensed pesticide applicators. For details, visit https://www.nachi.org/rhode-island-wdo-course.htm.
 
"It is approved for continuing education credits for people who hold category 7B certification, which means that they have passed the pesticide core exam and the category 7B termites & wood destroying organisms test. The Rhode island Division of Agriculture certifies and licenses pesticide applicators. Many home inspectors take the core and category 7B exams in order to satisfy HUD and FHA requirements. We do not license home inspectors as such. Our laws only cover pesticide application." - Robin Mooney, Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, Aug 29, 2014.
 
 


Commercial Property Inspections

Become a InterNACHI® Certified Commercial Property Inspector. The online training and certification is free for members.


Visit Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) for additional commercial inspection training and resources.



 

Home Energy Inspector Certification (online & free)

 
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
 
 
 

 Roof Data Technician (free for members)

 
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.  
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI


 
 
 

Business & Marketing (online & free)


 
 

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)

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.
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