How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in West Virginia

 

Home Inspector Certification (live class):

To become a certified home inspector in West Virginia: 
Visit the West Virginia webpage related to home inspectors.
 

Northern WV, VA, PA, MD, DC, OH: Contact our local independent partner, Ralph W. Thorne of Safety Train, and register for the upcoming class. Call (740) 236-3803 or email rwthorne19@gmail.com. The class includes a free month membership to InterNACHI (for non-members only).
 
Southwest WV: Contact our local independent partner, Steve Stuart of Home Inspector Training Institute, and register for the upcoming class. Call (304) 945-9545 or email 
email.hi_training_institute@yahoo.com. The class includes a free month membership to InterNACHI (for non-members only). 


WV, OH, IN, PA, MI: Contact our partner, Todd Petty of HomeSpection Training Institute, and. register for the upcoming class. Call (877)-658-6143 or email homespection@aol.com. The class includes a free month membership to InterNACHI (for non-members only).
 

Become an InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector

Just because you're state-certified doesn't mean you'll be successful. To compete with all other state-certified 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 Alabama. Verify accreditations
 
 
Scroll down this page for everything you need to get started, grow your business, and become a successful inspector in West Virginia. 
 
 

To Help Prepare for the State Exams

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 exams, but the preparation resources may be helpful to you. Not a member? Join now.
 
 
 

Insurance for Home Inspectors

To be a licensed home inspector in West Virginia, 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.  
 
 

Home Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):



Ted A. Shriver, AIA, Co-Chairman of the Legislative, Codes and Regulations Committee, West Virginia State Fire Commission, has approved the free, online courses provided by InterNACHI for home inspector Continuing Education
Please note that the Advanced Radon Measurement Course can only be used for license renewal one time. If you have already taken the course for a previous renewal of your license it will not count again. 
Visit the WV website for further information. WV lists InterNACHI has "NACHI" within the state's downloadable document.

View InterNACHI's entire education curriculum (free, online for members). Not a member? Join now.
 

  

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®. 
  
 

West Virginia Chapters

  
  

Radon Certification & Continuing Education (free & online for members):

West Virginia regulates individuals who perform radon testing, measurement, and mitigation by requiring them to be certified by AARST-NRPP or NRSB. West Virginia Radiation, Toxics & Indoor Air Division requires an NRPP and AARST certification. Visit West Virginia's website for more information. 
      
 
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


 
 
 

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.
 
 

 Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO)


Though West Virginia does not regulate pest control inspection the West Virginia Department of Agriculture does require that those handling pesticides be licensed through the state. For more information look here. InterNACHI's Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO) Inspection Course may be a beneficial educational tool for those looking to become licensed.



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.




West Virginia Mold, Lead, Asbestos, Radon, and Meth


Visit the West Virginia website for further information. 
 

West Virginia DHHR states that signs of indoor mold growth include staining on surfaces, a musty odor, dark spots on or around vents, water stains and peeling or curling of vinyl floors or wallpaper.
 West Virginia published a sheet of information related to mold. Download the West Virginia Mold Information. The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health does not recommend testing as the first step to determine if you have a mold problem. Download the WV BPH information sheet
 
 
 

Become a Certified Mold Inspector (online & free for members)

 
 
 

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. 
  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); and
  3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector (free for members).
  4. email Jazmin and request to participate in the program.  
Become a Home Energy Score Assessor
 
 
  

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.) Participate in the InterNACHI/Owens Corning Roof Data Technician Program.
 
 
 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):


 
 

 
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;
  • 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 InterNACHI's free, monthly homeowner newsletter system (free for members).
 
Order handout cards 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.
 
 
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

Follow the step-by-step checklist for running a successful home inspection business.
 
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

 
 

 

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