How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Louisiana

 

Home Inspector Licensing Course (online & free for members):


 
InterNACHI's pre-licensing course is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors; online; and free for members. InterNACHI is listed as a Louisiana-approved Provider of a free, online Pre-Licensing course. 
 
 
For licensing details, visit the Louisiana website at http://www.lsbhi.state.la.us/licensed.php
 

90 Hours of Online Pre-licensing Course:

InterNACHI's pre-licensing course (online & free for members) is approved by the Louisiana Board to fulfill the 90 hours of required instruction and training. See course list below.
40 Hours of Live Training:
30 hours of in-field training and 10 live home inspections are additionally required by Louisiana to become a licensed home inspector in Louisiana. Presently InterNACHI does not have a training provider in Louisiana to provide the live training. For a list of trainers, visit http://www.lsbhi.state.la.us/licensed.php#field

Details about the 90, 30, and 10 Hours of Training Requirements:
InterNACHI’s Louisiana home inspector licensing education, training and testing standards as set by Title 46 Louisiana Professional and Occupational Standards for Home Inspectors follows:
90 Hours
Ninety hours of the required instruction and training shall consist of classroom hours of home inspection course work approved by the board. You can fulfill the 90-hour requirement by taking InterNACHI's online courses.  See courses below
30 Hours

Thirty hours of the required instruction and training shall consist of in-field platform training from a certified infield trainer approved by the board.  Visit http://www.lsbhi.state.la.us/licensed.php#field

10 Hours
Ten hours of the required instruction and training shall consist of attending 10 live home inspections with a qualified infield trainer at a residential structure where a fee is paid and a report is provided to a client.  You can find a trainer for the 30 hours of in-field and 10 hours of live inspections at Louisiana's website.
In Addition
In addition to completion of the 130 hours of home inspection instruction and in-field training, the applicant shall also attend the report writing seminar conducted on behalf of the board and pass the board approved examination of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
 


Live Training at the InterNACHI School

The InterNACHI School offers world-class, accredited inspection training by the best instructors in the industry at our facility in Boulder, Colorado.
 
Take a class, enjoy free refreshments, test-drive inspection tools, attend an inspector chapter meeting, and inspect the House of Horrors –- an entire house with 1,000 defects built inside The InterNACHI School. 
 
 

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

Each licensed home inspector must complete at hours of instruction in courses approved by the board every year to renew their license.
 
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors approves InterNACHI as an online Continuing Education provider for home inspectors. See InterNACHI listed on the Louisiana website as an online CE Provider #113.
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI 

 
 
 

State Required Forms:

Each student that successfully completes the pre-licensing training must email moranda@internachi.org to submit the following documents to Louisiana:

 
 

Pre-Licensing & CE Courses (online & free for members):

The following list of courses is approved by Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors for:
  • Pre-Licensing; and
  • Continuing Education.
In relation to Pre-Licensing, the following is a list of courses can be combined to fulfill the 90-hour training requirement for home inspector licensing. This pre-licensing course list is approved by Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors.
 
  1. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  2. 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  3. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Plumbing Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  4. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Electrical Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam.
  5. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Roofing Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  6. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online HVAC Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  7. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Structural Issues course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  8. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Exterior Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  9. 4 hours: Completer InterNACHI's online Communication and Customer Service for Inspectors course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  10. 14 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  11. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Deck Inspections course (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  12. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Moisture Intrusion Inspection course (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  13. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  14. 8 hour: Complete InterNACHI's online Defect Recognition/Report Writing Tutorial course (free).
Total 90 Hours
 


Final Certificate of Completion:

After completing all of the courses (above), go to your members-only account and click on the "Pre-Licensing" tool to download your final certificate of completion. 
 

 

Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members): 

      
Although there are no Louisiana state regulations for naturally occurring radon, the state refers the public to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines on radon and indoor air quality. Visit the Louisiana website for details.

Become a Certified Radon Tester by taking InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course," which is NRPP- and AARST-approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. The course details are located at https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
 
 
 

Home Energy Inspector (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.
 
 
 

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 Michelle 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.) 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;
  • 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 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):

 
 
 
 

Archived Documents:

 
 
2016-2017 Continuing Education Provider.
 
 
 
 
 
Read Louisiana's approval letter for Pre-Licensing.
 
 
 
 
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Morgan Spinosa <morgan@lsbhi.la.gov> wrote:
Good morning Nick,
 
I wanted to let you know the good news!!  You guys were approved by the LSBHI as a Pre-licensing ONLINE provider!!!  Thank you so much for working with me to get this on the Agenda and I am very happy for you all.
 
I will be mailing you an official letter of approval shortly.
 
Thanks,
 
Morgan Spinosa
Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
225-248-1334 office
225-268-1255 cell
225-248-1335 fax
www.lsbhi.state.la.us
 
 
 
From: "Morgan Dampier" <morgan@lsbhi.la.gov>

Date: September 9, 2011 1:16:59 PM MDT
To: <lisa@internachi.org>
Subject: LSBHI

Good afternoon,
 
I just wanted to let you guy know before I head out for the day……….You all were APPROVED by the Board for Online CE.  I will be sending more information in the mail next week.
 
Congratulations!!!
 

Morgan Spinosa
Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
225-248-1334 office
225-268-1255 cell
225-248-1335 fax
www.lsbhi.state.la.us
 
 
 

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