New Mexico Home Inspector Standards of Practice Course

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This course aims to teach students the standards by which a home inspector performs a home inspection. It is based on the New Mexico Home Inspector Standards of Practice and covers the various components and systems that should be inspected.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • perform a home inspection according to the New Mexico Home Inspector Standards of Practice;
  • list the systems and components required to be inspected;
  • distinguish between what is required and what is not required to be inspected;
  • define what a home inspection is; and
  • define what a material defect is.

In keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is free to all members and can be taken repeatedly without limit.

Course includes:

  • 2.0 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 8,231 words in the course;
  • 52 quiz questions in 1 quiz;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment;
  • 30-question final exam;
  • instant grading; and
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.

You will learn the following:

  • Definitions & Scope
  • Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions
  • Roof
  • Exterior
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fireplace
  • Attics, Insulation & Ventilation
  • Doors, Windows & Interior
New Mexico Home Inspector Standards of Practice Course
Course #4630, Student Catalog 

Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 507.4
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 501.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 500.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 100 words per minute / 501.6
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 100 words per minute / 500.8
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 100 / 501.0
Direct Communication 7# of minutes of communication / 500.5
Instructional Video Learning 8# of minutes of video / 501.0
Reinforcement Q & A  9# of questions X 1.85 / 501.0
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  102.0 hours per assignment2.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  114.0 hours per assignment4.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  124.0 hours for each inspection assignment4.0
Performing an Inspection  138.0 hours for each inspection8.0
Total clock hours
25.0 clock hours
25.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
2.5 CEU

Reminder to members: InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business. InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally. 

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Upon completion of this course and passing the 30-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion, which is auto-generated in their own name.

The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.

Members will need their username and password. If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email and request it (don't forget your name).