How to Become a Certified Home Inspector in Oregon

 
 
 
Starting Oct. 1, 2015, candidates for certification as an Oregon home 
inspector are required to pass the National Home Inspector Examination. To be eligible to take the state exam for home inspector certification, individuals must provide proof of education points.
 
InterNACHI is an Oregon-approved training provider. Consider taking our free, online courses to help to obtain points (see below recommended courses). For more information on education points, the state exam, and the state application process, visit Oregon's website for home inspectors.

InterNACHI's online courses are available to members for free. Not a member? Join now. After joining as a member, you will receive access to everything you need to be a successful home inspector, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. 
 

Recommended Courses for Points:

 
 

Home Inspector Exam

We don't know what's on the state exam, but to help prepare, consider taking InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (free, open to everyone), take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (free & online for members), and take InterNACHI's home inspection courses (free & online for members). Not a member? Join now


Insurance for Inspectors​

​To be a licensed home inspector in Oregon, 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.  ​
 
 

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 School Partners

For a list of local schools who teach home inspector training classes, please click here.
 
 

 

Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members): 

According to Oregon Construction Contractors Board at www.oregon.gov/CCB/licensing/Pages/homeinspectorce, certified home inspectors must complete Continuing Education to renew their certification. InterNACHI is an Oregon-approved training provider; therefore, take InterNACH's online courses (online & free for members) to fulfill your CE requirements. Not a member? Join now
 
After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. InterNACHI has everything you need, all in one place
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI

 
 
 
 

Real Estate Cards (free for members):

These real estate cards instruct real estate agents on how they can attain free, online Continuing Education through InterNACHI, an Oregon-approved course provider for licensed real estate agents.
 
Tell agents to visit nachi.org/agentce. When an agent starts a free, online course and enters an InterNACHI member's ID #, the member is notified by email which agent has started a course. 
 
 
 
 

Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members): 

      
The Oregon Public Health Department's Radon Program recommends hiring a Certified Radon Tester who has completed a radon measurement training certification course approved by either the NRPP or the NRSB. Visit the Oregon website for details.
 
InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provide Course" is AARST-NRPP approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. Take InterNACHI's radon course (online & free for members) and the NRPP exam to become certified. Take 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.
 
 
 

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:

 
 
View Oregon listing of InterNACHI as provider.
 
 
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