Mock Inspection Report Review for Members

Basic Inspection Checklist:

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If You Have...

If you have already performed any fee-paid home inspections, you can skip this report review.
If you have never performed any fee-paid home inspections, you must submit four written reports from mock (or simulated) home inspections to InterNACHI's Report Review Committee. This is a free membership benefit.
This is also certification requirement Step #5 for members who have never performed a fee-paid home inspection.  
  • Step #1: Perform four mock -- or simulated -- home inspections. A mock inspection is performed for no fee and according to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection. The inspection could be performed on your own home, a friend's home, a family member's home, another inspector's home, etc. We estimate it will take you eight hours of work to perform one simulated inspection, along with writing the inspection report.
  • Step #2: Write a home inspection report based on each mock inspection. You may use software, the InterNACHI Basic Inspection Checklist (see above), or your own checklist. The reports must be written in English.
  • Step #3: Email four reports in PDF format to You must include your InterNACHI membership ID number in the email. Forgotten it?  
InterNACHI's Report Review Committee will:
  • quickly scan the mock inspection reports;
  • check them for substantial adherence to the Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection; and
  • make suggestions for improvements, if deemed necessary. Typically, if you use inspection software or a checklist that covers the systems and components noted in the Standards of Practice, your inspection report review will be quick and simple.
There is no charge for this service.

Tips for Writing Reports

Here are a few tips to help you write a home inspection report: 

Mock Inspection Report Review for Members

Activity for one inspection report

Assignments for one inspection report

Estimated hours for the average student per one inspection report

Academic Engagement

Performing an inspection and taking photos





Preparing for inspection processes, taking photos, developing observations and opinions, and using a checklist or software







Overall Total

8 hours for one inspection and written report


Not sure how to perform a home inspection? 

Here's a list of recommended online home inspection courses, free for members, to help you learn how.