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. And this is certification requirement Step #5 for members who have never performed a fee-paid home inspection. 
Not sure how to perform a home inspection? Here's a recommended list of home inspection courses (free & online for members) to learn how. 
  • Step #1: Perform four mock (or simulated) home inspections according to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice. A mock inspection is performed according to the Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection and for no fee. It's not a fee-paid home inspection. It's simulated. 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 eight hours of work for performing one simulated inspection along with writing an inspection report.
  • Step #2: Write a home inspection report based upon 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 # 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 by the Committee. Typically if you use an inspection software or checklist that is covers the systems and components of the Standards of Practice, your inspection report review will be quick and simple.
There is no charge for this report review service.  

Tips for Writing Reports:

Here are a few tips for writing 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 images





Preparing for inspection processes, taking images, and developing observations and opinions, and the use of a checklist or software





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Overall Total

8.0 hours for one inspection and written report