Home Inspection Checklist for Submitting Mock Inspection Reports

Inspection Report Writing Checklist

Step #1:

Perform four mock (or simulated) home inspections. A mock inspection is performed for no fee and according to InterNACHI's Home Inspection Standards of Practice. Each of the four inspections could be performed on your own home, apartment, a friend's home, another inspector's home, etc. Mock reports must be completed using the Inspection Report Writing Checklist below. We cannot accept reports completed using third-party report writing software. 

Step #2:

Write and submit four mock inspection reports using InterNACHI's free, online inspection report writing checklist. The reports will be verified for compliance with the Home Inspection Standards of Practice. 

Inspection Report Writing Checklist

The checklist is quick and easy. Inspection pictures are not required.


If you are having issues with the inspection checklist, please try the following:
  1. Save the report every few pages, as it is rather long and this will allow you to resume from where you left off.
  2. Clear your browser's cache and cookies and try again from the beginning.
  3. Complete the report using Chrome's Incognito Mode or try using a different browser such as Firefox.
  4. If the issues continue, please contact InterNACHI's tech support at fastreply@internachi.org.

Basic Inspection Checklists:

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Tips for Writing Reports

Here are a few tips to help you write a home inspection 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.  

One Written Inspection Report

Activity for writing one inspection report

Assignments for writing one inspection report

Number of clock hours of student work for the average student per inspection report

Academic Engagement

Conducting an independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report 


Compiling and submitting a written inspection report




Studying and preparing for an independent inspection work according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report.






Overall Total

15.0 clock hours