Although home inspectors are not responsible for determining code compliance, many home inspectors enjoy being able to recognize code violations, especially on new-construction inspections. This compilation of residential, code-related questions educates the inspector by allowing the inspector to look up the answer to each question in the 2009 IRC, then immediately check his/her answer against the correct answer.
No one is expected to have the 2009 IRC memorized... which is why the ICC exams are open-book. This exam prep tool is best used with a copy of the 2009 IRC (International Code Council's 2009 International Residential Code for One-and-Two Family Dwellings), although the 2006 IRC will work just as well. It is a good preparation tool for those inspectors who are studying for the ICC Standard Building Contractor (B) Exam ID 615, and particularly well-suited for the Standard Residential Building Contractor (C) Exam ID 616.
Some local municipalities have their own contractor-licensing exams. This online tool is an excellent method of preparing for such contractor exams.
This is not a "course," per se. It is an exam prep tool, so it has no InterNACHI final exam or Certificate of Completion associated with it.
This prep tool is almost entirely outside the Standards of Practice of a general home inspection, as home inspectors are not responsible for code compliance.
In keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to education, The Advanced Residential Code Inspection Prep Tool is open and free to members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
To duplicate the rigor of the actual IRC exam, we've compiled 40 individual five-question quizzes which cover the following topics, in random order: