Rhode Island is working on requirements for home inspectors operating in the State of Rhode Island to be licensed by the Contractors Registration and Licensing Board. George William Whalen, Executive Director of the RhodeIsland Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board said on 1/8/2015, "The state has recently recognized PSI as the single administrator for providing home inspector licensing examinations." For more details, visit the Rhode Island website.
To be a licensed home inspector in Rhode Island, 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.
Supervised Home Inspections
Per the Rhode Island Home Inspectors Licensing Law Chapter HOME INSPECTORS LICENSING LAW CHAPTER 65.1, § 5-65.1-4, prospective home inspectors are required to assist in not less than fifty (50) home inspections in the presence of a licensed home inspector;
Home Inspector Certification (online & free for members):
To become an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector in Rhode Island, you have to complete the certification training and exam.
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.
Radon Tester Certification (online & free for members):
The State of Rhode Island Department of Health lists InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course as an approved course for initial certification. Visit the Rhode Island website for details.
"It is approved for continuing education credits for people who hold category 7B certification, which means that they have passed the pesticide core exam and the category 7B termites & wood destroying organisms test. The Rhode island Division of Agriculture certifies and licenses pesticide applicators. Many home inspectors take the core and category 7B exams in order to satisfy HUD and FHA requirements. We do not license home inspectors as such. Our laws only cover pesticide application." - Robin Mooney, Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, Aug 29, 2014.
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. Visit nachi.org/home-energy-inspector
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.
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.) To participate in the program, visit nachi.org/roof.