How to Become a Home Inspector in Rhode Island

Licensing Exam Prep (online & free for members):

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 Rhode Island 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.  
 
Take InterNACHI's Online Home Inspector Exam (online, free and open to everyone) to help prepare for the state requirement. In addition, you can take the InterNACHI State Exam Prep Course (online and free to members) and all of InterNACHI's home inspection courses (online and free to members). Not a member? Join now.
 
 

​Insurance for Inspectors

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.
 
 

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.
 
Not a member? Join now. After joining as a member, you'll have access to everything you need to be successful, including all of InterNACHI's online training, certifications, Continuing Education, marketing, and business services. Read the checklist for inspection business success.
 


Live Training at the InterNACHI School

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. 
 

Continuing Education (online & free for members):

To maintain your home inspector certification, you must take 24 hours of Continuing Education every year. To take Continuing Education courses, visit nachi.org/education (online & free to members).
 
 
 

How to Join InterNACHI

 
 
 

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.
 
 
InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course is NRPP- and AARST-approved for both initial certification and Continuing Education. Take the course (online & free for members) at https://www.nachi.org/radon-measurement-service-provider-online-course.htm
 
 
 

Rhode Island Real Estate Agent CE (free & online):

 
This is a great marketing strategy for home inspectors in Rhode Island. Licensed real estate professionals can attain free Continuing Education by contacting their local InterNACHI member. InterNACHI is an approved course provider for Rhode Island real estate agents. To order your free marketing cards, visit https://www.nachi.org/rhode-island-real-estate-commission-licensing-continuing-education-provider.htm
 
 
 

Wood-Destroying Organism Inspector Continuing Education (online & free for members):

Rhode Island approves InterNACHI's free, online "Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course" for Continuing Education for licensed pesticide applicators. For details, visit https://www.nachi.org/rhode-island-wdo-course.htm.
 
"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. 
  1.   To become a Home Energy Score Assessor, you must:
    1. be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Energy Inspector (online & free for members); 
    2. complete the 3D-house training (online & free for members);
    3. agree to participate in a Quality Assurance Plan with other local Home Energy Inspector(free for members); and
    4. email Michelle to participate in the program.
 

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
 
 
 

Business & Marketing (online & free for members):


Free, online "Home Inspection Business Course":  nachi.org/become-home-inspector-business-course-101
 
InterNACHI's Marketing Team will design a new logo for your inspection business or re-design your existing logo, and design and customize your business cards, flyers and brochures. It's all for free. Take a look at the free design work we've done for our members (free to members). Contact the Inspector Marketing Department today
 
 

Homeowner Newsletter (online & free for members):

Keep in touch with all of your clients! The InterNACHI Homeowner Newsletter is: 
  • free to members;
  • customized by you according to condition of each house inspected;
  • has 5 years worth of monthly issues;
  • includes your photo and logo in each issue.
Your photo or business logo and website link will appear in each newsletter issue, so your clients can keep your contact information handy. Learn more about the newsletter at https://www.nachi.org/home-maintanence-newsletter.htm
 
Order handout cards to sign homeowners up for your Homeowner Newsletter (a customizable, monthly newsletter system that is free to members). Order your cards at http://www.inspectoroutlet.com/homeowner-newsletter-handout.aspx
 
 
 

Everything You Need, All in One Place:

InterNACHI provides everything you need to be successful. Visit nachi.org/become-home-inspector
 
 
 

Membership Benefits (free for members):

 
InterNACHI provides over $75,000 worth of benefits to its members at no cost. Visit https://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm