Exterior Safety for Inspectors and Contractors Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Exterior Safety for Inspectors and Contractors Course.  

The goal of this course is to teach proper health and safety practices to both inspectors and contractors while they are working at the exterior of a property.
After successfully completing this online video training course, the student shall be able to: 
  • describe proper health and safety practices while working at the exterior of a property; 
  • use the required safety devices and personal protective safety equipment;
  • notify a supervisor immediately of unsafe conditions/acts, accidents, and injuries.
Course includes:

  • 3,935 words; 
  • 59 minutes of instructional video; 
  • student book;
  • study guide;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment; 
  • 20 quiz questions in 1 quiz;
  • 50-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion

Exterior Safety for Inspectors and Contractors Course

Course # 3004




Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading and studying online course instructional material at 140 words per minute


Taking quizzes


Taking the exam


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


Submitting an inspection and writing assignment


Submitting a research and writing assignment




Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam


Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book0.5
Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment
Studying and preparing for inspection processes 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. 



Sub Total


Overall Total

30.0 hours / 0.5 SCH

And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is free to members and can be taken again and again, without limit.
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.  
This course has been approved by:
The course covers the following topics:
  • General Rules   
  • Housekeeping   
  • Fire Prevention   
  • Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health   
  • Personal Protective and Related Equipment   
  • Electrical   
  • Ladders   
  • Scaffolds   
  • Tools   
  • Air Tools   
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders   
  • Powder-Actuated Tools   
  • Motor Vehicles and Mechanized Equipment   
  • Fall Hazard Identification and Evaluation   
  • Examples of Situations Requiring Fall Protection   
  • Wall Openings  
  • Holes   
  • Leading Edges   
  • Hoist Areas   
  • Precast Concrete Erection and Residential Construction   
  • Ramps, Runways, and Other Walkways   
  • Low-slope Roofs   
  • Steep Roofs   
  • Controlled Access Zones   
  • Safety Monitoring Systems   
  • Warning Line Systems   
  • Fall Protection Systems   
  • Guardrail Systems   
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems   
  • Positioning Device Systems   
  • Safety Net Systems   
  • Covers   
  • Protection From Falling Objects   
  • Roof Sheathing Operations   
  • Changes to Plan   
  • Post-Fall Rescue Plan    
Upon completion of this course and passing of the 50-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.
The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.  
Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.organd request it (don't forget your name).  
Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
  • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
  • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
  • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
  • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
  • There are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and photos. The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
  • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
  • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images. 
  • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
    1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
    2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
      1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
      2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
      3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
  • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.
The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.

Since 01/01/2009