Texas Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "Texas Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Course." This course is provided by our accredited college at internachi.edu. InterNACHI is solely responsible for the content used in this course.

Licensed real estate agents can take the free online course by creating a free student account. 


The goal of this course is to teach the student how easy it is to reduce a home's energy use.

This course will teach you how easy it is to reduce your energy use at home, including tips you can use today. There are easy, practical solutions for saving energy throughout your home—from the roof, walls, and insulation that enclose it to the appliances and lights inside. Please take a few moments to read the valuable tips to start saving energy and money today.

Right in your own home, you have the power to reduce energy demand, and when you reduce demand, you cut the amount of natural resources, such as coal and gas, that are needed to make energy. That means you can create less greenhouse gas emissions, which keeps air cleaner for all of us… and saves on your utility bills! Plus, reducing energy use increases our energy security. 


Upon successful completion of this course, the real estate professional will:

  • understand the value of home energy inspections for current and prospective homeowners; and
  • be able to provide informative options to help homeowners cut their energy use, reduce their carbon footprint, and increase their homes’ comfort, health, and safety.

The course includes:

  • 2 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 17,309 words in the course;
  • a student course book;
  • 1.2 hours of instructional video;
  • 23 quiz questions;
  • a 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool, 20 minutes);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction    
  • A Home's Energy Use
  • What's a Home Energy Report?
  • Start Saving Energy and Money Today
  • How We use Energy in Our Homes
  • Heat Loss from a House
  • Should I Insulate My Home?
  • Air Leaks and Energy Loss
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Ducts
  • Heat Pumps
  • Solar Heating and Cooling
  • Natural Gas and Oil Heating Systems
  • Air Conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Landscaping
  • Keep Your Energy Bills Out of Hot Water
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Appliances: What's the Real Cost?
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators and Freezers        
  • Energy-Saving Kitchen Tips    
  • Laundry Appliances     
  • Major Appliances Shopping Guide        
  • Home Office Equipment and Home Electronics           
  • Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting          
  • Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Assessments       
  • Professional Home Energy Audits        
  • Low-Cost and No-Cost Ways to Save Energy
Texas Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Course
Course #4016, Student Catalog

Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 5010.2
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 501.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 500.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 100 words per minute / 503.5
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 100 words per minute / 501.6
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 100 / 501.0
Direct Communication 7# of minutes of communication / 500.5
Instructional Video Learning 8# of minutes of video / 501.2
Reinforcement Q & A  9# of questions X 1.85 / 500.9
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  104.0 hours per assignment0.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  114.0 hours per assignment0.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  128.0 hours for each inspection assignment0.0
Performing an Inspection  138.0 hours for each inspection0.0
Total clock hours
10.0 clock hours
10.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
1.0 CEU

Upon completion of this course and passing the 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print his/her own Certificate of Completion, which is auto-generated in the student's name. 

The student's information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.  It counts as two InterNACHI Continuing Education hours (2 CEU). 

This course is open and free to all real estate professionals.