International Association Of Certified Home Inspectors

Is your inspector a Certified Home Inspector?

 
Licensing of home inspectors only sets a minimum standard.  Much like being up to code, any less would be illegal.  Imaginary people, children, psychics (who claim to "sense" if a house is OK) and even pets can be home inspectors.  Other home inspection associations have no entrance requirements and worse, encourage their candidates to go out and perform actual inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers as the only way to achieve full membership.  InterNACHI finds this practice unconscionable. That is why InterNACHI front-ends its membership requirements.  We turn down more than 1/2 the inspectors who want to join because they can't pass our exam or fulfill our membership requirements. 
 
 
InterNACHI inspectors:
  1. Have to pass InterNACHI's  On line Inspector Examination  every year with a score of 80 or better.  (This general, not association-specific exam is open and free to all).
  2. Have to complete InterNACHI's on line Ethics Obstacle Course. (This open book Ethics course is open and free to all).
  3. Have to take InterNACHI's on line Standards of Practice Quiz (This open book Standards of Practice quiz is open and free to all).
  4. Have to sign and submit an Affidavit.
  5. Have to adhere to InterNACHI's Standards of Practice.
  6. Have to abide by InterNACHI's Code of Ethics.
  7. Have to continue learning (24 hours/year) as per InterNACHI's Continuing Education Policy.
  8. Have to maintain a member On line Continuing Education Log (free) as per InterNACHI's Continuing Education Policy.
  9. Have to (if never performed a home inspection for a fee) submit 4 mock inspections to InterNACHI's Report Review Committee (free) before performing their first home inspection for a client.
  10. Have to (within 10 days after joining) login to NACHIs educational message board.
  11. Have to (within 30 days after joining) complete InterNACHI's comprehensive on line Standards of Practice course (free). 
  12. Have to (before or within 30 days after joining) complete InterNACHI's onlind Structural course (free).
  13. Have to (within 45 days after joining) complete InterNACHI's comprehensive on line Plumbing course (free) including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  14. Have to (within 45 days after joining) complete InterNACHI's comprehensive on line Electrical course (free) including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.  
  15. Have to (before or within 45 days of joining) complete InterNACHI's comprehensive on line Safety course (free) including all the quizzes within.
  16. Have to (within 60 days after joining) complete InterNACHI's comprehensive on line Roofing course (free) including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  17. Have to (within first 3 months after joining) apply for a membership photo I.D. (free).
  18. Have to (within first 6 months after joining) complete InterNACHI's on line Vermiculite Insulation mini-course (free) including all the quizzes within.
  19. Have to (within first 6 months after joining) complete InterNACHI's on line Polybutylene Plumbing mini-course (free) including all the quizzes within.
  20. Have to (within first 6 months after joining) complete InterNACHI's on line Water Heater TPR Valve Discharge Piping mini-course (free) including all the quizzes within.
  21. Have to (within first 6 months after joining) complete InterNACHI's on line Emergency Exit mini-course (free) including all the quizzes within.
  22. Have to re-take and pass InterNACHI's On line Inspector Examination again, every year (free).
  23. Have to (before or within first 18 months after joining) complete InterNACHI's on line Log Home course (free) including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  24. Have to (before or within first 18 months after joining) complete InterNACHI's on line Green Building course (free) including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  25. Have to (before or within 2 years after joining) complete at least 8 hours of advanced or beyond Standard of Practice coursework (reasonable exceptions apply). 
  26. Have to attend at least one chapter meetings or educational seminars every two years (reasonable exceptions apply).
  27. Have access to Inspector's Quarterly, delivered to their doorstep.
  28. Have access to InterNACHI's free visual aid inspection frames to help them learn.
  29. Have access to InterNACHI's free library for improving their inspection skills.
  30. Have access to InterNACHI's message board for exchanging information and tips.
  31. Have access to InterNACHI's What's New section so they can keep up with the industry.
  32. Have access to InterNACHI's specific-topic advisory boards.
  33. Have access to Dear InterNACHI for detailed advice.
  34. Have access to a time-tested Agreement which keeps them (and you) away from lawsuits.
  35. Have access to InterNACHI's Report Review/Mentoring service.
  36. Have to submit passport photos for their membership I.D.
  37. Have access to InterNACHI's free on line inspection courses.
  38. Have access to InterNACHI's advanced, on line, video courses.
  39. Have access to InterNACHI's House of Horrors training.
  40. Have to have mock inspections reviewed before performing their first fee paid inspection.
  41. Have to carry E&O insurance (if their state requires it).
  42. Have access to a real estate agent hold harmless clause.
  43. Have access to InterNACHI University.
  44. Have access to The InterNACHI Mall.
  45. Have a consumer hot-line for their clients.
  46. Have access to an Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Service.
  47. Have access to a Client Satisfaction Survey.
  48. Have access to InterNACHI Wiki.
  49. Have access to educational shows on NACHI.TV.
So the next time you need to refer your clients to home inspectors, make sure they are members of InterNACHI and never use a candidate or associate of any association.  InterNACHI, America's elite home inspection association

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