Why Choose Us

After being educated by the American Home Inspector Training Institute and passing my multi-state and State of Texas exam as a professional inspector, I immediately joined InterNACHI. With so many inspector associations one may ask why I chose InterNACHI.  Read below to see how high their standards are and why I am proud to be affiliated with them.

Is your home inspector blind?

Licensing of home inspectors only sets a minimum standard.  Much like being up to code, any less would be illegal.  Under this low bar, imaginary people, children, psychics (who claim to “sense” if a house is OK), pets, and even the blind can be home inspectors.  Other home inspection associations have no entrance requirements and, worse, encourage their associates to go out and perform actual inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers as the only way to achieve full membership.  InterNACHI finds this practice unconscionable.  We turn down more than 60% of the inspectors who want to join InterNACHI because they can’t pass our Inspectors Exam, and we turn down 90% of those left because they can’t fulfill our entrance requirements.
InterNACHI inspectors:
  1. must pass InterNACHI’s  Online Inspector Examination  in order to join, and every year of membership, with a score of 80% or better (and this general exam, which is not association-specific, is open and free to all);
  2. must complete InterNACHI’s online Ethics Obstacle Course ;
  3. must take InterNACHI’s online Standards of Practice quiz ;
  4. must sign and submit an Affidavit;
  5. must adhere to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice;
  6. must abide by InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics;
  7. must continue learning by taking courses (24 hours per year), per InterNACHI’s Continuing Education Policy;
  8. must maintain their Online Member Continuing Education Log , per InterNACHI’s Continuing Education Policy;
  9. must submit four mock inspections (if the inspector has never performed a home inspection for a fee) to InterNACHI’s Report Review Committee  before performing their first fee-paid home inspection for a client;
  10. must apply for a membership photo ID within the 10 days after joining;
  11. must log in to the Educational Forum on the InterNACHI Message Board within 10 days after joining;
  12. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Safe Practices course, including all its quizzes, within 30 days after joining;
  13. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Residential Standards of Practice course  within 30 days after joining;
  14. must complete InterNACHI’s online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course and pass its final exam within 30 days after joining;
  15. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Residential Plumbing Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 45 days after joining;
  16. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Residential Electrical Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 45 days after joining;
  17. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Roof Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 45 days after joining;
  18. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online HVAC Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 60 days after joining;
  19. must complete InterNACHI’s online Structural Inspection course  within 60 days after joining;
  20. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Exterior Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 60 days after joining;
  21. must complete InterNACHI’s online Customer Service and Communication for Inspectors course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 90 days after joining;
  22. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior Inspection course, including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 90 days after joining;
  23. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Deck Inspections course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 90 days after joining;
  24. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Moisture Intrusion Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within 90 days after joining;
  25. must re-take and pass InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Examination again, every year ;
  26. must complete InterNACHI’s online Green Building course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within one year after joining;
  27. must complete InterNACHI’s comprehensive, online Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspection course, including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam, within two years after joining;
  28. must complete InterNACHI’s online Mold Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within two years after joining;
  29. must complete InterNACHI’s online Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course , including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam within two years of joining;
  30. must complete InterNACHI’s online Energy Audit course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within three years of joining;
  31. must complete InterNACHI’s online Log Home Inspection course , including all the quizzes within, and pass its final exam within three years of joining;
  32. must complete InterNACHI’s online Radon Measurement Service Provider course  including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam within three years after joining;
  33. must complete InterNACHI’s online Commercial Inspection course , including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam within three years after joining;
  34. must complete InterNACHI’s online Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting course, including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam within three years after joining; and
  35. must attend at least one chapter meeting or educational seminar within three years after joining (reasonable exceptions apply).
InterNACHI inspectors are also covered by InterNACHI’s $10,000.00 Honor Guarantee.  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 is America’s elite home inspection association.