What it Means to be InterNACHI Certified

Jarrett Ferris is a Certified Professional Inspector who has been trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (www.NACHI.org). InterNACHI is the globes largest certifying and training organization for residential and commercial property inspectors. They provide benefits, education, support, training, and certification for its members.

To be Considered an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector, you are required to pass their online exam, abide by one of the most strict Code of Ethics in the profession, and take accredited Continuing Education courses each year to maintain their membership in good standing.

Jarrett Ferris, CPI, "has acquired extensive home inspector training through InterNACHI's rigorous Continuing Education curriculum, which includes dozens of live classroom, online, and video training courses, written by experts in their field, which have received more than 1,400 accreditations by state and governmental agencies throughout North America."

To become certified, they require you to take inspection courses related to the interior and exterior of the home. This includes, but is not limited to the commonly significant areas of concern for home buyers as well as homeowners. These areas of interest typically cover areas such as the roof, foundation, plumbing, cooling/heating, and electrical systems.  

Following is the list of required InterNACHI courses for initial inspector certification:

  • Safe Practices for the Home Inspector
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
  • How to Inspect the Exterior
  • How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys
  • How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion
  • How to Inspect HVAC Systems
  • How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation, and Interior
  • How to Perform Roof Inspections
  • Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors
  • How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections
  • Structural Issues for Home Inspectors
  • How to Perform Deck Inspections

Although the State of Washington requires licensing of home inspectors, the certifications and Continuing Education required by InterNACHI of its members serve as additional in-depth training for the home inspector so that he/she can provide sufficient and accurate information regarding a home's condition.

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