ed2go has partnered with the National Institute of Building Inspectors
(NIBI) to bring you this program. NIBI was established in 1987 to
provide educational programs, occupational training, and technical
support for the home inspection and construction industries. NIBI
offers classroom training programs, special seminars, field training,
and education programs.
The Home Inspection Online Training Program covers the major elements
of a house and the principal issues and components of a home
inspection. All lessons start with detailed information on residential
construction, including basic building design and construction
materials and practices. The focus is on home inspection, including
standards of practice, defects recognition, inspection guidelines, and
reporting methodologies. Each module also includes appendices
containing extensive glossaries, reference articles, inspection
procedure lists, and common defect lists.
Each learning unit is independently formatted, so you can take the
program in any order desired, or switch between modules. In addition to
passing assessments, you must complete all core sections of the program
to receive full credit.
You can take this program no matter what state you live in, but please
note that some states have home inspector licensing or registration
laws that require a classroom component. Please
here to view state requirements. This online program
may not meet the educational requirements in these states; however, in
some cases, states waive classroom requirements for applicants with
certain home inspection expertise or other related experiences or
licenses. Be sure to consult your particular state home inspection
regulatory board for specific information.
The individual modules of the Home Inspection Online Training Program
have received credits or approval from various organization and
governmental entities. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI),
the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), the California Real
Estate Inspectors Associations (CREIA), and 15 governmental agencies
and other organizations have approved membership renewal credits or
continuing education credits for portions of this program.
Upon registering, you're given twelve months to complete this program.