Most people consider buying a house the most important transaction they make. Homebuyers often make mistakes by selecting the wrong home inspector. Sometimes, home buyers make the biggest mistake and decide not to hire a home inspector. This happens in 20% of real estate transactions.

Homebuyers who do their research quickly realize that choosing the right home inspector is not enough. They want to find the best home inspector. What is the definition of a “right” home inspector? The price alone should not be the only factor to consider. The cost of an home inspection in Cobb is often insignificant compared to the actual cost of the real estate transaction. Buyers are accustomed to looking for the best deal. The best deal doesn’t always have to be the cheapest.


The Certified Inspectors are highly educated professionals who have earned many times their fees. They are highly educated and can make a difference in your life.

InterNACHI Certified Inspectors make up the Cumberland Inspection Team. Why is this important? InterNACHI is America’s only Inspector Training Program that the U.S. Department of Education has recognized. The criteria to become an InterNACHI-Certified inspector are unlike any other business.

InterNACHI Inspectors: Requirements

InterNACHI inspectors must adhere to strict criteria. They must:

  • InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Examination. They will also need to take it again and pass it each three years.
  • Register for InterNACHI’s online Code of Ethics Course. It is free to complete after you join and can be done at your own pace.
  • InterNACHI’s online Standards of Practice Course is free to complete after signing up and can be self-paced.
  • Send a signed Membership Agreement.
  • InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice must be adhered to.
  • Respect InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics
  • If the candidate has not performed a fee-paid inspection of a home before, submit four mock inspection reports (for free) to InterNACHI’s Report Review Committee.

InterNACHI Inspectors must pass these free, online-accredited, self-paced exams within the first year of their membership.

  • InterNACHI’s course “Safe Practices For The Home Inspector.”
  • InterNACHI’s 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Be Acquainted With” course
  • InterNACHI’s “Residential Plumbing Overview For Inspectors” course
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Perform Residential Electric Inspections.”
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Perform Roof Inspections.”
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Inspect HVAC Systems.”
  • InterNACHI’s course “Structural Issues For Home Inspectors.”
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Perform Exterior Inspects.”
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Inspect The Attic Insulation, Ventilation, and Interior.”
  • InterNACHI’s “How to Conduct Deck Inspections” course
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Inspect For Moisture Intrusion.”
  • InterNACHI’s course “How to Inspect Fireplaces and Stoves.”

InterNACHI Inspectors are also available:

  • You can continue your inspection training by taking up to 24 hours of accredited continuing education each year.
  • Per InterNACHI’s strict Continuing Education policy, maintain their Online Continuing Education Log (free).
  • InterNACHI’s Message Board is available for information exchange and tips with experts and colleagues.
  • InterNACHI’s “What’s New” section is available to them so they can stay up-to-date with all the latest developments in the inspection industry.
  • InterNACHI’s tried-and-true Inspection Agreement is available to you. This protects them (and you!) from lawsuits.
  • InterNACHI’s Report Review/Mentoring Services are available to you.
  • If their state requires it, they must have E&O insurance.
  • Access to a real estate agent holding the Hold-Harmless Clause
  • The world’s largest inspector association provides free access to many benefits, including training, marketing tools, and information that can help consumers as well as real estate professionals.
By | 2022-04-11T10:45:30+00:00 April 11th, 2022|Buildings, Engineering, News|