Certified Real Estate Inspector Program Information

What is the CRI Program?

The NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector (CRI) program is a certification that is earned. The designation is given only to home inspectors who demonstrate their advanced knowledge of, and proficiency at, all aspects of a home inspection. In order to become a NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector (CRI), one must pass the NAHI CRI Exam and complete 250 full, fee-paid inspections. In addition, NAHI CRI participants must maintain annual continuing education credits and undergo an annual review of completed home inspection reports to remain in the program.

Why Should Home Inspectors be Certified?

Certification helps home inspectors and consumers. Certified Real Estate Inspectors set a higher standard for professional home inspections. Consumers are looking for home inspectors who have taken the time and given the energy to better themselves and their profession. Potential clients are asking for certified home inspectors. Certified Real Estate Inspectors demonstrate this excellence.

The program is two-fold; there is an Exam as well as an experience component. In order to be a Certified Real Estate Inspector, an inspector must pass the NAHI CRI Exam as well as complete 250 full, fee-paid home inspections.

Schools often offer “certification” through their training programs. NAHI is taking that one step further. The CRI Program is designed to bring structure to the learning process and identify training weaknesses through a comprehensive testing process. This program tests lifelong home inspector/home inspection competencies and skills. NAHI will not directly produce training materials for this program. We will, however, give participants a listing of study materials for review prior to taking the Exam.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Study Materials and Recommended Reading
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Certified – What IS in a Name?
There has been a lot of discussion lately over the terms we use in the home inspection industry to express an individual’s competency. “Certified, “Master,” or in some states, “Licensed” are terms commonly used. The first two can freely be used to describe anyone while the latter is regulated and awarded by city or state government. . . . keep reading

Benefits of Becoming a NAHI Certified Real Estate Inspector
NAHI CRI’s are listed at the top of the locate an inspector search! This prime positioning puts you closer to the consumer who needs your services. NAHI CRI’s receive t . . . keep reading

Take the Exam
Setting up the NAHI CRI Exam is easy. The NAHI CRI Exam is a 140-question Exam . . . keep reading

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