NIBI Courses

Since 1986, the National Institute of Building Inspectors has trained thousands of home inspectors in the United States and Canada. NIBI offers a complete selection of comprehensive, yet flexible training options.

  • NIBI Home Inspection Classroom Courses are offered throughout the year at varying intervals. These sessions are held in the Institute's dedicated training facility in New Jersey and pre-determined satellite location where available.
  • NIBI Online, an innovative web-based learning program for the home inspection profession, is now also available.
  • The new NIBI At Home study at home course will provide the student with written materials to use as a study guide and online testing for each module.

Nibi Classroom Courses

 

 

 

 NIBI® Classroom Courses  Classroom Training Agreement

Classroom Program
Number/Name
Course Description
Clock
Hours
Course
Duration
Hrs/Days

RT-601 Basic Residential
Property Inspections
Course

Basic home inspection course. Provides an
introduction to home inspections and practices for
individuals interesting in becoming a home
inspector. Individual modules are available for
continuing education credits (where approved).

54

9/6

RT-801 Residential
Property Inspection
Certificate Course

Provides an introduction to home inspections
including basic technical topics, standards of
practice, defect recognition and reporting
methodologies. Also includes equivalent of two
days of practicum (guided field) sessions

80

9/9

HI-120 Pre-licensing
Home Inspection
Course

Comprehensive home inspection course.
Provides training for individuals desiring to work
as a home inspector and meet educational
requirements for home inspectors. Includes state
specific review of local laws and standards.

120

9/14

HI-180NJ Pre-licensing
Home Inspection Course

Comprehensive home inspection course.
Provides training for individuals desiring to work
as a home inspector and meet pre-licensing
requirements for N.J. Includes 40 hours of field
inspection training. This is the only NIBI course
that meets pre-licensing requirements for N.J.

140 + 40

9 / 18
+ field work

7 / 20
+ field work

HI-100NY Pre-licensing
Home Inspection Course

Provides 100 hr. classroom instruction for individuals
desiring to work as home inspectors. Meets pre-licensing
requirements for N.Y and other jurisdictions with similar education requirements.


Optional 40-hour field work training also available

100

9 / 16
(field work
optional)

 

 NIBI Online Home Inspection Training

 

 

 NIBI® Online Courses

Online Program
Number/Name
Description Clock Hours Max. Hours
per Day /
Min. Days
HI-8010
Home Inspection
Certificate Course:
Provides distance learning opportunity for
individuals desiring to enter home inspector
industry and/or prepare for home inspection
exams. Individual course modules are available for
continuing education credits (where approved)
80
Up to

90 days

HI-1010
Home Inspection
Certificate Course:
Provides distance learning opportunity for
individuals desiring to enter home inspector
industry and/or prepare for home inspection
exams. Individual course modules are available for
continuing education credits (where approved)
150-200
Up to
90 days
ONLINE MODULES
Individual Topic Home
Inspection Courses
Courses are offered covering all basic topics
including Structure, Roofing, Exteriors, Interiors,
Electric, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation
and Ventilation. Individual course modules are
approved for continuing education credits.
10-25
Up to
90 days
 

 

Prepare for the Home Inspectors Exams

Full classroom and online courses provide preparation for taking national, state or association sponsored home inspector exams.  Students who have taken the NIBI Training Course have indicated that the course provided the necessary study material and we are confident that you too will find course material will aid you in passing the.  If you fail to pass the Exam, NIBI will allow you to attend a remedial course or any desired part of the course at no charge (registration dates subject to space availability).

Obtain Continuing Education or Membership Renewal Credits

The NIBI Residential Property Inspection Courses have been approved by numerous home inspection organizations including, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).  The courses are also recognized for introductory educational requirements or continuing education units required by many inspector licensing or registrative programs.

Liability Management Recognition

The NIBI Technical Training Courses have also been recognized as an effective liability management tool by leading suppliers of home inspection Professional Liability (E&O) Insurance.  Both Marion A. Allen, Inc. and the Foundation of Real Estate Appraisers (FREA) recognize the completed NIBI Technical Training Courses as a prerequisite for obtaining E&O insurance coverage through their respective programs.

Inspection Equipment Discounts

Basic inspection equipment will be discussed and demonstrated as part of the training process.  All attendees will also receive a coupon worth a valuable discount on their first equipment order from the leading supplier of home inspection equipment in the industry.