My next steps after passing certification test

How is everyone today or tonight (if you’re reading this later in the evening)? I just have a few questions. I’m super new, just passed my certification test and now I’m curious if anyone has advice on how to get hands on training… I’m still doing my studies and watching videos, but I would really like to shadow someone in-person to get a “real” visual of the whole process. Any advice or just anything really, will be greatly appreciated :blush: Happy Inspecting!! ~Tanya

Tanya, try this:

Contact some CMIs or CPIs within 40 to 50 miles, or closer, to your area and communicate with them. Maybe one, or more, will help you. Some inspectors feel as though they are training their competition by ride-alongs or mentoring or hiring.

Here is the link for CMIs: Find a Certified Master Inspector®

And the link for CPIs: Find Certified Home Inspectors Near You - InterNACHI®

And Mentors: and

Also, you may want to take advantage of your Education Team at for specific questions e.g. 15 Steps to Become a Successful Home Inspector - InterNACHI® and InterNACHI® Master Class for Home Inspectors .

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It would help us to know where you are located. I doubt you want to travel 3,000 miles to shadow someone!

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Yes…you are so right :laughing: I guess I should have put where I’m located. I live in the bay area in California.
I really appreciate this to the both of you. I’ll take any information. I’m hungry for information and eager to learn.

You know where you live Tanya. You’re heading in the right direction and will get there. :smile:

Although it is helpful to know your location to help you better.