Shadowing Inspectors in Northern VA

I just finished the 70-hour classroom and online course and am now trying to find an inspector in or near Northern VA to shadow. Most of the companies near me say they don’t provide that service. 1 of them said they will let me shadow them, but then ghosted me. Another said they will let me shadow, but it will cost $2000 paid up front and they are not immediately available as they have other students. I was wondering if anyone is in the area and can provide me with any contacts that would be able to help me out. I live in Loudoun County, and can easily go to Fairfax, Prince William, Winchester, Front Royal, Arlington, Alexandria or really any where in the DC, Maryland, Va Region.

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Welcome Rohit.

Joining InterNACHI is very helpful.

And, you may want to 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 and some are into it just for the $.

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

And the link for CPIs:

And Mentors: Home Inspector Mentoring - InterNACHI® and InterNACHI® - International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and Commercial Property Inspector Mentoring - CCPIA

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 . And there is the new training cards app Chris Morrell, InterNACHI’s CEO, offers: New training app for home inspectors

And there is the Helpful How-To Videos - InterNACHI® and for many other things.

And, practice tools: Ultimate Home Inspection Practice Tool - InterNACHI®

And, New Zero-Deductible E&O Insurance information

And, read the forum for much information.


Hi Mr Kunati,
I’m going through the same deal in NOVA. Stay in touch, perhaps we can help each other. I can offer my house for an inspection training if you can do the same. We just need to find an inspector willing to do it. That will at least count as one inspection for each of us.