Southern Indiana | Inspection Ride Alongs

Hi all

I’m looking for an inspector who may be willing to provide mentorship-training for a few weeks/months. I’m done with all my prerequisites for Indiana and I’m currently studying for my NHIE exam. Having hands on training would be ideal, before attempting the test.

I’m willing to travel to meet up…

Take advantage of a free resource for a few weeks/months! :grinning:

Thanks for any considerations


Nothing is FREE!
Do you carry your own insurance coverage? (Not talking E&O).

Yes…I do


Chris, 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.

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: Home Inspector Mentoring - InterNACHI® and InterNACHI® - International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

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® for many other things.

And, read the forum for much information.

P.S. Welcome to our forum. Enjoy!



Crckets lol… completely understand the reasoning. Sent a few emails that went to crickets too :laughing: Some ppl just like to be seen and not heard from. I guess?

InterNACHI should control the messaging and require that mentors shit or get off the pot…enough fake news these days.

From what I have seen on the forum and in other places like Facebook, if you require doing ride alongs in order to get your license or needed training, it is best to go well out of your expected service area to seek help. And most inspectors will expect to be compensated for training you.

If I was in your position, I would try and find someone about 3 or 4 hours away and offer them $200 or so per an inspection to allow you to tag along and learn. That way it’s a win win for all involved.


Maybe I’ll email Spectora. Horizon or Homegauge and negotiate software utilization for a few inspection ride alongs :laughing: :rofl:

The fellas i pinged were 3 hrs away north of Indy.

I offer this advice after mentoring dozens of students over the past few years from Tennessee and 4 neighboring states:

Use the ride-alongs to learn how to inspect a house, not how to write a report. Don’t try to learn both at the same time. During an inspection of someone’s home is not the time to be trying out software.
Your full attention should be on learning from the mentor and safely navigating the home without damaging it.

Play with software at home, not at a work-site.


I’d recommend not even discussing your software choice. You might find that a lot of the most experienced inspectors could give a rat’s ass about your fancy modern software.

Just show up, shut up, observe, and do what you are told, lol. And don’t forget to pay the bill at the end.


Just in case you were not aware. Mentoring is a volunteer service which provides no pay or recognition. No CE credit hours. No special badges of honor. No patches, no stickers, , no wall certificates. Nothing…Nada…zilch… Those who volunteer to mentor do it for the love of the business and kindness.


Agreed :+1: Thanks for your feedback

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That sounds like an inspector id like to work …

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Chris, for my 12 hour onsite training I paid 50 a day. If you would like his contact information I’d be happy to oblige.


That would be great! Thanks in Advance

I’d rather not post his information on here. Do we have a chat option?

What is your email address and I’ll send it that way.

Thank you very much!

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