Written by InterNACHI and CCPIA course developer, CMI, and former InterNACHI Director Kenton Shepard, the reference section consists of over 40,000 words including:

  • Inspection checklists
  • System and component
    • Proper operation
    • Inspection methods and concerns
  • Links to PDF installation and inspection manuals;
  • Links to technical bulletins from manufacturers and associations;
  • Links to over 600 inspection-related articles;
  • Links to sources for inspector education;
  • Date codes for furnaces and water heaters, and more!


Reference material is based on:

  • Direct inspection experience;
  • The
 International Residential Code (IRC 2015/2006);
  • The
 National Fire Protection Standards (NEC 2014);
  • NRCA Roof Manuals:
    • Steep-slope Systems, 2017
    • Membrane Roof Systems, 2015
    • Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control
  • Manual of Low-slope Roof Systems, 4th edition, CW Griffin & RL Fricklas
  • The InterNACHI Standards of Practice for Performing a General 
Home inspection;
  • Slate Roofs: Design and Installation Manual, National Slate Association
  • Technical data sheets;
  • Manufacturers’ specifications; and
  • Building product installation manuals