How to Become a Home InspectorStep 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Research and Verify all State and Local Requirements
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.Step 3:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
Formal training is often required as a part of a state or local requirements, and is typically available at the certificate level, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like major components of a house, common structural and electrical issues, and compiling reports.Step 4:
Per your state and local requirements, you’ll finalize any additional certification and/or licensing requirements needed to work.Step 5:
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however Home Inspectors must have met their state and local requirements before applying to jobs. Some Home Inspectors will form their own businesses providing inspections directly to their clients.
What You'll Learn In Your Online Home Inspection Training
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- Home Inspection and Real Estate
- The Lot, Foundations, Frames and Wall Systems
- Environmental Concerns, Roofs, Electrical Systems
- Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Stairs, Windows and Doors
- Heating, Air Conditioning, Exterior Structures
- Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, Insulation and Ventilation
- Estimating Repair Costs, Reporting Your Findings
- Home Inspection Walk Through
For the full Home Inspection course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.
Home Inspection Course That Fits Your Life
In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $59,700 a year* as a Home Inspector. And our self-paced online home inspection training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online home inspection certificate course, there are no in-person home inspection classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our online Home Inspection school will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Home Inspector—no previous experience needed.