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Online Home Inspection Course

Home Inspection Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
4-7 months, self-paced

Home Inspection Program Estimated Time of Completion

Program Goal:
To prepare students to sit for the National Home Inspectors Examination and work as entry-level home inspectors.

Program Outcomes

The Home Inspection Course provides theoretical and practical instruction that trains students for entry-level employment in the home inspection industry. Students begin by learning the roles, responsibilities and regulations of home inspection, as well as how home inspection plays an integral role in the real estate industry. Students take a step-by-step journey through the features of a home inspection, including foundations, exterior and interior walls, roofs, electrical systems, plumbing systems, appliances and fixtures, fireplaces and wood stoves, insulation, ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems and exterior structures. They will also learn how to prepare inspection reports, interact with clients and abide by applicable regulations, as well as how to operate a successful home inspection business.

John Stivers Instructor

Home Inspector Program Instructor/Course Expert

Jon Stivers, BS

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Home Inspector instructor John Stivers, not only possesses extensive qualifications but has also actively worked in the field. This firsthand experience allows her to provide invaluable support to ensure the success of our aspiring Home Inspector students.

The coursework trains students to:

  • Apply the skills needed to obtain entry-level work in the home inspection field.
  • Implement home inspection principles, procedures and practices.
  • Set up and manage a home inspection business.
Online Home Inspection school training outcomes


Instruction Pack I: Introduction to Home Inspection, Foundations

Students explore the role of home inspection in the real estate industry and discover the scope of a home inspector’s job, as well as the expected growth of the profession. Then, students delve into the history of house types and styles. In addition, this pack covers construction basics and how to inspect a house’s lot and foundation.

Instruction Pack II: Walls, Roofs and Environmental Concerns

Students continue learning about home construction and inspection—moving “up” the house. Areas covered include frames, roofs, exterior and interior walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, windows and doors. Students then study common environmental concerns that affect the real estate industry and drive home inspection principles. Students also explore green construction, specialization and outsourcing and how each is shaping the future of home inspection.

Instruction Pack III: Electrical Systems, Plumbing and the Interior

Students continue their studies by exploring the following areas: electrical systems, plumbing, kitchens, bathrooms, appliances, fireplaces and wood stoves. Then, they discover tools and technology the home inspector uses on the job.

Instruction Pack IV: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems; Home Inspection Reports

Instruction Pack IV completes students’ review of residential property with in-depth coverage of insulation, ventilation, moisture management, heating and air conditioning systems, garages, pools and spas and exterior structures. Then, students learn how to prepare professional home inspection reports and estimate repair costs. Students will practice their inspection knowledge with a full-length, exterior, home inspection scenario.

Instruction Pack V: The Business Side of Home Inspection

Instruction Pack V continues the home inspection scenario with a full-length, interior, home inspection. Students round out their inspection knowledge by learning about regulation, licensing, certification, marketing and home business management. Finally, students polish their inspection skills with detailed inspection scenarios.

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