It is a very straightforward process to become a licensed home inspector in North Dakota. Once you complete our course you just need to take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. Our course prepares fully prepares you for that exam.
Steps to become a home inspector
- Register for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program. This will not only give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, but you’ll also learn all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, and code. Upon completion of the course you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector and we will issue you a certification number, which you can use on your business cards and inspection reports.
- Take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam
- Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!
North Dakota Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a home inspector in North Dakota?
As stated above, once you complete our online course you have now become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course we mail out your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you’ll want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. You also will need to take the national home inspectors exam, which we prepare you for.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in North Dakota is approximately $69,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in North Dakota is $320. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based upon age and square footage of the home. We cover that all during the course.
Does a home inspector need to get on the roof of the home?
No. Home inspectors should not go on the roof of the home. Per current standards of practice, the proper way to inspect a roof is to stand back and use binoculars. A few home inspectors have even started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not very common yet. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.
Is your training recognized by ASHI?
Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice. If you want to join ASHI after taking our course you just need to take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam along with the ASHI standards and ethics exam.
Is your training recognized by NAHI?
Yes. In fact all of our graduates are eligible for a free 6 month membership with the National Association of Home Inspectors. To take advantage of that you just need to provide them with a copy of your certification from us along with two completed home inspection reports. Those can even be practice inspections. Also, to receive the free 6 month membership you must initiate that within 90 days of completing our online home inspection course.
Do you mail me a certification?
Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification out to you upon completion of our online course.
What do you recommend for a home inspection report?
For reporting software we recommend either www.iq6000.com www.reporthost.com or www.homeinspectionreportkit.com if you prefer a paper report. Not that you need to use a report that we recommend – there are certainly other quality inspection reports out there. What is most important is that you choose a report that you are comfortable.
Is there a time limit for the online home inspection course for North Dakota?
No. There is no time limit on our course so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
Do you provide a list of tools that I need for performing a home inspection?
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. It comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter, combustible gas detector, etc.
What about marketing materials?
We suggest using www.vistaprint.com for your business cards, brochures, and company website if you set one up. They are very affordable and even have templates specific to home inspection businesses.
Do you offer my state test?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in North Dakota. That test is given by a third party testing company.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the North Dakota exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the North Dakota exam. Then you will be issued your home inspection license.
Can I start my own home inspection business after taking your online course?
Yes. In fact the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.
What if I have questions during my course?
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection we can assist.
Do I need to be a contractor to be a home inspector?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks or Minot – our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere.