California home inspectors might work in a lot of different areas with radically different architecture from one city to the next. But one thing is certain, good inspectors were trained to handle it. That’s why ICA School was developed.
Our home inspection training course is one of the best. It covers so much ground, students in California and across the country get the best possible start on a new career just by making that choice.
Here’s what you can expect from our program:
The Inspection Process
We don’t give you the tools to inspect without teaching you how to use them. So early on, students in the ICA School home inspection training course learn about the inspection process. In this module, you’ll learn about the methods used for inspecting a house. The Standards of Practice are covered, which are designed to give inspectors parameters that include what is covered in an inspection, and what isn’t.
Roofing, Exterior and Structure
We cover roofs and different roofing materials, including those that are common in California. You’ll learn roofing terms, common and not-so-common roof defects to watch out for, and the process for inspecting a roof. Exteriors and structure teach you about evaluating the site where a home sits, siding materials, trim and exterior features, all elements of a home’s structure, and defects to look for.
Interior, Plumbing and Electrical
Interiors cover the house from attic to crawl space, and every room in between. Plumbing and electrical both require several modules, as entire systems and their different possible components get their necessary attention. Code regulations may change frequently with plumbing and electrical, but ICA School is always up to date.
Heating and Cooling
The heating and cooling modules begin with explaining how the different types of systems function. For example, how refrigeration works. You’ll learn about more traditional systems, such as combustion, air-source heat pumps and fireplaces, and new ones such as geothermal heat pumps and ductless split systems.
Legal, Business, and Marketing
A home inspection course might be relatively complete covering only what you’ll encounter on a job from materials to defects. But ICA School also teaches the legal aspects of home inspections, business principles, how to create an inspection report, and strategies for marketing your business after you complete your training. This makes for a more well-rounded program.
Many inspectors do one or the other – they inspect residences, or they focus on commercial properties. We have one module dedicated to commercial inspections. When you complete your training, you’ll have the option of going either direction with your career.
ICA School was built from the ground up as a comprehensive program that doesn’t just teach the basics. It goes above and beyond, with instructor-led video, downloadable course materials, and a library filled with digital reference material that you can access at any time. And if you ever have questions, an instructor is only a phone call away.
If you’re thinking about getting certified as a home inspector in California. ICA School is the right choice. You can work at your own pace, finish when you like, and go to work when you’re ready. Get a free course demo today and see why our home inspection training is ranked so highly.