Inspection Certification Associates, or ICA School, is based in Illinois, but students across the country, including California, complete the course and go on to rewarding careers as certified home inspectors.
We’re the most trusted name in home inspection training and certification in America, and we’re affiliated with some of the most respected associations, too. That includes CREIA, which is the California Real Estate Inspection Association.
If you’re thinking about enrolling with a home inspection training school, here are a few reasons why ICA School should be your choice:
Our Director Has a Nationally Recognized Reputation
Director of Education, Steve Preins, has served on the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) board of directors, and he’s a former president of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).
He’s held training sessions are national conferences, and has successfully trained new inspectors and those already working in the industry for more than 20 years. When it comes to experience, it’s hard to find someone with more.
You Can Train at Your Own Pace
Paced training helps a lot of men and women gain more education where a traditional situation wouldn’t work. You won’t have to quit your job, and you can learn any time, day or night. Weekends, too. With our instructor-led video instruction, you’ll see and hear instead of just reading materials on a page. And you don’t need construction experience, either.
Another benefit of paced training is that you aren’t on a tight schedule for exams or completing the course. Some students have more time than others. If you have the ability and desire, you can complete the course in a matter of weeks. And if not, you can take the time that you need, all without interrupting your usual responsibilities.
Our Program Covers Everything Plus More
A school can have the best platform and instructors in the world, but it really boils down to the curriculum. At ICA School, you’ll learn about the general inspection process, plumbing, electrical, interiors, exteriors, roofing, HVAC, structure, and the defects that you might encounter while inspecting those parts of a house.
But that’s not the end of what you’ll learn. We also devote time to legal and business aspects of the industry, marketing, report writing, commercial inspections, plus we offer an online reference library that you can access any time that you like.
You’ll Always Have Support When You Need It
One common complaint about online schools is the lack of interaction with teachers. But that’s another area where ICA School stands out. If you have a question, need some clarification, or want to be sure that you understand a topic, you have access to a real instructor who can help.
This is not a generic customer service call, but direct communication with an instructor who is also a certified home inspector. While telephone contact isn’t available 24 hours a day, and your California time zone is different from ours, you can always reach out. And we will get back with you quickly.
California Students Appreciate ICA School’s Value
It all sounds great, but how does ICA School really rate with students in California? The easiest way to answer that question is through testimonials from the students, themselves.
Aaron from North Hollywood, CA says:
With your school being located in the Midwest and I’m in Southern California I was afraid your course wouldn’t cover the type of construction we have out here. Even after talking to you guys and being reassured that it would, I was still a little unsure. You guys did exactly what you said you were going to and for that I thank you. There’s a lot of crap out there online these days and sometimes you never know, but I’m more than happy!
And Jesse in San Jose explains:
I give the course a 9 out of 10. The only reason I didn’t give it a 10 is because I work second shift and there was a couple times I would be working on it at like 2am and I would have a question but couldn’t get it answered til the next morning.
Home inspection training could be one of the most important things that you do for yourself. So consider all of your options carefully. We think you’ll agree that for California students, ICA School offers the best training with the most comprehensive coursework, and for the best value going.
When you’re ready to learn more, get a free demo and see firsthand just how different ICA School really is.