Indiana requires all home inspectors to hold a valid license. But before it’s issued, there’s lots of work to do. It all begins with your education, and ICA School has you covered with that. If you’ve got your sights set on becoming an above-board home inspector, follow these three steps and you’ll have a valid Indiana license in no time.
#1: Complete an Approved Home Inspector Education Course
Indiana is one of many states that require prospective home inspectors to earn a formal education. Fortunately, online education is accepted and ICA School is an approved course provider, number CE21600007.
You’ll need at least 60 hours of education. According to the Indiana Home Inspector Application Instructions, 40 hours should be devoted to coursework and a minimum of 12 hours practical experience is also required.
ICA School provides the following required courses and many others:
- Exterior and interiors
#2: Pass the National Home Inspector Examination
After completing your home inspector education courses, you have an official certification issued by ICA School. But Indiana requires a bit more. As evidence of your accomplishments, you’ll need to register to sit for the National Home Inspector Examination and earn a passing grade.
The exam is offered by PSI and you can register online after creating an account. Submit the $225 registration fee and schedule your exam date, then you’re almost ready for the next step.
If you’re like many new inspectors, you’ll worry about whether or not you’re prepared for the exam. That’s normal, especially since licensure hinges on a passing grade. ICA School offers test preparation materials that help you study. Once you’re ready, PSI also offers a practice exam to help you get a feel for the questions and the test format. According to QuestionMark, practice exams reveal your strengths, areas where you might need more study, and reinforce the education you’ve received.
#3: Submit an Application for Home Inspection Licensure
Passing the national exam is a feat to be proud of. With that out of the way, all that’s left are the particulars of licensure. Here’s what you can expect:
- Fill out the license application form
- Provide a recent passport type photo
- Remit the $50 application fee, payable to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
- Obtain a general liability certificate of insurance for a minimum of $100,000 in coverage
- Present an affidavit with a full explanation if you answered “yes” to any of the application questions
All that’s left is to wait for approval. Once that arrives and you’re a full-fledged Indiana home inspector, you can open your own business or go to work for an existing home inspection company.
Earning your Indiana home inspector license is something to be proud of. The process isn’t especially complicated, but it involves a lot of hard work. That’s why ICA School is such a great choice for your education.
Our program was designed by experienced home inspectors to prepare you for every aspect of the job. You’ll learn about home systems and defects and you’ll also gain practical knowledge about running and marketing a home inspection business. As a bonus, we offer a vast library of resources that help you build on the basics of home inspecting for a richer knowledge base.
Are you ready to learn an exciting new trade in your free time? Enroll now and get started right away.