Online education has grown by leaps and bounds in the past several years. It’s no longer a fringe idea, but an effective and convenient way to learn without up-ending your whole routine.
So how do you choose a program that’s got what you need at a price that you can afford? Compare them side-by-side.
Here’s how ICA School stacks up against some of the top competition.
ICA School Has Competitive Tuition Rates
The complete ICA School training course costs $695. One popular program, Allied, costs a little less at $548. PHII is on par with our tuition and so is Penn Foster. But AHIT and Kaplan cost significantly more at $895 and $995 respectively.
Cost is only the beginning, though. In many cases, ICA School offers a more comprehensive education package than both cheaper competitors and those with a premium price tag. Determining the overall value requires a bit more investigation.
Our Education Model Offers Instructor-Led Video
One of the top complaints about online education, at least in its earliest iterations, was the isolation. With nothing but words on a page, complex topics take more time and energy to learn. That’s why ICA School uses instructor-led video lessons. Hearing a knowledgeable voice puts challenging topics, such as how to inspect various HVAC systems, into perspective.
ICA School is one of two top education providers that offer instructor-led video. At $200 more in tuition costs, AHIT offers video, as well. For every other competitor, you’re on your own.
We Provide Your Home Inspection Reporting Software
Time was, a home inspector only needed a printed form and a clipboard to write a home inspection report. While that’s still possible, home inspection reporting software makes the work much cleaner, quicker and more convenient.
Software isn’t cheap, but it’s included with your ICA School tuition. It’s not just yours to practice with while you learn, keep it and use the app on the job after you’re certified. If that seems rare, you’re right. No other competitor adds free home inspection reporting software into their education package.
Get Specialized Home Inspection Training for No Additional Cost
Every reputable home inspection education provider covers the same basic material. You’ll learn how to perform an inspection, how to spot defects and how different systems in the home are built, installed and function. If you want to take your career further, you’ll need specialized education and ICA School provides it at no additional cost.
Here are just a few learning materials that none of our competitors include:
- Inspecting with drones
- Commercial inspections
- HUD inspections
- Healthy Housing
- Code inspections
On top of that, we also give you access to 20 downloadable e-books on termite inspections, septic inspections, energy audits, indoor air quality, International Building Codes and more.
If you’ve made the decision to start a new career in home inspecting, the first homework assignment is comparing educational programs. Price is one of the most obvious factors, but look deeper to learn what you get in exchange for the investment.
A cheap program isn’t a bargain if it leaves out important, career-building information. An expensive program isn’t always the best, either, especially if it falls short. The best value offers more for less, and that’s our goal at ICA School.
If you’ve done your homework, it’s time to take the next step. Enroll now and start your education today.