Congratulations! You’ve decided on a new career as a home inspector. Making that decision is the first step to a successful and rewarding career. Now that you’ve decided on your new career, here’s what you need to know about how to comply in the state where you’re practicing home inspection.
What’s the difference between a license and a certification? When you enroll in home inspection training through ICA, you’re given a certificate after completing your course. If your state requires you to become licensed, you must share this certificate with them as proof of your course completion and required educational hours. All home inspectors should get a home inspection certification, but not all will need to be licensed.
The requirements to become a home inspector vary significantly from state to state. Some require in-person education followed by passing a licensing exam. In states that don’t require a license, online or in-person training is important to gain credibility with your clients. Regardless of where you live, having the most robust foundation of knowledge for your new career will set you up for success.
States without Home Inspector License Requirements
Here are the states that don’t require a license before working as a home inspector:
- Washington, D.C.
If you’re interested in becoming a home inspector in one of the states listed above, ICA makes the process easy. You’ll need to:
- Register for the ICA Home 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 other ancillary topics. Upon completing the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector! ICA will issue you a certification number, which you can use on your business cards and inspection reports.
- Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!
If you’re interested in taking the first step to becoming a home inspector, enroll today! You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to start your career.