Looking to earn your Nova Scotia home inspector certification? Nova Scotia is one of a few provinces that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.
How to Become a Home Inspector in Nova Scotia:
Step One: Complete the ICA home inspection training course. We will provide you with all the training and certification you need to successfully perform home inspections and commercial inspections in Nova Scotia.
Step Two: Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company!
In Canadian provinces that do not have licensing requirements, real estate agents and your clients will want to see that you have been trained and certified in home inspection. That is where our program can help. ICA even provides you with Lifetime report writing Software for free!
It’s possible to earn your Nova Scotia Canada home inspector certificate in a manner of weeks. Within a few months, you could be making your own hours and signing your own checks as the owner of a home inspection business. Whatever your goals, ICA can teach you all you need to know to find success.
Nova Scotia Home Inspector Certification
Our Nova Scotia home inspector course has everything you need to become certified in home inspection. By training with us online, you will learn all about home and commercial inspections, building code and report writing. Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports.
The Many Advantages of Inspection Certification Associates
In addition to the core class material covered in our Nova Scotia home inspector course, we offer a number of bonus courses at no additional charge to students. Radon Inspection, Commercial Property Inspection, and Mold Inspection bonus courses are normally valued at $200 each. They’re just the beginning of the library of extra content you’ll gain access to as an ICA student.
Quality tools help make home inspections quick work. Report Form Pro Nitro is one of the best apps available for professional home inspectors, which is why we include it in the cost of our Nova Scotia home inspection course. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection report can be filled out on your smartphone or tablet. You can even put in photos easily on an Android or Apple mobile device.
At ICA, you’re always in good company. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact, we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice and our training school is a Gold Level Member with ASHI. We also work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact, all of our graduates receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI.
Got more questions?
Read on for more information about Nova Scotia home inspection courses.
As soon as you complete our online home inspection course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we mail out your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you will want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to go in Nova Scotia!
No. Home inspectors should not go on the roof of the home. Per current home inspection standards of practice, the proper way to inspect a roof is to stand back and use binoculars. A few home inspectors have even started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not very common yet. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.
The average annual salary for a home inspector in Nova Scotia varies, depending on the number of inspections performed each week. Just two inspections on average per week will earn you $35,000 in supplemental income and you can do two or three inspections per day!
The average fee for a home inspection is $400. The amount you charge for any given home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. As part of our course, we teach you how to calculate a proper home inspection fee.
Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact all of our graduates receive a free one month membership to InterNACHI.
Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact, we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice and ICA is also a Gold Level Member with ASHI.
Yes, Inspection Certification Associates is an affiliate member of CAHPI, the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors.
Yes, as part of our online home inspection student reference library we include CAHPI exam study resources, including the home inspection standards of practice and code of ethics. It is also important to note that if you do decide to register for the CAHPI exam you have the option to include a practice exam. The official CAHPI home inspection exam and the practice home inspection exam can both be taken online.
No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Nova Scotia.
Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course. We also mail out a laminated copy of your credentials that you can carry in your wallet.
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com in which our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection reporting software. That is the report that most of our graduates start with since it is so easy to use. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection report can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even put in photos easily. They also have a mobile app version of their home inspection report that can be used on an Android or Apple mobile device. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a home inspection report form that you’re comfortable with, and these are both good home inspection report options.
No. There is no time limit on our course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of the tools, including your moisture meter and combustible gas detector, comes out to about $200.
Our bonus marketing course includes 8 hours of video marketing lessons. All ICA students are taught how to start up a home inspection business.
There is no state exam for home inspectors in Nova Scotia.
There is no home inspection board in Nova Scotia.
Yes. In fact, the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.
Yes. You’ll be certified for both residential inspection and commercial inspection. On the commercial side of things, we train you to the ASTM standards.
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist via email, text, or phone.
Absolutely not. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Although a contractor background can be beneficial, it is by no means necessary to become a home inspector in Nova Scotia or any other province.