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Army COOL Program

Inspection Certification Associates is now part of the Army COOL Program

Inspection Certification Associates is proud to announce that beginning October 7, 2020, home inspection training through Inspection Certification Associates (ICA School) can now be fully covered by the Army Credentialing Assistance Program for eligible Army service members. What Is the COOL Program? The Army COOL (Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) Program offers up to $4,000 in…

Experts Weigh in on Solar Roofing Inspections

  Homeowners want their houses to be safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. For many modern homeowners, though, being eco-friendly is just as important as creating a beautiful, cozy home. As solar roofing options become more popular, home inspectors must evolve with the green trend. Understanding the standards, installation process and maintenance concerns associated with solar…

New Additions: The Importance of Permits When Improving Your Home

  The prospect of building an addition onto your home is an exciting one. Whether you’re dreaming of an extra bedroom, a screened-in porch or an extension of your living room, additions can provide much-needed space to a home you already love. Before you begin daydreaming of how you’ll decorate your new addition, though, it’s…

Worth It: Certification Beyond Home Inspection Licensing Requirement

When it comes to buying a house, there are a million regulations to follow. Whether dictated by the lender extending the mortgage, the homeowner’s insurance company, or by the state, it seems there are countless hoops to jump through before closing. Of course, the requirements differ slightly for every home that is bought or sold…

When Is a Home Inspection Required?

  There are a lot of non-negotiables when it comes to homeownership. Property taxes, homeowner’s insurance and regular mortgage payments are all fairly mandatory. In many states, home inspections are another non-negotiable process that buyers and sellers must go through. There are other times, though, when home inspections are recommended but not required. If you’re…