The following is a listing of our classroom and home inspector field training locations across the U.S.  Participating in classroom or fieldwork alongside experienced professionals is one of the quickest ways to build skills and knowledge. It allows you to ask questions about the process of home inspection and ensure you’re applying your skills correctly. You can click the “Add to Cart button” below to register for the course or call us at (888) 374-4096. Learn more about the Home Inspector License Requirements By State.

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LocationDatesPrice
ARKANSAS
WebinarJanuary 21-28, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,695.00Add to cart

Fayetteville, AR March 4-11, 2023
(Includes Online Course)Few Seats Left

$1,695.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
ILLINOIS
Online Home Inspection Course (60 hours)Enroll anytime. Open 24/7

$695.00Add to cart

Glenview, IL December 2-4, 2022 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Tinley Park, IL December 9-11, 2022 (Includes Online Course)Session is Full
Quad Cities/Moline, IL January 6-8, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Glenview, IL January 13-15, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Tinley Park, IL January 20-22, 2023 (Includes Online Course)Session is Full
Oak Park, IL January 27-29, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Bloomington, IL January 27-29, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Glenview, IL February 10-12, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Rockford, IL February 17-19, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Tinley Park, IL February 17-19, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Quad Cities/Moline, IL March 3-5, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Glenview, IL March 10-12, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Tinley Park, IL March 17-19, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Bloomington, IL March 24-26, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Carbondale, IL March 24-26, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

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INDIANA
Indianapolis, IN December 10-11, 2022 (Includes Online Course)Few Spots Left

$1,295.00Add to cart

Indianapolis, IN January 21-22, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,295.00Add to cart

Indianapolis, IN February 25-26, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,295.00Add to cart

Indianapolis, IN March 18-19, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,295.00Add to cart

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KENTUCKY
Louisville, KY February 25-March 5, 2023 (Classroom Course + Field)Few Seats Left

$1,695.00Add to cart

Lexington, KY April 22-30, 2023 (Classroom Course + Field)

$1,695.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
MASSACHUSETTS
Natick, MA December 3-10, 2022
(Includes Online Course)Few Seats Left

$1,695.00Add to cart

Natick, MA February 11-18, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,695.00Add to cart

Burlington, MA March 11-18, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,695.00Add to cart

Springfield, MA March 25-April 1, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,695.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
MARYLAND
Gaithersburg, MD December 3-10, 2022
(Includes Online Course)Few Seats Left

$1,495.00Add to cart

Baltimore, MD January 14-21, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Rockville, MD February 11-18, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

Baltimore, MD March 12-19, 2023
(Includes Online Course)

$1,495.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
NEVADA      
Live NV Webinar CourseJanuary 14-20, 2023
(Includes Self-Paced Online Course)

$995.00Add to cart

Las Vegas, NV March 13-19, 2023
(Includes Self-Paced Online Course)

$995.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
NEW YORK
Webinar100 Hour Session December 5-17, 2022
(8 AM to 5 PM. Note* Webinar sessions do not meet on Sunday)

$1,795.00Add to cart

White Plains, NY 40 Hour Field Class
January 7-8 and 14-15, 2023 (8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Daily)Few Spots Left

$800.00Add to cart

Webinar100 Hour Session Feb 20 - Mar 4, 2023
(8 AM to 5 PM. Note* Webinar sessions do not meet on Sunday)

$1,795.00Add to cart

Long Island, NY 40 Hour Field Class
March 11-12 & March 18-19, 2023 (8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Daily)

$800.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
NORTH CAROLINA
Online Home Inspection Course (120 hours)Enroll anytime. Open 24/7 (Includes $399 NC Pass the Test Course)

$995.00Add to cart

Raleigh, NC November 30-December 9, 2022 (Includes Online Course and $399 NC Pass the Test Course)Few Seats Left

$2,295.00Add to cart

Charlotte, NC January 11-20, 2023 (Includes Online Course and $399 NC Pass the Test Course)

$2,295.00Add to cart

Raleigh, NC February 8-17, 2023 (Includes Online Course and $399 NC Pass the Test Course)

$2,295.00Add to cart

Wilmington, NC February 15-24, 2023 (Includes Online Course and $399 NC Pass the Test Course)

$2,295.00Add to cart

Charlotte, NC March 22-31, 2023 (Includes Online Course and $399 NC Pass the Test Course)

$2,295.00Add to cart

Raleigh, NC April 10-19, 2023 (Includes Online Course and $399 NC Pass the Test Course)

$2,295.00Add to cart

Location  
OHIO      
Online Home Inspection Course (80 hours)Enroll anytime. Open 24/7
(Includes $399 Report Software)
Cincinnati, OH December 12-16, 2022
(Includes Online Course & 40 hour Field Class) Best Value Few Spots Left
$1,695.00Add to cart
Cincinnati, OH December 12-16, 2022, Field Training Only Few Spots Left
$1,200.00Add to cart
Columbus, OH January 16-20, 2023
(Includes Online Course & 40 hour Field Class) Best Value
$1,695.00Add to cart
Columbus, OH January 16-20, 2023, Field Training Only
$1,200.00Add to cart
Cleveland, OH February 13-17, 2023
(Includes Online Course & 40 hour Field Class) Best Value
$1,695.00Add to cart
Cleveland, OH February 13-17, 2023, Field Training Only
$1,200.00Add to cart
Columbus, OH March 6-10, 2023
(Includes Online Course & 40 hour Field Class) Best Value
$1,695.00Add to cart
Columbus, OH March 6-10, 2023, Field Training Only
$1,200.00Add to cart
LocationDatesPrice
Virginia
Roanoke, VA December 1-4, 2022 (Includes Online Course)

$1,395.00Add to cart

Manassas, VA December 8-11, 2022 (Includes Online Course)

$1,395.00Add to cart

Manassas, VA January 12-15, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,395.00Add to cart

Chesapeake, VA February 9-12, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,395.00Add to cart

Richmond, VA February 23-26, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,395.00Add to cart

Roanoke, VA March 16-19, 2023 (Includes Online Course)

$1,395.00Add to cart

LocationDatesPrice
West Virginia
Cross Lanes, WV February 18-25, 2023
(Includes Online Course)Few Seats Left

$1,495.00Add to cart

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Important Features of ICA’s Home Inspector Classes

ICA classes are incredibly comprehensive. Upon completion of our course, you’ll have everything you need to become a licensed home inspector. Whether you opt to find a job with an existing home inspection business or start your own, the lessons learned from ICA are sure to come into play with each new inspection you perform. Here’s what to expect upon registering with ICA:

  • Lifetime access to your completed online course (compatible with mobile devices)
  • Residential and Commercial Inspection Certifications (mailed upon completion of training)
  • 17 Bonus Training Courses including Mold and Radon at no extra cost (over a $1,000 value)
  • Free one month InterNACHI membership
  • Report Form Pro Nitro Inspection Report Software for mobile devices included free of charge ($399 value)
  • Free Lifetime listing on hireaninspector.com for all graduates of our home inspection classroom training
  • Training module for Inspecting Roof Systems with Drones
  • Ongoing support from the ICA industry experts for students and graduates
  • Downloadable MP4 video training models that allow students to view course material when there’s no Internet connection available
  • Free downloads of all e-books and other reference materials in our extensive online library, which give students access to the information after completing our home inspection classes
  • Continuous access to all ICA training materials and completed courses
  • Over 700 practice questions for the National Home Inspectors Exam and State Inspector Exam (free mobile app included)
  • Free online refresher training, including access to all course updates and annual course releases

Discover How to Become a Home Inspector in Every State

Which state you choose to practice in can play a significant factor in your journey to become a home inspector. Each state has their own unique certification requirements that must be met before you begin practicing professionally. ICA classes are available for 47 states. Some states require in-person instruction and field training, while online instruction is accepted in many other states.

Our online home inspection course can be completed virtually any time, anywhere. Still, it’s worth doing some research to understand what hurdles you must jump before you can start working in the field. Click here to see what your state requires of professional home inspectors.

What’s the Advantage of Home Inspection Field Training?

Field home inspection training can be incredibly rewarding for aspiring home inspectors. Performing a successful home inspection often boils down to your eye for detail. Quality inspectors rely on their expertise and ability to improvise when facing unexpected issues. Anything can happen on the job from no-shows to unexpected revelations about a home’s safety. Watching how professional home inspectors face such challenges and understanding their decision-making can really shed light on the profession.

Home inspector field training also helps to solidify what you learned in the classroom. Training provides an excellent overview of the skills needed for this industry, but when it comes to practical application of those skills, there’s no replacement for on-the-job training.

Field training can instill confidence that you might otherwise be lacking if you’ve been studying hard during training. While it can be daunting to put your training to the test, working in the field allows you to build on your experience and feel more confident in your assessment of a property.

What are the Topics in Home Inspection Classroom Training?

You’d be surprised at just how much you can learn in a few short hours of ICA classes. Those who complete our program walk away with the knowledge necessary to begin their own home inspection business. Even if you’re not an aspiring entrepreneur, the material covered in our courses is enough to inform any career path you might choose.

Working for yourself isn’t for everyone, but the principles of home inspection can apply whether you own your own home inspection business or are working for someone else.

Here’s a quick summary of the topics ICA instructors will cover during your home inspection classroom training:

  • Home Inspection Overview – Introduction to the home inspection industry
  • Business and Legal Aspects – Forming a home inspection business, client/inspector agreements, insurance and marketing requirements
  • Inspection Process – Inspection practice standards and methods
  • Roofing – Roofing terms and roof materials, basic and advanced roof inspections, detecting roof defects
  • Home Exterior – Site and grading, siding materials and trim, exterior defects, porches and decks, paving and vegetation
  • Structure – Basics of foundations, beams, joists, trusses, roof, framing, inspecting structures and detecting structural defects
  • House Interior – Interior rooms, attics, walls and insulation, windows and doors, bathrooms, kitchens and appliances, basements and crawl spaces
  • Plumbing – Supply lines, waste piping, connections, vents, drainage, fixtures and faucets, water heaters, fuel storage and lines, sump pumps and ejector pumps
  • Heating System – Combustion requirements, forced air heating, hydronic heating, space heaters, fireplaces and chimneys, wood stoves and vents
  • Air Conditioning – Basics of refrigeration, split systems, ductless systems, geothermal and air source heat pumps
  • Electrical Systems – Theory of electricity, drops and distribution, wire gauges, main panels and subpanels, switches and outlets, fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Reporting – Preparing written reports for the client, including using Report Form NITRO software with digital devices
  • Marketing the Business – Techniques and strategies for building a successful home inspection business
  • Commercial Inspections – Inspecting commercial buildings, understanding American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)’s international standards
  • Using Drones During Inspections – Inspecting rooftops with drones

What Makes Home Inspection Classes from ICA Different?

When it comes to field training online, aspiring home inspectors have no shortage of options. All our reference pages, coursework, and materials are constantly updated to reflect the latest industry trends and best practices. Graduates of ICA classes will receive continuous support, because we want to ensure you are successful at all stages of your career.

ICA students also gain access to Report Form Nitro software, a $400 value. Our resources are designed to keep you on the cutting edge of the industry from the day you finish classes to the day you retire.

What’s Next After Finishing the Course?

Every ICA student who registers for our home inspection classes will also gain access to our online portal. There, you can complete bonus courses that will allow you to hone your expertise in areas like pool and hot tub inspection, thermal imaging, irrigation and sprinkler inspection and more. You’ll have access to these bonus course materials for as long as you need, making it convenient to get started in the field and return to the bonus classes to focus in on areas where you want to develop more knowledge.

After completing Inspector Certification Associates’ home inspection class, you’ll have met the home inspector educational requirements for most states throughout the country. You’ll also be qualified to start conducting your own real-life home inspections. There are few careers that allow you to train and begin working in the field quite as quickly as home inspection. It’s a great option for anyone frustrated with their current field and eager to roll up their sleeves and start anew. Even if you don’t have a background in construction, you’ll be knowledgeable and ready to take clients after completing our home inspection classes. Don’t just take our word for it—see what some of our graduates have said about ICA home inspection training.

If you’re ready to launch your new career, sign up for our home inspection classes today!

Home inspector training

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There are also additional mentorship opportunities available for our graduates with ASHI, InterNACHI and other membership organizations. All of our graduates receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI.

Online Classes vs. Classroom Courses

When deciding whether to register for ICA’s online training or our home inspection classroom training, first consider your state’s requirements. Depending on where you live or plan to work as a home inspector, your state licensing board may demand in-person classroom training. Of course, both online classes and in-person home inspection classes have their perks. Online coursework is more flexible, with the convenient option to learn a new trade anywhere you have an internet connection. In person, you’ll forge unique bonds with instructors and your fellow classmates. Whatever you need, rest assured that ICA’s home inspection programs will provide a comprehensive education.

Home Inspection Classes FAQs

Do I Need Experience to Take This Course?

No construction or trade experience is required for registration in our home inspection programs. While a background in building, architecture, engineering or construction can be helpful, this kind of experience isn’t necessary for success. Our classroom offerings include comprehensive training on the principles of a quality home inspection, and our bonus courses help round out your skillset.

 

What Requirements Must I Meet to Become a Home Inspector?

The answer to this question varies from state to state. In some states, no formal training is required for professional practice. In others, you’ll just need to complete state approved in-person training and pass an exam before taking your first home inspection job or starting your own business. In most states, you can complete our online course alone to become certified. Find guidance on your state’s requirements.

 

What’s the Difference Between Your Online Course and Your Classroom Course?

Both versions of our home inspection classes are designed by industry thought leaders with special attention given to industry best practices. The main difference between the online course and the classroom course is flexibility. With the online course, you can fire up your training materials anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. Classroom courses are inherently less flexible.

 

How Long Does it Take to Become a Home Inspector?

The answer to this question depends on the state you would like to become a home inspector in. In some states, an eight-day home inspection classroom training course is all that’s required. Check and see what your state requires for professional practice.

 

How do I reserve my seat in the next available home inspection class?

To enroll today call our support staff at (888) 374-4096 or register with one of the registration links at the top of this page.  We will then email you a confirmation with your live class reservation and email you access to begin your training with us online as well.