ICA Home Inspection Training Instructors

Inspection Certification Associates online and classroom home inspection training instructors are the finest in the industry. Each of our home inspection instructors has years of experience in teaching home inspection classes and running their own successful home inspection businesses – employing multiple inspectors.  We include free instructor support 7 days per week for students of our home inspection training course.


Steve Preins – Director of Education and Training

Steve Preins is an IDECC Certified Distance Learning Instructor and has been training home inspectors for over 30 years. He started his home inspection training career working for Kaplan many years ago before opening Quality Education Group in 1998 offering continuing education for home inspectors and Inspection Certification Associates offering pre-licensing home inspection training. Steve is a former member of the ASHI Board of Directors as well as a recipient of the highly esteemed ASHI President’s Award. Steve also has run his own successful multi-inspector company in Illinois and has multiple degrees in Architecture and Construction Management. View Full Bio


Eric CoatesEric Coates

Eric Coates is the President of Detailed Home Inspections Inc. and has been inspecting homes since 1997 under Home Inspector license #722. Eric is very active in the Home Inspection community. He is currently the Treasurer and Immediate Past President of the NC Licensed Home Inspector Association (NCLHIA), as well as former Vice President and former President of the Triangle Chapter. In this state-wide leadership role, Eric is uniquely able to participate in policy and legal proceedings that affect the home inspection industry and the families and professionals it serves. Eric is also exposed to best practices and current issues from across North Carolina.

With his extensive experience as a home inspector, business owner and NCLHIA board member, Eric brings a wealth of industry knowledge and information to ICA.


Floyd Gibbs

Floyd is the founder and co-owner of Quality Home Inspections. He started the business in 1999 as a home inspector after selling his construction business. Floyd has propelled the company into one of the largest family owned and operated home inspection companies in Southeast Virginia. Floyd has an extensive resume which includes, but not limited to, being a Certified Master Inspector, State certified home inspector in Virginia, State licensed home inspector in North Carolina, a South Carolina State licensed inspector, and a Class “A” contractor in residential and commercial building in Virginia. He is also a certified teacher of continuing education in North Carolina with classes that hold copyright privileges. He is often used as an expert witness in the State of Virginia and North Carolina in multiple municipalities. Throughout his career he has performed over 18,000 inspections and has personally trained all of the inspectors on his team. Regardless of who is assigned to your inspection, you can rest assured you will be treated with the same level of customer satisfaction and knowledge that Floyd provides with his expertise. His experience in state of the art housing technologies, building materials, indoor air quality, commercial buildings and other specialty inspections are just a fraction of what makes him the best in his field.


Sandra Gibbs

Sandra is a co-owner of Quality Home Inspections and the CEO. She has 20 years’ experience as a former lending officer and Assistant Vice President of a financial institution in the Hampton Roads area. Her knowledge in the lending arena allows her to understand the complexities with purchasing a home. Sandra has taught many home inspector courses and participates in continuing education in order to stay abreast of the ever-changing industry. She plays an active role in the training and development of the office staff, as well as the inspectors, to ensure superior customer service for her clients.


Patrick Hardy

Patrick Hardy is a graduate of the Inspection Certification Associates online home inspection course. He has gone on to start H & H Home Inspections, a multi-inspector home inspection company based in Central Florida that performs home inspections, commercial property inspections, WDO, wind mitigation inspections and 4-point inspections. In addition to performing classroom training for ICA, Patrick also teaches continuing education classes for home inspectors.


Clint Laney

Clint has an extensive background in electrical, roofing, and residential structural design. He is highly skilled in the industry standards of practice and is a natural educator. He is also bilingual, helping our English as a second language students learn more from day one. Clint holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering, a Bachelor’s of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management, and a Masters of Education. His thoroughness and attention to detail ensures that every student learns the home inspection process inside and out.


Robert Ruggiero

Rob is a licensed home inspector, licensed mold assessor, licensed mold remediator, and certified lead paint assessor in Florida. Rob has personally completed over 3,000 home inspections in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Arizona. He has also done numerous mold assessment inspections since 2007, as well has FEMA disaster inspections.

Rob enjoys mentoring new home inspectors and sharing the knowledge that he has accumulated from over 3,000 home inspections. This knowledge not only includes tips of what to do, but also what to avoid!


Steve Sheldon

Steve Sheldon operates Probe Home Inspections in Atlanta, GA. Steve has personally performed over three thousand inspections. His company is also licensed as a school by the Georgia Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board and has taught numerous continuing education classes to hundreds of real estate agents across Atlanta.

With a long history of tried, tested, and proven excellence in the Atlanta, GA real estate and home inspection industry, Steve knew it was time to give back and help other aspiring home inspectors get the highly knowledgeable training and guidance they need to make their own mark in the home inspection business.

Steve is a graduate of Duke University. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family. Steve also enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering with his church’s homeless mission.


Tuition: $695   Updated for 2020!