Steps to become a home inspector
- Register for the ICA Real Estate 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 you’ll ever need to know about code inspections, mold inspections, radon, and commercial inspection without breaking the bank. All other schools will charge hundreds or thousands more for training in these topics.
- Go to work for an existing inspection company
- Decide on an approved course in your state. These courses cost more money, but at least you haven’t broken the bank and the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification program has already taught you the fundamentals – not to mention given you the mold, radon, and commercial training – which you won’t need to invest in later.
- Start inspecting on your own!
Why spend thousands on inferior training with another school, when you can have top-notch training from a trusted provider for a fraction of the cost? Instead of jumping blindfolded into a swimming pool without knowing the depth, be smart and dip your toe in first.
Every successful entrepreneur will tell you that the most important thing to remember when starting a new business is to limit your financial exposure. The way to do that is to test the waters first. Invest $395 and make sure this profession is for you. Your family will thank you and you’ll be better off for it.