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Student Testimonials

Below you’ll find feedback from some of our students regarding our home inspection course.  You can also view our link on the Better Business Bureau website by clicking here.  You’ll see that we have zero complaints.  That’s because we put out a high-quality course, for an affordable price, and we’re always here to help if our students have an issue.


“I called the other day when I was on an inspection and Steve helped me out personally with a wood stove question I had.  I just wanted to thank him for being there.” – Sarah from Falls Church, VA


“With your school being located in the Midwest and I’m in Southern California I was afraid your course wouldn’t cover the type of construction we have out here.  Even after talking to you guys and being reassured that it would, I was still a little unsure.  You guys did exactly what you said you were going to and for that I thank you.  There’s a lot of crap out there online these days and sometimes you never know, but I’m more than happy!”  – Aaron from North Hollywood, CA


“The last time I was in school was 25 years ago so maybe I don’t have much to compare it to but I thought your class was good.  I learned a lot and can’t wait to get out there and do some inspections.”  – Marcus from Flint, MI

“Great school, very easy to follow and stay interested.” – Adam from St. Helens, OR


 “Great class, lots of information and easy to understand!” – Adam from Belleville, IL


 “The course was very well presented with information and photos. Strongly satisfied with the ICA training course! Confidently moving forward with my inspection career.” – Alan from Bristow, VA


 “The course material was professionally presented and it was also very fun. The instructor made it very worthwhile due to his extensive background knowledge in the subject matter as well as his experience in the field. I found the style in which the instructor used was very favorable and the element of humor made the course all the much more enjoyable. For anyone contemplating on taking the course, I would highly recommend it, as I found it to be an extremely worthwhile endeavor. I found the representatives of the school and the instructor to very helpful and knowledgeable so I say thank you to them; much appreciated.” – Andrew from Mayfield, PA


“Hi, I wanted to let you know that I passed the national home inspection test on my first attempt! This program has been great and the additional study material for the exam was very beneficial… Thanks again and thanks for all of your help answering my previous questions” – Andy from Fort Wayne, IN


“I do like the fact I can refer back at any time, and every aspect needed to get to the job and complete the task is included!” – Angela from Hydro, OK


“Narrator kept me engaged and kept my attention with personal references to his Home Inspection experience. Nice Job Thank you.” – Annello from Holiday, FL


“This course was Great!!! I learned so much. The course was easy to follow, and the examples were real. Thanks.” – Avery from Spotsylvania, VA


 “Very comprehensive. I have a commercial real estate background and I have been in the construction/ facilities management industry for some time, so much of this material was a good refresher.” – Ben from West Des Moines, IA


 “Having taken several online classes in the past I found the ICA course to be one of the best.  The format, narration, pace, and information were all very good. I appreciated the amount of photos used to illustrate each point and the clarity of the narrator. Information loaded and operated easily.” – Brad from Glide, OR


 “Thank you for providing an easy to use home inspection course.” – Bradley from Chino Hills, CA


 I really liked the course. I thought many of the objectives and items discussed were common sense, but the teacher did a good job of conveying what is important and is pertinent to commercial and home inspections.” – Brandon from Deerfield, KS


“It was really great learning new things and seeing what I already know, having had a mechanical and construction background.  Very easily understood, with a great narrator.” – Brendon from Lincoln Park, MI


 I really enjoyed this course. Very informative and easy to use.” – Brett from Platte City, MO


 I truly like the move at your own pace in this. it has allowed me to do it when I get time. Thanks again” – Bryan from New Carlisle, OH


“Very detailed and presented at an excellent pace. Just like being in a classroom, only better.” – Charles from Pottstown, PA


“Great course…I feel more confident now that I did it, even though I am a contractor for General Construction. Keep up the good work!!!” – Charles from Kingston, TN


“As a guy who has spent a lifetime in construction, this course actually taught me things I didn’t know or never concerned myself with. This course was very thorough and comprehensive.” – Charles from Hilliard, OH



“The course seemed overwhelming at first. but the instructor really knew when to simplify things and also could explain the more complicated concepts to make you feel like; “Hey I could really see myself doing this and feeling technically competent enough as well as confident that I can do it correctly”. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of becoming a home inspector.” – Charles from Deltona, FL




“Excellent course. Very easy to comprehend. I would suggest ICA to anyone looking to get into the home inspection business.” – Christopher from Oak Park, IL


“Great course and great accessibility!!!!” – Christopher from St Charles, MO


“I cannot say enough about ICA. They provide lots of real world criteria with in the course and have been consistently available to answer all my questions and concerns. Many thanks to ICA!” – Christopher from Dunedin, FL


“Very thorough, full of great explanations, I loved these courses!!” – Chyvaughn from Philadelphia, PA

“I’m very new to the inspection scene and I absolutely found this course to be challenging and rewarding! There was so much great information passed along here and it was really easy to follow. The website layout was easy to navigate and structured in a way that made sense. Some of the material was a little “dry”, but the personal experience aspect kept it interesting! Thank you!” – Clayton from Virginia Beach, VA


“Great course, would definitely recommend it to others interested in this profession.” – Corey from Norman, OK


“This course was excellent and after completing all the modules, I feel I was given enough information to successfully run my own home inspection business. Thank you ICA. Keep up the great work!” – Dan from Littleton, CO


“Solid course curriculum.” Daniel From – Old Saybrook, CT



“This is a well put together course. I really enjoyed it and I appreciate the professionalism.” – Darryl from Statesboro, GA



“I started in the construction industry in 1979 as a labor on a framing crew. I worked up through the ranks as a framer, framing Foreman, Construction job superintendent and Project Manager. In 1989 I started in the inspection industry. I’ve been actively involved in the inspection industry on the code side since then. I was a little apprehensive in taking the course. I thought what will I would gain if anything from the instruction. I was pleasantly surprised to find in all aspects of the inspection I was able to learn additional information to help me be a better inspector. Thank you for your professionalism and also the quality of training. Sincerely” – David from Enid, OK



“Outstanding guys, this class is all the facts and details we need to start our own business.” – David from Glenview, IL


“The course was very informative. It went into detail about the specifics of home inspections, and it was easy to understand.” – David from Miami, FL


“This was a great course, been in the construction field for 20 years and even though I though I was rather knowledgeable about the industry, this course definitely showed me a few things I was not familiar with and as I can say to anyone, you’re never too old to learn, always better yourself and strive to be the best. My son has watched me do this course and seen firsthand how many notes I was taking, I didn’t want to miss a thing, literally 20 pages of notes. I can honestly say I feel good about getting started on this new adventure and business. Thanks for the opportunity.” –  David From Cleveland, GA


 “Great course !!!” – David from Cranston, RI


“I thought the way the course was laid out made it easy to digest the material that was given. The visual slides of actual defects in the properties made processing the information extremely helpful in understanding the material.” – David from Chicago, IL


 “Upon my research, this is the most affordable class that is offered and for the same training through all the other classes. I would recommend this class to anyone who would like to become a home inspector” – David from Athens, IL


“All materials are very relevant to becoming an excellent home inspector and establishing a successful home inspection business. I personally enjoyed the course work and wished more home inspectors took advantage and practiced the techniques taught in the program.” – Dennis from Davenport, FL


“Outstanding, great for first-timers or an excellent refresher course. Very comprehensive.” – Dwayne from Carrollton, GA


“I thought the course was excellent. I definitely feel like I learned a lot. The extra resources will come in handy later also. Doing the course online was huge plus for the constraints of my time schedule. I felt that it had the feel of a standard in person class, but the convenience of being able to work at your own pace. The information presented was very good. I had read an older correspondence course with binders and training recently. The information in this online course was comparable, but as an extra benefit, the online course spent a lot of time going over real-world scenarios that would be encountered. Lots of pictures helped to illustrate the points made.” –  Edward from Radford, VA


“Curriculum is very well structured. All 16 divisions of contraction practices with all current new materials (Pex in plumbing and color codes applied to NM wiring). Modules were clear and concise. Yes electricity does not stop for beer on the trip home. I will finish the two Marketing and the Drone modules and be back in touch. Thanks again for all. FMC.” – Federico from Kila, MT


 “Excellent syllabus and well presented. Made me study and remember. It proves that we are never too old to learn ………………………great experience.” – Garry from Fayetteville, GA


 “Great course, I would highly recommend it.” – Gaspar from Winter Park, FL


 “I have been around construction for 40 years, but I learned a lot. I highly recommend this course.” – George from Mansfield, OH


 “Thank you for your great tool here. It was great to go through each module and learn from an expert. Very informative.” – Gil from Albuquerque, NM


 “Best value for the highest quality online school out there. The added benefits you receive after completion of the class alone are worth more than the cost of the class! If you were ever on the fence do yourself a favor and sign up.” – Glen from Debary FL


 “This course was extremely informative. I’ve been a contractor for years and was very surprised to learn how much I didn’t know. Fantastic course. I can’t recommend this enough. Very easy to navigate the material. Thank you so much for this course. It is worth every penny.” – Greg from Chillicothe, OH


“This was a great course. It takes you step by step and teaches the home inspection process in an easy to understand manner. I feel confident that I now have the skills I need to enter the home inspection field.” – Gregory from Chicago, IL


“I gained a lot knowledge from this course. I found it to be very helpful.” – Hamp from Mt Berry, GA


“The course is really excellent, very easy to handle and perfect to learn and study. The ICA school support is also very good, they really answered all questions, no matter how small they might be. Thank you very much!” – Ira from Cape Coral, FL


 “GREAT PROGRAM VERY HELPFUL” – Ivan from Centerville, UT


 “THIS IS AN EXCELLENT COURSE” – Jacob from Venice, FL


 “Very informative course, great resources available to ensure each new field inspector can be successful.” – Jacqueline from Chesapeake, VA


“The inspection images were excellent! That was definitely a value-added feature! Thank you!” – Janine from Norman, OK


 “I had previously taken a Home Inspection course through a college in Georgia but because of changes made in Virginia that course was not allowed for certification or licensing, which is now required in this state. I, then signed up to take the 70 hour course with ICA. By comparison, the ICA course made study much easier, faster and much more enjoyable. Thank you for simplifying the study process for me.” – Jerry from Manakin Sabot, VA


“With 35 years of construction experience, I thought this course would be a breeze. I was wrong. This course is very thorough and included information that I had never run across. Pertinent details that not only inspectors should know, but construction supervisors as well. After taking this course, I feel very well prepared to enter the home inspection industry. Thanks guys.” – Jim from Travelers Rest, SC


“It was informative and the teacher made it interesting and even fun.” – Jody from Montrose, CO


 “I didn’t know what to expect when I purchased this course. Going through the modules, I gained valuable information that will guide me through my future as a Home Inspector. Having the information at my disposal in the future makes the opportunity to make a living even easier. My biggest piece of adv ice to anyone taking this course is to take notes throughout the modules and utilize the downloadable copies for future reference. It not only helps with the quizzes following the modules, but, provides a wealth of resources for the final exams.” – John from Hemet, CA


“Excellent course! I would recommend this to anyone!” – John from Merrimack, NH


“It’s been a great journey of experience, which open my eyes and mind to heights…It packed with plenty of knowledge from the beginning to the end, lots of somewhat trick questions and many similar ones also. Thanks for every learning opportunity.” – John from Kingsland, GA


“Hello, my name is Jose. My home state is Florida, Miami area. I had a state of Florida General and Roofing certification but I never proceeded for licensing. This course is very good in that it covers homes in areas around continental U.S. These outside south Fla. areas are important and taught me other construction aspects seen in other parts our great country. I highly recommend the course to not only those pursuing a home inspection certification but to handy persons as well. Thank you for the highly detailed and very interesting and fun course. Regards.” – Jose from Miami, FL


“The course was set up to be easy to follow and informative. I enjoyed it and it was a great review for many things and I certainly learned a lot as well. Thanks.” – Joseph from Davie, FL


“Enjoyed learning thanks” – Juan from Naples, FL


“I have just completed this course and I am so glad I chose ICA School. I was debating between different courses that I researched and couldn’t decide on who to choose. After sending in my contact information to this website, I received a call back from ICA the very next day. I was left a detailed message and a contact number to call with any questions. This was ultimately what made my decision to go with this company. The fact that you all took the time to give me attention and see what I needed proved to me that you cared. This course was very informative and I have learned so much from these modules. Thank you all very much and I hope to have great updates about my business in the future.” – Karl from Pueblo West, CO


“This inspection certification program was very thorough, relevant, engaging and educational. A great experience!” – Keith from Jonesboro, GA


“Very informational!!!” – Kenneth from Healdsburg, CA


 “This is my first experience with on line education it was great and fit my style of learning. Thank you for this opportunity.” – Kevin from Mascoutah, IL


“Your course really opened up my eyes as to what’s really involved in a home inspection. I’ve just recently retired from the Bureau of Reclamation working as drilling manager / construction / inspector, construction lab and also assisted in building homes on days off for the past 40. I thought I would go into this knowing more than I did, wow was I wrong – I’ve learned a lot by taking your course. Thank You, Kev in (remember that the only person that knows it all, is a person that’s six feet under)” – Kevin from Meridian, ID


“I was very pleased with how the course is structured and felt the information was good and presented well! Also, the fact that the course can be accessed at any point in the future after completion and that you are constantly updating the material is a huge asset! Oh, and did I mention the price, I don’t think you could ask for a better value.” – Kevin from Delavan, WI


“Great class thanks” – Kyle from Bethlehem, PA


 “The course was very well presented and when necessary any emails or calls were returned quickly. Thank you for your class.” – Scott from Edmond, OK


“Thank you for making this course available to new inspectors. I especially liked the pictures from actual inspections that were incorporated into the modules. It made understanding the different scenarios easier and practical.” – Lee from Denver, CO


“Thanks for the wonderful journey. Thanks for all you do. I have just retired and this is my second calling.” – LH from Dixie, GA


“I never thought this course was so complete. I highly recommend it. Thanks for the knowledge provided.” – Marcos from Fort Lauderdale, FL


“Just want to say thank you for being so thorough and clear. I now have the confidence to become a great home inspector” – Marcus from Weed, CA


“Very informative course, and thorough break down of each section.” – Marty from Albuquerque, NM


“The Instructor’s expertise and knowledge (being a Professional Home Inspector himself) of the Home Inspection Process made the course! I liked his instructions concerning the Proper Home Inspection Process, Top to Bottom – Outside to Inside. Showing pictures of correct items and pictures of actual defects with explanations of why they were defects was very helpful. He kept it simple and easy to understand which was a big deal for me since I have no background in these areas!” – Max from Brunswick, GA


“Good course enjoyed it” – Michael from Suffolk, VA


“The tutorial was very good’ – Patrick from Indian Head Park, IL


“This course really helped improve my knowledge about home inspections, I am currently a project manager for a commercial construction company and learned more from this course than any other trainings I have had in the past. I recommend this course to anyone that is seeking to become a home inspector.” – Patrick from Albuquerque, NM


“Even though I have been in construction all my life, I’ve learned a lot from this course, and the instructor was great.” – Patrick from Riverview, MI


“The course was very thorough and easy to follow. I feel very confident that once I get my business set up and running that I will do fine after taking this course. Thanks a bunch!!” – Randall from Holiday, FL


 “I thought the course was presented in a great way. I was concerned about the online format, but it exceeded my expectations.” – Raymond from Valparaiso, IN


“I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in the home inspection business!!!” – Rex from Thornville, OH


“I found the course easy to understand and work through.” – Richard from Sandpoint, ID


“Chuck is awesome Very relatable and I have been in residential construction for 30 years” – Rob from Cumming, GA


“This course was easy to navigate and use. I appreciate the library of documents!” – Robert from Los Alamos, NM


 “I found the course very helpful in preparing me to become a Home Inspector able to inspect both Residential and Light Commercial properties. Current pictures and bulleted points is very helpful in the learning process. I look forward to starting to do inspections and being able to continue to keep relationship with ICA. As a footnote, I will proudly display my certification of completion.” – Robert from West Chester, OH


“I highly recommend ICA to anyone. This coarse was the comprehensive training I needed to confidently get started. They did not cut any corners nor did they leave any stone unturned.” – Bob M. Philadelphia, PA


“Absolutely amazing course!  Thank you for this opportunity to build a better life for my family.” – Ryan from Littleton, CO


“I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace. The format was simple and user friendly.” – Ryan from Salina, KS


“I will recommend any of my friends to take this course” – Samuel from Savage, MD


“Thank you for all the information in this course, it was very helpful and informative.” – Sarah from Berkeley, CA


“The course was very in depth” – Steven from Aylett, VA


“It was easy to follow and the instructor made it very simple to understand” – Sybele from Haines City, FL


“I recently retired from Federal Civil Service with 37 years as an Marine Craft Inspector working in the Marine Industry. I have built several houses during my life time and I have worked as an Industrial Maintenance Engineer and Handyman. I had to take numerous courses to stay abreast of changing trades requirements and materials. Before I took this class, I thought it would be a breeze with my background. I soon found it was VERY detailed and informative. I would and have recommended this class to my friends and anyone interested in the home inspection industry.” – Terry from Jacksonville, Florida


“Course was detailed in practices & easy to follow at a pace you can adapt to your available time.” Tony from Knoxville, TN


“Great course” – Tony from South Jordan, UT


“I enrolled in the class to obtain my real estate inspection certification. I have experience with fire equipment inspections but have limited knowledge regarding building construction. The class was informative and demonstrated many aspects of building construction and building utilities. I would recommend the program to anyone looking to gain more building and utility knowledge, or someone looking to become a real estate inspector.” – Travers from Saint Clair Shores, MI


“Great course! I feel very comfortable beginning my career as a home inspector.” – Wes from Mableton, GA


“Very informative, very thorough, very time consuming (for me), but worth every minute and dollar spent!!” -William from Whittier, CA


“Great Course a must for the exam!” – William from Saint Amant, LA


“I thought that the information provided was direct and precise. Good examples are given for easy understanding (The electrical examples are spot on). I liked being able to do this course at my own pace.” – William from Wellford, SC


“Was an awesome course, been in the construction industry for over 23 years and this course still taught me new things.” – William from Sacramento, CA


“A wealth of additional verbiage and definitions of component systems not briefed or explained in the other real-estate course I took. Easy to digest and recall. Very well put together program, I will use it forever and for continuing education.” – Willis from Prosperity, SC


“The course that I have just gone through is one of the most complete courses I have taken. I’m CPO certified and CAMT certified and this hands down was the best course I have taken. To have someone take the time to explain marketing to you that was not expected but an awesome plus. Thanks ICA and Chuck was great when I needed help” – Zachery from Thorton, CO


“To get my license in Alabama I had to take the National test and I don’t know if I would have passed if I didn’t take your class.” – Tony from Moulton, AL


“I’ve been following the marketing plan and things have been going good ever since.  I’m doing two or three inspections most weeks.  I’m a manager at (business name removed) and I like my job so 2/3 a week is more than enough for me for now.”  – Bob from Rochester, MN


“Solid course.  Certificate arrived unwrinkled in padded envelope 3 days after I finished.” – Charles from Burlington, VT


“I give the course a 9 out of 10.  The only reason I didn’t give it a 10 is because I work second shift and there was a couple times I would be working on it at like 2am and I would have a question but couldn’t get it answered til the next morning.”  Jesse from San Jose, CA


Hi Steve – I’ve been taking your continuing education classes since 2005 and seen you present at the NAHI national convention a few times. Last year my son decided to join me in the business so I was trying to find a good online program to send him through and heard you were offering the initial training now.  My kid didn’t have a ton of money for a course and I told him if he wanted to do it he would have to pay for it himself – he’s 35 so I’m done buying stuff for him!!!!

Even though he was taking the class I had him let me login and take a look at things. I was really impressed with everything. It was the same style as your online continuing education classes that I’ve taken in the past, which to me means it is easy to follow along with and has lots of pictures. You can sit back and have a beer and follow along. At least that’s what I do!


“As part of my associate degree a few years ago I had to take some classes online due to my work schedule so I’m familiar with online training.  Because this course was so cheap my expectations were pretty low, but I’ve got to admit I was pleasantly surprised.  The course was put together better than the ones I took from the tech school.  – Craig from Omaha, NE


“After being in construction for the last 30 years I was gonna just start my inspection business without any training but in Virginia we need to take a class for 70 hours to be approved by the state.  This class was the cheapest I found so I figured I’d just cruise through it and I wouldn’t learn much since I’ve been doing this for so long.  The course ended up being awesome and I learned a lot, especially when it came to marketing.”  – Stan from Arlington, VA


“So I took your course in 2012 and I just wanted to let you know that my business is going great.  I started out doing it part time on the weekends and planned on just keeping it like that, but now I’m doing it full time.  Last week was my best week ever and I have you guys to thank for it.  Special thanks to Steve and Andrew.  You’ve always been quick to help me when I’ve needed anything.”  – Eric from Pittsburgh, PA


“I’ve been a home inspector since 2005 and I’ve been getting asked about doing commercial inspections for awhile.  I took your course just for the commercial part so I could learn those ASTM standards and that worked out real good.  I went through the rest of the modules too and I have to say you guys have an excellent program all around.” – Toby from Atlanta, GA


“Since I live on the border of Tennessee and Virginia I wanted to inspect in both states.  I chose you because you’re the only school I could afford that was approved in both.  I’m about halfway through it right now and I’m really liking it so far.” – Cliff from Bristol, TN


“I finished the online home inspection class about a month ago.  I just had my first inspection yesterday and it went great.  I am using the home inspection software that you recommended and its great.  The course was great too.  I even recommend it to my brother.  He’s been in construction almost as long as me.” – Hector from Clovis, NM


Are you a graduate of our home inspection course who would like to have your feedback included on this page?  If so, email us at and we’ll share your review as well.


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