Alaska’s real estate market is unlike any other on the planet. The natural beauty of the region attracts transplants from around the world, but many new homeowners are unprepared for the unique challenges their properties face. It’s no surprise that there is a serious demand for home inspectors on the Last Frontier!
Curious about how to become a home inspector in Alaska? Earning your Alaska home inspector license is easier than you might expect. To begin, consider signing up for ICA’s Alaska Home Inspector Course.
Alaska Home Inspection Requirements
Obtaining an Alaska home inspector license is a very straightforward process. Just follow a few simple steps:
- Register for the ICA Real Estate Certification Program.
- Complete the coursework.
- Take and pass the National Home Inspector Exam.
We will mail your home inspection certificate and issue your certification number. Use that number on your business cards, website and home inspection reports. You will also need to take the National Home Inspectors exam, which you will be well-equipped to pass so you can focus on starting your new career.
Taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Course
Here’s how it works. The ICA Real Estate Inspection Certificate Program will give you all the knowledge you will need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business.
In the course, you will also learn all about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections, and building code. You will learn what you need to know to pass the National Home Inspectors exam.
Once the Coursework Is Done
Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports.
Join the American Society of Home Inspectors, with a free one-year membership that we provide for our graduates. Pass the National Home Inspectors exam. Then, simply start your own home inspection business or go to work with an existing home inspection company! It’s that easy!
Benefits of ICA’s Alaska Home Inspector Course
The average salary for a home inspector in Alaska is approximately $73,000 per year. To earn such a healthy salary in most fields, you’d need an expensive degree and years of experience. Anyone who is interested in how to become a home inspector in Alaska will recognize just how valuable our program is for students, particularly when contrasted with the average cost of a collegiate career-transition program.
Our Alaska Home Inspector Course is affiliated with some of the largest and most influential professional organizations in the industry. We work very closely with InterNACHI – in fact, all of our graduates receive a free one-year membership to InterNACHI. This is a tremendous value, as membership typically runs $499. ICA also works closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors to train students to their standards of practice. Our training is certified Gold by ASHI.
Bonus Material Included in ICA’s Alaska Home Inspector Course
In the daily operations of your home inspector business, you’ll find inspection reporting software instrumental to your success. Thankfully, all ICA students receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro 2 home inspection reporting software.
Even after you’ve earned your Alaska home inspector license, you’ll have the chance to widen your skill set with our bonus courses. These bonus classes, including our mold and radon certification courses, are available for all ICA students.
The Best Way to Earn Your Alaska Home Inspector License
ICA offers one of the most convenient and affordable ways to earn your Alaska home inspector license. No matter your background or how much experience you have, ICA can support you on your new career path. Our instructors are passionate about their work, and are available to support each student during their studies and throughout their careers. The opportunity to connect with professionals and build your own business doesn’t come around very often!
Got more questions?
Read on for more information about Alaska home inspection courses.
How do I become a home inspector in Alaska?
Once you complete our course, you become a certified home inspector. We will mail your home inspection certificate and issue your certification number. Use that number on your business cards, website, and home inspection reports. You will also need to take the National Home Inspectors exam, but don’t worry. Our course will prepare you well for that exam.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Alaska is approximately $73,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Alaska is $400. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. Information about how to appropriately charge for your work will be covered during your online home inspection course.
Is your home inspection training course recognized by InterNACHI?
Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact all of our graduates receive a free one year membership to InterNACHI.
Is your home inspection training class recognized by ASHI?
Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact, we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice and our training is certified Gold by ASHI.
Is your home inspection training class recognized by NAHI?
In 2016 NAHI merged with ASHI, so NAHI no longer exists as a home inspection membership organization.
Will you mail me a certification?
Yes. We will mail out your home inspection certification to you upon your completion of our online course.
When I perform a home inspection, what should I use for my inspection report?
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com for our graduates to receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro 2 home inspection reporting software. That report is the one that most of our graduates start with since it is so easy to use. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro 2 home inspection report can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even insert photos easily. There is also a mobile app version of the home inspection report that can be used on an Android or Apple mobile device. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a home inspection report form with which you are comfortable, and these are both good home inspection report options.
Does the online home inspection training course for Alaska have a time limit?
No. There is no time limit on our course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
Do you provide a list of tools that I will need for performing a home inspection?
Yes. We will provide you with a list of tools needed and tell you where to find the best deals. The total cost of the tools, including the non-invasive moisture meter, comes out to roughly $200.
What about marketing materials for my home inspection business?
We suggest using www.vistaprint.com for your business cards, brochures, and company website if you decide to use one. They are very affordable and even have templates specific to home inspection businesses.
Do you offer the state test for Alaska?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in Alaska. That test is given by a third-party testing company. You can take that test any day of the week by scheduling it one week in advance of your preferred test date.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is that once you complete our course and pass the Alaska state exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the Alaska exam. Then, you will be issued your home inspection license.
Can I start my own business after taking your online home inspection course?
Yes. In fact, the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We will also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.
What if I have questions during the course?
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist!
Do I need a background in the building trades to be a home inspector?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Although a construction background can be helpful, it is by no means necessary in order to become a home inspector in Alaska.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Fairbanks, Nome, Anchorage, or Juneau. Our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere! What are you waiting for? Enroll now and start your new career as a home inspector in Alaska!