To become a home inspector in the state of Connecticut, you just need to follow a few simple steps.
- Complete an approved 40-hour home inspection course. The good news is that our online home inspection course is fully approved to meet this requirement.
- Perform one hundred supervised home inspections. Ten of those home inspections must be directly supervised by a trained, certified, Connecticut licensed home inspector. We can assist with this. All graduates of the ICA home inspection training program are eligible for a free one year membership to InterNACHI. InterNACHI has an excellent mentorship program. Once you complete our home inspection course and receive your free memberhsip you can sign up right online for their home inspection mentorship program to be paired with an experienced inspector.
- Take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam.
- Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company.
Taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Course
Here’s how it works. Register for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certificate Program. The course 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.
Got more questions? Read on for more information about Connecticut home inspection courses.
How do I become a home inspector in Connecticut?
After you complete our online course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we mail out your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you’ll want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. You also will need to take the National Home Inspectors exam, for which we prepare you during the course. After that, you will need to perform some supervised home inspections to satisfy state requirements for licensing.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Connecticut is approximately $75,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Connecticut is $400. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We will cover the information you need about that during the online course.
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 mail out your home inspection certification to you upon your completion of our online home inspection course.
What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com wherein our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro 2 home inspection reporting software. That is the report 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 put in photos easily. They also have a mobile app version of their 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’re comfortable, and these are both good home inspection report options.
Is there a time limit for the online home inspection course for Connecticut?
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 need for performing a home inspection?
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed and where to get the best deals. Tool costs come out to just about $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter.
What about marketing materials?
We suggest using www.vistaprint.com for your business cards, brochures, and company website if you set one up. They are very affordable and even have templates specific to home inspection businesses.
Do you offer my state test?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in Connecticut. That test is given by a third-party testing company. You can take that test any day of the week. You just need to schedule it a week in advance.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Once you complete our course and pass the Connecticut exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the Connecticut exam. Then you will be issued your home inspection license.
Can I start my own home inspection business after taking your online course?
Yes. In fact, the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.
What if I have questions during my 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 to have a background in the building trades to be a home inspector?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. It is not necessary to have a contractor background to become a home inspector in Connecticut.
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 Connecticut!