Delaware Home Inspection Licensing

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Delaware has unique licensing requirements to get your home inspection license.

  1. In Delaware all home inspectors start out as a home inspector trainee: To become a home inspector you must take a training program approved by either ASHI or InterNACHI.  Inspection Certification Associates is certified gold by ASHI and approved by InterNACHI.  In fact, all graduates of the ICA home inspection training course receive a free one year membership to InterNACHI.  After completing the Inspection Certification Associates home inspection training course (online or classroom) fill out the home inspector trainee application.
  2. Complete 75 supervised inspections: These supervised home inspections can be performed with any licensed home inspector in Delaware.  Most ICA graduates utilize their free one year InterNACHI membership to complete the supervised inspections.  InterNACHI has an excellent mentorship program.  Once you have the free membership you just sign up online to be paired with a mentor.
  3. Pass the National Home Inspectors Exam:  We fully prepare all graduates of our home inspection training course for the National Home Inspectors Exam.  We include a 200 page online study guide and 700 practice questions free of charge for all of our home inspection students.


Explore the ICA Difference

When you register for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program, you will receive all the knowledge you will need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business.

You will also learn about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections, and building code.

Once you finish 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 and inspection reports.

To see how ICA courses fit into your schedule, don’t wait another minute! Get a demo and get started on pursuing your goals to become a Delaware home inspector!

How do I become a home inspector in Delaware?

As stated above, once you complete our online or classroom 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 (which we prepare you for) and perform 75 supervised inspections with a licensed home inspector.

How much money do home inspectors make?

The average salary for a home inspector in Delaware is approximately $77,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay?

The average fee for a home inspection right now in Delaware is $425. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. Our course will teach you how to price a home inspection correctly.

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.

Do you mail me a certification?

Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course.

What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?

We have an arrangement with 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 reporting software 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 that you’re comfortable with, and these are both good home inspection report options.

Is there a time limit for the online home inspection course for Delaware?

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. The total cost of tools comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter.

What about marketing materials?

We suggest using 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 Delaware. That test is given by a third-party testing company. You can take that home inspection exam any day of the week. You just need to schedule the test one week in advance.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course for Delaware, perform the state-required 75 supervised inspections, and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us, proof of supervised inspections, along with your score sheet from the National Home Inspectors Exam. Then you will be issued your Delaware home inspection license.

Can I start my own home inspection 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 also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.

What if I have questions during my course as I train to become a home inspector?

We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the home inspection course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist via phone, email, or text.

Do I need to be a builder or a contractor to be a home inspector in Delaware?

No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors in Delaware and being a contractor is not necessary to become a home inspector.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, New Castle, Middletown, Milford, or Smyrna; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin your career as a home inspector in Delaware!