Becoming a home inspector in Georgia is a simple process. It’s among the 22 states where licenses aren’t required to legally perform home inspections. Although Georgia home inspector licenses aren’t needed, homebuyers, real estate agents and other prospective clients still want to know that an inspector they’re considering hiring is qualified to conduct professional home inspections. That’s where Inspection Certification Associates’ home inspector training and certification program can help.
We’ve been training and certifying home inspectors throughout the country for over 20 years. Our online home inspector training has been approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), who have granted ICA their prestigious Gold certification. We’ve also been officially recognized by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), which is the world’s largest professional organization for home inspectors. All ICA graduates who become home inspectors in Georgia receive free one-year memberships for InterNACHI.
ICA Is Your Best Choice for Training to Become a Home Inspector in Georgia
ICA is a fast, convenient and affordable way to become a Georgia home inspector. All training materials are available online 24/7, and can be accessed with a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer anywhere there’s an Internet connection. There’s no time limit for finishing ICA training. Students complete their studies whenever it’s convenient.
After receiving your Georgia home inspector certification through ICA, you’ll be qualified to work for an established inspection company or start your own business inspecting properties in Georgia. Here are some of the topics covered in our online Home Inspector Training Program:
- Home Inspection as a Profession – Overview of the home inspection industry and the life of a professional home inspector
- Business and Legal Considerations for Home Inspection Businesses – Operating a home inspection business, the importance of client/inspector agreements, errors & omissions (E&O), general liability and other insurance requirements
- Conducting Home Inspections – Home inspection methods and industry standards
- The Home’s Rooftop – Roof types, roofing terms, roof materials, uncovering roof defects
- Exterior of the Home – Site conditions and drainage, stucco and siding, porches, decks, balconies and railings, paving and vegetation
- Structural Components of a House – Inspecting footings and foundations, beams, joists, trusses, framing; detecting structural defects
- The Home’s Interior – Individual rooms and interior walls, attics and insulation, fireplaces and chimneys, windows, interior doors, bathrooms, kitchens and kitchen appliances, basements and crawl spaces
- The Plumbing System – Supply lines, waste piping, septic systems, septic tanks and leach fields, connections, drains, vents, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and faucets, water heaters, fuel storage tanks and lines, sump pumps and ejector pumps
- The Heating System – Principles of fossil fuel combustion, forced air heating, hydronic heating, wall heaters, fireplaces and chimneys, wood stoves and ventilation
- The Air Conditioning System – Basics of refrigeration, split A/C systems, ductless systems and heat pumps
- The Home’s Electrical System – Theory of electricity, drops and distribution, main panels and subpanels, wire gauges, switches and outlets, electrical fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Issuing Inspection Reports – Preparing reports for clients, including how to use Report Form 2 inspection report software with digital devices (if purchased separately, Report Form 2 is a $399 value, but it’s included free with your ICA training)
- Marketing Your Business – Strategies, tips and techniques for starting, growing and operating a successful home inspection business
- Commercial Property Inspections – Inspecting commercial buildings, understanding ASTM international standards (formerly American Society for Testing Materials)
- Using Drones to Inspect Rooftops – Inspecting rooftops without climbing up a ladder
Click here to watch a demonstration of an ICA online video training module.
Other Benefits of ICA’s Georgia Home Inspection Training
ICA provides the most comprehensive home inspector training in Georgia. Here are more benefits you’ll receive when you enroll in ICA’s Georgia home inspector training program:
- Lifetime access to all ICA online home inspection courses and training materials
- ICA graduates receive certifications for both residential and commercial property inspections
- Radon and Mold certification courses are included in your tuition (if purchased separately, these are a $200 value)
- Unlimited lifetime ICA support for students and graduates
- Free mobile app with more than 700 test questions to practice for the National Home Inspector Exam
Compare us to other home inspector training schools and you’ll see why Inspection Certification Associates is your best choice for home inspector training in Georgia.
Why put it off? Enroll now and you’ll soon be on your way to starting your own business as a Georgia home inspector.
Need more information or still have questions about ICA’s Georgia home inspector training? Browse through the FAQs below, or call us at 888-374-4096. We’re here to help you get started on your way to an exciting and rewarding new career as a home inspector in Georgia.
How do I become a home inspector in Georgia?
As stated above, once you complete our course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we will 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. At that point, you’re ready to go!
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Georgia is approximately $72,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Georgia is $370. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We cover that all during the 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.
Does Georgia require continuing education for home inspectors?
No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Georgia.
Will 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 www.homeinspectionform.com, in which our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro 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. There is also 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. These are both good home inspection report options.
Does the online home inspection course for Georgia 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 need for performing a home inspection?
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of the tools including your moisture meter and combustible gas detector comes out to roughly $200.
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?
There is no state exam for home inspectors in Georgia.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
There is no home inspection board in Georgia.
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 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 to be a home builder to be a home inspector?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, Marietta, Athens, Macon, Alpharetta, or Roswell. Our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere! What are you waiting for? Enroll now to start an exciting new career as a home inspector in Georgia!