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Looking to become a home inspector? Idaho is one of roughly 20 states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.

How to Become a Home Inspector in Two Steps:

Step One: Register for ICA’s online Real Estate Inspection Certification Program. Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector and we will issue you a certification number, which you can use on your business cards and inspection reports.

Step Two: Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!

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Students can complete our online self-paced course to earn their certification. This allows students to log in and complete the training anytime, day or night.

ICA is a trusted institution for aspiring home inspectors across the country. While Idaho does not have state licensing requirements, ICA brings students of all backgrounds up to the high standards clients and realtors have come to expect for inspections. Though the state may not have many rules and regulations surrounding the industry, realtors and homebuyers will demand experience and expertise. With training from ICA, you’ll reassure clients that they’re in capable hands.

Home Inspector FAQs

Need more information or still have questions about ICA’s 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.

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How do I become a home inspector?

As stated above, once you complete our course, you will become a 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 begin performing home inspections. Step one begins by enrolling here.

How much money do home inspectors make in Idaho?

The average salary for a home inspector in Idaho is approximately $71,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay in Idaho?

The average fee for a home inspection in Idaho is $360. The amount you charge for any one home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We teach you about that during the online home inspection course.

Is your home inspector training affiliated with 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 school is a Gold Level Member with ASHI.

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 month membership to InterNACHI.

Is your home inspector training recognized by NAHI?

In 2016 NAHI merged with ASHI, so NAHI no longer exists as a home inspection membership organization.

Does Idaho require continuing education for home inspectors?

No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Idaho.

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 in which our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro Nitro 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 Nitro 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 that you’re comfortable with, and these are both good home inspection report options.

Does the online home inspection course for 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.

Does this online home inspection course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?

We include our mold and radon introductory bonus courses free of charge to students who enroll in our online home inspection course. We also offer mold and radon certification courses. Through our partnership with ECAN, LLC, we offer a Mold Assessment Technician certification course, and a 16-Hour Radon Measurement Technician certification course. This course is also approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP) or National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).

Do you provide students with a list of tools needed 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 about $200.

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?

There is no state exam for home inspectors in Idaho.

Will you send my certificate to the board?

There is no home inspection board in Idaho.

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.

Will I be able to do commercial inspections after taking this course?

Yes. On the commercial side of things, we train you to the ASTM standards.

What if I have questions during the online 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 or a contractor to be a home inspector?

Absolutely not. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Although it can be helpful to have a construction background, it is by no means necessary to become a home inspector.

ICA’s Home Inspection Course

While there are no licensing requirements, locals can benefit from registering for ICA’s Home Inspection Course. Regardless of what the state may or may not mandate, professionals will find a smoother path to success with a solid foundation in inspection education.

After you’ve completed our course, you’ll be an ICA certified home inspector. We’ll issue you a certificate number you can use on your website, inspection reports and business cards. Whether you hope to start your own inspection business or work with an existing company, ICA provides everything you need to launch a thriving home inspection career.

The ICA Advantage for Home Inspectors

If you’re curious about how to become a home inspector, you’re likely wondering whether ICA is the best option for learning a new trade. Our Home Inspection Course is affordable, convenient and thorough, making it the best way to earn your ICA home inspector certificate on your own schedule.

Our instructors are part of what makes ICA so different than other programs. Experienced, informed and admired throughout their communities, ICA instructors are passionate about training the next generation of home inspectors. Just because you’re in an asynchronous online course doesn’t mean you can’t develop meaningful relationships with your teachers!

Included in ICA’s Home Inspector Course

In addition to the convenience and affordability offered by ICA’s Home Inspection Course, students also gain access to a lifetime’s worth of training materials. While the initial coursework can be completed in a matter of weeks, the bonus courses – including classes on radon detection and mold inspection – are available any time, any day, for students hoping to expand their repertoire.

The benefits don’t stop there. Initial membership to InterNACHI, one of the largest and well-respected professional organizations for home inspectors, is included free for ICA students. You’ll also gain access to Report Form Pro Nitro inspection software. This $400 app allows you to quickly share photos, reports and findings with each of your clients. Whether you prefer to print out the form and fill it out by hand or stick to your phone or tablet, it’s never been simpler to share your findings with clients.

Register Now to Earn Your Home Inspector Certification

The career you’ve always dreamed about is just weeks away. Thanks to ICA’s Home Inspection Course, students can quickly train for a new vocation at a pace that fits their lifestyle. If you’re eager to learn more, consider watching our demo videos to better understand the way ICA’s online courses can prepare you for a long, successful career.

When you’re ready to get started, simply register for classes and begin learning. It’s easier than ever to take control of your future and build a career that inspires and excites!

While not strictly required, beginning down this career path without proper training will be an uphill climb. ICA’s Home Inspector Course the ideal way to begin a new career from the convenience of your living room. Our class provides you everything you need to perform your first home inspection and build a long, successful career in the field. Given that new home construction is on the rise, the demand for home inspectors is also expected to rise – making this one of the smartest career choices possible.

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