Iowa is one of roughly 20 states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors. That said, real estate agents and your clients still need to see that you are certified as a home inspector. That’s where our program comes in.
Steps to become a certified home inspector in Iowa:
- Register for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program. This will not only give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, but you’ll also learn all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, and code. 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.
- Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!
Iowa Home Inspection Requirements
If you’re interested in helping home buyers learn about their property, consider getting your Iowa home inspector certification. It’s easier than you might expect – Iowa is one of a few states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.
States like Iowa that do not have licensing requirements, real estate agents and your clients will want to see that you have been trained and certified in home inspection. That is where the Iowa Home Inspector Course can help.
Taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Course
Register for the ICA Iowa Home Inspector Course today. 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.
Once the Coursework Is Done
Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector and have all you need to obtain an Iowa home inspector certificate. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports. Start your own home inspection business or got to work with an existing home inspection company!
Benefits of ICA’s Iowa Home Inspector Course
The amount you charge for any given home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We teach you about that during the online home inspection course.
This is just the start of the benefits of earning your Iowa home inspector certificate with ICA. Because we’re affiliated with both the American Society of Home Inspectors and InterNACHI, you can begin your new career with the confidence that your education is backed by two of the leading professional organizations.
Iowa home inspection requirements may have a relatively low barrier for entry, but that doesn’t stop us from outfitting our graduates with all they need for successful careers. ICA students receive an impressive number of bonus courses, tools and resources – including Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection reporting software.
How to Become a Home Inspector in Iowa
In order to begin a career in housing inspection, you’ll want to complete our course, as well as any bonus classes that may interest you.
The majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We support our graduates with marketing and business guides to ensure they’re trained with the best business practices. ICA supports all students and graduates, both during and after completion of a course, so you’ll never be left confused or alone in your new venture.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport or Sioux City. Our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now to begin your exciting new career as a home inspector in Iowa!
Got more questions?
Read on for more information about Iowa home inspection courses.
How do I become a home inspector in Iowa?
Once you complete our online home inspection course for Iowa, 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. At that point, you’re ready to go!
I live near the Illinois border. Is this home inspection course approved for Illinois licensing?
Yes. Our course is fully approved in Illinois.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Iowa is approximately $71,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Iowa is $340. The amount you charge for any given 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 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 Iowa require continuing education for home inspectors?
No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Iowa.
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 www.homeinspectionform.com wherein 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 Iowa 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?
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 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 Iowa.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
There is no home inspection board in Iowa.
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.
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 home inspection 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 via phone, text, or email.
Do I need to be a home builder or a contractor to be a home inspector in Iowa?
Absolutely not. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Being a contractor can be beneficial in some ways but is by no means necessary to become a successful home inspector.