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As of July 1, 2013 Kansas no longer requires a license for home inspectors. It is a very straightforward process to become a home inspector.

How to become a home inspector:

  1. 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.
  2. Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!

We also help you supercharge your career and business with everything you need to be successful. ICA’s membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, provides you with ongoing support and training resources throughout your career. New students who enroll in a home inspection training course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free, a $99 value!

Begin Your Home Inspection Training Now

Anyone curious about how to become a home inspector should consider registering for ICA’s classes. Earn your home inspector certificate in a matter of weeks, or take your time learning the ropes. With ICA, the choice is yours. Begin your new career today!

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Read on for more information about home inspection courses.

How do I become a home inspector?

As stated above, once you complete our course successfully, 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!

Did Kansas have licensing for home inspectors previously?

Yes, but since 2013, those requirements no longer exist.

Does a home inspector need to get on the roof of the home?

No. Home inspectors should not go on the roof of the home. Per current standards of practice, the proper way to inspect a roof is to stand back and use binoculars. A few home inspectors have even started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not very common yet. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.

How much money do home inspectors make?

The average annual salary for a home inspector in Kansas is approximately $70,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay?

The average fee for a home inspection in Kansas is $380. The amount you charge for any given home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. As part of our course, we teach you how to calculate a proper home inspection fee.

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 inspection training school 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 we are a Gold Level Member with 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 Kansas require continuing education for home inspectors?

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

Do you mail me a physical copy of my certification?

Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course. We also mail out a laminated copy of your credentials that you can carry in your wallet.

What do you recommend that I use for a home inspection report?

We have an arrangement with 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 have a time limit?

No. There is no time limit on our home inspection course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.

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 is included in ICA’s membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection?

Starting and running a successful home inspection business requires more than just a home inspection license. ICA’s membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, empowers home inspectors to start and grow their careers by connecting them with experts and providing content on topics not covered by other home inspection training. Delivered via live webinars, on-demand videos, video courses, Facebook community, blogs, and podcasts, members can gain:

  • Business Management Skills
  • Advanced Home Inspection Training
  • Marketing & Networking Training
  • Access to Tools & Templates

Join a community of home inspection professionals, master new skills, and find ongoing support to succeed in every stage of your career. New students who enroll in a home inspection licensing course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free!

What about marketing materials?

We provide resources that will help get your business up and running. Our membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, contains everything you need to start and grow your business, including live webinars, business templates, downloadable PDFs, and more.

Do you offer my state test?

There is no state exam for home inspectors in Kansas.

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 send my certificate to the board?

There is no home inspection board in Kansas.

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. You’ll be certified for both residential inspection and commercial inspection. On the commercial side of things, we train you to the ASTM standards.

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 via phone, email, or text.

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 a contractor background can be helpful, it is by no means necessary to become a home inspector.

Why Trust ICA’s Credentials

Kansas home inspection requirements are not especially strict. The state doesn’t mandate that you join any professional organizations. It also doesn’t require you to take a licensing exam to earn your certification. With a little studying, anyone can become a home inspector – even those without a background in construction or home building. While there’s nothing stopping you from inspecting homes tomorrow, your clients will be looking to see how educated and experienced you are before they hire you for the job. Our home inspection course is the ideal way to learn the trade.

ICA students complete a series of modules on every topic, from the inspection process to report writing and beyond. ICA’s home inspection course is led by industry thought leaders with a commitment to student success. They bring real world experience and passion for home and commercial real estate inspection. What’s more, they encourage students to reach out with questions, concerns, and professional challenges even after the class has been completed. This resource makes it easier than ever to learn how to become a home inspector.

Once the course has been completed, students are mailed a copy of their home inspection certification. Of course, we believe learning is a lifelong process, which is why we offer our students unlimited access to our course materials, even after they’re completed the class. Should you ever need to brush up on the basics or want to learn a new skill through our bonus courses, ICA will be there for you.

What’s Included in ICA Home Inspector Training

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. Even if you’re brand new to the field, you can learn the fundamentals necessary to begin inspecting homes. It’s ideal for career switchers, part-time students and anyone who is eager to learn more about homes and their many systems.

In the course, you will also learn all about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections and building code. Allow your interests to guide your studies. Many home inspectors specialize in a niche they’re most passionate about – maybe you’ll become expert on HVAC maintenance or pool inspections. There’s a corner of the market just waiting for you to conquer it. You’ll need training first, though!

Benefits of enrollment in our Home Inspector Course include:

  • Bonus courses on topics like mold and radon inspection
  • FREE access to Report Form Pro Nitro, a leading inspection report generating app normally valued at $399
  • Instructional videos for inspecting roofs via drone
  • Unlimited professional support from ICA faculty
  • Lifetime access to all of ICA’s content and bonus material
  • Lifetime access to refresher material, great for revisiting the fundamentals or developing new skills
  • Free one-year access to our membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, a $99 value

Some Topics Covered in ICA’s Home Inspector Course

  • Home Inspection 101 – A beginner’s guide to the fundamentals of modern home inspection techniques
  • Business Development for Home Inspectors – Learn to start your own company and how to handle legal, insurance, and marketing aspects of entrepreneurship
  • Inspection Best Practices – Your start-to-finish guide to inspecting client properties
  • Roof Inspections – Familiarize yourself with the terms, tools, and techniques used to inspect residential roofs
  • Exterior Inspections – Understand site and grading concerns and learn how to spot property defects
  • Inspecting the Interior – A thorough primer on each individual room’s walls, doors, and windows
  • Structural Components – Learn how to spot structural issues with a home’s foundation, trusses, beams, joists, framing or roof
  • Plumbing for Beginners – Your guide to water supply lines, connections, vents, waste piping and more
  • Heating Systems – Discover the components of various heating systems including forced air heating, wood stoves and vents, hydronic heating, chimneys and fireplaces
  • Air Conditioning Components – Learn the basics of refrigeration, ductless systems, geothermal heat pumps, air source and split systems
  • Residential Electrical Systems – Understand the theory of electricity, wire gauges, main panels, drops and distribution, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Marketing for Home Inspectors – Discover techniques and strategies to connect with clients and network with real estate professionals
  • Commercial Inspections – Diversify your offerings by learning the fundamentals of commercial property inspections
  • Rooftop Drone Inspection Training – Safer and more efficient, drone inspections can add new depth to your service offerings


ICA: The Right Choice for Home Inspector Training

We’re proud to offer the best of the best for our students. ICA members receive round-the-clock support from instructors, a wealth of online tools and resources, and continued engagement with professional organizations like InterNACHI. Best of all, you can begin your new career from the convenience of your living room. Complete your training anywhere you have an internet connection. There are few career paths with such low barriers to entry, and even fewer are as lucrative as home inspection.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Visit our student testimonials page, where you’ll find insight from real ICA students. They’ll be the first to tell you: there’s no easier way to earn your home inspection certification than through ICA.

Once the Coursework Is Done

After you’ve finished with ICA’s Home Inspector Course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. You’ll be issued a certificate number. This number can be added to your website, business cards and listed on inspection reports. It helps add credibility and allows clients to trust your judgment that much more. Regardless of whether you’re hoping to start your own business or simply meet Kansas home inspection requirements, ICA has you covered.

You’ll also get a free one-year membership of Edcetera Home Inspection, designed to help you develop all the skills you need to succeed in your home inspection business. Join a community of home inspection professionals, master new skills, and find ongoing support to succeed in every stage of your career. Our industry-leading training is delivered through live webinars, on-demand course videos, Facebook community, downloadable PDFs, podcasts, quizzes, Q&As, business templates, and more.

The Advantages of ICA’s Home Inspector Training

There are many advantages to becoming an ICA student. In addition to the convenience and affordability our course offers, you’ll also gain access to a number of unique resources and tools. For example, Report Form Pro Nitro is included in your registration. This app is instrumental for report writing and normally runs more than $399. It will be vital to your daily routine as a professional housing inspector.

Our Home Inspector Course is affiliated with the American Society of Home Inspectors and is affiliated with InterNACHI, two of the leading professional organizations in our industry. Membership to InterNACHI is included for each ICA student who signs up for our course. There’s no better way to round out your education than through our professional residential and commercial inspection training.

While you can certainly fly through our course materials and train as fast as possible for a new career, many ICA students become lifelong learners of the trade. Since we offer all students unlimited, lifetime access to our resources, staying abreast of changing trends has never been easier. It’s important to master the fundamentals, but anyone hoping to expand their set of skills should consider taking one of our bonus courses. Included for free in your registration, classes on Radon Inspection and Commercial Property Inspection can help you diversify your offerings for clients. The opportunities to grow, learn and evolve your trade are many when you’re working with ICA.

Learn more about ICA’s home inspection certification program now. Explore our FAQ section, give our inspection course demo a try, or being your training by signing up today.

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