Looking to earn a Kentucky home inspection license? ICA’s Kentucky Home Inspector Course is fully approved by the KBHI for pre-license education.
Steps to Become a Home Inspector in Kentucky
- Complete a 64 hour home inspection course that includes field training. ICA is fully approved to meet this requirement. Our provider ID is 1176. Typically this training would need to be completed in a classroom, but the KY Board of Home Inspectors is allowing online training through 12/31/21 due to Covid-19 as long as the field training is completed in-person.
- Complete 3 mock home inspections under the supervision of KY Licensed Home Inspector. ICA will provide this for free to all of our Kentucky Students on the last two days of class.
- Take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam.
Since ICA students are also provided free online training access to study and test prep materials for the National Home Inspectors Exam, registration for our Kentucky Home Inspector Course is a great value. We even include lifetime support and report writing software with the course.
Kentucky 64 Hour classroom with 16 hour field class dates:
|Louisville, KY||November 6-14, 2021 (Classroom Course + Field)|
|Lexington, KY||December 17-19, 2021 (Online Self Paced Course + Field)|
|Louisville, KY||February 26-March 6, 2022 (Classroom Course + Field)|
Benefits of ICA Students in Kentucky
Every great home inspector needs a strong foundation in the principles of inspection. You’ll learn these in our Kentucky Home Inspector Course. Once you’ve mastered the basics, though, you’ll have the option to continue learning with our free bonus courses. Classes on radon detection or mold inspection normally run hundreds of dollars, but ours are included free for ICA students. We’re committed to offering as well-rounded an education as possible for the home inspectors tomorrow, which is why we allow lifetime access to these materials. Just because you have your Kentucky home inspection license doesn’t mean you should stop learning!
The perks of becoming an ICA student do not stop there. All ICA students receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI, a leading professional organization for home inspectors. This group offers a number of great resources for building your business, networking with fellow inspectors, and further opportunities to train and meet the 64-hour requirement. You’ll also gain access to Report Form Pro Nitro, a lead inspection report application for web and mobile. With the click of a few buttons, the app allows you to share photos and detailed reports of your inspection with clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a home inspector in Kentucky?
Home inspectors in Kentucky need to complete 64 hours of classroom learning and 16 hour field training class before they can earn their Kentucky home inspector license and practice professionally. Upon completion of our course, aspiring home inspectors must then take and pass the National Home Inspectors exam. ICA’s Kentucky Home Inspector Course does fulfill the Kentucky home inspection required hours. We also go above and beyond a solid foundation for new home inspectors as they become a home inspector.
How much do home inspectors earn annually?
Licensed home inspectors in rural areas of Kentucky earn an average of $48,000 per year. Home inspectors in Louisville and Lexington earn an average of $65,000 per year.
How much does each home inspection job pay?
A typical home inspection in Kentucky costs around $400. The amount varies from home to home, based on location, property size, and age of the home. Our course can teach you how to calculate an appropriate home inspection fee.
Is ICA affiliated with any professional organizations?
We work closely with both the American Society of Home Inspectors and InterNACHI. We train each of our students to the ASHI standards of professional practice and grant all our graduates a free month membership to InterNACHI.
Does Kentucky require continuing education for home inspectors?
Kentucky home inspection requirements include 14 hours of continuing education per year.
Do you mail me a physical copy of my certification?
Upon completion of our online Kentucky Home Inspector Course, you’ll receive a certificate in the mail. This shows you have completed the Kentucky Board of Home Inspection training requirements.
What tools should I use to complete inspection reports?
All ICA students receive access to Report Form Pro Nitro, a mobile app that allows you to complete inspection reports from your mobile device. This useful tool normally sells for $400, but is included for FREE with registration in our Kentucky Home Inspector Course. From the app, you can take notes on your findings, snap photos of the home, and share the report with clients with just the click of a button. It’s never been easier to get clients, realtors, buyers and sellers on the same page!
Is there a time limit on the Kentucky Home Inspector Course?
The required live classes run for for 7 days. We will also provide access to our online training as a great resource. All our online courses are self-paced, meaning you can login and begin learning on a schedule that works for your lifestyle. Many of our students complete the training within a few weeks. Some dedicate their focus to the course and finish in just 10 days. Others choose to take it slowly, completing the training at their own speed. The choice is yours!
Does this course certify me to conduct mold and radon inspections in Kentucky?
Our course includes detailed modules on both mold and radon inspections. In order to perform these inspections, though, you’ll need to first earn your Kentucky home inspector license.
Are students provided a list of tools required for home inspection duties?
ICA has put together a detailed list of tools you’ll need to practice professionally. The total cost of these tools – including a moisture meter and a combustible gas detector – will run you about $200.
What marketing tools should I use upon launching my home inspection business?
Vistaprint.com is an excellent resource for business cards, brochures and company websites. Featuring easy to use home inspection business templates, the site is both affordable and convenient.
Do you offer a state licensing exam for Kentucky home inspectors?
Kentucky does not have an official state licensing exam. To earn your Kentucky home inspector license, you’ll need to take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. While we don’t offer access to the test ourselves, we do provide extensive test prep materials and practice questions for ICA members.
Can I start my own home inspection business after taking this course?
Yes! Many of our graduates start their home inspection companies upon completion of our Kentucky home inspector course. A simple search for how to become a home inspector in Kentucky can change your life forever!
Will I be able to conduct commercial property inspections after completing this course?
We train all our students in both residential and commercial property inspection best practices. In order to perform these kinds of inspections professionally, though, you’ll need to get licensed with the state of Kentucky.
What if I have questions during the course?
Our instructors are happy to answer questions from current students and graduates of the course. Even if you’re on the job and have questions about an inspection in process, our faculty are available for advice and insight via email, phone or text message.
Do I need to be a home builder to conduct inspections in Kentucky?
No construction background is necessary for a career as a home inspector. A building background can be helpful, but all aspiring home inspectors must undergo the same training before they begin practicing professionally. Whether you dream of inspecting homes in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Somerset or Georgetown, ICA can help you train! Get started now by enrolling here.
If you’re curious about how to become a home inspector in Kentucky, call our support team at (888) 374-4096. Because ICA takes a holistic approach to teaching, our students learn both the practical and business side of the home inspection industry. ICA graduates emerge knowledgeable and confident in their mastery of home inspection. Sign up for our Kentucky Home Inspector Course today!