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 completing our Kentucky Home Inspector Course, you’ll receive a certificate by email. This shows you have completed the Kentucky Board of Home Inspection training requirements.
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.
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 9 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?
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).
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!