Maine Home Inspection Licensing

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Looking to earn your Maine home inspector license? Maine is one of several states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.

Steps to become a home inspector in Maine:

  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!

Inspection Certification Associates (ICA) has everything you need! With both online and in-person classes available, it’s never been easier or more convenient to kickstart a career in home inspection. Whether you’re hoping to start your own home inspection business or join an existing company, ICA will teach you everything you need to know.

You might expect to need years of experience in home building or construction to break into a career in inspection, but that’s not the case. In fact, anyone can study to become a home inspector. We help people of all backgrounds and experience levels understand the fundamentals of inspection of both home and commercial properties. From septic systems to Radon detection, thermal imaging and beyond, our Maine home inspector course covers it all.

Maine Home Inspection Requirements

Believe it or not, there are no Maine home inspection requirements to meet or licenses to earn. In states like Maine 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 our program can help.

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. Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. 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!

Taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Course

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.

In the course, you will also learn all about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections, and building code.

Bonus Materials Included in ICA’s Home Inspector Course

Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Maine. In spite of this, we offer students lifetime access to our course material. From the moment you seek out how to become a home inspector in Maine, you are a student of the trade. At ICA, we believe learning should continue long after you’ve completed our class. Our library of resources includes bonus classes on topics like commercial property inspection and asbestos inspection. You’ll be able to quickly and easily diversify your services for clients any time you’d like.

The extras don’t end there. ICA students receive a free one year membership to InterNACHI, one of the leading home inspector professional organizations. We also have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com, wherein our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro 2 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 2 home inspection report can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Once the Coursework Is Done

Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. 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!

Maine Home Inspector Course – Now Enrolling

We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors to ensure all students are held to the ASHI standards of practice. Our training is certified Gold by ASHI. As industry technology and best practices evolve, so does our content. With lifetime access to our material, it’s easy to stay abreast of changing trends and techniques.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport or Brunswick; our Maine Home Inspection Course can be completed from anywhere. Classes are led by industry experts who are passionate about their work. Unlike many online instructors, our teachers are available for guidance and support via phone or text. Develop real relationships with real experts – ICA students benefit from the wisdom and connections our instructors share.

What are you waiting for? Enroll now and start your exciting new career as a home inspector in Maine!

Maine home inspection licensing

Got more questions?

Read on for more information about Maine home inspection courses.

How do I become a home inspector in Maine?

Once you complete our course, 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 will want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to go in Maine! As an added bonus, our training is approved to meet the licensing requirements in the neighboring states of New Hampshire and Vermont as well.

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. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home. A few home inspectors have started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not very common yet. That said, we do include a module in our online home inspection course that will teach you how to use a drone on your home inspection.

How much money do home inspectors make?

The average annual salary for a home inspector in Maine is approximately $69,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay?

The average fee for a home inspection in Maine is $350. The amount you charge for any given home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. The larger the home, the more you will charge for the home inspection.  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 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 Maine require continuing education for home inspectors?

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

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 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 2 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 2 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 Maine 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.

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 Maine.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

There is no home inspection board in Maine.

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 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 email, text, or phone.

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.  A contractor background can be helpful but is not mandatory to become a home inspector in Maine or any other state.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport or Brunswick; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and start your exciting new career as a home inspector in Maine!