Maryland is one of just a few states that require classroom home inspection training to become a state licensed home inspector.
The state requires 80 hours of classroom home inspection training to become a licensed home inspector. This is unfortunate because online home inspection training alone will not count toward those hours. If you choose to not attend a home inspection classroom course you can always just perform your first 100 home inspections in another state (VA, PA, DE, etc) to obtain an experience waiver.
The ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program will give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, along with teaching you all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, and code. Upon completion you will be an ICA Certified Real Estate Inspector.
After taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program you can enroll in a Maryland State approved home inspection classroom course to provide you with your required hours to obtain your home inspection license, or perform your first 100 inspections in another state. The approved home inspection courses only cover residential home inspection, so by taking the ICA course first you will have the advantage of being familiar with commercial, radon, mold, and code inspection – topics that will not be covered in the state approved home inspection programs.
You will also be required to take and pass the National Home Inspectors exam, which our course completely prepares you for. That exam is based on the ASHI standards of practice, which we fully cover. If you need help passing the National Home Inspectors Exam we suggest this exam prep app – https://homeinspectionform.com/exam-prep/