There are three steps to become a home inspector in the state of Massachusetts:
- Complete 75 hours of classroom training to become approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors. The Inspection Certification Associates 75 hour, 8-day classroom course is approved to fulfill this requirement. See below for times and availability.
- Take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. We fully prepare all of our graduates for this by including a 200 page online study guide and 700 practice questions specific to the National Home Inspectors Exam.
- Complete 25 directly supervised inspections with a Massachusetts licensed home inspector. We can help with this. All graduates of the ICA Massachusetts home inspection licensing course receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI, which provides new members an opportunity to connect with mentors who are licensed home inspectors and members of this association. After you complete 25 directly supervised inspections, your next 125 inspections will need to be indirectly supervised where your supervisor will review a copy of your reports for you.
Earn Your Massachusetts Home Inspection License Now
|Natick, MA||September 19-26, 2020|
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|Natick, MA||November 14-21, 2020|
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|Natick, MA||January 16-23, 2021|
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|Woburn, MA||March 13-20, 2021|
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Upon following the steps above, you are able to be issued your initial Massachusetts home inspector license and can begin performing inspections for an existing home inspection company. If you prefer to start your own home inspection business you will be prepared to do that, too — you just need to have experience totaling 100 inspections prior to that.
Benefits of Taking Our Massachusetts Home Inspection Course
Massachusetts home inspector requirements are straightforward, but to find success in this field, you’ll want more training than just the minimum. ICA offers courses to help you both before and after you’ve earned your Massachusetts home inspector license. Our students receive lifetime access to our classes and bonus courses. Whether you prefer to master the fundamentals first or learn as much as you can about every aspect of home inspection right away, ICA has the resources you need. Our bonus classes on topics like mold and radon detection are included for free with your enrollment. While other schools might charge you hundreds for this additional content, ICA features it for free.
We’re passionate about preparing our students for a lifetime of learning and growing as professional property inspectors. While you can certainly use our tools to earn your Massachusetts home inspector license, you can also revisit our material anytime you might need. It’s just one of the many perks of becoming an ICA student. Other benefits include:
- Lifetime access to our Online Course and All Bonus Courses
- All-access membership to InterNACHI for one month
- Over 700 practice questions for the National Home Inspectors Exam
- Report Form Pro Nitro inspection software, ideal for sharing your reports with clients
- Training for roof inspection jobs conducted via drone
- Accessible instructors who are ready to answer your questions about home inspection best practices
Got more questions?
Need more information or still have questions about ICA’s Massachusetts home inspector training? Browse through the FAQs below, or call us at 888-374-4096. We’re here to help you get started on your way to an exciting and rewarding new career as a home inspector in Massachusetts .
As stated above, once you complete our 8 day (75 hour) home inspection classroom training course you are ICA Certified and have fulfilled the home inspection training requirements for Massachusetts. You also will need to take the National Home Inspectors Exam, for which we prepare you. After that you are licensed and ready to go.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Massachusetts is approximately $87,000 per year.
How much money should a home inspector charge for a home inspection?
The average inspection fee for a 2,000 square foot home inspection in Massachusetts is $420. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. Our course will teach you how to structure your home inspection fees.
Is your home inspection training course recognized by InterNACHI?
Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact all of graduates of our Massachusetts home inspector course 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 are Gold Level members with ASHI. The training in our online course teaches the ASHI Standards in detail.
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.
Do you mail me a hard copy of my home inspection certification?
Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our 75 hour Massachusetts home inspection classroom course. We also mail out a wallet-sized, laminated copy of your credentials.
What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com wherein graduates of our Massachusetts home inspection course 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 reporting software can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even put in photos easily. Report Form Pro Nitro is the number one home inspection reporting software program for home inspectors in Massachusetts.
Is there a time limit for the classroom course in Massachusetts?
No. There is no time limit on our Massachusetts home inspection course, so for example if you needed to take 4 days in one class session and then 4 more days next session to get all 8 days of home inspection training completed that is no problem..
Do you provide a list of tools that I need for performing a home inspection in Massachusetts?
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of tools comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter, combustible gas detector, etc.
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 home inspection test?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in Massachusetts. That test is given by a third-party testing company.
Where can I take the National Home Inspector Exam in Massachusetts?
The NHIE in Massachusetts can be taken in Auburn, Boston, Charlestown, Fall River, Lawrence, Pittsfield, West Springfield, Townsend, and West Boylston.
Do you send my certificate to the Massachusetts home inspection licensing board?
Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the Massachusetts exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the Massachusetts exam. Then you will be issued your Massachusetts home inspection license.
Can I start my own home inspection business after taking your online course?
No, in Massachusetts you must complete our 8 day classroom training course to become a licensed home inspector and start your home inspection business in Massachusetts.
What if I have questions during my course?
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are out in the field performing a home inspection, we can assist via email, text, or phone.
Do I need to be a contractor to be a home inspector in Massachusetts?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful Massachusetts home inspectors. A contractor background can be helpful but it not necessary or mandatory to become a home inspector in Massachusetts.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Boston, Quincy, Natick, or Worcester; our home inspection classroom course will fulfill the Massachusetts home inspection licensing requirements. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin your new career as a home inspector in Massachusetts!
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