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Massachusetts Home Inspection Licensing

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Massachusetts is one of just a few states that require classroom training to become a state licensed home inspector.

The state requires 80 hours of classroom training to become a licensed home inspector.  This is unfortunate because online home inspection training alone will not count toward those hours.

The other way to get licensed in MA is to perform your first 100 inspections in another state.  You can then get licensed based upon that experience.

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 Massachusetts State approved classroom course to provide you with your required hours to obtain your home inspection license.  The approved 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 programs.

Massachusetts home inspectors also need to take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam.  If you need help passing the National Home Inspectors Exam we suggest this exam prep app –