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Interested in how to become a home inspector? Michigan is one of a few states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.

How to Become a Home Inspector in Michigan in Two Steps:

Step One: Complete the ICA home inspection training course. We will provide you with all the training and certification you need to successfully perform home inspections.

Step Two: Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company!

Register below or call (888) 374-4096 to enroll over the phone.

We also help you supercharge your career and business with everything you need to be successful. ICA’s membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, provides you with ongoing support and training resources throughout your career. New students who enroll in a home inspection training course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free, a $99 value!

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Become a Michigan Home Inspector Now

If you’re ready to earn your ICA home inspector certification, register for our Michigan home inspector course now. We provide the information, resources and tools necessary to begin a career as a home inspector. Unlimited access to training materials means you can learn the ropes at your own pace, on your own terms. There’s never been a better time – or an easier way – to become a home inspector!

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Home Inspector FAQs

How do I become a home inspector?

As stated above, once you complete our course, you become an ICA 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 begin inspecting homes.

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. A few home inspectors have even started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not very common yet. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.

How much do Home Inspectors make in Michigan??

The average annual salary for a home inspector in Michigan is approximately $73,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay in Michigan?

The average fee for a home inspection in Michigan is $370. The amount you charge for any given home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. 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 month membership to InterNACHI.

Is your home inspection training program affiliated with 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 school is a Gold Level member with ASHI.

Is your home inspection training course recognized by NAHI?

In 2016 NAHI merged with ASHI, so NAHI no longer exists as a home inspection membership organization.

Does Michigan require continuing education for home inspectors?

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

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 wherein our graduates 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 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 this course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?

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).

Does the online home inspection course 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 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.

Do you offer my state home inspector test?

There is no state exam for home inspectors in Michigan.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

There is no home inspection licensing board in Michigan.

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 text, phone, or email.

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 by no means necessary to become a home inspector.

States like Michigan 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.

At ICA, it’s our mission to educate and qualify home inspectors for careers they’re excited about. While home inspection license requirements vary by state, our online course prepares new inspectors to qualify for state-specific requirements. Take our Home Inspector course from your living room – it’s never been more convenient or affordable to launch a new career. When complete, you’ll be ready to kickstart your home inspection business or begin working for an established inspection company.

How to Earn Your Home Inspection Certificate Online

Though there are no state licensing requirements in Michigan, clients will demand expertise. Our online home inspection course covers all you need to know as a new home inspector. Since you’ll gain lifetime access to our library of resources, you’ll be able to stay ahead of the curve and keep abreast of evolving inspection techniques. Learning never ends at ICA!

About ICA’s Home Inspector Training

We pride ourselves on offering training material that’s easy, fast and affordable to earn your home inspector certification. Our home inspector training program is perhaps the most comprehensive option for aspiring home inspectors. With no time limits on the course, you can earn your certificate in your spare time using your phone, laptop or other device.

All our training modules are asynchronous, meaning you can learn and study at your own pace. Because our content is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there’s no limit on how fast you can learn – or how slowly you can pace yourself, if you prefer. Many ICA students complete their training in a few weeks’ time, but others push themselves to finish the course in 10 days. No matter your goal, ICA instructors are there to help support your efforts to learn and grow professionally.

Our faculty narrate each of the 28 home inspection training videos we provide to students upon enrollment. Together, our staff has logged thousands of home inspections over their long, successful careers. They’ve got the first-hand knowledge required to pass along the tips and tricks you’ll need to find success in your own career. ICA training covers it all, with no detail spared.

Online learning is easy to begin, too. Even if you don’t consider yourself especially tech-savvy, you can start training in a matter of minutes. A short demo will help reassure you that you can indeed thrive in our online training program!

There’s no shortage of quality home inspector training courses available, but only ICA offers education that’s both affordable and thorough. Going far beyond what you learn in an average home inspector textbook, our instructors provide first-hand insight into the realities of the daily operations of home inspectors. Compare us to any of the other training programs out there and you’ll see the difference for yourself!

What’s Included in ICA’s Home Inspector Training

Get qualified to work for an established home inspection company or learn all you need to know to start your own business. Whichever path you choose, ICA has the resources and training tools you need to find success. Here are just a few of the topics covered in our home inspection course:

  • Intro to the Inspection Industry – Learn about home inspection as a career
  • Legal and Business Considerations – How to set up and operate your home inspection business, create client agreements, develop marketing strategies, E&O and other insurance requirements
  • How to Conduct Inspections – Inspection best practices and industry standards
  • Inspecting Rooftops – Discover the kinds of roofs and roof materials, basic and advanced roof inspections, and learn how detect defects in roofs
  • Inspecting a Home’s Exterior – Learn how to look for defects in the site, slopes and grading, siding and trim, porches, decks and balconies, paving and vegetation
  • Inspecting Structural Components – A guide to inspecting a home’s foundations, beams, joists, trusses, roof, framing and detecting structural defects
  • Inspecting the Interior – Discover how to inspect individual rooms, attics, walls and insulation, fireplaces and chimneys, windows, interior doors, bathrooms and bathroom fixtures, kitchens and kitchen appliances, basements and crawl spaces
  • Inspecting the Plumbing System – Dive into supply lines, waste piping, types of connections, vents, drainage, fixtures and faucets, water heaters, fuel lines and fuel storage tanks, septic systems, sump pumps and ejector pumps
  • Inspecting the Heating System – Learn what to look for when inspecting combustible fuels, forced air heating, hydronic heating, space and wall heaters, fireplaces and chimneys, wood stoves, ventilation
  • Investigating the Home’s Air Conditioning System – Discover the basics of cooling and refrigeration, split A/C systems, ductless systems, geothermal and air source heat pumps
  • Electrical System Inspections – Understand the theory of electricity, drops and distribution, wire gauges, main panels and subpanels, outlets and switches, electrical fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Author Inspection Reports – Create reports for clients using apps like the Report Form Nitro inspection report software with digital devices (Report Form Nitro is a $399 value if purchased separately, but it’s free with ICA home inspection training)
  • Home Inspection Marketing – Tips and strategies for growing a new home inspection company
  • Conducting Commercial Property Inspections – Learn to inspect commercial buildings and understand ASTM international standards
  • Leveraging Drones – Use drones to inspect rooftops

Bonus Material for ICA Students

ICA students receive a stellar education in all things home inspection, but they also gain access to a number of tools, test prep resources and course materials upon registration. If you have time check out our full listing of included bonus courses, all which come free for ICA’s Home Inspection students. Our library of resources makes earning your home inspector certificate a breeze.

ICA training benefits don’t end there. As a busy home inspector, you’ll want to use report-writing software to generate a list of your findings at each property. ICA students have access to the top report-writing tool in the industry: Report Form Nitro Inspection Report Software is included free in your registration. Considered instrumental in the inspection process, this app normally sells for $399. Anyone curious about how to become a home inspector in Michigan can see the clear benefits of starting your career with a course at ICA.

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 go to work with an existing home inspection company!

You’ll also get a free one-year membership of Edcetera Home Inspection, designed to help you develop all the skills you need to succeed in your home inspection business. Join a community of home inspection professionals, master new skills, and find ongoing support to succeed in every stage of your career. Our industry-leading training is delivered through live webinars, on-demand course videos, Facebook community, downloadable PDFs, podcasts, quizzes, Q&As, business templates, and more.

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