States like Minnesota that do not have licensing requirements, real estate agents and your clients will want to see that you have been trained and certified for home inspection. That is where our program can help.
It’s possible to earn your home inspector certificate in a manner of weeks. Within a few months, you could be making your own hours and signing your own checks as the owner of a home inspection business. Whatever your goals, ICA can teach you all you need to know to find success.
How to Become a Home Inspector
Minnesota is one of a few states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors. In spite of the lax regulations, home inspectors in Minnesota will find it challenging to operate without some form of certification. Real estate agents and clients will want to see evidence that you’ve been trained in home inspection. That’s where ICA can help.
Our home inspector course has everything you need. In the class, you will learn all about home and commercial inspections, building code and report writing. 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
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.
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.
ICA students may upgrade to Spectora home inspection software as part of our exclusive partnership – or use Report Form Pro Nitro software, which is included in our home inspection training at no charge.
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The Many Advantages of Inspection Certification Associates
In addition to the core class material covered in our home inspector course, we offer a number of bonus courses at no additional charge to students. Radon Inspection, Commercial Property Inspection, and Mold Inspection bonus courses are normally valued at $200 each. They’re just the beginning of the library of extra content you’ll gain access to as an ICA student.
Quality tools help make home inspections quick work. Report Form Pro Nitro is one of the best apps available for professional home inspectors, which is why we include it in the cost of our home inspection course. 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 ICA, you’re always in good company. 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. We also work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact, all of our graduates receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI.
Register Now for ICA’S Home Inspector Course
Simply searching for information about how to become a home inspector is just the beginning. Take the next step towards a bright future in home inspection by registering for our class. Minnesota home inspector requirements might be lax, but the consumers demand thorough inspections conducted by experienced, knowledgeable professionals.
Pressed for time? There’s no rush. There is no time limit on our course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it. At ICA, we believe that once a student, always a student. Registration in our class means lifetime access to our library of tools, course materials, and resources.
Learn more about ICA’s home inspection certification program now. Explore our FAQ section, give our inspection course demo a try, or begin your training by signing up today.
Got more questions?
Read on for more information about home inspection courses.
As soon as you complete our online home inspection 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!
Does a home inspector need to get on the roof of the home during the inspection?
No. Home inspectors should not go on the roof of the home. Per current home inspection 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 money do home inspectors make?
The average annual salary for a home inspector in Minnesota is approximately $73,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Minnesota 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 class 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 ICA is also a Gold Level Member with 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 Minnesota require continuing education for home inspectors?
No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Minnesota.
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 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 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.
Does this online home inspection 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).
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 test?
There is no state exam for home inspectors in Minnesota.
Do you send my certificate to the MN home inspection board?
There is no home inspection board in Minnesota.
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. Although a contractor background can be beneficial, it is by no means necessary to become a home inspector.