To become a home inspector in the state of Mississippi, you just need to follow a few steps.
- Complete an approved 60-hour home inspection course. Our online course is fully approved by the Mississippi Home Inspection Licensing Board to fulfill this requirement.
- Take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. The National Home Inspectors Exam is based on the ASHI Standards of Practice, and our course fully prepares students to take and pass this exam.
- Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company!
Taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Course
Here’s how it works. 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. You will learn what you need to know to pass the National Home Inspectors exam.
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.
Then, after taking and passing the National Home Inspectors Exam, simply start your own home inspection business or go to work with an existing home inspection company! It’s that easy!
Got more questions? Read on for more information about Mississippi home inspection courses.
How do I become a home inspector in Mississippi?
After you complete our online 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. You also will need to take the Mississippi home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Mississippi is approximately $68,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Mississippi is $340. The amount you charge for a 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 year membership to InterNACHI.
Is your home inspection training class recognized by 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 is certified Gold by 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.
Do you mail me a certification?
Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification out to you upon completion of our online course.
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 2 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 2 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.
Is there a time limit for the online home inspection course for Mississippi?
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 a list of tools that I need for performing a home inspection.
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed and show you where to get the best deals. It comes out to just about $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter.
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 test?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in Mississippi. That test is given by a third-party testing company. You can take that test any day of the week. You just need to schedule it a week in advance.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the Mississippi exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the Mississippi exam. Then you will be issued your home inspection license.
Can I start my own home inspection business after taking your online 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.
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 on a home inspection, we can assist via email, text, or phone.
Do I need to have a background in the building trades to be a home inspector?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Jackson, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Gulfport, or Tupelo; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. Enroll now and start your career as a home inspector in Mississippi!