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Become a Home Inspector in Montana in 3 Steps:

Step 1: Take and pass our online course. We will email your Montana-approved training certification immediately upon completing the self-paced online training program. ICA is approved for all required 40 hours of training with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry. View our approval letter from the state.

Step 2: Take advantage of the free one-month InterNACHI association membership upon completing the ICA home inspection certification program. We will provide this to you in your course complete email.

Step 3: Carry liability insurance and a minimum of 100,000 errors and omissions insurance; obtain personal workers’ compensation coverage OR an independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC).

We not only help you get licensed we 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 licensing course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free, a $99 value!

How to Become a Home Inspector in Montana

At this point you will be qualified to start you own home inspection business in Montana or have the apply for work with an another inspection company.

Why Take Our Montana Home Inspector Course

Register for our Montana Home Inspector Course now. The course will give you all the knowledge you will need to perform a home inspection and own or operate your own successful home inspection business. Whether you have years of construction experience or have never picked up a hammer, you can learn a new trade in your spare time, thanks to ICA’s convenient online classes.

In our home inspection course, you will also learn all about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections and building code. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be ready to start your own home inspection company or take a job at an existing business. Either way, the path forward is clear once you’ve earned your ICA home inspection certification.

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.

Professional Affiliations

Montana home inspection licensing requirements might be relatively lax, but we hold our students to high standards thanks to our professional partners. ICA has been training and certifying home inspectors for more than 20 years. Our program is designed to help students prepare for and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. We hold a gold level member status with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and we’re also a partner school of InterNACHI, which is the world’s largest association of certified home inspectors. All ICA home inspector course graduates, including Montana home inspectors, receive a complimentary one-month InterNACHI membership following completion of their training.

About ICA’s Montana Home Inspector License Training

Inspection Certification Associates makes it fast, easy and affordable to become a certified Montana home inspector. Our all-inclusive home inspector certification program is the most comprehensive training available anywhere within the state.

There are no time limits on completing the course. Using iOS or Android smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs, students complete the online home inspection training working at their own pace. All training modules and reference materials are available online around the clock, which means the classes can be taken anywhere and any time there’s an Internet connection. Most students finish the training in just a few weeks, although some complete the work in as few as 10 days.

All 28 ICA online home inspection training videos are hosted and narrated by professional home inspectors with years of hands-on inspection experience. Collectively, they’ve conducted literally thousands of property inspections and have dealt with just about everything having to do with inspecting commercial and residential properties. Your ICA training will cover it all, from the basics of inspections to starting a rewarding new career as a certified Montana home inspector.

Not sure you feel comfortable enough with technology to take an online course? You’d be surprised at how quickly you’ll adapt to online learning. Watch a short video demonstration of one of our fully narrated online training classes today!

While you could certainly turn to other resources to prepare yourself for a career in home inspection, there’s no course quite as comprehensive or convenient. We go beyond the books and cover more topics in greater detail than any of our competitors. ICA is simply the best way to become a certified Montana home inspector. Compare us to other home inspection training schools, and you’ll understand why.

What’s Included in ICA’s Home Inspector Training

When you complete ICA’s Real Estate Inspection Certification Training, you’ll be qualified to work for an established home inspection company. You’ll also have the knowledge to open your own residential and commercial property inspection business in Montana. Here are some of the topics covered in our online training program:

  • Introduction to the Home Inspection Industry – Insight into home inspection as a career
  • Legal Aspects and General Business Considerations – Setting up and operating a home inspection business, creating client/inspector agreements, marketing techniques, E&O and other insurance requirements
  • Performing Inspections – Inspection methods and industry standards
  • Roofing and Rooftops – Types of roofs and roof materials, basic and advanced roof inspections, ways to detect defects in roofs
  • The Home’s Exterior – Site, slopes and grading, siding and trim, exterior defects, porches, decks and balconies, paving and vegetation
  • Structural Components – Inspecting foundations, beams, joists, trusses, roof, framing and detecting structural defects
  • The Home’s Interior – Inspecting individual rooms, attics, walls and insulation, fireplaces and chimneys, windows, interior doors, bathrooms and bathroom fixtures, kitchens and kitchen appliances, basements and crawl spaces
  • The Plumbing System – 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
  • The Heating System – Combustible fuels, forced air heating, hydronic heating, space and wall heaters, fireplaces and chimneys, wood stoves, ventilation
  • The Home’s Air Conditioning System – Basics of cooling and refrigeration, split A/C systems, ductless systems, geothermal and air source heat pumps
  • The Electrical System – Theory of electricity, drops and distribution, wire gauges, main panels and subpanels, outlets and switches, electrical fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Writing Inspection Reports – Preparing reports for clients, how to use 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 Montana home inspection training)
  • Marketing Your Business – Techniques and strategies for growing a successful home inspection business
  • Performing Commercial Property InspectionsInspecting commercial buildings and understanding ASTM international standards
  • Using Drones – Inspecting rooftops with drones

Other benefits that come with your Montana home inspector training include lifetime refresher training, along with access to all ICA home inspection courses and instructional materials. All students and graduates also receive unlimited assistance and support from ICA instructors. Although most other schools charge extra for these, our Radon and Mold introductory bonus courses are included in your ICA tuition, which, if purchased separately, are a $200 value.

Enroll in our Montana Home Inspector License Training

Why wait? Given how far our course can take you, registration is a no brainer. Enroll now in ICA’s Montana Home Inspector Training and Certification program and you’ll be on your way to starting your own business as a Montana home inspector in just a few weeks. Don’t need your Montana home inspector certification right away? Take your time learning at your own pace. Whether you plan to cram in as much content as you can right away or prefer to take your time learning a new trade, ICA is flexible. Ideal for career switchers, busy parents or anyone curious about how to become a home inspector in Montana, our classes are as convenient as it gets!

Montana Home Inspector License FAQs

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How do I become a home inspector in Montana?

Once you complete our online home inspection course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we’ll email your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you’ll want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to go!

How much money do home inspectors in Montana make?

The average annual salary for a home inspector in Montana is approximately $68,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay in Montana?

The average fee for a home inspection in Montana is $400. 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 Montana home inspector training school 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 an ASHI Gold level member.

Is your Montana 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 Montana home inspector training recognized by NAHI?

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

Does Montana require continuing education for home inspectors?

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

Do you mail me a physical copy of my certification?

No. We’ll email 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 the online home inspection course for Montana 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 Montana who enroll with ICA, because we are approved for all 40 hours needed to apply for your license.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

There is no home inspection board in Montana.

Can I start my own business in Montana 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. On the commercial side of things, we train you to the ASTM standards.

What if I have questions during the online 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 phone, text, or email.

Do I need to be a home builder or a contractor to become a home inspector in Montana?

Absolutely not. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Although a building background can be beneficial, it is certainly not necessary to become a home inspector in Montana.

Enroll in our Montana Home Inspector Training Today

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Butte, or Kalispell; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and start your career as a home inspector in Montana!

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