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Looking to become a home inspector? Nebraska is one of roughly 20 states that still have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.

Steps to become a home inspector:

  1. Register for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program.  This will not only give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, but you’ll also learn all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, and code.  Upon completion of the course you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector and we will issue you a certification number, which you can use on your business cards and inspection reports.
  2. Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!

Home Inspector Training

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Need more information on becoming a home inspector? Read on for more information about home inspection courses.

How do I become a home inspector?

Once you complete our course, you become a 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’ll want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to begin inspecting homes. There are no other hoops to jump through.

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, and we even include a drone module in our home inspection course. 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 Nebraska is approximately $70,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay?

The average fee for a home inspection in Nebraska 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 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 we are Gold Level Members 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 Nebraska require continuing education for home inspectors?

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

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 software 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?

Yes, we include our mold and radon certification courses free of charge to students who enroll in our online home inspection course.

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 about marketing materials?

We suggest using 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?

There is no state exam for home inspectors in Nebraska.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

There is no home inspection board in Nebraska.

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 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, email, or even text message.

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.  Being a contractor can be helpful but is by no means necessary to become a home inspector in any state.

Home Inspector Requirements

Since there are no licensing requirements in Nebraska, there are no licensing exams to pass, no internships or apprenticeships to complete, and no professional organizations you must join. Though not strictly required, anyone hoping to begin practicing as a home inspector in the Cornhusker State should complete a home inspector class. ICA’s online course is ideal for busy professionals ready to make a career change.

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.

Our Home Inspector Course gives you the flexibility to study from home, on a schedule that works best for your lifestyle. Because our course materials are available 24 hours a day, and can be viewed from virtually any device, you can take your education on the go, or save it for the peace and quiet of your living room. Even better, ICA students gain lifetime access to our materials upon registration. This means you can revisit fundamentals any time you might need to, or complete bonus classes to diversify your skill set. Courses in Radon Inspection and Wind Mitigation can run hundreds of dollars each, but are included for free in ICA’s home inspection class.

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!

The ICA Edge

Those curious about how to become a home inspector will be pleased to learn that ICA offers everything you’ll need to begin your career. In addition to our course materials, you’ll also have access to seasoned instructors who care deeply about sharing their knowledge with new cohorts of housing inspectors. Along with your course registration, you’ll also gain membership to InterNACHI, one of the leading professional organizations for the industry. American Society of Home Inspector approved, ICA has the edge over other housing inspection schools.

At ICA, you’ll learn more than just the fundamentals. We pride ourselves on going further than other schools to educate you on every aspect of home inspections. In addition to learning about the inspection process, red flags to watch out for and how to write reports of your findings, we also train you in the marketing and advertising skills necessary to run your business. Report Form Pro Nitro, a leading home inspection app used for writing reports, is also included in your registration. This $399 app is a tremendous value and can be used for many years to come.

Jumpstart Your Home Inspection Career Now

ICA has all you need to earn your home inspector certificate and begin practicing in the field. Because our course is self-paced, you can begin your new career on a timeline that works best for you. Whether you plan to launch your own home inspection business or work for an existing company, ICA has the resources you need to find success. Get started today!

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