It is a very straightforward process to become a licensed home inspector in the state of New Hampshire.
How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in New Hampshire:
Complete an approved 80-hour home inspection course. Our online home inspection course is fully approved by the New Hampshire Home Inspection Board and completely fulfills this requirement.
Take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. We fully prepare all of our home inspection students for this exam and include a 200 page study guide and 700 practice questions.
Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!
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, building code, and we include a full radon certification course.
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. Take and pass the National Home Inspectors exam and start your own home inspection business or go to work with an existing home inspection company!
How do I become a home inspector in New Hampshire?
As stated above, you become a certified home inspector once you complete our online course. 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. You also will need to take the New Hampshire home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.
The average fee for a home inspection in New Hampshire is $330. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. Our course will show you how to appropriately price a home inspection.
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 during the inspection. Per current standards of practice, the proper way to inspect a roof is to stand back and use a good pair of binoculars. Some home inspectors have even started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not yet common practice. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.
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 are Gold Level members with ASHI. The training in our online course goes over the ASHI Standards in detail.
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 hard copy of my certification?
Yes. We’ll email you your home inspection certification upon completing our online course. We also mail out a wallet-sized, laminated copy of your credentials.
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.
Is there a time limit for the online home inspection course for New Hampshire?
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. The cost of the tools comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter, combustible gas detector, etc.
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.
Does this course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in New Hampshire. That test is given by a third-party testing company.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the New Hampshire exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the New Hampshire 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, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
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 email, text, or phone.
Do I need to be a contractor 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 Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, Nashua, Dover, Salem or Conway; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin an exciting new career as a home inspector in New Hampshire!
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