Home Inspector Licensing in New York

Becoming a home inspector in New York is a straightforward process and takes three steps:

  1. Complete 100 hours of New York approved home inspector education. ICA offers this through a live online webinar class. Dates are posted below.
  2. Attend 40 hours of NYDOS approved field training. We offer this over two consecutive weekend sessions.
  3. Take and pass the NYS written examination, for which our course fully prepares you.

ICA’s New York home inspection training course is fully approved by the New York Department of State (NYDOS).

New York Home Inspector Training Courses (140 Hours)

You must complete a 100-hour webinar course and a 40-hour field course to receive your 140-hour certificate.

LocationDatesPrice
NEW YORK
Webinar100 Hour Session October 17-29, 2022
(8 AM to 5 PM. Note* Webinar sessions do not meet on Sunday)

$1,795.00Add to cart

Long Island, NY 40 Hour Field Class
November 5-6 & 12-13, 2022 (8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Daily)

$800.00Add to cart

Webinar100 Hour Session December 5-17, 2022
(8 AM to 5 PM. Note* Webinar sessions do not meet on Sunday)

$1,795.00Add to cart

White Plains, NY 40 Hour Field Class
January 7-8 and 14-15, 2023 (8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Daily)

$800.00Add to cart

New York Home Inspector Training Classes

If you’re ready to take the next step and start class, begin by selecting a class from the list above. If you’re not ready, take a look at what’s included in ICA’s New York home inspection training.

ICA’s New York Home Inspection License Training

Home Inspector Certification Course

To become a licensed home inspector in New York, you need to complete 140 hours of home inspection training. ICA offers a 100-hour live webinar and 40-hour field training classroom course in locations throughout the state that fulfill this requirement.

Students can choose to purchase the webinar and field training separately but both must be completed to obtain a New York home inspector license.

Course Details

ICA’s New York home inspection training will prepare you to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business. Through ICA’s online self-paced bonus courses, you will learn about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, thermal imaging, termites, septic, well inspections, pools, irrigation systems, drones, mobile homes, smart homes, lead, asbestos, and how to build a multi-inspector business.

Here is some of what’s covered in our home inspection training:

  • Home Inspection Industry Overview – What’s involved with being a home inspector
  • Conducting an Inspection – Inspection industry standards and techniques
    • Roofs and Roofing terms, materials, basic and advanced roof inspections, detecting defects in roofs
    • Exterior of the House grading and drainage considerations, siding or stucco, trim, porches, decks and railings, paving, and vegetation
    • Structural Components like foundations, beams, joists, trusses, roof, and framing
    • Inside the Home understanding room sizes and uses, windows, walls and doors, attics and insulation, bathrooms, kitchens, basements and crawl spaces
  • The Plumbing System – Water supply lines, waste lines, connections, vents, drainage, fixtures and faucets, water heaters, septic systems (if not connected to a public sewer line), and sump pumps
  • The Heating System – Forced air heating, hydronic heating, space heaters, wall heaters, fireplaces and chimneys, wood stoves, and vents
  • The Air Conditioning System – Refrigeration basics, split systems, ductless systems, geothermal and air source heat pumps
  • The House’s Electrical Systems – Theory of electricity, wire gauges, drops and distribution, main panels and subpanels, switches and outlets, fixtures, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Inspection Reports – Preparing written reports using Report Form Pro Nitro software for digital devices
  • Commercial Inspections – Performing commercial building inspections, understanding ASTM international standards (formerly American Society for Testing Materials)
  • Drone Use During Inspections – Inspecting rooftops with drones
  • Marketing Your Home Inspection Business – Strategies for starting and growing a home inspection business
  • Business and Legal Aspects – Starting a home inspection business, pre-inspection agreements, inspection reports, insurance, and marketing needs

Once you complete the 140-hour requirement to become a home inspector in New York, you’ll be ready to take the New York written home inspection exam. We fully prepare you to take and pass this exam by including a 200-page online study guide and 700 practice questions.

How to Become a Home Inspector in New York

Becoming a home inspector in New York is a great career choice. Home inspectors can be their own boss, set their schedules, and provide a valuable service to home buyers. A home inspection career can be a part- or full-time career and the average New York home inspector typically earns $92,992 annually according to salary.com.

Read more below to learn how to become a home inspector in New York or call us today at 888-374-4096.

What’s Included in ICA’s Home Inspection Training?

ICA’s all-inclusive New York home inspection training program prepares you for your future. Our complimentary bonus courses prepare you to provide valuable add-ons to your home inspection business, such as radon, mold, and pool inspections. Our competitors offer those courses at an additional cost but we include them in your tuition.

When you choose ICA for your New York home inspection training, you’ll also receive:

  • Free one-month membership in the InterNACHI home inspection Association
  • Report Form Pro Nitro Inspection Report Software for mobile devices ($399 value)
  • Free lifetime listing in the hireaninspector.com directory
  • Graduates receive lifetime ICA staff support
  • Downloadable video training models to use when there’s no internet connection available

We also 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 training course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free, a $99 value!

The ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program will still give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, along with teaching you all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, thermal imaging, termites, septic, well inspections, pools, irrigation systems, drones, mobile homes, smart homes, lead, asbestos, and how to build a multi-inspector business.

The average salary for a home inspector in NY is $92,992 according to salary.com. Need more information on becoming a home inspector call us today at 888-374-4096 and learn about the average home inspector salary.

 

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Access to all annual course updates, free ebooks, and other online references materials

Getting started with ICA is only a click away. Our home inspection classroom course will fulfill the New York home inspection licensing requirements and prepare you for your exams. Enroll now and begin your New York home inspection training!

New York Home Inspector License FAQs

How do I become a home inspector in New York?

Becoming a home inspector in New York takes three steps:

  1. Complete 100 hours of New York-approved home inspector education. ICA offers this through a live webinar. Check out our upcoming dates.
  2. Attend 40 hours of NYDOS-approved field training. We offer this over two consecutive weekend sessions. See our upcoming dates and locations.
  3. Take and pass the New York state written examination, for which our course fully prepares you.

Are there any requirements for becoming a home inspector in New York?

To become a home inspector in New York, you must be at least 18 years old and have successfully completed high school or its equivalent. You must also provide proof of general liability insurance for $150,000 per occurrence and $500,000 aggregate when applying for your Home Inspector License before applying for a home inspector license from New York state.

How much money do New York home inspectors make?

The average salary for a home inspector in New York is approximately $79,883-$104,783 per year according to Salary.com.

How much money should a home inspector charge for a home inspection in New York?

The average inspection fee for a 2,000-square-foot home inspection in New York is $420. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on the age and square footage of the home. Our course will teach you how to structure your home inspection fees.

Is your New York home inspection training course recognized by InterNACHI?

Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact, all graduates of our New York home inspector course receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI.

Is your New York home inspection training school affiliated with ASHI?

Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and are Gold Level members. The training in our online course teaches the ASHI Standards in detail.

Is your New York home inspection training course 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 home inspection certification?

Yes. We mail your home inspection certification once you have completed our 140-hour New York home inspection course.

What should I use to prepare a home inspection report?

We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com wherein graduates of our New York home inspection course receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection reporting software, a $400 value. Most of our graduates start with this program since it is so easy to use. Report Form Pro Nitro allows inspectors to print and fill out a report by hand or complete the report, including adding photos, on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Do you provide a list of tools I need?

Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of tools comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter, combustible gas detector, etc.

What does ICA's membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection, include?

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?

We include our mold and radon introductory bonus courses free-of-charge to students who enroll in our home inspection course.

Through our partnership with ECAN, LLC, we offer a Mold Assessment Technician certification course and a 16-Hour Radon Measurement Technician certification course. The radon course is approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP) or National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).

Do you offer my state home inspection test?

No, schools are not allowed to give the home inspection exam in New York. The New York state written examination is given by the New York Department of State.

What does the New York home inspector exam cost?

The New York home inspector exam costs $50. You may pay by check or money order made payable to the NY Department of State or charge the fee to MasterCard or Visa.

Do you send my certificate to the New York home inspection licensing board?

Once you complete our course and pass the New York exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your application.

What if I have questions during my course?

We have full support for all students and graduates during and after the course. If you have questions while in the field performing a home inspection, we can assist via email, text, or phone.

Do I need to be a contractor to be a home inspector in New York?

No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful New York home inspectors. A contractor background can be helpful, but it is not necessary or mandatory to become a home inspector in New York.

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