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 tosalary.com.
Read more below to learn how to become a home inspector in New York or call us today at 888-374-4096.
ICA’s 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.
Becoming a home inspector in New York is a straightforward process and takes three steps:
Complete 100 hours of New York approved home inspector education. ICA offers this through a live online webinar class. Dates are posted below.
Attend 40 hours of NYDOS approved field training. We offer this over two consecutive weekend sessions.
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).
Students can choose to purchase the webinar and field training separately but both must be completed to obtain a New York home inspector license.
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
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
Roofsand 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 PlumbingSystem – 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
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
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.
Guaranteed for ICA Home Inspection Training Graduates
ICA online home inspection courses and training materials
Residential and commercial inspection certifications
Online Refresher Training
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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