North Carolina Home Inspection Licensing

To become a home inspector in the state of North Carolina, you just need to follow a few steps.

  1. Complete an approved 120-hour home inspection training course. The ICA online course is fully approved to meet this requirement. Tuition for the 120 hour North Carolina online home inspection course is $695.
  2. Complete 80 hours of home inspection field training. Our field training dates are listed below. Tuition for the 80-hour North Carolina home inspection field training course is $1,300, so total tuition for the 120-hour online course and 80-hour field training is $1,995.
  3. Take and pass the North Carolina Home Inspectors Exam. We fully prepare all students for this exam by including our exam prep package consisting of a 200 page online exam study guide and 700 practice questions.
  4. Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company!

Charlotte, NC 10 day field training course (80 hours) and online course (120 hours)

  • July 20 – 29, 2019 ($1,995 – online course and field training) Register
  • November 2 – 11, 2019 ($1,995 – online course and field training) Register


Why You Should Choose ICA for Your North Carolina Home Inspector Training

Our training goes well beyond the topics covered by our competitors, which makes ICA the best choice for the training you need to receive your North Carolina home inspector’s license. Compare us to the competition and you’ll understand why.

We offer the most comprehensive Home Inspector Training and Certification Program available anywhere in North Carolina. There’s no time limit, so ICA students can complete their online training at their own pace using Android or iOS tablets, smartphones, laptops or desktop computers. All training materials are available online 24/7, which means students can complete the program any time and anywhere there’s an Internet connection. Most students complete the online portion of the training in just a few weeks, although some finish in as few as 10 days.

All ICA online home inspection training videos are narrated by certified home inspectors with years of inspection industry experience. Collectively, they’ve performed thousands of property inspections and have encountered just about everything having to do with inspecting commercial and residential properties. Your training will cover it all, from the basics of performing home inspections to starting your new career as a licensed North Carolina home inspector. The program even includes information on opening and promoting your own home inspection business.

Once the Coursework Is Done

Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certification number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports.

Join InterNACHI, with a free one-year membership that we provide for our graduates. Take and pass the North Carolina Home Inspectors exam. Then, simply start your own home inspection business or go to work with an existing home inspection company! It’s that easy! See what some of our graduates have to say about ICA home inspection training.

To register today, call us at (888) 374-4096. If you prefer to sign up only for the online class at this time, call or contact us through our website. You can schedule the classroom and ride-along field training later.

Enroll now and you can open your own business as a licensed North Carolina home inspector in just a few short weeks.

Still, have questions about ICA or our North Carolina home inspector classroom and field training program? Check the FAQs below or call us at 888-374-4096. We’ll be glad to help you get started on your way to a new and rewarding career as a licensed North Carolina home inspector.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a home inspector in North Carolina?

As stated above, once you complete our 120 hour online home inspection course, you will be a certified home inspector. The other thing North Carolina requires is that you complete 80 hours of field training. Our upcoming field training dates are listed above.  After that, you just need to take the North Carolina home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.

How much money do home inspectors make in North Carolina?

The average salary for a home inspector in North Carolina is approximately $72,000 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay?

The average fee for a home inspection in the state of North Carolina is $420. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We’ll cover all of that during the online course.

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 year membership to InterNACHI.

Is your home inspection training class recognized by 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 is certified Gold by ASHI.

Is your home inspection training class recognized by NAHI?

In 2016 NAHI closed its doors, so NAHI no longer exists as a home inspection membership organization.

Will you mail me a certification?

Yes. We mail out your North Carolina home inspection certificate to you upon completion of our online course and the field training certificate after completion of the field training course, if you choose to do that with us.

What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?

We have an arrangement with where our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro 2 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 2 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 North Carolina?

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. It comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter.

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 North Carolina state home inspection test?

No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in North Carolina. That test is given directly by the state.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

Actually, the way it works is that once you complete our course and pass the North Carolina exam, you will send the board a copy of your North Carolina home inspection certificate from us along with your score sheet from the North Carolina exam. Then you will be issued your North Carolina home inspection license.

Can I start my own home inspection business in North Carolina 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.

What if I have questions during the online home inspectors 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.

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. A contractor background is not necessary to become a home inspector in North Carolina.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Cary, Wilmington, or Greenville. Our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now to begin an exciting new career as a home inspector in North Carolina!