Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a home inspector in North Dakota?
As stated above, once you complete our online course, you become a certified home inspector. 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 National Home Inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in North Dakota is approximately $69,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in North Dakota is $320. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. You will learn about that during our online home inspection course.
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, but that is not very common yet. 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 class 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.
Do you mail me a certification?
No. We’ll email your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course.
What do you recommend for a home inspection report?
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 North Dakota?
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?
We include our mold and radon introductory bonus courses free of charge to students who enroll in our online home inspection course. We also offer mold and radon certification courses. Through our partnership with ECAN, LLC, we offer a Mold Assessment Technician certification course, and a 16-Hour Radon Measurement Technician certification course. This course is also approved by the National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP) or National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
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 tools comes out to a little under $200, including the non-invasive moisture meter, combustible gas detector, etc.
What about marketing materials?
We suggest using www.vistaprint.com 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?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in North Dakota. That test is given by a third-party testing company.
Do you send my certificate to the home inspection board?
Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the North Dakota exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the North Dakota 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.
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 via 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. Although a construction background can be helpful, it is by no means necessary to become a home inspector in ND or any other state.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks or Minot; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and start your career as a home inspector in North Dakota!