Steps to become a licensed home inspector in Oklahoma
- Complete an approved 90 hour Oklahoma home inspection course. Our online home inspection course is fully approved by the Oklahoma Home Inspection Board to fulfill this requirement.
- Take and pass the Oklahoma State Home Inspectors Exam
- Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!
How to Become a Certified Oklahoma Home Inspector
If you’re curious about how to become a home inspector in Oklahoma, you’ve come to the right place. To start, you’ll want to enroll in a certification course, like our Oklahoma Home Inspector Course. The class was carefully curated to meet the standards necessary for licensure in Oklahoma. Upon completion, you’ll need to pass the Oklahoma State Home Inspectors Exam.
Plenty of people are intimidated by the idea of a standardized test. It’s probably been a long time since you’ve had to sit for such an exam! Thankfully, ICA offers an exam prep package with more than 700 questions to help you study for the big test. What’s more, ICA doesn’t just throw you to the wolves once you’ve completed the course. All ICA students gain lifetime access to our library of resources, bonus courses, and tools!
ICA’s Oklahoma Credentials
ICA is a committee approved home inspection training program. Beyond that becoming a licensed home inspector in Oklahoma is fairly straightforward. Thankfully, ICA’s course is designed to help you get certified and launch a successful home inspection company. Our course is led by well-respected educators, and has been approved by industry professional organizations like InterNACHI and the American Society for Housing Inspectors (ASHI). There’s truly no better way to earn your Oklahoma home inspector license than with ICA!
Advantages of ICA’s Oklahoma Home Inspector Training
There are tons of home inspection schools out there, but none are as affordable, convenient, or as comprehensive as ICA. Our in-depth training goes far beyond what our competitors can teach you. Since you gain lifetime access to our content upon registration, you’ll be able to return to the fundamentals anytime you need. Bonus courses on topics such radon would normally cost hundreds, but are included for free for all ICA students.
We’re proud to offer one of the most flexible Oklahoma Home Inspector Courses in the state. Our classes are self-paced, allowing you to take your time learning the basics. This flexibility works well for busy professionals who can’t afford to take time off of work to learn a new trade. From the comfort of your couch, you can study and learn all you need to earn your Oklahoma home inspector license in your spare time!
Included in Your ICA Training
Here are some of the topics covered in our Oklahoma home inspector license training and certification program:
- Introduction to Home Inspections – Overview of the home inspection industry and the life of a licensed home inspector
- Business and Legal Aspects – Starting a home inspection business, the importance of written agreements between clients and inspectors, error & omissions and liability insurance requirements
- The Inspection Process – Home inspection methods and industry standards
- Roofing – Types of roofs, roofing terms, roof materials, basic and advanced roof inspection techniques, detecting roof defects
- Outside the Home – Site grading and drainage, siding or stucco and trim, exterior defects, porches, decks, balconies and railings, paving and vegetation
- Structural Components – Foundations and footings, beams, joists, trusses, framing, techniques for inspecting structures and detecting structural defects
- The House’s Interior – Interior rooms and walls, attics and insulation, windows and doors, bathrooms, kitchens and kitchen appliances, basements and crawl spaces
- The House’s Plumbing System – Water supply lines, sewer hookups, waste piping, septic systems, connections, vents, drainage, bathroom and kitchen faucets and fixtures, water heaters, fuel storage tanks and lines, sump pumps and ejector pumps
- Heating Systems – Heat sources, fossil fuel combustion, forced air heating, hydronic heating, space and wall heaters, fireplaces and chimneys, wood stoves and vents
- Air Conditioning Systems – Basics of refrigeration, split cooling systems, ductless systems, geothermal and air source heat pumps
- Wiring and Electrical Systems – Theory of electricity, service drops and distribution, wire gauges, main panels and subpanels, switches and outlets, ground fault interrupters (GFIs), electrical fixtures, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
- Promoting Your Business – Strategies, tips and techniques for opening and operating a successful home inspection business
- Conducting Commercial Inspections – Performing commercial building inspections, understanding ASTM international standards (formerly American Society for Testing Materials)
- Using Drones – How to inspect rooftops without climbing onto the roof or using binoculars
After passing the Oklahoma home inspector exam and receiving your home inspector’s license, you’ll be qualified to perform both residential and commercial property inspections anywhere within the state!
More Benefits of ICA’s Oklahoma Home Inspector Training Program
Earning your Oklahoma home inspector license is just the beginning. Our library of resources is an incredible value, included for free with your ICA registration. Lifetime access means you’ll never be without the tools you need to address challenges in the field. Here are just a few of the most valuable tools included with your ICA membership:
- Drone training videos for roof inspections
- Report Form Pro 2 software for generating inspection reports, a $399 value
- Oklahoma wind mitigation training, a $200 value
- One-year InterNACHI membership, a leading home inspector professional organization
- Unlimited support from ICA teachers
- Lifetime access to our course materials
- Free mobile app with practice test questions for the Oklahoma State Home Inspectors Exam
You can read more about what some of our graduates have to say about ICA’s home inspection training.
Launching Your Home Inspector Career
Complete our course and you’ll earn your Oklahoma home inspector license in no time. Upon completion, we’ll issue you a certification number to use on your website, business cards and inspection reports. Enroll today and you could launch your own Oklahoma home inspection business in a matter of weeks.
Got More Questions?
Have additional questions about ICA or Oklahoma home inspection requirements? See our FAQ section or give us a call at 888-374-4096.
How do I become a home inspector in Oklahoma?
As stated above, once you complete our online course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we mail out 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 Oklahoma home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in Oklahoma is approximately $71,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in Oklahoma is $330. 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 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 very common yet. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.
Does this course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?
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 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 mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of 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 the Report Form Pro 2 home inspection report 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 that is included. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a home inspection report form that you’re comfortable with, and this is a great home inspection report.
Is there a time limit for the online home inspection course for Oklahoma?
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 total 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 home inspection test for Oklahoma?
No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in Oklahoma. That test is given by a third-party testing company.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is that once you complete our course and pass the Oklahoma exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the Oklahoma 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 via email, phone, or text.
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 contractor background can be helpful, it is by no means necessary in order to become a home inspector.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Stillwater, Edmond or Lawton; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin your exciting new career as a home inspector in Oklahoma!