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How to Become a Home Inspector in Oregon in Three Steps:

Step One: Register for the ICA Home Inspection Certification Program. This course is fully approved in Oregon and will provide you with all 20 educational points required to obtain your home inspection license. Upon completion of the online home inspection training course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector and we will issue you a certification number, which you can use on your business cards and home inspection reports.

Step Two: Take and pass the National Home Inspector Exam for Oregon.

Step Three: Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company!

We not only help you get licensed we 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 licensing course with ICA receive a one-year membership for free, a $99 value!

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Requirements for Oregon Home Inspector Licensing

To become a home inspector in Oregon, you’ll need to earn experience points. 20 points are required to become a licensed home inspector. Thankfully, all 20 points can be earned through our Oregon Home Inspector Training. Simply take our online course, pass the National Home Inspector Exam, and you’ll have all you need to begin working in the field as a home inspector.

Some ICA students go on to start their own real estate inspection companies. Others opt to work for existing home inspection businesses in their area. Regardless of your goals, ICA can help you meet the Oregon home inspection requirements to earn your license and begin working.

ICA’s Oregon Home Inspector Training Advantages

ICA is affiliated with both the American Society of Home Inspectors and InterNACHI. These two professional organizations are well-respected in our industry, and offer further professional development opportunities. All ICA students receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI – included in your course registration.

The bonus material associated with our class doesn’t stop there. In addition to the lifetime access you’ll gain to our course materials, you’ll also have the option to take as many free bonus classes as you’d like. Our Radon Inspection course is one of the most popular. Purchased separately, this class will set you back $200, but is included for students registered in our Oregon Home Inspection Course.

We’re here for the beginning of your career, but ICA doesn’t just disappear once you’ve completed the class. All our tools and resources, including practice tests to help prepare you for your licensing exam, are available any time you might need them. Report Form Pro Nitro, a report generating app that allows inspectors to write up their findings from the device of their choice, is also included in the cost of the class. This $399 app is yours free with registration! Of course, the ongoing support from our instructors is truly priceless.

You’ll also get a free one-year membership of Edcetera Home Inspection, designed to help you develop all the skills you need to succeed in your home inspection business. Join a community of home inspection professionals, master new skills, and find ongoing support to succeed in every stage of your career. Our industry-leading training is delivered through live webinars, on-demand course videos, Facebook community, downloadable PDFs, podcasts, quizzes, Q&As, business templates, and more.

Become a Home Inspector in Oregon Today!

If you’re questioning how to become a home inspector in Oregon, you’ve arrived at the right place. Regardless of your background or experience level, we’ve got the resources, classes and tools necessary to prepare you for a successful home inspection career. We’ll train you in everything from the inspection process to drone inspections to marketing and advertising your services.

ICA has all you need to jumpstart your home inspection education, train you to work in the field and prepare you for your licensing exam. Other online home inspection training courses simply can’t compare to the value and convenience we offer. Take the first step towards your professional future by registering for classes today.

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Oregon Home Inspector License FAQs

How do I become a home inspector in Oregon?

Once you complete our online home inspection course, you become a certified home inspector and earn your 20 education points for the Oregon license. 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. In addition to your 20 experience points, you also will need to take the National home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.

How much money do home inspectors make in Oregon?

The average salary for a home inspector in Oregon is approximately $74,000 per year.

How much does an Oregon home inspection pay?

The average fee for a home inspection in Oregon is $400, although the amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. We cover that all during the course.

Is your Oregon home inspector training 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 our training school is a Gold Level Member with ASHI.

Is your home inspector training recognized by NAHI?

In 2016 NAHI merged with ASHI, so NAHI no longer exists actually.

Do you mail me a certification?

No. We’ll email your home inspection certification upon completion of our online home inspection course.

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 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 Oregon?

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 in Oregon?

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.

What is included in ICA's membership portal, Edcetera Home Inspection?

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.

Do you offer my state test?

No schools are allowed to give the home inspection exam in Oregon. That test is given by a third-party testing company.

Do you send my certificate to the Oregon CCB?

Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the Oregon exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us showing that you have achieved your 20 points and your score sheet from the Oregon exam. Then you will be issued your home inspection license.

Can I start my own home inspection business in Oregon 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 inspection 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 phone, text, or email.

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. Even though a construction background can be beneficial, it is by no means necessary in order to become a home inspector in Oregon or any other state.

Become a Oregon Home Inspector Today

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bend, Medford or Corvallis; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin your career as a home inspector in Oregon!

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