Looking to become a licensed home inspector in South Carolina? There has never been a better time to launch a career as a home inspector in South Carolina.
Steps to become a licensed home inspector in South Carolina:
- Complete an South Carolina approved 50 hour home inspection course or perform 50 paid home inspections. Inspection Certification Associates is an approved home inspection organization in South Carolina and our $695 online course is fully approved to fulfill the 50 hour training requirement.
- Take and pass the South Carolina State Home Inspectors Exam
- Start your own business or go to work for an existing company!
Becoming a Licensed South Carolina Home Inspector
A simple online search for how to become a home inspector in South Carolina will return thousands of results. Allow ICA to cut through the noise and be your guide! To begin, you’ll need to complete a 50-hour South Carolina-approved home inspection course or complete 50 paid home inspections. ICA’s South Carolina Home Inspector Course is fully approved for home inspectors training in the Palmetto State. The 120-hour online course was designed to meet the standards required of all South Carolina home inspectors.
Once you’re finished the course, you’ll need to take and pass the South Carolina State Home Inspectors Exam. ICA students are in luck – we offer an exam prep package with hundreds of questions to help you prepare for the test. Even after you’ve passed the exam, you’ll maintain lifetime access to our library of bonus courses, tools and resources. This ensures you’re always up-to-date on the latest home inspection trends and technology.
Our South Carolina Home Inspection Credentials
The process of becoming a licensed South Carolina home inspector is simple. South Carolina home inspection requirements are straightforward, but starting your own business can be more challenging than anticipated. Our course prepares students to get certified as well as launch their own home inspection business. Led by industry thought leaders, the class has approval from professional organizations including the American Society for Housing Inspectors and InterNACHI. You’ll begin your new career with confidence, knowing you’ve received the very best education possible while earning your South Carolina home inspector license with ICA.
What’s Included in ICA’s South Carolina Home Inspector Training
You’ll have no shortage of home inspection training programs to choose from in your mission to get licensed. None are as convenient or as comprehensive as ICA. We go in-depth to teach you the fundamentals of home inspection as well as the business principles necessary to launch your own company. ICA students have lifetime access to our course materials, too, meaning you’ll always be able to refer back to the training class when needed.
Also included in your South Carolina Home Inspector Course are bonus modules on topics like radon. These classes would normally cost hundreds in additional tuition dollars, but are included for free for all ICA students. Since our classes are self-paced, you can learn at your own speed. This flexibility is ideal for busy professionals, working parents, and anyone who wants to learn the ropes at their own pace. You can earn your South Carolina home inspector license without ever leaving your living room!
Other Benefits of ICA Training
Successful home inspectors know that learning shouldn’t stop once you’ve earned your South Carolina home inspector license. We offer lifetime access to all of our tools and resources to each ICA student. You’ll never need to sign up for expensive training courses to stay abreast of changing standards and technology. With ICA, you’ll always have the option to return to our content at your convenience.
Here are just a handful of the valuable resources available for all ICA students:
- South Carolina wind mitigation training valued at $200
- Mobile app with practice exam questions for the South Carolina State Home Inspectors Exam
- Lifelong access to course materials
- Inspection reporting software valued at $399
- Training for roof inspections by drone
- Year-long membership to InterNACHI
- Unlimited support from the ICA teaching staff
Begin Your South Carolina Home Inspector Training Today
By completing our online course, you’ll be ready to take your certification exam and earn your South Carolina home inspector license in a matter of weeks. Once certified, you’ll be issued a certification number you can use on your company website, business cards and on the inspection reports you deliver to clients. Enroll today and you could launch your own South Carolina home inspection business in no time!
Got More Questions?
Explore our FAQ section for additional insight into ICA’s value, or get your South Carolina home inspection requirement questions answered by phone at 888-374-4096.
How do I become a home inspector in South Carolina?
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 South Carolina home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.
How much money do home inspectors make?
The average salary for a home inspector in South Carolina is approximately $69,000 per year.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection in South Carolina is $360. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. As part of our course, we teach you how to calculate a proper home inspection fee.
Does this online home inspection course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?
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.
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 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 software 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 South 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. The total cost of the 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 South Carolina. That test is given by a third-party testing company.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is once you complete our course and pass the South Carolina exam, you will send the board a copy of your certification from us along with your score sheet from the South Carolina 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 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 out in the field performing a home inspection, we can assist via email, phone, or text.
Do I need to be a contractor to be a home inspector in South Carolina?
No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors in South Carolina. Although a contractor background can be helpful, it is definitely not necessary to become a home inspector in South Carolina.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Hilton Head Island or Clemson; our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere. What are you waiting for? Enroll now and begin a new career as a home inspector in South Carolina today!