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It is a very straightforward process to become a licensed home inspector in Tennessee.

Become a Home Inspector in Tennessee in Three Steps:

Step One: Complete our state approved 90-hour online home inspection training course at your own pace. The ICA home inspection course is fully approved to fulfill the 90-hour training requirement in Tennessee. Our Tennessee Home Inspection Approval number is 296.

Step Two: Take and pass the Tennessee Home Inspectors Exam.

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

While you work on completing our Tennessee state-approved Home Inspection Training Course, enjoy full access to our library of practice tests and study tools to help prepare you for the Tennessee Home Inspector Exam. Once you’ve passed this test, you’ll receive your Tennessee home inspector license via email.

ICA’s Tennessee Home Inspection Credentials

ICA is nationally recognized as a leader in home inspector education. Our Tennessee Home Inspector Course is approved by InterNACHI and a Gold Level Member with the American Society of Home Inspectors. These professional organizations are widely respected throughout Tennessee and the entire United States as experts in the industry best practices. What’s more, all ICA students receive a free, one month membership to InterNACHI.

Why Choose ICA for your Tennessee Home Inspector License?

There are a number of home inspection schools in Tennessee and online, but none offer the same convenience or affordability that ICA does. Anyone curious about how to become a home inspector in Tennessee should do their research and compare options. Other schools just don’t measure up to ICA!

Our instructors are passionate about educating the next generation of housing inspectors. They go above and beyond expectations, covering more topics in greater detail than you might expect. The benefits of becoming an ICA student do not stop there. In addition to our training classes, we also offer additional bonus courses for those eager to continue their education. Become an expert in mobile home inspection, radon inspection or wood-destroying organisms. Whatever your area of interest, there are ICA resources to help you achieve your professional goals.

Included in Our Tennessee Home Inspector Course

After registering for the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certificate Program, the course will give you all the knowledge you will need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business.

In the course, you will also learn all about commercial inspections, mold inspections, radon inspections, and building code. You will have access to our comprehensive bonus courses, core classes, and library of resources. Even better, we offer these tools to our students for life. Our Tennessee Home Inspector Course is accessible at any time, from virtually any device, for as long as you need access. After all, lifetime learning and training is a must for successful home inspectors.

ICA students will also gain access to free Report Form Pro Nitro inspection software. This app – normally $399 – is included free for anyone who registers for our Tennessee Home Inspector Course. The value we offer new home inspectors is incomparable and part of our dedication to educating top home inspectors.

Once the Coursework Is Done

Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports. Then, simply take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam, and start your own home inspection business or go to work with an existing home inspection company!

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.

Begin Your Home Inspection Education Now

Regardless of your experience level, a career in home inspection is just a few online classes away. Earn your Tennessee home inspector license in a matter of a few weeks, or take your time and study at a pace that works for your schedule. With so many convenient options available through ICA, registering for classes is a no brainer. Get started today – your new career awaits!


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How do I become a home inspector in Tennessee?

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 Tennessee home inspectors exam, for which we prepare you.

Where can I take the Tennessee Home Inspector Exam?

The TN Home Inspector Exam can be taken at a third party testing facility in Chattanooga, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, or Nashville.

How much money do home inspectors make in Tennessee?

The average salary for a home inspector in Tennessee is approximately $72,500 per year.

How much does a home inspection pay in Tennessee?

The average fee for a home inspection right now in Tennessee is $360. The amount you charge for a home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. Our course will teach you how to price a home inspection correctly.

Is your Tennessee 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 Tennessee home inspection training school 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 Tennessee 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 upon completion of our online course.

Does this 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).

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

We have an arrangement with 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 reporting 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 Tennessee?

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.

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 Tennessee. That test is given by a third-party testing company. You can take that home inspection exam any day of the week. You just need to schedule the test one week in advance.

Do you send my certificate to the board?

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

Can I start my own home inspection business in Tennessee after taking your online home inspection 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 as I train to become a home inspector?

We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the home inspection course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist via phone, email, or text.

Do I need to be a builder or a contractor to be a home inspector?

No. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors in Tennessee and being a contractor is not necessary to become a home inspector.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg or Murfreesboro; 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 Tennessee!