How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Virginia
The Virginia Home Inspection Board requires all professional home inspectors to receive 70 hours of training. Inspector Certification Associates offers online and live training opportunities for aspiring home inspectors located throughout the Commonwealth, making ICA School the first choice for anyone curious about how to become a home inspector in VA.
Step One: Complete at least 70 hours of Virginia approved home inspection training.
Step Two: Pass the National Home Inspection Exam (NHIE)
Step Three: Perform 25 ride-along inspections with a licensed home inspector.
ICA Virginia Home Inspection Course Details
The ICA Virginia home inspection course consists of our online course and 4 days of classroom training.
All ICA graduates receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI and can complete the 25 ride-along inspections by connecting with experienced InterNACHI members who are already licensed. The ride along inspections can also be completed with any licensed home inspector of your own choosing.
Virginia Home Inspector Training Classes
|Manassas, VA||December 7-10, 2023 (Includes Online Course)|
|Manassas, VA||January 11-14, 2024 (Includes Online Course)|
|Newport News, VA||February 8-11, 2024 (Includes Online Course)|
|Richmond, VA||February 22-25, 2024 (Includes Online Course)|
|Roanoke, VA||March 14-17, 2024 (Includes Online Course)|
After completing classroom training, aspiring home inspectors must pass the National Home Inspectors Exam. With our recommended exam preparation, the NHIE is easily passable. Upon passing, aspiring home inspectors must then perform 25 ride-along inspections with a certified home inspector. Most new inspectors get paid for this work as on-the-job-training.
Inspection Certification Associates’ Virginia Home Inspector Classroom and Field Training has been approved by Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) to provide the required classroom training for Virginia home inspector applicants. Here is a copy of Virginia Home Inspection Board’s letter approving Inspection Certification Associates to provide home inspection training and certification.
We offer two home inspection courses that meet Virginia’s training requirements, one of which is eight days of classroom training that runs from Saturday to Saturday. ICA’s other option for Virginia home inspection training is a hybrid course that includes four days of classroom training from Thursday through Sunday. Under this option, students complete the balance of their training through our online training and certification program. Tuition for either option is $1,395.
Education and Training Requirements for Virginia Home Inspectors
The Virginia Home Inspection Board requires students to receive at least 70 hours of approved inspector training. While this might sound like a lot up front, the time truly flies once you begin learning. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, network with other aspiring home inspectors, and learn the practical skills necessary for long-term success in the field.
Upon completion of a VA home inspection course, students can register for the National Home Inspectors Exam. This 200-question exam challenges aspiring home inspectors on tools, techniques, and industry best practices. Inspection Certification Associates offers comprehensive exam prep resources to help you study.
The final step on the path to your Virginia home inspection license is completing 25 ride-along inspections with a certified home inspector. This is where you’ll really get a preview of what the profession is like. In the field, you’ll experience all the challenges and triumphs of professional home inspections. Once these 25 inspections are completed, you’ll be ready to strike out on your own. Call 888-374-4096 to begin earning your Virginia home inspection license with ICA School and jump start on your new career.