Washington is one of just a few states that require classroom home inspection training and field inspection training to become a state licensed home inspector.
The state requires 120 hours of classroom home inspection training and 40 hours of field inspection training to become a licensed home inspector. This is unfortunate because an online home inspection training course alone will not count toward those hours.
The way around that is to perform at least 100 inspections in another state (Oregon for example) then you can get your WA license based upon that experience.
The ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program will still give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, along with learning all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, and code.
After taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program you can enroll in a Washington State approved classroom course to provide you with your required hours to obtain your home inspection license. The approved courses only cover residential home inspection, so by taking the ICA course first you will have the advantage of being familiar with commercial, radon, mold, and code inspection – topics that will not be covered in the state approved home inspection training programs.
Washington also requires that home inspectors take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam in order to become licensed. If you need help passing the National Home Inspectors Exam we suggest this exam prep app – https://homeinspectionform.com/exam-prep/