West Virginia is one of just a few states that require classroom home inspection training to become a state licensed home inspector.
The state requires 80 hours of classroom home inspection training to become a licensed home inspector. This is unfortunate because online home inspection training courses alone will not count toward those hours. If you choose not to attend a classroom home inspection course, you can always just perform your first 100 inspections in another state (VA, OH, KY, etc.) to obtain an experience waiver.
How the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program Can Help
Though online educational programs do not count as part of the 80-hour classroom requirement in West Virginia, there are still good reasons to choose to take the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification course.
The ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program will give you all the knowledge you’ll need to perform a home inspection and own/operate your own successful home inspection business, along with teaching you all about commercial inspections, as well as mold, radon, and code. Upon completion, you will be an ICA Certified Real Estate Inspector.
After taking the ICA Real Estate Inspection Certification Program, you can enroll in a West Virginia State approved classroom home inspection course to provide you with your required hours to obtain your home inspection license, or you can perform your first 100 inspections in another state. The state-approved classroom home inspection 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 classroom programs.
You will also be required to take and pass the National Home Inspectors exam, for which our course completely prepares you. That said, if you need additional help passing the National Home Inspectors Exam, we suggest this exam prep app – https://homeinspectionform.com/exam-prep/.