To become a home inspector in the state of Wisconsin you must complete the following steps:
- Take and pass the Wisconsin Home Inspection Statutes Exam. This exam is 50 questions and can be completed online.
- Take and complete the National Home Inspectors Exam.
- Complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years to renew your license. We are an approved member of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training and our course will fulfill the 40 hours of continuing education needed.
Wisconsin Home Inspection Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a home inspector in Wisconsin?
As stated above, once you complete the Wisconsin State Home Inspectors Exam and the National Home Inspectors Exam you can apply for your Wisconsin home inspection license.
Do you send my certificate to the board?
Actually, the way it works is when you go to renew your Wisconsin home inspection license you will submit a copy of your certificate of completion to the state along with your home inspection license renewal application.
What if I have questions during my home inspection course?
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after our online home inspection course.
Will my contractor continuing education count toward my Wisconsin Home Inspection License continuing education?
No, but we have partnered with Wisconsin Contractors Institute and our online home inspection course is approved to count for 12 hours toward the Dwelling Contractor continuing education requirements that Wisconsin Dwelling Contractors need in order to renew their license in Wisconsin. Please contact us to learn more about how you can take advantage of those crossover credits and receive continuing education for your Wisconsin Contractors license by taking our online home inspection course.
Will this online home inspection training course count toward my Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor License Continuing Education?
Yes. Our online home inspection training course is approved through our partner Wisconsin Contractors Institute to provide 12 hours of continuing education to Wisconsin Dwelling Contractors, while at the same time teaching you how to become a home inspector in Wisconsin.
Is your training 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. Because our home inspection school is an ASHI Gold Affiliate, all of our graduates are eligible for a free one year associate membership with ASHI after completing our online home inspection training course. After that, if you want to further your membership you can take and pass the National Home Inspectors Exam along with the ASHI standards and ethics exam.
Is your training recognized by NAHI?
Yes. In fact all of our graduates are eligible for a free 6 month membership with the National Association of Home Inspectors. To take advantage of that you just need to provide them with a copy of your certificate of completion from our course. The same certificate that you will give to Wisconsin with your renewal application to show that you have completed your continuing education. Also, to receive the free 6 month membership you must initiate that within 90 days of completing our online home inspection course.
Do you mail me a hard copy of my certificate?
Yes. We mail out your home inspection continuing education certificate to you upon completion of our online home inspection training course.
What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com where 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 easily add photos to the inspection report. 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 Wisconsin?
No. There is no time limit on our online home inspection course so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to become a home inspector in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, La Crosse or Wisconsin Dells – our online home inspection course can be completed from anywhere.