Inspection Certification Associate’s online home inspection training certification program is exceptionally comprehensive, effective and available on various mobile devices. Using laptops, desktops, tablets and iOS or Android smartphones, students complete the classwork at their own pace. Each of the 28 streaming video home inspector training sessions is narrated by an instructor who is a home inspection industry professional. All home inspector training students and graduates have continuous access to ICA’s extensive online library of home inspection e-books and other materials. Our online home inspector courses also include professional home inspection report software, which lets home inspectors complete their reports on smartphones or tablets.
How to Enroll in Online Home Inspection Courses
Instructor-led Home Inspection Classes
ICA’s home inspector training instructors are knowledgeable and highly experienced industry professionals. Having personally performed thousands of home and commercial property inspections, they’ve seen and done it all. Through fully narrated streaming video classes, ICA’s instructors cover the entire home inspection process. Everything from the basics of home inspections to starting your new career as a certified home inspector and promoting your home inspection business is included. Below is a preview of ICA’s online video instruction.
All home inspection training materials are available online 24/7, which allows you to proceed at your own pace. Using a tablet or other digital device, the classes can be taken any time that’s convenient and anywhere there’s an Internet connection available.
At ICA, we offer more than just the basics. Here’s some of what’s included with your one-time $695 tuition payment. You can enroll here anytime and start immediately.
Included in Home Inspector Training
Upon completing your home inspector training, you’ll want to take advantage of ICA’s Bonus Inspection Courses. While many training schools charge extra for these learning opportunities, our courses are 100% included at no cost for graduates of ICA’s Home Inspector Training and Certification Course.
Below are the online courses available to you at no additional charge as an ICA graduate:
- Mold Inspection: learn to detect mold in both commercial and residential buildings.
- Radon Inspection: self-paced, four-part course where you learn to perform radon inspections for your commercial and residential clients.
- Pool and Spa Inspection: home inspectors are taught to inspect swimming pools and spas, including understanding their mechanical components.
- Septic System Inspection: septic systems are most common in outlying and rural areas. Graduates will understand septic systems, their components and how they work.
- Thermal Imaging: learn how thermal imaging can increase the scope and accuracy of home inspections, along with what special equipment is needed and how it is used.
- Irrigation and Sprinkler System Inspection: created by ICA, this course familiarizes home inspectors with lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems and how to include them in the home inspection process.
- Commercial Property Inspection: this course will help expand your business to offer commercial property inspections as well.
- Mobile, Manufactured, Tiny and Log Home Inspection: over 25 million Americans live in alternative housing. This course will teach you how to inspect the unique aspects of these types of homes.
- Lead Paint Inspection: this course will teach you the health, safety and welfare issues surrounding lead paint.
- Well Water Testing and Inspection: learn how to perform well water testing, including details surrounding the testing procedures and what to do if you detect the presence of bacteria or pollutants.
- Wood Destroying Organisms: This online course will teach you what you need to know to perform a wood destroying organism inspection (e.g., termites) in addition to your typical home inspection.
- Asbestos Inspection: learn how to identify asbestos during a home inspection and the details surrounding asbestos mitigation procedures.
- Building a Multi-Inspector Business: learn how to build and grow your business from a sole proprietor to a firm with multiple inspectors.
- Marketing for Home Inspectors: learn how to market and grow your business successfully.
- Home Inspector Exam Prep Course: pass the National Home Inspectors Exam (NHIE) on the first try. This course contains 700 practice questions to get you ready for the exam.
Home Inspection Report Software
As part of your $695 tuition, you will receive Report Form Pro Nitro from Home Inspection Report LLC. Considered to be the gold standard of home inspection report software, Report Form Pro Nitro is well worth enrollment in our home inspection classes. This is a $399 value included! And there is no catch. There aren’t any activation or on-going fees either. You can generate home inspection reports from an iPad, iPhone, Android phone, or tablet. No matter your preferred device, Report Form Pro Nitro allows you to quickly and easily share photos, videos, and notes you take during the inspection process. With just a click of a button, you can send your findings to clients. It’s never been easier to point out defects, highlight concerns, or provide evidence of an emerging problem than with this app!
We offer marketing education as part of our home inspector training. The course contains our Marketing for Home Inspectors Course. You get 8 hours of specific home inspection marketing techniques to build and grow your business. This includes “The Focused Marketing Plan”, social media marketing, grassroots marketing, micro-marketing, performance marketing, direct mailing marketing and daily business marketing, just to name a few. If you’re planning on starting your own home inspection business, these courses are a must. As an added bonus all ICA Home Inspection Course students also receive a free lifetime listing on www.hireaninspector.com, which is a website where real estate agents and homebuyers go to find certified home inspectors. This is a tremendous value as hundreds of qualified home inspectors pay $200 per year to be listed there.
Ongoing Industry Expert Support
At ICA, we partner with industry thought leaders to lead our home inspection training courses. These experts have thousands of inspections under their collective belt – they bring real-world experience as well as academic precision to the virtual classroom. The best part? Our instructors are available to help as well as our industry expert team. While you might expect to feel at arm’s length from the teacher of your online class, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Our instructors and industry experts work diligently to answer questions, chat with students on the phone about their career prospects, and counsel ICA graduates long after they’ve finished their home inspection classes. Whether you’re an ICA home inspection training student or graduate or are interested in finding out more about a career as a professional home inspector, call us toll-free at 888-374-4096. We’ll be pleased to answer your questions. We’ll be pleased to answer your questions.
Additional Inspection Learning Opportunities
Of course, home inspection training shouldn’t end after you’ve passed your state exam. Continuing education is mandatory in most states. Professional associations like ASHI and InterNACHI also require continuing education to maintain your membership. Even if it’s not technically required, continuing education courses can help you stay abreast with the latest industry best practices and make you a better, more qualified home inspector. ICA graduates receive ongoing no cost access to completed training modules and refresher courses. We also have an extensive online library of reference materials and inspection e-books. It’s one of the many perks of home inspector training with ICA!
Online Home Inspection Certification
By completing the online home inspection course with Inspection Certificate Associates, you will fulfill the home inspection training requirements in nearly every state. No matter where you’re from or where you hope to establish your home inspection business, we’ve got a roadmap for you to follow to success. Earn your ICA home inspector certification while satisfying state-level requirements for licensure. Not only will our course prepare you to obtain your home inspection license, it will also equip you for the real world. Don’t just take our word for it, take a listen below to what some of our customers have to say. You can also view more testimonials.
Unlike some other home inspection training schools, our course materials are consistently updated to include the latest guidelines and techniques. We work with professional organizations like InterNACHI and the American Society of Home Inspectors to design coursework that follows industry best practices.
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$695 for Online Course and all Bonus Materials for Life!
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ICA’s Home Inspection Course Outline
- Overview of Home Inspections
Provides an introduction and review of the home inspection industry
- Legal and Business Aspects
Forming a business, pre-inspection agreements, insurance, marketing
- The Inspection Process
Method of inspecting a house, Standards of Practice
- Roofing 1
Roofing terms, materials, shingles types, roofing inspection process
- Roofing 2
Roofing inspection process continued, roofing defects
- Exterior 1
Site as it affects the home, grading, siding materials, defects
- Exterior 2
Trim, porches, decks, stops, steps, paving, vegetation, defects
- Structure 1
Structural basics, beams, joists, trusses, roof and wall framing, foundations
- Structure 2
Structural inspection and defect recognition
- Interior 1
Attics, insulation, interior rooms, walls, windows, doors
- Interior 2
Bathrooms, kitchens, household appliances, basements, crawl spaces
- Plumbing 1
Supply and waste piping, cross connections, vents, drainage
- Plumbing 2
Fixtures, faucets, water heaters
- Plumbing 3
Water heaters continued, fuel piping and storage, sump and ejector pumps
- Heating 1
Combustion air requirements, forced air heating inspection process
- Heating 2
Hydronic heating systems inspection process
- Heating 3
Space heating, fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys and vents
- Air Conditioning 1
Refrigeration theory, split systems, ductless split systems, high-velocity
- Air Conditioning 2
Air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps
- Electrical 1
Electrical theory, service drops, wire gauges
- Electrical 2
Wire material and types, electrical panels
- Electrical 3
Main panels, sub panels
- Electrical 4
Outlets, switches, fixtures, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors
- Report Writing
Providing a proper written report for the client
- Marketing 1
Strategies for building your home inspection business
- Marketing 2
Strategies for building your home inspection business
- Commercial Inspection
Inspecting commercial buildings, covers ASTM standards
- Inspection with Drones
Using a drone to complete roof inspections
You’ll also get full access to our online reference library which includes:
- Mold – Introductory mold course along with over 800 pages of downloadable e-books and online reference material
- Radon – Introductory radon course along with over 600 pages of downloadable e-books and online reference material
- Indoor Air Quality – over 200 pages of downloadable e-books and online reference material
- International Building Codes – over 5,000 pages of downloadable e-books and online reference material
Before you enroll in home inspector training, you’ll want to do some research on your state’s requirements. When you complete Inspector Certification Associates’ online home inspector training, you’ll have met the home inspector training requirements for just about every state across the country (see State Licensing). You’ll also be qualified to begin conducting real life home inspections. But don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our graduates say about ICA home inspection training.
If you’ve been weighing a career as a home inspector, this is your sign to enroll in home inspection classes with ICA. Our Inspection Certification Associates’ Home Inspection Online Training and Certification Program is as convenient as it is comprehensive. Learning a new trade has never been so easy! Don’t take our word for it, though – a look at our testimonials page will convince you of the value of our program.
Enroll today in ICA’s fast and affordable online home inspector training program to get started on your way to an exciting and rewarding new career as a certified home inspector!
Still have questions? Call us at 888-374-4096 or check on your state licensing requirements here.
Why Choose Online Home Inspection Training?
While some students enjoy the benefits of in-person home inspector training, online options are typically more convenient. You can learn from the comfort of your living room at any time of day or night.
Our self-paced course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere with an internet connection. You have total control over how quickly you digest the material. Whether you’re eager to learn as fast as possible so you can launch your new career quickly or you prefer to study in your free time after work, our online home inspector school caters to your needs.
Most students complete ICA’s Home Inspector Training Course in three or four weeks, though some finish in as few as ten days. It all depends on your current commitments and how much time you have to dedicate to your studies.
Affordability is another key factor for pursuing a home inspection course online. Our Home Inspector Training and Certification Course costs $695 and includes all training materials. While some other home inspection training schools charge extra for introductory radon and mold detection training courses, ICA includes them for free. ICA graduates are also entitled to free ongoing home inspection refresher training.
ICA graduates also receive access to Report Form Nitro home inspection reporting software. Valued at $399, this software allows inspectors to input findings during inspections. Upon completion, inspectors can issue a report of their findings on the spot. The convenience and cost-savings are undeniable.
What Sets ICA Apart from Other Online Home Inspector Programs?
As you shop around and compare home inspection classes, pay close attention to the level of instruction provided as it can vary by school. Few can match ICA’s quality, cost, content, or convenience. Our instructors all have the “hands-on” field experience necessary to teach the next generation of home inspectors. Training materials are consistently updated to reflect the latest industry best practices. Since the course materials are available online 24/7, students can learn on their own terms.
ICA is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating. Free industry expert support is available, whether you’re still in training or out in the field conducting inspections after graduation. Free, professional-grade inspection software is included, too. If the home inspection school you’re considering doesn’t offer these perks, you will be missing out on valuable opportunities included with ICA registration.