Home Inspection Certificate

  • 12 Months
  • 200 Course Hours
  • $2,295

Overview

The Home Inspection Certificate course teaches the principal components of home inspection and covers all major elements of a house. You will learn from detailed lessons that focus on residential construction, including basic building design and common construction materials.  Each lesson explores an aspect of home inspection, including standards of practice, common defects, defects recognition, inspection guidelines, and reporting methodologies. You will also use internal appendices containing extensive glossaries, reference articles, common defect lists, inspection lists, and additional reference articles on special topics of interest.

Approximately 35 states have some form of home inspector certification or licensure, and 10 of regulatory states will accept online courses as part of the certification or licensure process. This course has been approved by various organizations and governmental entities as an initial educational requirement for membership, certification, or licensure. It is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential. 

Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, but having some working knowledge of residential construction and appraisals is beneficial. Further, while you can take this course in any state, please note that some jurisdictions have home inspector licensing or registration laws that require a classroom, field inspection, and/or association membership component. Be sure to check your state’s requirements prior to enrolling. 

Overview

The Home Inspection Certificate course teaches the principal components of home inspection and covers all major elements of a house. You will learn from detailed lessons that focus on residential construction, including basic building design and common construction materials.  Each lesson explores an aspect of home inspection, including standards of practice, common defects, defects recognition, inspection guidelines, and reporting methodologies. You will also use internal appendices containing extensive glossaries, reference articles, common defect lists, inspection lists, and additional reference articles on special topics of interest.

Approximately 35 states have some form of home inspector certification or licensure, and 10 of regulatory states will accept online courses as part of the certification or licensure process. This course has been approved by various organizations and governmental entities as an initial educational requirement for membership, certification, or licensure. It is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential. 

Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, but having some working knowledge of residential construction and appraisals is beneficial. Further, while you can take this course in any state, please note that some jurisdictions have home inspector licensing or registration laws that require a classroom, field inspection, and/or association membership component. Be sure to check your state’s requirements prior to enrolling. 

Registration Information

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