Home Inspector Training

Today’s home inspector is an integral part of the real estate, construction, and banking industries. Home inspectors generally review the structure of residential buildings to help determine their value and safety.

Our Home Inspector Training introduces students to the exact duties performed by inspectors and then delves into the details of running a home inspection business. Students enrolled in this career-focused course can learn both the performance and management work involved in becoming a home inspector and running your own business.

Course Outline

Introduction to Appraising and Inspecting Homes
• Roles and Activities of Real Estate Professionals
• Determinants of Property Value
• Introduction to Basic Valuation Concepts
• Ethics and Liability for Real Estate Professionals
• The Business Side of Real Estate
• Diary of a Typical Home Sale

The How-to of Home Inspection
• Building Sites and Landscaping
• Foundations; Building Structures; Roofing
• Chimneys and Flues
• Interior and Exterior Finishes
• Insects, Vermin, and Decay
• Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning
• Electrical Systems and Plumbing Systems
• Getting Started in the Business
• Preparing Proper Home Inspection Reports

The Home Inspection Business
• The Mission of the Home Inspection Business
• Qualifications and Standards
• Tools of the Trade and Tips for Inspectors
• The Real Estate Agent
• Real Estate Commissions
• The Relationship Between Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors
• Hidden Benefits of the Home Inspection
• Economics of the Business
• Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
• The Market Potential Nationwide
• The Small Office Operation
• The Independent Inspector
• Income Potential and Fee Structures

More on the Home Inspection Business
• Importance of a Good Business Plan
• Start-up and Operating Capital
• Laws and Regulations
• The Business Office and Record Keeping
• Collecting Data, Scheduling, Subcontracting
• The Customer Questionnaire
• Upgrading the Office Operation
• The Importance of the Written Report
• The Building Analysis Report (BAR) Form
• Legal Considerations for the Home Inspector
• Liability in Home Inspection
• Performing the Inspection
• Negligence and Liability Claims

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.