How to Become a Home Inspector in 5 Easy Steps
Discover How to Become a Home Inspector in Your State in 5 Easy Steps
Three hours of test prep and a quick exam won’t truly prepare you for becoming your own boss. You need to understand how to get clients with targeted marketing and a solid business plan to maximize your income! A career as an independent, self-employed home inspector offers incredible flexibility and the opportunity to take charge of your present and future.
Being a home inspector means great pay, flexible hours and—most importantly—job security. With every house bought and sold, home inspectors stay in demand, setting you up for life. If you want to become a home inspector, but the process seems complicated (it’s not), these steps will guide you through it. This is how to become a home inspector, from training and certification to your first inspection.
Step 1. Research home inspector license requirements in your state.
There’s no national standard for certification. Every state has different requirements to become a house inspector. Some states only require 60 hours of education; some require almost 400 (think Texas, New York and Washington). Some require you to pass the national exam; some have their own exam for you to pass, too.
Home inspector license requirements by state - click on your state to find out the minimum education needed to get certified and become a home inspector.
Don’t be fooled by cookie-cutter courses online diploma mills that aren’t state-specific—these programs will give you all the wrong information for a quick buck. Get familiar with the exact requirements in your state and sign up for a class that’ll actually get you certified that has a proven track record in your State. ATI Home Inspection Training courses have state specific curriculum and local instructors.
Step 2. Take a pre-licensing home inspection training class with ATI Home Inspector Training.
ATI's Home Inspection Training Courses are approved in 48 states to get you prepared your exams and licensed! This job is half property inspection, half customer service. If you’re coming into home inspection from either field, congrats. Half the battle is over. ATI courses will include marketing, operational and customer services courses to get you on the fast track to getting clients .You don’t have to know this stuff to be a home inspector—but you do to be a good one. ATI Home Inspector Training has specific curriculum for each State, so you learn what you need to know.
How to become a home inspector without construction experience - Take an ATI Training Inspection Course.
The good news: You don’t need to be an engineering expert to be a successful home inspector. But you’re going to be inspecting buildings for a living. A little knowledge goes a long way. ATI's Pre-licensing courses help you learn the ropes before your first inspection, giving you an advantage over your competitors. ATI offers home inspector pre-licensing classes online and in-person, keeping you on-track to dominate in the home inspection industry, no matter your schedule - or experience.
Step 3. Get Licensed & Start Marketing to Clients.
Not every state requires training, but any home inspector worth their salt with take a number of educational courses and follow up with continuing education classes. ATI offers more than 40 state-specific training courses so you can become a home inspector fast. When you sign up with ATI, we lay the groundwork for your success, with all the services you need to get State Exam and NHIE certified (if your state requires it) and start making serious money. We even provide a full marketing package to get your business off the ground, including:
- Business Cards
- Marketing webinars
- Client Hand-Outs
- Lead Generation
- Reporting Software
Step 4. Make sure you stay certified by getting Liability/E&O insurance.
People are protective of their homes. A single accident or report omission can lead to a pricy lawsuit on your end. General liability insurance and errors and omissions insurance does more than protect you—it keeps you employed. Liability and E&O insurance in a must-have for home inspectors. Period.
ATI is partnered with OREP so you can get E&O insurance and General Liability insurance, keeping you safe and employed. When you partner with ATI for home inspection certification and insurance, you don’t just become the best at what you do—you make sure things stay that way.
Step 5. Start Inspecting! Get hired by a home inspection company – or start your own business.
After you’re ATI Inspection certified, you have a few options: Start a home inspection business, or work at an established home inspection company. If neither appeals to you right away, good thing you’re a home inspector, because you have unlimited freedom to move between jobs. These are just the primary options.
With an ATI certification, you can be your own boss, get stable employment and even purchase a home inspection company for yourself.
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Most of our courses can be completed in two-three weeks! Becoming a self-employed home inspector takes more than a 3-day course and a bare minimum certification. If you want to become a boss in the industry and make more money than you ever have before, you need MORE and BETTER experience in the field than your peers - Get ATI Certified today and be the BEST of the BEST in this industry!
ATI home inspector training school arms you with the knowledge you need for working in the field - and our continuing education keeps you an edge above the rest.