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California Home Inspector Training

How to Become a Home Inspector in California in 3 Easy Steps

  • Take a home inspector training course and become certified.

    It’s highly recommended you become a certified home inspector in California. Most home buyers and realtors will limit their search to certified home inspectors. ATI coursework teaches you everything you need to know to become a certified home inspector.

  • Pass the National Home Inspector Exam (Recommended)

    Realtors and clients prefer to hire certified, qualified home inspectors. Passing the 200-question NHIE is a sign of credibility that will help you get clients. ATI offers NHIE exam prep with thousands of practice questions to get you ready.

  • Obtain Liability Insurance

    ATI Coursework teaches you everything you need to know about choosing Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance and General Liability insurance to protect your business.

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California realtors & clients prefer a certified, qualified home inspector:

Self-Paced Online Inspection Course - Just $695


No Hidden Fees, Free Software and Lifetime Instructor Support.  Get Started Immediately with ATI Online Inspection Training School.  



Looking for online home inspection training course that you can do at your own pace? You've found it with ATI Home Inspector Training.  Our course will prepare you to pass the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) which is included in the ATI MASTER ONLINE home inspection training course. This course includes flexible study modules that cover everything below PLUS 12 bonus courses!

  • extensive technical training from the Roof to the Foundation,
  • Marketing and Operational Courses,
  • E-Text books with online exercises,
  • inspection videos, quizzes and more!
  • Also includes 1 year of Horizon home inspection software ($800 value)
  • Step-by-step home inspection starter package!  
  • Fully updated for 2023
  • Certificate of Completion to turn into your State for licensing. 
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Over 25,000 anytime-online students trained
(50,000+ students by Scott & ATI)

Scott Newcomer +14 more instructors
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100% Online

Start immediately & go at your own pace.

Anytime Schedule

Start and stop as needed without losing your progress.

Approx. 60-120 hours

Most of our students report completing this course in 3 to 6 weeks. Some experienced students with more time available pound through the material in as little as a week.

Starts TODAY!
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Live Classroom Home Inspection Course - Just $1495

Live Classroom Instruction up to 120 Hours. SIGN UP


This course satisfies classroom requirements up to 120 hours. Includes appearances from industry professionals, online prep course 12 months of Horizon reporting software ($800 value). PLUS 1 year to ATI Academy ($400 valuewith CE courses, marketing & operation courses PLUS our exclusive ATI EXAM Pass rate guarantee* .

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Over 15,000 classroom students trained
(50,000+ students by Scott & ATI)

Scott Newcomer +14 more instructors
Full Curriculum Overview 
Flex-Schedule Livestream

Night & weekend options bend around your job and life.

Approx. 40 to 120 hours

Access 120 hour instructor led livestreams or get a custom schedule best fitting your state requirements.

Completion Certificate

Attendance meets official state requirements for live-instructed screen time.

Interactive Technical Exercises

You’ll investigate your own circuit breaker, water heater, HVAC, etc.

Next Classes Start 9/9/2023 & 7/15/2023 Included Anytime-Online course starts TODAY.
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California Continuing Education Requirements for Home Inspectors
Hours Required None
License Required No, Regulated by CA Practice ACT
Regulatory Agency California Contractors State Board
Education Cycle None
Valid Class Types In-person, online, or livestream

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ATI Training offers serving and ex-police officers a special opportunity to earn an income post-retirement or as a part-time supplement to your current employment. It's a great private sector choice after a lifetime of serving the Texan public.

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Becoming a home inspector is a tremendous way to make money after retiring from public service as an EMT or firefighter. With entry level requirements and tremendous flexibility in scheduling, it's a great opportunity.

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Become your own boss in the private sector after selflessly serving your country. We offer the BEST home inspector training for our country's heroes looking for a new career in Texas after returning to the workforce.

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Our rigorous training program gives you the tools to excel in your new career, run your own business and make a bunch of money. Just see what some of our students have to say.

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How Much Does a Home Inspector Make in California?

The average annual salary a home inspector makes in California is over $110,000 per year or $52.88 per hour. You deserve to make much more than the average. When you are trained by the best, you become the best.

See how California compares to the national average home inspector salary.

How Long Does it Take to Become a Home Inspector in California?

It can generally take 2-3 weeks or even months to get the training needed to start your career as a home inspector. You have no obligation to get your training done within a certain time frame. The best and fastest way to become a California home inspector is to start NOW. ATI's training program consists of 194 hours of training and 40 hours LIVE in the field.

Get more details on how long becoming a home inspector takes.

How To Pass the National Home Inspector Exam in California?

ATI's unique teaching approach is the best resource when you're preparing for the NHIE in California. Train with ATI online or in-person some online home inspector practice tests cover the bare minimum, but ATI exceeds expectations. Become the best home inspector in California with the knowledge and training we have to offer.

Learn more about our home inspector exam prep.

How Do You Get Home Inspector Insurance in California?

While California has no home inspector insurance requirements, it's still wise to protect your business with liability insurance. ATI/OREP's offers the best home inspector insurance in the state. We cover you on E&O insurance, general liability and even health & dental. Get home inspector insurance now, or wish you had later—the choice is yours.

Learn more about how long it takes to become a home inspector in California.

How Do You Start a Home Inspection Business in California?

If you want to make a bunch of money as a home inspector, your best bet is to run your own business. It's important you know what you're doing first. To help you get started, ATI Training offers marketing materials, tools, resources and access to the brightest minds in the home inspection industry.

Find out how you can start a home inspection business.

You don't need to write a big check - all you need is to be 18 or older and have verifiable income to apply for financing. Contact us and we'll fill you in on your options.

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Be Qualified & Certified®

ATI’s all-inclusive home inspector course is designed to ensure you understand the proper process of a home inspection and current home inspection trends and issues. Our hands-on approach familiarizes you with building systems and how they work as a whole. We cover common construction methods, illustrating common issues and environmental concerns. You will also learn correct report terminology to write along with the Standards of Practice (SOP).

Home inspector training courses fully prepare and qualify you to conduct home inspections and pass the National Home Inspector Exam. No matter what city you inspect in, (Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento or Long Beach) our home inspection training will fully prepare you for whatever you may encounter while working in California.

In addition to learning how to perform a professional home inspection, you will also leave with a thorough understanding of how to start and grow your home inspection business. You will receive an entire set-up for success:

  • Business Processes, Administration and Start-Up
  • Communication Techniques
  • Post Class Business Assistance and Technical Inspection Support

Becoming certified and licensed is just the first step. ATI Training helps you take many more. All American Training Institute courses provide real-world experiences to prepare and qualify you for your home inspection career. In California, home inspectors are currently not required to obtain a home inspector license, however, they are regulated by a trade practice act.

Take online home inspector courses to work at your own pace.

Earn your home inspector certification in California or gain more knowledge with continued education through ATI training courses. Enroll in a single online course or bundle to cover specific areas of interest like electrical systems and roofing.

Each course provides you with the information, practice, and application strategies you need to succeed as a home inspector in California

Take Online Home Inspection Courses

Becoming California's best home inspector means going above and beyond passing a couple of tests. No other home inspection training company prepares you better for working in the field and inspecting homes. Home inspector benefits include:

  • Being in charge of yourself
  • Flexibility in determining your own workload
  • A lucrative annual salary
There Is No Substitute For Hands-On Field Training.  Contact Us Now!
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