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California Home Inspector Training

California Home Inspector License Requirements

  • Take an online or attend a home inspection training course (We have both options for you!)
  • Our Master Online Home Inspector Training course is ideal for California
  • Pass the NHIE or the InterNACHI Exam (recommended) - We prepare you for both!
  • Obtain proper E&O and Liability Insurance
  • Start marketing your business!

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You can start NOW and take online courses.

Purchase our online course package and get on the fast track to becoming a self-employed home inspector. 


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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 to Become a Home Inspector in California

  1. Understand the work and evaluate your skills.

    Be honest and give yourself a self-evaluation. Does this kind of thing come naturally to you? Depending on your experience, background and skill level, becoming a home inspector may come very easily to you (or demand a steeper learning curve). Either way, ATI Training is the program for you.

  2. Learn California's licensing requirements.

    You can't embark on a career path as a house inspector before understanding the landscape in terms of regulations. Basic requirements for home inspectors in California are listed below.

  3. Get trained.

    Leap into a new career with the BEST home inspector training program in the country.

  4. Take the Licensing Test.

    Pass the NHIE or the InterNACHI Exam (recommended) - We prepare you for both!

  5. Get Insured.

    Obtain proper E&O and Liability Insurance.


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How Much Does a Home Inspector Make in California?

The average annual salary for a home inspector in the state of California is $81,030 per year or $38.95 per hour. Of course, if average is your goal, you won’t be self-employed for long. You stand to make much more when 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 may take a few weeks or a few months. It’s up to you. Getting certified or licensed may only take days, but that’s not BECOMING a home inspector. Take ATI Training online courses at your own pace. The best way to become a home inspector the fastest in the state of California is to start NOW.

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

How do you Get Home Inspector Insurance in California?

ATI/OREP's home inspector insurance is the best in California. We keep you safe and employed with errors & omissions, general liability and even health & dental. Get home inspector insurance now, or wish you had later—the choice is yours. 

Read more about why you should get home inspector insurance

How to 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 show. But you gotta know what you're doing first. ATI Training offers marketing materials, tools, resources and access to the brightest minds in the home inspection industry to help you get started.

Get more details on how to start your own home inspection company.

Home Inspector Exam Prep in California

Our unique teaching approach is the best resource for anyone preparing for the NHIE in California. You have the opportunity to train with ATI both online & in-person. While other online home inspector practice tests cover the bare minimum, we exceed it so you can be the best home inspector in California right from the beginning.

Here’s what you need to know about home inspector exam prep.


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Becoming certified and licensed is just the first step. ATI Training helps you take many more.

The process of becoming a qualified home inspector is simple. All American Training Institute (ATI)’s courses provide real-world experiences to fully 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. 

Be Qualified. Not Just Certified®.

Our all-inclusive course is designed to ensure you understand the proper process of a Home Inspection and current Home Inspection trends and issues.  This hands-on approach will familiarize you with the systems of a building and how the systems work as a whole.  Common construction methods will be covered illustrating common issues and concerns along with environmental concerns.  This course also explains correct report terminology and writing along with the Standards of Practice (SOP).

Our courses will fully prepare and qualify you to conduct home inspections and pass the National Home Inspector Examination. No matter what city you will be inspecting 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 performing home inspections in California.

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

* Business Processes, Administration and Start-Up 

* Communication Techniques 

* Post Class Business Assistance and Technical Inspection Support 

Classes are taught in conjunction with Santiago Canyon College Click here for online registration Enter 30745 under "Keyword" to search for the home inspection course. 


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

Prepare to earn your home inspector certification in California or delve deeper into common problem areas through continued education with 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.

Become Your Own Boss as a Home Inspector

Becoming California's best home inspector means going above and beyond passing a couple of tests and doing the bare minimum. No other home inspection training company prepares you better for working in the field and inspecting homes throughout California. The benefits of a career in home inspection include being in charge of yourself, flexibility in determining your own workload, and a lucrative annual salary. 

Interested in becoming a public adjuster in California? Learn more about our course offerings and get certified! 

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Home Inspector Training California

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Online Home Inspector Training Classes

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Continuing Education for Home Inspectors

FREE CE Courses for Current Home Inspectors! Need CE Quick?  You got IT.  Click your state below to get started.  ATI offers FREE CE for home inspectors in that states that requ...

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  C-24-101: Radon & Rn Decay Product Measurement – 24 CE – NRPP 45A - $299   Get trained for radon testing to be qualified, not just certified™. This is an Entry Level course whic...

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Home inspector license & certification requirements by state

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Home Inspection Software

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Home Inspector Tools and Toolkits

All the tools you need to get started as a public adjuster or home inspector. Deluxe Tool Kit Flashlight - Streamlight Strion LED HPL 615 lumen with AC/DC charging cords and 1 cha...

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Home Inspector Websites

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Liability/E&O Insurance

Home Inspectors Insurance - We've got YOU Covered.  ATI Training has partnered with OREP for E&O Insurance and General Liability Insurance for Home Inspectors. Strong E&O / liabil...

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Digital Marketing & Branding Essentials

Our team of digital marketing ninjas has 170 experienced people who are Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook ads and WordPress Certified. We’re also partners with Google AdW...

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