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Washington Home Inspector License Requirements


Washington Continuing Education Requirements for Home Inspectors

  • Hours Required: 24 
  • Renewal Cycle: 2 years
  • License Expiration Date: Every two years on your birth date
  • Education Cycle in Months: 24
  • Next CE Deadline: Expiration date listed on license 


ATI Bonus Courses Included with Tuition

  • **Now Included** - Commercial inspection, mold and drone courses. 
  • First cycle of CE credits required for renewal are included with cost of Tuition
  • Horizon Home Inspection Software - easily the most trusted reporting software in the entire Industry. 
  • Learn from the best instructors in the industry - ATI provides unlimited instructor support to our students!
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Washington has its own rules for what kinds of coursework are eligible for certification - contact us and we'll help you figure out where to begin.

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How to Become a Home Inspector in Washington State

  1. Complete the 120 hours (12 days) Classroom Training.

    Our 120 hours of approved curriculum is available through Zoom Livestream for your convenience! 

  2. Complete 40 hours (5 days) of Field Training.

    You must complete this is as part two of the ATI Professional Inspection Course. 

  3. Take (and pass!) the Washington State Licensing Exam.

    We prepare you for this with our Industry Leading Licensing Exam Prep Course in-depth coverage of the Washington Standards of Practice.

  4. Take the NHIE. (National Home Inspectors Exam).

    Pass the NHIE with our Exclusive Exam Prep Course!  

  5. Obtain sufficient E&O and Liability Insurance.

    ATI recommends OREP for E&O and Liability insurance - Check out our home inspector's insurance page!

  6. Start promoting and marketing your business with our very own Inspector Marketing division! (We cover marketing extensively in our class).



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Special Discounts for Military Veterans

ATI appreciates and thanks or Military and Veterans for their service!  As a Thank you, ATI offers military discounts for veterans looking for a 2nd career after serving their country. Home inspection is a very popular career choice for military veterans, and we help jumpstart your career with superb home inspector schooling. Contact us for more details on our discount program.

Getting licensed and certified is only the beginning.  What happens after you're licensed?  ATI is here to help guide you. 

Washington State has one of the most strenuous requirement lists in the nation. No matter how many hours are required, unless you are receiving top-notch training from qualified instructors you simply will not be prepared to enter the field. Our Founder, Scott Newcomer has been teaching and training home inspectors since 1993.  Don't settle for less than the BEST and most thorough instruction available.  Your career depends on it!

Our home inspection course satisfies the hours of pre-licensing education and field training and will fully prepare you to pass the State Home Inspector's Licensing Examination. No matter what city you will be conducting home inspections in; Bellevue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma or Vancouver our home inspection classes will fully prepare you for what you will encounter while performing home inspections in Washington.

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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How Much Does a Home Inspector Make in Washington?

The average annual salary for a home inspector in the state of Washington is $69,260 per year.  Of course, with hard work and some elbow grease, you stand to make much more than 'average'.  We'll teach you how!

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

How Long are the pre-licensing home inspection courses in the State of Washington?

You can be licensed easily within 90 days - How long it takes, is really up to you. The 120 hours of classroom/Virtual training takes 12 days and when you add on the 5-day field training course - your training takes less than 3 weeks.  

Get more details on how long it will take to become a home inspector.

How do you Get E&O Insurance in Washington?

Here at ATI Home Inspector Training, we have partnered with OREP for E&O Insurance - the best coverage for new and seasoned inspectors.  The home inspector licensing laws in Washington State require that you get E&O insurance, general liability insurance.  Our marketing team can refer you to additional reputable companies to get health and dental referrals if needed.

Read about the advantages of getting home inspector insurance.

How to Start a Home Inspection Business in Washington

In order to start a home inspection business, you'll need to the look part!  Think State Farm guy type appearance - professional but not a suit and tie. ATI has you covered from apparel, tool kits, insurance, marketing packages for websites, SEO and other business promotion tools to jump-start your new business. The ATI training program offers you access to all sorts of tools and resources, as well as the brightest entrepreneurial minds in the home inspection industry.

Find out more on how to start a business as a home inspector.

Home Inspector Exam Prep in Washington State

ATI Training’s unique training style prepares you for the NHIE better than any free online home inspector practice test. We stay with you long after you’ve aced your test to help you build a successful career through our continued education opportunities, marketing materials & more.

Here's everything you need to know about home inspector exam prep - and how the ATI Training program helps you pass it, no sweat.


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Be Qualified. Not Just Certified®.

Our all-inclusive classroom 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 Washington state law regarding Home Inspectors including the Standards of Practice (SOP) which is a required test for home inspectors in Washington to obtain their license.

This all-inclusive course will cover: 

* 12 Hours Professional Practices 

* 96 Hours Technical Subjects 

* 12 Hours Additional Subjects 

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 new home inspection business.  You will receive an entire set-up for business success from our very own Inspector Marketing division:

* Business Processes, Administration and Start-Up 

* Communication Techniques 

* Post Class Business Assistance and Technical Inspection Support 

Benefits of Livestream and Virtual classroom Home Inspector Training

  • Take classes comfortable from your own home
  • Save money on travel expenses
  • Affordability - Livestream classes are more cost effective 
  • BEST instructors in the industry teaching classes
  • Able to go back and review live sessions at your own pace


Become Your Own Boss as a Home Inspector

Becoming Washington's best home inspector means going above and beyond passing a couple tests and doing the bare minimum. No other home inspection training company prepares you better for working in the field and inspecting homes in Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane and more locations throughout Washington. 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. 

How ATI Provides the Best Home Inspector Training

ATI Home Inspector Training provides advanced schooling and detailed courses you need to become a successful home inspector in your area. Home inspection is a competitive field, but ATI has the tools to help you become better than the rest:

  • Most up to date Materials and Courses in the Industry
  • Interactive technical and marketing courses
  • Inspection library, ride along inspections and virtual field training available
  • Nationwide Instructor Support for students in all 50 states
  • Free marketing packages for ATI graduates to start their own home inspection business

Be qualified, not just certified®. Contact ATI Home Inspector Training today to vault yourself above your competitors.

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