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Become a Home Inspector in Washington in 5 Steps

How to Become a Home Inspector in Washington State in 5 Easy Steps

  • Complete 120 hours of approved classroom home inspection training.

    The interactive classroom course is designed to cover all required hours of technical and structural components of inspector education. 

  • Complete 40 hours of field training with an experienced home inspector.

    ATI's course includes live field training in real homes with a Washington licensed inspector. 

  • Take and Pass the National Exam Home Inspector's Exam offered through AMP.

    Our exclusive NHIE (National Home Inspector Exam) Prep course is included with thousands of practice questions and a test simulator.  

  • Apply for your license with the Washington Department of Labor.   

    Complete a background check and apply for your license by mail and include your certificate of completion and a check or money order for $680.  

  • Obtain E&O Insurance and start promoting your business. 

How Much Does a Home Inspector Make in Washington?

The average annual salary for a home inspector in the state of Washington is $71,382 per year or $30.56 per hour. (Source: BLS.Gov) Depending on where you work in the state you could make anywhere from $70,000 to $95,000 per year. When you sign up for the BEST training program, you will have the BEST skills and knowledge to make more than the yearly average. Get started and Enroll today with ATI by choosing a course path above!  

ATI is Now Army Ignite Approved in Washington

All active-duty Army Soldiers in Washington can have their full course and field training costs fully paid for upfront through Army Credentialing Assistance upon submitting an application on the Army Ignited Portal which can be accessed here: ArmyIgnitED.  Email for more information. 

ATI is GI Bill® Approved for Tuition Reimbursement For Washington Veterans

Wisconsin Veterans are able to receive tuition reimbursement for our online home inspection course through the GI Bill®! To receive GI Bill® reimbursement, simply purchase our Wisconsin home inspection training course, complete the course, and submit the reimbursement form through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). To check Vocational Rehab eligibility please visit: Eligibility For Veteran Readiness And Employment | Veterans Affairs ( 


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Washington requires 120 hours of coursework to be eligible for certification - fill out the form below and we'll show you where and when to begin. 



Washington Continuing Education Requirements for Home Inspectors
Hours Required 24 (12 per year)
Renewal Cycle Every two years
License Expiration Date Every two years on your birthday
Licensing Agency Washing Dept of Licensing
Valid Class Types In-person, online, or livestream


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

You have the ability to choose how long it takes to begin your home inspector career. It can take as little as 2-3 works or as long as several months. Take your time and obtain all the necessary skills and knowledge you need before starting your own business. ATI's program gets you the required 170 hours of training in the classroom and in the field.

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

Do you need home inspector insurance in Washington?

The state of Washington does not require you to get insurance as a home inspector, however, it's a good idea to get it anyway. Do the smart thing: get E&O insurance, general liability insurance and health and dental with ATI.

Read about the advantages of getting home inspector insurance.

How to Start a Home Inspection Business in Washington

In order to jump-start a home inspection business you'll need apparel, tool kits, insurance and other marketing tools. The ATI training program offers you access to all sorts of resources, as well as the brightest entrepreneurial minds in the home inspection industry.

Learn more about how to start your home inspection business.

Home Inspector Exam Prep in Washington State

Washington requires you to pass the NHIE. ATI’s unique training style prepares you for the exam better than any free online practice test. Ace your test and build a successful career through our continued education opportunities, marketing materials & more.

Get needed home inspector exam prep and see how the ATI training program helps you pass.

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Home Inspector Training in Washington

ATI's all-inclusive classroom course is designed to ensure you understand the proper process of a home inspection and current home inspection trends and issues. Learn how building systems work through a hands-on approach. We highlight common construction method issues and environmental concerns and explain correct report terminology. This will allow you to write alongside Washington state law, including the Standards of Practice (SOP). We cover:

  • 12 hours of professional practices
  • 96 hours of technical subjects
  • 12 hours of additional subjects

You will also receive include an entire set-up for business success including business processes, administration and start-up, communication techniques, post-class business assistance and technical inspection support.

Benefits of Online Home Inspector Training

  • Begin your home inspector career at your own pace
  • Take classes at night and work full-time during the day
  • ATI's training program is affordable
  • ATI gives you access to the best instructors in the business

Become Your Own Boss as a Home Inspector

No other home inspection training company prepares you better for inspecting homes throughout Washington including Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane. The benefits of a career in home inspection include being in charge of yourself, flexibility in your workload, and a lucrative annual salary.

ATI Provides the Best Home Inspector Training

The All American Training Institute provides advanced schooling and detailed courses required to become a home inspector. Home inspection is a competitive field, but we've got the tools to help you become better than the rest with:

  • Association support
  • Interactive online courses
  • Minimum 5 practice inspections
  • Free marketing packages for graduates

Be qualified—not just certified. Contact us to find out more about our home inspector training program.

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