What is the first step to becoming a
The first step to becoming a Home Inspector is to join a Home Inspector School and complete the Home Inspector Training that meets the requirements set forth by the Washington State Home Inspector Licensing Board.
Top Notch Home Inspections is an Education Provider (#0466959) for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. We help the state retrain injured workers for new careers as licensed home inspectors.
A home inspection is a critical process that homebuyers and homeowners rely on to identify issues with the property they are interested in or currently own. A home inspection is also a valuable tool for real estate professionals to help their clients make informed decisions. Top-Notch Home Inspector School will provide you with the best home inspection course equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a certified home inspector.
Top Notch Home Inspector School offers classroom-based courses that are designed to meet the requirements of the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE). Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including:
Inspection methods and tools
Inspection methods and tools are one of the main building blocks of Home Inspections training. Home inspectors use a variety of tools to help them identify problems with a property. These tools can include ladders, flashlights, moisture meters, and more. Home inspectors also use different methods to inspect different parts of the property. For example, they may use a different method to inspect the foundation than they would use to inspect the roof.
Home inspectors must be able to properly use all of the tools and methods at their disposal in order to provide accurate and reliable inspections. Home Inspector School will teach you how to use all of the different tools and methods properly so that you can thoroughly inspect any property. Find out what tools we use in our business by visiting our Home Inspector Tool Page.
Building code requirements
Building code requirements are another important part of Home Inspector training in Washington. Home inspectors are taught the building code requirements for the area in which they will be conducting inspections. This way, they can properly identify any code violations that may exist on a property.
Ethics and professional conduct
Ethics and professional conduct are important topics that all home inspectors must be familiar with. Home inspectors must adhere to a strict code of ethics in order to maintain their professional license. This code of ethics governs everything from the way home inspectors interact with clients to the way they conduct themselves during an inspection.
Home Inspector School will teach you the code of ethics for home inspectors in the state of Washington. You will learn about the different ways that you can violate this code of ethics and the disciplinary actions that may be taken against you if you do violate it.
In order to be a successful home inspector, you must also know how to run a business. Home Inspector School will teach you the different aspects of running a home inspection business, including:
Home Inspector School will give you the knowledge and skills you need to start your own home inspection business.
Washington State Home Inspector Licensing
In order to become a licensed home inspector in the state of Washington, you must first pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE). Once you have passed the NHIE, you can then apply for a Home Inspector license from the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL).
The DOL requires all applicants for a Home Inspector license to submit the following:
Once you have gathered all of the required documents, you can submit your application to the DOL. The DOL will then review your application and determine if you are eligible for a Home Inspector license. If you are found to be eligible, the DOL will issue you a Home Inspector license.
If you are not eligible for a Home Inspector license, the DOL will provide you with a list of the requirements that you must meet in order to become licensed. Once you have met all of the requirements, you can then reapply for a Home Inspector license.
The Home Inspector license is valid for two years, and it must be renewed every two years in order to remain active. Home inspectors who fail to renew their license will be required to retake the NHIE.
Home Inspector Training Washington
Top Notch Home Inspector School offers the best home inspector training courses in the state of Washington. Our courses are designed to meet the requirements set forth by the DOL, and they will provide you with everything you need to know in order to become a licensed Home Inspector in Washington.
Making money as a Home Inspector
As a home inspector, you can make a great living by providing valuable services to your clients. Home inspection is a rewarding career that offers a flexible schedule and the opportunity to work independently. Home inspectors are in high demand, and the job outlook for home inspectors is excellent.
In order to become a certified home inspector, you must complete a Home Inspector Training Program that meets the requirements set forth by the Washington State Home Inspector Licensing Board. The Home Inspector Training Program at Top Notch Home Inspector School will prepare you to pass the Washington State Home Inspector Examination and obtain your Washington State home inspector licensing.
The Washington State Home Inspector Examination is a written test that covers a wide range of topics from the Home Inspections Training Program curriculum. The skills demonstration portion of the examination requires you to demonstrate your ability to perform a home inspection.
After successfully passing the Washington State Home Inspector Examination, you will be issued a Home Inspector License by the Washington State Home Inspector Licensing Board. Once you have obtained your Home Inspector License, you will be able to start your own home inspection business or work for an established home inspection company.
120 hour "Fundamentals of Home Inspection"
April 1, 2024 - April 12, 2024
June 3, 2024 - June 14, 2024
Night classes (11 week course):
September 2024 - november 2024 (tbd)
April Class Deposit
june Class Deposit
40 Hour Field
Field training is an important part of the Home Inspector Training Program as it gives students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Training consists of a minimum of 5 on-site home inspections performed with a Certified Home Inspector. Students will be required to perform all aspects of the home inspection under the supervision of the Certified Home Inspector.
We plan to have all of your field training completed before your first day of class. This gives you first-hand experience of the full procedure of inspecting, evaluating, and writing a thorough home inspection report from beginning to end while attending the class. Additional field training can be scheduled after the completion of the class if needed.
Training will be completed on live inspections, not in class or virtually. This allows you to get the full experience of being in the field and performing a home inspection.
Enroll in our Home Inspector School Today!
Our Home Inspector Training Program is the fastest and most affordable way to become a Home Inspector in Washington State. We offer a variety of class schedules to fit your needs, and our experienced instructors will prepare you to pass the Washington State Home Inspector Examination and obtain your Home Inspector License. We NEVER cancel a class. When you enroll and dedicate your time to us, we will dedicate our time to you.