I offer a state approved pre-licensing education program that meets requirements to qualify for admission to the NC Home Inspector Examination.
A path to becoming a North Carolina licensed home inspector is the successful completion of a 200 hour pre-licensing educational training program. The 200 hour program is comprised of 120 hours of classroom training and 80 hours of field training.
The course I offer is different from some other programs in that I teach with actual home inspection sites as part of the the classroom experience.
The student is expected to spend 40 hours reading and studying The Home Reference Book by Carson Dunlop Associates along with selected portions of CodeCheck Complete by Douglas Hansen, Redwood Kardon, and Michael Casey. The North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board inspection regulations and Standards of Practice are part of the required reading.
The student will accompany me to the sites of actual live home inspections in the Piedmont Triad area where the "book learning" is brought to life through real world examples to complete the remaining 160 hours of training.
The student will have their own password protected access to home inspection report preparation software and will be expected to use that software to write home inspection reports from the first day until completion of the course. Reporting skills will be reviewed daily. Writing inspection reports that properly describe a home and inform the client of the limitations inherent in the inspection process is the most important part of the inspection.
I served 8 years as a member of the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board and most of my time on the Board was spent reviewing hundreds of home inspection reports that accompanied complaints from the public regarding issues with their home inspection. It is not possible to overstate the importance of a properly written report.
The course is demanding and requires a substantial investment of time and resources. In return I share knowledge and experience gained in 25 years as an inspector. By the time you finish the course you will have been exposed to a wide variety of home styles and you will have written dozens of home inspection reports.
The fee for the 200 hour program is $4,200.