At the Home Inspector Academy, we will cover the following topics over the session of the apprenticeship:

  • What is a home inspection?
  • What does a home inspector do?
  • How to build your home inspection business
  • How to market your home inspection business
  • How to connect with realtors and brokers
  • How to present your inspection findings
  • How long the inspections and reports should take
  • Communicating with the clients during/after the inspection
  • How to work in a home that is occupied, and the challenges involved
  • Continuing your home inspection education options at HIA
  • Types of inspections to offer for inspections: pre-purchase, pre-listing, investor, commercial, residential, condo, 2-plex, 4-plex, manufactured home, etc
  • Understanding the difference between types of inspections
  • Various services to offer:  Radon, lead, water, meth testing, and more
  • Thermal imaging inspections
  • Knowing all home components
    • Exterior: Driveways, walkways, roof, garage, foundation, deck, porch, basement, crawl space, attic space, etc.
    • Interior: Floors, walls, windows, doors, stairs, kitchen, bathrooms, bonus room, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.