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Quick Start Course

This online course gets you up and running quickly in home inspection and provides a solid foundation for success

Get a Head Start

Price: $795

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The cost of the Quick Start course can be applied to the full 10-course training program.

  • Online home study program — start whenever you want, work at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • Includes the Home Reference Book and Study Guide
  • Built around the American Society of Home Inspectors Standard of Practice
  • Defect photos and discussion — narrated by Alan Carson
  • Case Studies — an opportunity to apply your learning in real-world scenarios
  • Interactive exercises — practice your skills and learn to think like a home inspector
  • Self-assessment questions  — so you can make sure you are picking up the key points

Course Outline

  • Roofing, Flashings and Chimneys
    • Materials, methods, common problems
  • Exterior
    • Gutters & downspouts, lot grading, wall surfaces, doors, windows & trim, exterior structures, garages & carports, walks, driveways, retaining walls
  • Structure
    • Why buildings move, configuration, footings, foundations, floors, walls, roof framing, masonry chimneys, things that cause structural problems
  • Electrical
    • Basics, service entrance, service panel, branch circuit wiring, outlets, lights, switches, junction boxes
  • Heating
    • Heating objectives, generating heat, turning heat on and off, moving heat through home, furnaces, boilers, electric heat, failure probability
  • Cooling/Heat Pumps
    • Air conditioning, heat pumps, evaporative coolers
  • Insulation
    • Basics, materials, location, current standards, air/vapor barriers, ventilation, heat recovery ventilators
  • Plumbing
    • Introduction, supply, waste & venting, plumbing fixtures
  • Interior
    • Floors, walls, ceilings, trim, cabinets, counters, windows, doors, stairs, fireplaces, wood stoves, basement leakage, smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
Course duration
  • 60 hours
  • Ability to read at a high school level, a place to study with a reliable internet connection
Learning outcomes
  • Upon completing this course, you will understand the role of the professional home inspector, the components inspected, examples of defects observed and reported
Next steps
  • Get started in the home inspection profession
  • Or move on to the comprehensive Home Inspection Training Program


$795 for the Course
Includes all learning materials including the Home Reference Book and Study Guide

Ready to Get Started in Home Inspection?

This is your opportunity to learn about the profession and determine if it’s right for you