Home Inspection Certificate
Online Certificate in Home Inspection
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This online Ed2Go course, offered in cooperation with SDSU Global Campus, will teach you everything you need to know to earn your Certificate in Home Inspection.

Begin Your Career as a Home Inspector

Home inspectors are needed in any housing market, whether it’s a buyers’ or sellers’ market. Qualified home inspectors are an important part of the real estate process because they identify issues that can affect your home’s purchase or selling price. 

With this online career training course, you’ll build the fundamentals you’ll need to start your career as a home inspector. You’ll learn how to assess electrical, heating, plumbing, and structural systems, as well as proper documentation and more.



California Job Outlook For Home Inspectors

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, home inspectors in San Diego County, California, earn a median annual salary of $74,510. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that job demand for construction and building inspectors, including home inspectors, will grow by approximately 5.3% in California through 2029. Specializing your home inspection career in construction mold, asbestos, or termites has the potential help you earn significantly more.

Home Inspector FAQs

Why Is a Home Inspection Important?
Home inspectors play a big role in the home sale process. After a home goes into escrow, the buyer, and sometimes seller, will hire a home inspector (either an independent person or a professional who is part of a home inspection company) to check the home and identify any major issues guided by state standards. This home inspection ensures that the home is safe and up-to-code before a major purchase is made.

What Do Home Inspectors Do?
Home inspectors look for defects or problems that can impact the home buyer’s health and safety. For example, home inspectors will look for water damage, structural damage, electrical issues, plumbing issues, roofing problems, and the age and operation of HVAC systems. This gives the buyer an educated analysis of the home and reveals things the average person would probably miss when touring a home that is for sale.

Where Are Home Inspectors in Demand?
On a national level, demand for home inspectors can fluctuate with the housing market. However, high-density states like California are home to some of the hottest housing markets in the country, so the need for home inspectors is high throughout the state. Public interest in safety and the desire to improve construction quality are also driving demand for inspectors.

Do Home Inspectors Need a License in California?
Home inspectors in California are not required to have a license to practice their trade. However, Consumer Reports, Forbes, and most established realty organizations recommend using a home inspector with credentials or some type of certificate from a recognized organization like the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Does This Course Align With the ASHI Standard of Practice?
Yes. The American Society of Home Inspectors has approved this online course, and it counts for membership renewal credits within the organization. It also aligns with the educational requirements for certification by the nationally recognized National Institute of Building Inspectors.