Thanks for all of the quick responses!
With regard to my background, I currently work as a Commercial Pilot and want to do home inspections as a second job. Although it would be a second job, my thought is that it doesn’t mean that I can’t do a first class job. I have a lot of free time with my current work schedule and with 40% pay cuts a second job is needed.
My background in this field would be working as a maintenance supervisor for 18 months for a property management company. We maintained 300+ units with a crew of 8 guys, doing everything from plumbing (most of our problems) to electrical, to remodeling kitchens and baths. Basically anything that could go wrong with an apartment building or home we fixed, except for major jobs beyond our ability.
Also I have flipped a few houses with a friend of mine, doing all the work ourselves. The first house we did included roof, windows, siding, removal of septic and convert to city sewer (contracted that out), 60+ sheets of drywall, etc. Pretty much everything in the house we did except for the sewer tap and carpet install.
Also I have done plenty of work on my own, friends and relatives homes. Kitchens, baths, decks, door walls, roofs, basements, etc.
I enjoy doing the work and feel that I would enjoy doing inspections. I feel comfortable with doing the work but realize there is a lot to know about doing inspections. I consider myself a very thorough person and want to do this the right way, that’s why I’m here looking for advice.
I understand that nothing can replace in the field ‘hands on’ experience. Flying in a simulator, although a good training tool doesn’t replace time in the actual cockpit. I figure that I will need a foundation to start and thought that doing online training might be the way to begin. I would consider classroom training too but am not sure if they offer that in my area.