Thanks for taking time to read my post. As the title states I’m looking for a good home inspector training/school. I know a live/hands on course would be the best option but I have a full time job as a firefighter to provide for my family so unfortunately I cannot attend a live course. I am highly motivated and commit to excellence so I feel an online/home study course would be sufficient for me, however I am having a hard time deciphering which are legitimate and which are just ‘for profit’ schools/training. Pricing for courses ranges from $499 to $4000. I don’t want to take the cheap route as I know usually you get what you pay for but I also don’t want to be scammed into paying $4000 for the same material. I want to do this the right way for myself and my potential future customers so I was hoping you guys could offer some advice?
A little about myself, I’m 31 years old and have done some construction and also some demolition. I have built fences and decks. Remodeled bathrooms and done small home repairs as a handyman. I spent some time as a maintenance man at an apartment complex before I got hired as a firefighter. In no way am I a master at any trade and have no formal training in any field but I do know my way around a tool and am eager to learn.
I live in Colorado and my state does not require licensure for home inspections but I want to be part of a reputable association. I have done some research and I like what InterNACHI has to offer and what they stand for. I will definitely be joining when I have completed all the requirements. Would you all recommend the InterNACHI pre-licensing course as a legitimate training or would other options be better suited?
My apologies for the novel length post. I just have a million questions running through my head and I hope you guys could set me on the right path. Thanks again for taking the time to read and I look forward to your responses.