Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Many think it’s a simple career to get into, but it’s really not and carries a lot of liability. You will most definitely need training, as ya need to know at least the basics about a lot of areas … and ya need a keen eye. If ya don’t have a solid background in residential construction, get extra training (all the training you can) and look for someone you can work under for a while too.
In addition to the HI training schools, look to see if local colleges have continuing education programs in Home Inspection. I teach courses for LIU in the Home Inspection program (96 hours, with on-site training), and I am sure there are others that have similar programs.
As Joe said, look for one that has about 100 hours of classroom instruction, including about 40 hours of on-site/hands-on training. It looks like NY will have HI licensing in the very near future, with similar requirements.
Robert O'Connor, PE
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