Free Webinars Reveal How to Become a Home Inspector
BROOKFIELD, Wis: Details about what it takes to become a home inspector and how to get home inspection training are revealed during the free webinars hosted by American Home Inspectors Training by OnCourse Learning.The "How to Become a Home Inspector" webinars take place twice a month at 7 p.m. CT beginning May 9 and running through the end of 2018. Topics include home inspection as a career, liability issues, licensing requirements, the best backgrounds for people who want to become a home inspector and home inspection training availability.
Leading the presentations is AHIT Senior Technical Training Instructor Chris Chirafisi, a veteran home inspector who has conducted more than 3,000 inspections during his career.
"Many people find working as a home inspector provides numerous career benefits," Chirafisi said. "Home inspectors can work either full-time or part-time and have control of the hours they want to work. Others find meeting new people and not being stuck at a desk are appealing aspects of the profession."
Home inspector presentation details
The webinars will review the following topics:
Home inspection licensing and regulation requirements of home inspectors is necessary in approximately 30 states, including:
States requiring live training or allowing distance learning.
States requiring an exam, and whether the exam is state specific or the National Home Inspector Examination.
States with their own standards of practice or whether national standards are used.
Need and frequency of license renewal.
Does AHIT certification differentiate home inspectors from those without proper professional training?
Why is proper insurance important?
What are professional inspection agreements and inspection reports?
General questions about the profession:
Who can become a home inspector?
What types of properties do home inspectors typically review?
What types of tools are required?
How to choose a home inspection training company:
Number of live training days (classroom and field training) required is dependent on state requirements.
Report writing, business and marketing training in addition to the technical aspects of performing a home inspection.
Distance learning benefits include the ability to go at your own pace, use of online exams and availability of unlimited technical support.
Hybrid course availability, depending on state, consists of distance learning and live training.