Online Course

Establish the foundational knowledge you need to become a skilled home inspector with ASHI’s Home Inspection Essentials course!

Master our extensive offering of 14 tracks and 25 courses to ensure you have what it takes to enter the field of home inspection fully prepared. Best of all, the Pre-Licensing series can be taken from home and on your own schedule.

The 65-hour online course provides an overview of home inspection from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Structural Components
  • Heating Concepts and Systems
  • Exterior Components
  • Fireplaces and Chimneys
  • Roofing Types
  • Cooling Concepts and Air Conditioning
  • Site Conditions
  • Insulation and Ventilation Components
  • Interior Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Analysis and Reporting Responsibilities
  • Home Appliances
  • Professional Responsibilities

The course includes:

  • Online access to all course materials for 1 full year*
  • Access to 14 tracks on fundamental home inspection topics
  • Helpful study guides that include diagrams, images, and space to take notes
  • Interactive activities, short scenarios, knowledge checks, narrated images, and recorded video instruction and demonstrations
  • The full feature e-books: Mechanical Systems and NHIE Content Manual and the Structural Systems and Business Manual*
  • A 4-hour, 200 question online final exam
  • A certificate of completion

* The course must be completed within one year of the registration date and can be taken anywhere. *The e-book claim code is sent 24-48 hours after registration.

You can find the ASHI Home Inspection Essentials course on ASHI’s Online Learning Platform ASHI Edge.

Create an account on our ASHI's online learning platform ASHI Edge and purchase the course here: