HOME INSPECTION TRAINING FOR INSPECTORS IN:

California

Non-Regulated
State

This means there are no prerequisites to becoming a Home Inspector in this state and no form of formal licensing issued by the state. This gives you the freedom to choose whatever training or education that the ASHI School provides.


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    This state is non-regulated which means any of our pre-licensing training for Home inspection would be acceptable

Review complete requirements for becoming a Home inspector below.

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Inspector Foundations Class

120 HOURS - $3,395 / 93 HOURS - $2,100

The Inspector Foundation class is an introduction to home inspection, covering everything you will need to start your home inspection career, how to operate business, as well as how-to perform home inspections that adhere to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

This 120-hour class runs Monday thru Friday for two weeks. You will go to at least five field events during this class. This class includes report writing, information on marketing your business, and real-life experience from your ASHI Certified instructors.

The 93-hour class runs six days, Monday thru Saturday and includes at least one field event. This class contains information offered in our 120-hour course, but at a faster pace. Our ASHI Certified instructors are experts in the field.

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ASHI Home Inspection Essentials Online Course

65 Hours - $995

Jumpstart your new career with the ASHI Home Inspection Essentials Course!


ASHI has been a respected leader in the field of home inspection since 1979, and we bring our passion for excellence to this comprehensive program for emerging home inspectors.

The ASHI Home Inspection Essentials Online Course is an introduction to home inspection, covering everything you will need to start and operate your successful home inspection career. Discover how to perform home inspections following the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

The ASHI Home Inspection Essentials course covers a wide range of topics. It prepares learners for everything from inspecting appliances to determining fireplace clearances to effective report writing. As you advance through the program, you will gain intensive knowledge of your responsibilities as a home inspector through targeted lessons, a combination of audio and video instruction, and interactive activities. The online course does not include In-Field Training.

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Complete California Requirements

  • Home Inspection Regulated:
    No
  • License Type:
    None, Practice Act
  • License Renewal Cycle:
  • Is Distance Education Allowed:
    No
  • Is Field Training And Experience Required:
    No
  • Experience Required:
    None
  • Is CE Required:
    No
  • Is CE Distance Education Allowed
    No
  • Is Pre-Licensing Required
    No
  • Pre-licensing Hours Required
  • Regulating Body
    The California Contractors State License Board
  • Rules And Regulations
    B&P Code 4195-4199
  • Exam

California Ordinance & Contacts

In California home inspectors are currently not required to obtain a home inspector license, however they are regulated by a trade practice act. California Trade practice act (Chapter 338) enacted in 1996.

The law in California prohibits unethical home inspection practices, including repairing properties that home inspectors have inspected in the previous 12 months. The law encourages courts to consider the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of ASHI and the California Real Estate Inspection Association when determining whether an inspection meets the required standard of care.

For more information, contact The California Contractors State License Board at –

24 Hour Licensing & Consumer Information:
Phone: 1-800-321-CSLB (2752)
Fax: (916) 255-4535

Location:
Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826