The Inspecting Foundations Course is an introduction to home inspection, covering everything you will need to start and operate your own successful home inspection career and business, as well as how-to perform home inspections in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.
The 120 hour course is set up for Monday- Friday for a 2 week period. During this class you will go out to at least 5 field events.This class includes report writing, information on marketing your business and real life experience brought by your ASHI Certified instructors.
The 93 hour course is set up for a six day period Monday thru Saturday and includes at least one field event. This course contains information that is offered in our 120 hour course- but at a faster pace. Our ASHI Certified instructors are experts in the field.
Every applicant for an individual home inspector license shall have the following qualifications: 1.The applicant shall be at least 18 years old. 2. The applicant shall meet the following educational and experience requirements:
One of the following: Completed 35 contact hours of board-approved pre-license education and have completed a minimum of 100 home inspections prior to 7/1/2017;
Completed 35 contact hours of board-approved pre-license education and have completed a minimum of 50 home inspections under the direct supervision of a home inspector;
Completed 70 contact hours of board-approved pre-license education and have completed a minimum of 50 home inspections; or
Completed 70 contact hours of board-approved contact hours and have completed a minimum of 25 home inspections under the direct supervision of a home inspector; or have verification of 10 years’ experience as a home inspector prior to July 1, 2017, with a minimum of 250 home inspections completed during such time period.
Continuing Education: Biannually — A license holder shall have completed 16 contact hours of continuing professional education during each certificate renewal cycle, per 18 VAC 15-40-72.
**A home inspection on a new residential structure shall only be conducted by a home inspector with the NRS (New Residential Structure) specialty and who has completed a training module on the Virginia Residential Code. Licensees wishing to obtain that designation would need to submit the appropriate application to the Board accompanied by proof that they have completed the NRS training module. Please follow the link to find information on changes to the regulations.