Illinois Home Inspection Essentials

"Pending Approval"

The 65-hour Pre-Licensing 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

Course Includes:

  • Online access to all course materials for 1 full year*
  • Access to 14 tracks on fundamental home inspection topics
  • Illinois Home Inspection Standards of Practice**
  • Links to Illinois license apllication, licensing information, and renewal guides
  • 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.
** IDFPR only licenses Home Inspectors, ancillary or add-on services fall under other Illinois agencies.
*** The e-book claim code is sent 24-48 hours after registration.

This Illinois Approved Course also includes 5 field inspections in the Chicagoland area, with an experienced and active Illinois ASHI Certified Inspector

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

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