Home Inspector Prelicensing Course meets Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, home inspector pre-licensing Virginia Core course requirement of 35 hours plus one hour of “how to pass your test” and general test-taking skills for all test takers.

Class start: 9/11 (5-8 pm) + 9/12 (9-1), 5 weekends for total 36 hours.  Class by Online virtual Zoom (plus possible classroom hours).

This is a comprehensive course in residential construction for people that want to learn how to read code books and obtain a working knowledge of residential construction, all trades, interior, and exterior.

Applicable for people also not necessarily interested in obtaining a license. 12 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

$1,095 Total Cost (plus textbook fee; $270)

Text:  2012 Virginia Residential Code ($162),  National Home Inspection Manual ($108)

Interested in becoming a licensed home inspector in the Commonwealth of Virginia?

> Join our 36-hour class. Meets all Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Home Inspectors pre licensing requirements.

> Fee includes 35 mandatory hours of study. Class includes 28 hours of classroom study, six hours of hands-on training, and one bonus hour, “How to prepare to pass home inspector test”.

This class covers the following material and three textbooks (you pay separate).

  • The Virginia Residential Code, how to navigate the code book, overview of each section of VRC. Origin of the Virginia Residential Code, Roles and responsibilities of the Board of Housing and Community Development Scope and purpose of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Code Compliance /Site conditions Exemptions from the Virginia Residential Code. Code violations and enforcement. Examples of code and non-code violations. Roles of the building code official and the home inspector. Exterior components of the residential building, Structural system elements; Electrical system elements; Heating and cooling systems; Insulation, moisture management systems, and ventilation systems; Plumbing systems;  Interior components; Fireplace and chimney systems; Common permanently installed appliances; Inspection reporting requirements; Responsibilities to the client, including required contract elements;
  • Overview of the board’s regulations. Tutorial- How to pass your test. How to setup and market your home inspecting business.