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Certificate - Home Inspector

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Home Inspectors conduct inspections of homes, condominiums, apartments and other residential dwellings. They are hired by prospective home buyers to inspect and report on the condition of a home's systems, components and structure. The inspection includes examining the interior and exterior of homes to assess structural quality, and examining all of the home's systems such as HVAC and electrical. Home inspectors must be knowledgeable about basic residential construction standards and processes, the home inspection process, inspection techniques and defect recognition.

This training has been approved by the Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers and Home Inspectors to provide home inspector pre-licensing training. This pre-license training is required to receive a home inspector license in Maryland.

Occupational Requirements 

Minimum of 18 years of age to be employed. Construction background preferred.

Information Unique to the Training

This course prepares you to demonstrate the minimum competencies required by the state of Maryland/Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) to work as a home inspector.

Courses to Complete

  • Prerequisites
  • Core Courses
    VOC-330 Home Inspection Training

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Approximate Number of Hours

81 hours

Approximate Training Cost*


Licensure/Certification Earned

Upon successful completion of this training, you are eligible to sit for the National Home Inspector Examination.


Estimated Hourly Wage**

Income generated from self-owned business.

*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.