HomeSpection Training Institute
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you offer online classes?
A.  No, it is simply impossible to learn this profession by reading a textbook online.  We offer total "Hands On" training, both in the classroom and out in the field. Imagine the dangers of opening up a 200 AMP 120/240 volt main electrical service panel box without hands on training. Trying to accurately inspect Municipal Water or Well Plumbing throughout a home, or look and comment on real structural major deficiencies in Foundations, Walls or Attics. It would be very difficult to comment on Grounds and Drainage, or look for safety issues from Asbestos, Mold, Pest Infestation, Lead materials or Paint or items from the HVAC systems such as Furnaces, Air Conditioning units and Hot Water Tanks that can cause your client thousands of dollars in repairs or miss proper Ventilation throughout the home, Insulation and numerous expensive Roof repairs from Shingles, Flashing, and Chimneys, just to name a few. We here at the HomeSpection® Training Institute make sure you are physically trained "Hands On" on all issues pertaining to a home and commercial inspections. Most schools will rent a classroom, bring a box of Plumbing and Electrical supplies, show some slides and call that "Hands On" training...really?! We get 10% to 20% of our students each year who have taken online courses elsewhere and they are totally lost, they come to us for the "Hands On" training.

Q. What does "Hands On" training consist of?
A. From the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, all the mechanical and structural components, foundation, and up to the roof, we train you "Hands On" in our classroom with all physical components on site here at our school from Furnaces, Air Conditioning units, Electrical Service Panel Breaker Boxes, Fuse Boxes, Plumbing, Hot Water Tanks, all Electrical Components from GFCIs to Romex and Knob and Tube wiring, Roofs and roofing materials, Ventilations, and the different types of Insulation. We also take you out in the field, inspecting your first six homes giving you more "Hands On" training outside the classroom. (Please read our Testimonials)

Q. Do you use floating instructors or teach from multiple locations?
A.  No, we do not use "floating" instructors that travel from location to location.  We have only one campus in Canton Ohio where we train students from all over the country. You are trained totally "Hands On" from your instructor, Joe Jefferys, a Certified Master Home Inspector with over 40 years of experience, including a background in Construction and as a College Faculty Instructor in this profession. Joe does not compete with his students in business, his only goal is to see you become a success!  Other schools use part time instructors to train you, and when they aren't in class, they are out in the field competing against you for business...Does that make sense to pay a school then have the Instructor take possible jobs from you? (Please read our Testimonials)

Q. What type of support do you offer your students after graduation?
A.  We are the ONLY school that offers 7 day 24 hour support directly from your instructor, a Master Certified Home Inspector with over 40 year experience.  Other schools offer support from administrative staff only during business hours and generally only 5 days a week.  If you call another school at 9:00pm on a Saturday night you will most likely be speaking to an answering machine.  We work very closely with our students after graduation to assist them with issues in the field, marketing assistance, report writing and proofing.  (Please read our Testimonials)

Q. How long does your course take?
A.  We have combined our total "Hands On" training in the classroom and out in the field into a 7 day 56 hours course which includes inspecting your first two homes and completing the GHI reports using 400 point software.  Plus we have you complete four additional practice property inspections as part of your field study for a total of 80 hours.  Our course can typically be completed in less than two weeks.

Q. How much can I expect to make as a home inspector?
A.  In 2016 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average income for a home inspector is $56,040 to $88,830 which is based on working one territory or county.  We have students that service multiple counties and are now making over $175,000 a year.  You can service as large of an area as you like.  The average cost of a home inspection is $350 to $500 depending on the size of the home.  If you chose to get licensed in Radon Testing that is another $150 to $200 a home.  If you are testing for mold presence you can charge another $350 to $500 depending upon how many swabs you take.  That's an average of $700 to $1000 for a two to three hour inspection.  You can do two to three inspections a day, five to seven days a week.  It's up to the math!

Q. Are you required to purchase expensive tools?
A.  No, we provide you with all of the tools you'll need to perform an inspection, at no extra charge!  Some schools force their students to purchase their line of tool kits, costing them hundreds of dollars more on top of their tuition.

Q. Do you charge extra for software?
A.  No, you are not required to purchase report writing software from us.  We train you in multiple report writing softwares.

Q. Are you required to buy marketing materials from The HomeSpection® Training Institute?
A.  No, the HomeSpection® Training Institute does not charge any extra fees and we do not require our students to purchase any additional materials.

Q. Do you train students in Radon Testing?
A.  Yes, our Radon Measurement & Testing Course has been approved by the Ohio Department of Health (TR11), the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB), and the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP/AARST) Course ID HSTI-1.  We are currently averaging over 93% passing rate for students taking the National Radon Exam.

Q. Do you train students how to identify and test for mold?
A.  Yes, we offer our Certified Microbial (Mold) Assessment Course which is designed to give students a basic understanding of microbial contamination and the types of equipment used during assessment.  Students also learn how to identify and collect samples, as well as how to interpret results.  This course is taught by Mark Adams, one of the top instructors in the country, see the About Us page for more details.

Q. What is your total tuition, including any extra fees?
A.  Please compare. The total tuition for our Advanced Home Inspection Course is only $2995 which includes your "Hands On" training, both in the classroom and out in the field, all of your textbooks and classroom materials, all of the tools you'll need to perform an inspection, and our 7 day 24 hour support.  No other school comes close. Most schools charge hundreds to thousands of dollars extra for textbooks, tools and software. That's where they make their money.  The total cost for our Radon Measurement & Testing Course is only $475 which includes taking the NRSB National Exam.  Students enrolling in both the Advanced Home Inspection and the Radon Measurement & Testing courses will receive a discount of $50.  The cost for the Certified Microbial Assessment Training Course is only $375.

Q. Are you Accredited with the Better Business Bureau and if so, have you ever had a complaint?
A.  Yes, we are Accredited with the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ rating. Our school has NEVER had a complaint in our fourteen plus years, including with the BBB since we registered with them in 2012.  Most schools are either not accredited or have had several complaints about their products and services.

Q. Is my Certification only good in one state?
A.  No, you can take your Certification anywhere in the United States.  Some States have different licensing requirements and it is always a good idea to look into those prior to enrolling.  We have helped students start their own successful Home Inspection businesses across the U.S.

Q. Where is the school located?
A.  The HomeSpection® Training Institute is located in Canton, Ohio.  Canton, Ohio is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We have teamed up with numerous hotels within a mile of the school that offer great discounted rates to our students.

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