When you think about what to do next in your career, it probably doesn’t involve sitting behind a desk. That’s one reason why becoming a home inspector could be the perfect fit. The freedom and flexibility of being your own boss. Running your own business how you want it. So many great advantages await you! Learn more about the reasons to become a home inspector.


Getting started can feel overwhelming. We get it. That’s why AHIT is here to lend a hand and offer professional guidance every step of the way. Since 1993, we’ve helped over 50,000 people like you become AHIT professional home inspectors. We take our reputation as being the leader in home inspection training seriously. And we take setting you up for success seriously, too. Learn more about what makes AHIT the best choice for your home inspection training.


While the requirements to become a home inspector vary by state, the process is generally the same. Use this step-by-step guide to get your home inspection career started today!

Step 1 — Understand Your State’s Regulations

AHIT can help you start your home inspection career in 48 states. View current home inspection certification requirements by state.

Step 2 — Choose School for Your Pre-Licensing Requirements (if required)

Consider the school’s history, number of years in operation, state approvals and number of alumni to feel confident in your selection.

Step 3 — Take Your Pre-Licensing Course

Complete the training required in your state. Even if your state does not require pre-licensing training, you may still want to complete home inspection training to feel confident in your skills before entering the field.

Step 4 — Take Your State’s Home Inspection Licensing Exam (if required)

Soon after completing your pre-licensing course—while it’s still fresh—schedule your home inspection license exam. Some states require you to take a licensing exam such as the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) or other similar state exams. Check your state requirements for more information.

Step 5 — Complete the State Application to Get Your License (if required)

Follow your state’s process for submitting all necessary information on your home inspector application.


Once all steps are complete and your application is approved, you are a licensed home inspection professional! Don’t forget to keep track of any continuing education requirements in your state to ensure you maintain your license.

Select Your State to Find Out How to Become a Home Inspector in Your State:

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  • R. Smith

    Coming into class I inspected 5,000 to 7,000 houses as an insurance adjuster and real estate appraiser. The past week’s education and textbooks has doubled or tripled my knowledge. The marketing session will make it happen!

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    Thank you for an outstanding week of professional training. I can’t imagine anyone ever thinking of going into this business without attending your school.