A home inspector is a person who inspects, analyzes, and reports the physical condition of a property. There are no licensing requirements to become a private home inspector in the state of Minnesota. That being said, the liabilities associated with the private inspection business make professional training essential. To be a public home inspector in the Minnesota Twin Cities—one who performs Truth-in-Housing or code compliance inspections—one must be licensed by the governing city or municipality. To be a private home inspector in some surrounding states such as Wisconsin and North Dakota you must obtain a state license. Whatever your aspirations, the first step to getting started in the home inspection business is to enroll in one of Kaplan’s home inspection training programs.
Kaplan (formerly Inspection Training Associates, Kaplan ITA, or PROSOURCE Education Services) home inspection training schools, offered by Brightwood College | Hammond, gives you the knowledge and skills to enter the home inspection industry with confidence! Our home inspection training courses contain everything you need to become an independent home inspector and/or pass the national exam. Not only do we offer a full selection of courses to get your home inspection career started, we also have continuing education courses to advance your career and learn more about a specific subject.
We have created a unique learning experience by including a state-of-the-art home inspection lab in the classroom. Our lab includes hundreds of old and new house components and allows you to practice what you learn, as you learn it. It is simply the fastest way to build your skills and confidence. With our training method, you’ll develop a competitive edge that will jump-start your home inspection business.
Our instructors are all home inspection and construction professionals who know the industry and are committed to helping you get your business off to a strong start. By sharing personal experiences, they will make your learning relevant and fun.
By including field inspections as a part of our curriculum, we have created the ultimate learning experience. You will perform live inspections and learn how to write up the reports. This real-time learning will give you the confidence you need to get your business started efficiently and effectively.