Home Inspector Pre-License, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Home Inspectors conduct inspections of newly built or previously owned homes, condominiums, town homes, manufactured homes, apartments and, at times, commercial buildings. They inspect a home's systems, components and structure. Although they look for and report violations of building codes, they do not have the power to enforce compliance with the codes. In addition to examining structural quality, home inspectors inspect all home systems and features, including roofing, house exterior, attached garage or carport, foundation, interior, plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems.
This program fulfills the educational requirements for the Maryland Home Inspector license, which is one step in achieving a Maryland Home Inspector license. Topics include structural and internal systems, professional standards for home inspectors, Maryland minimum Standards of Practice and Maryland Code of Ethics, and inspection report writing.
Students entering this program should have basic business skills; self discipline; strong communication skills, basic math and computer skills, and be detail-oriented.
Licensed Home Inspectors conduct inspections for a company or organization,or can start their own business. Additional career information may be found at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. meet education requirements set by the Maryland Department of Labor for licensing as a home inspector,
2. apply the knowledge and skills to function as a Licensed Home Inspector,
3. prepare to gain employment as a home inspector, and
4. prepare to sit for the state licensing exam.