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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

Program Course Sequence

Students must attend all class sessions in order to complete the course.

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Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Home Inspection Pre-License


Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards by Carson Dunlop; $123; available at CCBC bookstores



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