Washington Home Inspectors Training


4405 7th Avenue SE  Lacey WA,

98503  Suite 101


Washington State requires 160 hours of training before you can apply for a license. 120 hours classroom course and 40 hours of field training.

The total cost for the 120 hours Fundamentals of Home Inspection course is $3,195  The cost of the 40 hours of field training is $1,000 The combined cost of the classroom training and the field training is $4,195  ( Cash or Check ) A 3% fee will be added for credit cards.

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Included with the Course is a copy of the NHIE Home Inspector Training Manual, A copy of Code Check and home inspector report writing software that produces professional home inspection reports. Please go to the bottom of this page to see some pages from a sample report produced with the software

We welcome all prospective students to come to our office so you can check out our classroom and meet your instructors before you invest your hard earned money.

To enroll in an upcoming class and reserve your seat call (360) 485-7123

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Field training will be tailored to student’s schedule and available inspection dates.

This is a fast track course designed to help you meet the state requirements in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of disruption to your life.


Fast Track Class Schedule  

11 Day 120 Hour Class.

6 days in week one, 5 days in week two.

Week 1 Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. 

Week 2 Monday through Friday from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm.


Class Dates For 2018

Lacey WA, March 5th – March 16th 2018

Lacey WA, May 7th – 18th 2018

Lacey WA, July 9th – July 20th 2018

Lacey WA, September 10th – 21st 2018

Lacey WA, November 5th – 16th 2018



This is the only home inspectors school in Washington State taught at a home inspectors office with lectures being given by working home inspectors. We are located in a quiet and clean office building with plenty of free safe parking. 


Washington Home Inspectors Training is located at

4405 7th Avenue SE  Lacey WA,

98503  Suite 101

Call,Text or E-mail to start your new career

(360) 485-7123

E-Mail InspectorTraining@Comcast.Net


Get The Best Home Inspection Training Available In Washington.

The total cost for the 120 hours Fundamentals of Home Inspection course is $3,195  The cost of the 40 hours of field training is $1,000 The combined cost of the classroom training and the field training is $4,195 ( Cash or Check ) A 3% fee will be added for credit cards.


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This course has met the requirements set forth in Chapter 308-408B WAC, and approval has been granted for 120 classroom hours that may be used by home inspector licensees toward education requirements of RCW 18.280. Course approval # 331. The effective date of this approval is May 8th 2017 and will expire on May 8th 2019


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Call,Text or E-mail to start your new career

(360) 485-7123

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My goals for my students

1) Prepare you to pass the WA. State home inspectors examination. Unlimited training test will be provided

2) Teach you how to write a professional report.

3) Teach you how to use Google Adwords.

4) Teach you how to perform a professional inspection.

5) Every registered student receives a free, 6-month membership to InterNACHI www.nachi.org.”   The benefits of InterNACHI membership are too numerous to list but they will be extensively demonstrated during the course.


This course is being offered by Washington State Licensed Home Inspector Steve Abbott (Inspector # 675). Steve Abbott has been in the residential construction / building industry since 1972, is a Licensed California General Contractor (CA.Lic.#.472120) since 1985, Licensed Washington General Contractor (WA.Lic.#.SGACOC953BG) since 2005 and FHA / HUD Compliance Inspector # S-428.


Washington Home Inspection Training Program covers the principal components of home inspection procedures and processes. You’ll learn how to create a home inspection report that will detail the home’s condition, including the heating and cooling systems, the plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and siding, and the framing and foundation.


The Washington Home Inspection Certificate Course will:

  • Provide an introduction to the home inspection industry.
  • Review home inspection standards of practice.
  • Provide information on residential construction, materials, and installation practices.
  • Address special concerns and issues related to house components.
  • Cover resources, tools, and equipment used for home inspections.
  • Review common safety concerns and personal protection issues.
  • Provide general guidelines on inspection procedures.
  • Address common communication issues, perspectives, and reporting formats.

Upon successful completion of this course students will:

  • Understand the purpose and scope of home inspection standards.
  • Recognize and describe basic residential construction materials and techniques.
  • Know basic procedures for inspecting a home.
  • Know basic home inspection equipment and personal protective gear.
  • Recognize common defects found in residential construction.
  • Know the appropriate reporting methodologies
  • Be able to sit for home inspection exams with reasonable expectation of success

State Approved Course Outline / Course List

Topic Area I: Building Science
Educational Objective 1: Site Conditions
Educational Objective 2: Exterior Components
Educational Objective 3: Roofing
Educational Objective 4: Structural System
Educational Objective 5: Electrical System
Educational Objective 6: Cooling Systems
Educational Objective 7: Heating Systems
Educational Objective 8: Insulation, Moisture Management, and Ventilation Systems
Educational Objective 9: Plumbing Systems
Educational Objective 10: Interior Components
Educational Objective 11: Fireplace and Chimney Systems
Educational Objective 12: Permanently Installed Kitchen Appliances
Educational Objective 13: Pool and Spa Systems
Educational Objective 14: Lawn Irrigation Systems
Educational Objective 15: Alternative Construction Methods
Educational Objective 16: Environmental Conditions and Hazardous Materials
Topic Area II: Analysis and Reporting
Educational Objective 1: Building Systems and Components
Educational Objective 2: Inspection Methods and Limitations
Educational Objective 3: Defective and Non Functioning Systems and Components
Educational Objective 4: Recommendations for Correction
Topic Area III: Business Operations
Educational Objective 1: Elements of the Written Inspection Contract
Educational Objective 2: Responsibilities to the Client

It is virtually impossible to perform a proper home inspection without a Structural Pest Inspector License ( SPI ) in Washington State

Do I need to be licensed as a Structural Pest Inspector (SPI)?

(1) Are you conducting inspections for potential or proposed real estate transactions?

(2) Are you inspecting for or reporting on the presence or absence of any of the following?  termites  carpenter or moisture ants  wood infesting beetles  wood rot (fungus) (3) Are you inspecting for or reporting on damage by any wood destroying organisms (WDO)?

(4) Are you inspecting for or reporting on any of the following conditions?  soil in direct contact with wood  wooden or other conducive debris under or near the structure  water in a structure from poor drainage or a plumbing leak  failed caulk or grout at water splash areas  inadequate clearances such as may be found in a crawl space  restricted or failing gutter systems  inadequate ventilation causing excessive moisture in wood  vegetation in contact with the structure.

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above related to wood destroying INSECTS, their damage or conditions conducive to their infestation, YOU need to be licensed as a SPI. Once licensed as a SPI, you must also report on any wood rot damage you find as well as conditions conducive to its development.

Note: The Department of Licensing administers a Home Inspector license that requires wood rot and conducive conditions to be reported during an inspection. A Home Inspector cannot report on wood destroying insects unless they are licensed as an SPI.

Structural Pest Inspector ( SPI ) Licensing is thoroughly covered in our class

1 ) We will cover all aspects of structural pest inspections.

2 ) We will demonstrate state of the art ( SPI ) software. WDI.F/X 

3 ) We will cover all the procedures to obtain your ( SPI ) License

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Washington State Home Inspector licensing requirements and training.  http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/homeinspectors/hilicense.htm

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7 Pages Sample Report From Free Software Provided To All Students


Sample Report


How to get your license: Home inspectors

Get educated

If you weren’t licensed before September 1, 2009, you’re required to take a board-approved, 120-hour Fundamentals of Home Inspection course, and mentor with an experienced home inspector for 40 hours of field training. See Home Inspector Education Course Catalog for a list of board-approved fundamental courses.

Submit an exam application

After you finish your education and field training, submit your home inspector exam application. Your exam application must include your:

  • Certificate of Completion from a board-approved Fundamentals of Home Inspection course (photocopies accepted).
  • Completed field training log with an experienced home inspector (photocopies accepted). You can find the home inspection field training form on page 3 of the exam application.
  • Completed Home Inspector Examination Application.

Mail your exam application and supporting documents to:

Home Inspectors
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9021
Olympia, WA 98507-9021

After we evaluate and approve your exam application, we’ll mail you an exam eligibility approval letter with contact information for the exam provider and instructions for completing the process.

Take the exam

You must contact the exam provider to schedule your exam time and location, and arrange payment for your exam. The cost for the full exam is $300. See Exams for more information about scheduling and taking the exam.

  • If you pass the exam, the exam provider will give you state and national pass reports you’ll need for your license application.
  • If you fail all or part of the exam, you must wait 24 hours before scheduling with the exam provider to retake your exam. The cost to retake your exam is $125 for the state portion, and $250 for the national portion.

Apply for your license

After passing your home inspector exam, submit your home inspector license application. Your license application must include your:

  • State and national pass reports from the exam provider (photocopies accepted).
  • Completed Home Inspector License Application with your date of birth and Social Security number (required by RCW 26.23.150).
  • A check or money order for the $680 licensing fee, made payable to the Department of Licensing.

Mail your application, pass reports, and fee to:

Home Inspectors
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3917
Seattle, WA 98124-3917

After we evaluate and approve your license application, we’ll process your application in our licensing system and mail your license to you.


If you have any questions about the licensing process, please email us atDOLINTHomeInspectors@dol.wa.gov or ca11 360.664.6487.


Cancellation policy.

The $500 dollar deposit to reserve a seat in the Fundamentals of Home Inspection course is non refundable.