Home Inspector Training School

Washington State Home Inspector Training

Are you ready to get your Washington State Home Inspector license?

The State of Washington requires 160 hours of training (120 hour classroom course and 40 hours of field training) in a home inspector program before you can meet the Washington State Department of Licensing requirements to apply for your license.

Our program provides the fundamental knowledge, skills and practical training for students from anywhere in the country to become highly successful home inspectors.

About Our School

  • Fast track 17-day course designed to help you meet the state requirements with the least amount of disruption to your life.
  • Only home inspector school in Washington State taught at a home inspector’s office with lectures being given by working home inspectors.
  • Fulfills the Washington State license application requirement of 160 hours of training (120-hours classroom and 40-hours field training).
  • Online curriculum in our comfortable computer lab, with daily material testing to measure your progress.

With a maximum class of 17 students, our instructors are able to dedicate more time to each individual. Our program structure enables each student the opportunity to fully understand and digest the course material and answer questions in a personal setting.

Trevor and a student on a roof during field training

There's no substitute for real world experience.

Field Training is your opportunity to apply the skills you’ve learned through your studies. You get to see real situations and learn to investigate components hands-on, which is very different than reading about it in a book.

Our Inspector Training Program offers 40-hours of field training to help you build valuable experience inspecting homes. Learn what to do (and what not to do) from an experienced professional, which is a vital component to a complete home inspection training program.

 * Availability of classes subject to change. Please call us at (360) 485-7123 with any questions or to check availability for a class.

Upcoming Classes

Our classes are filling up quickly. Reserve your seat by registering today!

September 6th – 24th, 2021
November 1st – 19th, 2021
January 3rd – 21st, 2022
March 7th – 25th, 2022
May 2nd – 20th, 2022

Course Hours and Schedule

Our Fundamentals of Home Inspection course is an intensive three-week program concentrating the full 160-hours of mandatory classroom training into 17-days:

Week 1 (6 Days): Monday – Saturday. Live training — call for class start times.
Week 2 (6 Days): Monday – Saturday. Live training — call for class start times.

Week 3, Field Training Only (5 Days): Monday – Friday.
If a student requires field training – please call for class times.

Register For Classes

SGA Inspection 2019 Textbook

This 120-hour course will prepare you to pass the Washington State Home Inspector Exam, and teach the fundamental skills of performing a home inspection and writing a professional report. You will also learn valuable skills on how to promote your business once you receive your license. An optional 40-hours of field training is available as part of the curriculum to fulfill the full 160-hours of state-mandated training.

Ready To Test Your Home Inspection Knowledge?

Are you preparing to take the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) or applying for your Home Inspector License? Many states, such as Oregon requires home inspector candidates pass this nationally recognized exam.

SGA Inspection offers 16 practice exams to assess your knowledge and competence on a comprehensive range of home inspection topics. These subjects are offered individually and as a cumulative final exam that will demonstrate your comprehensive knowledge as a home inspector.

Continue your home inspector training with advanced topics ranging from inspecting architectural styles used in historical homes to commercial building inspection.

We offer a full pre-licensing course to prepare you for a Structural Pest Inspection (SPI) license through the Washington State Department of Agriculture, along with an advanced course on wood destroying organisms.

Each course awards 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEC) for professional home inspectors to satisfy Washington State Department of Licensing requirements.