Why It Made the Cut: The ICA School offers in-person and online instructor-led courses, and users receive lifetime access to course materials and reporting software.
The ICA School offers abundant educational resources and materials for anyone looking to become a home inspector. For a one-time tuition fee, it offers certification programs both online and in person to fit a student’s schedule and learning preferences. ICA School includes a commercial inspection course for free when students pay for the home inspector program. In addition to its general home inspector training program, ICA School also offers a wide range of additional course material, including radon and mold testing certification courses. The courses are beneficial to inspectors who want to offer additional services and have a robust knowledge base. ICA School tuition also includes lifetime access to home inspection reporting software for students to use in their careers after completing the program. The cost of the in-person classes is on the higher end of average, but the investment is worthwhile in the long run, given the lifetime access to course material and software.
- Class format: Online, in person
- Course length: Self-paced online; 2 to 8 days in person
- Price: $795 online; starting at $1,395 in person
- Certification earned: Certificate of completion; radon and mold testing certifications available
- State restrictions: Not accepted in NJ, NY, TX, and WA
- Lifetime access to course materials and reporting software
- Wide range of “bonus” courses including radon and mold testing certification courses
- Commercial inspection course included free with home inspection course
- Relatively high cost for in-person classes