There is currently no state licensing required to become a home inspector in Iowa. However, home inspectors must follow laws related to the profession such as contracts and fair trade practices. PHII home inspector certification provides a competitive advantage.
PHII's online home inspection training and certification course meets all Iowa requirements for home inspectors including Iowa regulations for trade practices and consumer protection. There is not currently a home inspector state license required in Iowa, therefore, after graduation from our course, you can start inspecting right away!
Additional Steps to Advance Your Iowa Home Inspection Career
1) Join a Professional Home Inspector Association. PHII pays for your first year of membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI). Many states also have their own home inspector associations you can join for networking opportunities.
2) Pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE). PHII's training fully prepares you. Passing the NHIE will help you stand out as a trusted industry expert in Iowa. The NHIE is a challenging 200-question proctored exam that is required by some states. Veterans are eligible for reimbursement through the GI Bill.
3) Join a Multi-Inspector Company in Iowa to gain experience, or start your own business. Established home inspection companies in Iowa are always looking for new home inspectors to work for them. Businesses provide benefits, professional insurance and home inspection scheduling.
4) Register Your Own Business in Iowa and obtain general liability insurance and/or errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. Home inspector insurance policies are affordable and will protect you against career-ending lawsuits. Build your own home inspection business in Iowa and enjoy the success that follows!
Realtors, lenders, home buyers, and home owners want to make sure a home inspector has been properly trained and certified. PHII will give you a nationally recognized home inspector certification and the credentials you need to become a successful home inspector in Iowa. Becoming certified now may also make you eligible to be "grandfathered in" when new licensing laws or stricter regulations take effect.
Note: As the industry grows, many states are enacting or changing legislation requiring training, supervised inspections and examinations for home inspectors. PHII students have had great success passing state and national exams, and you also receive FREE continuing education credits with your enrollment! Please check the website periodically for updates about current licensing laws or call toll free (800) 983-6322
PHII's Iowa home inspection certification is approved by real estate and building commissions, and major insurance providers. PHII is also affiliated will major professional associations including ASHI, AHI, CREIA, and FABI. The home inspector certification material for Iowa is aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors and is updated regularly. We teach Iowa students the key information that they must inspect for and include in the home inspection report.
Every lesson is concise and written in clear language that is easy to understand. Our interactive Iowa home inspection certification course is designed in-house by experienced and qualified home instructors who understand the trade and how to teach it. PHII offers the most complete, self-paced Iowa home inspection training on the market today. You receive instant online access and have an option to receive course materials that are shipped to you. Our course management system is unmatched in features and interactive technology.
You can access the Iowa home inspection training on wi-fi devices including tablets and smart phones, and the course can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unlike other online courses, there is no time limit, so you can take as much time as you need. Become an Iowa home inspector at whatever pace you set, quickly or over time. Your home inspector certification course never expires!
Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Iowa Home Inspector Graduates
Upon achieving home inspector certification, PHII can offer all Iowa home inspector graduates a free $289 membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.
Looking for Online Home Inspector Training Outside of Iowa?
The first step in starting your home inspector career is to understand the path to a home inspector license. The process can be simple or lengthy depending on the state or province. In some cases you can train entirely online to obtain your home inspector license or certification. In other cases you can train online and complete field training to meet home inspector requirements. Even if your location does not require a home inspector license, you still need to be properly trained and certified in order to stand out from the competition. That is where home inspector certification from PHII gives you the advantage because we go beyond the minimum training a home inspector needs so that you can hit the ground running. PHII is also there to support you along the way as you start inspecting and need help if you run into problems. Start by understanding your state or provincial requirements by clicking the links below to popular locations where PHII offers online certification opportunities.
Home Inspector License in the U.S.
Home Inspector Licence in Canada
PHII offers home inspector continuing education and numerous certifications to help you learn more, earn more and grow your home inspection business. At PHII our mission is to provide you with the best home inspector training to prepare you for a successful real estate career, along with the support you need down the road. PHII-trained home inspectors are never alone. With PHII, your home inspector training is truly at your pace. You always have access to PHII course material and support. Every online certification course comes with lifetime access.
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