While a license is not required to become a home inspector in Wisconsin, the home inspection profession is regulated by the state, and PHII home inspector certification provides an advantage. Wisconsin home inspectors must meet the qualifications below and apply for registration. Follow the steps below to become a legally-compliant certified Wisconsin home inspector.
PHII's online home inspection training and certification course meets all education and trade practice requirements for Wisconsin. To become a registered Wisconsin Home Inspector you must:
(1) Complete 40 hours of approved home inspector education (PHII is fully approved)
(2) Pass the 50-question Wisconsin state examination on Statutes and Administrative Rules
(3) Pass the National Home Inspector Examination (PHII's home inspection training course fully prepares you)
(4) Register as a home inspector (Application Fee: $126)
440.972 Registration of Wisconsin Home inspectors.
1) The department shall register an individual under this subchapter if the individual does all of the following:
(a) Submits an application for registration to the department on a form provided by the department.
(b) Pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
(bg) Submits evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she has completed at least 40 hours of instruction approved by the department under s. 440.974 (1) (ag).
(c) Submits evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she is not subject to a pending criminal charge, or has not been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or other offense, the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of home inspection.
Wisconsin Home Inspector License Changes
In 2022, Wisconsin implemented rule changes for a registered Wisconsin home inspector that:
Additional Steps to Advance Your Wisconsin 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). Wisconsin also has a state home inspector association (WAHI) you can join for networking opportunities.
2) Join a Multi-Inspector Company in Wisconsin to gain experience, or start your own business. Established home inspection companies in Wisconsin are always looking for new home inspectors to work for them. Businesses provide benefits, professional insurance and home inspection scheduling.
3) Register Your Own Business in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin and enjoy the success that follows!
PHII's Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors and is updated regularly. We teach Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 a Wisconsin home inspector at whatever pace you set, quickly or over time. Your home inspector certification course never expires!
PHII will give you a nationally recognized home inspector certification and the credentials you need to become a successful home inspector in Wisconsin. PHII students have also 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
Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Wisconsin Home Inspector Graduates
Upon achieving home inspector certification, PHII can offer all Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?
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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