Learn what it takes to become a home inspector with a step-by-step, guided tour through the home inspection process. Study around your schedule, and at your own pace.
Why Learn Home Inspection?
Penn Foster Career School can help you take the first step on your career path. There are a lot of opportunities for home inspectors such as working for inspection, foreclosure, insurance or real estate agencies, or working independently for contracting and inspection services. The average annual salary for construction and building inspectors is $60,710.¹ Many home inspectors have the option of full-time employment or additional income from their home inspection side businesses.
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge to help you prepare for a career in Home Inspection.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with other students
Connect in real-time with other Home Inspector students in the Penn Foster Community.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Home Inspector Diploma Program Course Details
Home inspectors assess the structure, electrical and plumbing systems, damages, and safety concerns for properties being bought or sold. Learn basics from structural design, exterior and interior electrical and mechanical inspections in various property types, inspection standards, and professional services.
¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Construction and Building Inspectors, on the Internet here (visited June 17, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.