Home Inspection Requires a License
in the Commonwealth
Effective July 1, 2017, the Commonwealth of Virginia began requiring a license issued by DPOR for anyone working as a home inspector. Home inspectors previously certified under the Virginia Certified Home Inspector Regulations were issued a license.
We encourage you to go to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to review all the requirements to become a Virginia Licensed Home Inspector. But in short, most new applicants must complete the approved educational requirements and obtain field experience while under the supervision of a Virginia licensed home inspector. They must also pass the National Home Inspectors Examination.
All Virginia home inspectors must be 18 years of age and obtain the required general liability insurance. Virginia home inspectors must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
We can help with the educational requirements
It takes more than a quick live or on-line class to become a good home inspector. We can get you started with a good foundation that meets the classroom requirements set by the Commonwealth to get your license. To get your career up and running fast, you need to get in the field with a licensed inspector fast. Knock out your required classroom studies in four days. Don't spend your weekends in the classroom.
We hold our 4-day (35-hour) live class about once month at our facility in Virginia Beach. We post class dates on this site and on our KC Hart and Company Facebook page. The fee for the daytime live class is $1,100.00 and includes the books and learning materials. Call Kenny Hart (757-406-9317) before you register and learn if you qualify for a discount or about our payment plan. Classroom size is limited. Register early!
We have numerous on-site exhibits such as furnaces, A/C units and electric service panels and we are routinely adding new exhibits to enhance your learning experience. Along with the lectures, we also use animated slideshows and video clips to help with your training.
Breakfast is on your own, but refreshments and snacks are provided throughout the day. You can bring your own lunch or leave for the 1/2 hour lunch break. We have a refrigerator and microwave oven on site, if you'd like to bring last night's leftovers and heat them up during the break.
If you would like to cut the number of required field inspections needed to obtain your license, ask about our on-line class to earn a 70-hour certificate. The on-line class is not a stand-alone class and must be taken with the live class for credit. The fee for the on-line class is $599.00
We are located at 209 Business Park Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. We have not made lodging arrangements with any hotels in our area, but recommend you contact the Holiday Inn at 5655 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach for lodging. Their number is 757-499-4400.
Other hotels near our facility include:
The Red Roof Inn 757-490-0225
Hampton Inn and Suites 757-490-9800
SpringHill Suites 757-333-3100
Courtyard by Marriot 757-490-2002
La Quinta Inn 757-497-6620
Ask us about a free year's membership with InterNACHI.
The topics covered in our courses include:
Standards and Reports
Surface Water Control and Landscaping
Footings and Foundations
Structural: Floors, Walls and Roof Framing
Chimneys and Fireplaces