Home inspectors conduct inspections of newly built or previously owned homes, condominiums, townhomes, manufactured homes, apartments and, at times, commercial buildings. They inspect a home’s systems, components and structure. Although they look for and report violations of building codes, they do not have the power to enforce compliance with the codes. In addition to examining structural quality, home inspectors inspect all home systems and features, including roofing, house exterior, attached garage or carport, foundation, interior, plumbing, and electrical, heating and cooling systems.
This program fulfills the educational requirements for the Maryland Home Inspector license, which is one step in achieving a Maryland Home Inspector license. Topics include structural and internal systems; professional standards for home inspectors, Maryland minimum Standards of Practice and Maryland Code of Ethics, and inspection report writing.
CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.
Certifying Organization: Maryland Real Estate Appraisers & Home Inspectors Commission www.dllr.state.md.us/license/reahi
Note: This course is a step in obtaining a Maryland Home Inspection License. Students successfully completing this course fulfill the educational requirements for the Maryland Home Inspector License.
Financial Aid and Payment Options
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development
Courses start in September and January at CCBC Catonsville.
High School Diploma or GED.
Additional Requirements – State of Maryland:
This program fulfills the educational requirements for the Maryland Home Inspector license. Additional state requirements for obtaining the Home Inspector’s License can be found on the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/reahi/
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Program Course Sequence
Students must attend all class sessions in order to complete the course.
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Home Inspection Pre-License
Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards by Carson Dunlop; paperback text cost is about $100; available at CCBC bookstores
Skills for Success:
Business skills; self discipline
Licensed Home Inspectors conduct inspections for a company or can start their own business.