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Home Inspector Pre-License

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Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). 

External Credential: 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.

Licensing Organization: Maryland Real Estate Appraisers & Home Inspectors Commission www.dllr.state.md.us/license/reahi

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for those who qualify

Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

15 weeks

Courses start in September and January at CCBC Catonsville.

Program Requirements

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/

Application Process

To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

​Students must attend all class sessions in order to complete the course.  


Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



SBA 511  

Home Inspection Pre-License


Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards by Carson Dunlop; paperback text cost is about $100; available at  CCBC bookstores




Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Business skills; self discipline


Career Opportunities:

Licensed Home Inspectors conduct inspections for a company or can start their own business.

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Contact Information

Coordinator: Moire Riley | mriley@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley | 106 

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Cullip | scullip@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-1632 | Essex | BESS 116

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