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Catalog 2021-2022 
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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, 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

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. meet education requirements set by Maryland Department of Labor for licensing as a home inspector,

2. apply the knowledge and skills to function as a Licensed Home Inspector,

3. prepare to gain employment as a home inspector, and

4. prepare to sit for the state licensing exam.

Program Credentials

​CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce 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


Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

​15 weeks

Courses start in September and January at CCBC Catonsville.

Program Requirements

​CCBC Requirement: 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:


Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program 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.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

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; $123; 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 | | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley 106 

Administrative Assistant: Sarah Moore | | 443-840-1632 | Essex BESS 116

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