The next Washington state approved home inspection training course, to be offered at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on May 2, 2016. Back in 2009, the BTC training course was the first such program to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing. The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours of onsite field training.
Anyone, who wishes to enter the field of home inspection, must take a 120 hour fundamentals training course and complete 40 hours of approved field training prior to being allowed to sit for the Washington state exams. Online courses, unlike classroom training, are not an educational option towards licensing requirements and are disallowed by the state.
At BTC we provide a fast-track program that takes a student from start to finish in four weeks (20 days). Classes meet M-F from 8AM to 5PM.
After the course, we provide online support that helps students prep for state exams. The BTC course, also, provide an overview of wood destroying organism inspections and WSDA licensing options.
A short video, descriptive of the Bellingham Technical College state approved course, is available below.
In recent years, demand for the course has been strong, and we are attracting students from around the state. We keep classes small, of a reasonable size, not exceeding a dozen students. The upcoming class, as I post this, is half full. So, anyone interested should sign up while we still have space left in the class.
For additional information, contact Steven L. Smith, directly at 360-676-6908, or through Bellingham Technical College at 360-752-8796