Here in Bellingham, at the time I am posting this, we are just about a month away from the next course in residential home inspections and field training. Bellingham Technical College is one of only a few approved providers of home inspection training in the State of Washington.
The state law requires anyone who wishes to enter the field of home inspection to complete a 120 hour course in the fundamentals of home inspection. Mandatory training, also, includes obtaining 40 hours of field training. If any prospective inspector does not meet those basic requirements, he or she is not allowed to take the state exam. I receive many inquiries from potential students asking about "online" courses. Washington law is written in such a manner that only classroom training counts toward obtaining a home inspector license.
The next four-week program, offered by Bellingham Technical College, is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 4, 2013. The fundamentals training will run for three weeks and there is a week of field training so, all in all, the course lasts four weeks.
For additional information on course offerings, contact Steven Smith, lead instructor, at 360-676-6908.