Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


WA Approved Home Inspector Training Course: Oct. 9, 2017

Bellingham Technical College's next home inspector training course will begin on October 9, 2017. The class will include 135 clock hours in the fundamentals of home inspection and 40 hours of supervised field training. 

State law requires inspection students to obtain at least 120 hours of training, and BTC is the only state college level course that offers substantially more credits than minimum -- a full 15 clock hours above the baseline 120 hours. In addition to acquiring the training and certification necessary for licensing, our students earn state college credits as well!

After many years of having the same promotional video, and thousands of online hits on that link, I have updated the video to better reflect our 2017 curriculum. Along with the standard areas of study, per state law updates, the current course includes techniques for inspecting swimming pools/spas, yard irrigation systems, and alternative methods of construction.

 This fast-track training program takes a student from start to finish in four weeks (20 days). Classes meet M-F from 8AM to 5PM. 

After the course, the faculty provides online support that helps students prep for state exams. The BTC class, also, presents an overview of wood destroying organism education and WSDA licensing options. These are some of the reasons BTC has an exceptionally high pass rate among our students who take the state licensing exams.

Enrollment for the upcoming course, with classes beginning October 9, 2017, is limited to 12 people and we are acquiring students on a regular basis. Therefore, anyone interested should sign up soon. To obtain additional information on the course call 360-319-0038 or Email:


Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 1 commentSteven L. Smith • July 05 2017 06:13AM


Hard to believe that this course is ending today, and the next time we will be holding a class will be in February of the new year.


Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 3 years ago