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


Bellingham Technical College: July 2018 Home Inspector Class

 Bellingham Technical College's next four week long home inspector training course begins on July 9, 2018. Actually we have a course in May, beginning on the 7th. It had been sold out, but now I see we have a sole opening as I write this update. So if you are a potential student reading this, we do have one slot for the upcoming May course. To keep the class small, so we can provide personal attention, we will only accept 12 students per offering. 

BTC's Don Hester, Eastern Washington home inspector and course instructor

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 (135 clock hours) than minimum -- a full 15 clock hours above the baseline. In addition to acquiring the training and certification necessary for licensing, our students earn state college credits!

Along with our focusing on standard areas such as structure, electric, plumbing, etc. as of recent times, per state law updates, the current course includes study of swimming pools/spas, yard irrigation systems, and alternative methods of construction.  The video below provides an overview of the course.

 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.

 To obtain additional information on the course call 360-319-0038 or Email: Steven Smith at


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Comment balloon 4 commentsSteven L. Smith • May 01 2018 05:49PM


I think I forgot to post anything previously on the May course which is coming up. The class filled so quickly that there was no space by the time I got around to thinking about promoting it. Anyone who wants into the July course should focus on getting in ASAP.


Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 2 years ago

I thought it might be time for a Spam comment.  Not that your post or class could be regarded as such.














Surly you should go ahead, report the Spam.  True is true.

I deserve it.


Good luck with the class.  Would that I was a fly on the wall!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 2 years ago


Your kind of Spam I will take any time. Geez, my grandma used to like that stuff and canned hams. So, when I was a kid, between trying to stay out from under the feet of all the T-Rex in the neighborhood that were still alive then, I had to put up with canned hams and spam on Sundays.


Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 2 years ago

I will be posting an update on upcoming classes in days to come.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 2 years ago