Home Inspection Course Offered at Governors State

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governors State University is offering a “Become a Certified Home Inspector” certification course this spring. The course, offered by GSU’s Office of Continuing Education, takes place May 11, 12, and 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at GSU’s main campus in University Park.

The course provides the tools needed to successfully start a home inspection business and is open to those seeking both a part and full-time career opportunities. Studies show that full-time certified home inspectors earn approximately $50,000 per year.

Governors State has partnered with the American Home Inspection Training Institute (AHIT), the industry leader, to offer a comprehensive home inspection course. Workshop participants will learn from AHIT’s instructors, successful entrepreneurs with years of experience in the field. AHIT is recognized by ASHI, NAHI, NACHI, CREIA, TREC, and other professional organizations.

GSU’s home inspection course combines online materials with classroom instruction. Students will accompany the instructor to five local homes to conduct actual hands-on inspections. The course includes training on structure, interiors, exteriors, plumbing, electrical, roofs, heating and cooling, and report writing. Students will also receive expert guidance in how to develop and market a business.

Course materials include tools – an inspection mirror, GFCI tester, and electrical circuit tester. Students receive an exam study guide for state and national tests, and web-based exams with immediate feedback and automatic. Students get a home inspection report, home maintenance manual, industry updates, and lifetime, unlimited mentorship and telephone support.

The course fee also includes:

  • Eight study modules on all the different components of a home
  • Online course books (PDF format)
  • Online supplemental tutorials and quizzes
  • One-hour home inspection process video
  • 30-minute home maintenance video
  • Online photo book (200+ color photos)
  • Business and Marketing Manual – marketing plan, office plan, and inspection plan

The course fee is $1,795, which includes all materials. Registration must be completed by April 13 and is available by calling (877) 838-0959. Further information is available at ahit.com/affiliates/govst or by calling (708) 534-4099.