Course Detail: CEPD-IHITOL - Illinois Home Inspector Training

What is home inspection?
A home inspection is a documented, professional opinion of a home-based on a visual evaluation and operational testing of the home's systems and components to determine their current condition. The home inspection business comes with the freedom of setting your own working hours and days.

How long will the course take?
We offer a 60-hour home-study course to allow our students to move at their own pace. No need to stress about making it to class on-time, or taking time off work. The course must be completed within three months from your registration date.

What is covered in the 5 field inspections?
During the 5 field inspections you will learn from our Supervising Inspector, Charles Walton, about how to properly conduct an inspection. Everything from what to look for at a property to how to communicate that information to the client will be discussed.

Will I receive my license when I complete the course?
No. Once the course is completed and you have passed the Final Exam, you will receive a certificate which will allow you to register for the State Exam. After passing the State Exam, you can apply to receive your license.

When can I start?
Today! Our self-paced course allows our students to start as soon as they are ready. No waiting for classroom spots to become available!

What do I need to know about Illinois License process?
To obtain a license, an applicant must: 1) be at least 21 years of age, 2) have or obtain a high school diploma or GED, 3) as a prerequisite for sitting for the examination, successfully complete 60 hours of pre-license education from an education provider approved and licensed by IDFPR-DRE plus perform 5 field events under the supervision of a licensed home inspector, and 4) take and successfully pass the Home Inspector Examination for Illinois, which consists of the National Home Inspector Examination and a section concerning Illinois statutes and regulations. Licensed home Inspectors are required to perform Inspections that meet the minimum standards of practice established by rule as adopted by the IDFPR. The law became effective January 1, 2003.

For more information, including statute, Rules, applications, contact the IDFPR-DRE at:
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Real Estate
320 W. Washington 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Chicago Offices
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (800) 560-6420
Fax: (217) 782-3390


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