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How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Alabama

home inspector state regulations PHII's Online Home Inspection Training and Certification Course is approved in Alabama. Alabama requires membership in and adherence to the ethical standards of ASHI or an equivalent professional body that requires approved training. We are approved by ASHI, NAHI, NACHI, and NSHI, the four non-profit home inspection societies and PHII graduates receive free enrollment in NSHI.

There are three other methods of becoming a home inspector: (1) current approval or certification by the United States Veterans Administration, HUD the Southern Building Code Congress International, or the Council of American Building Officials; (2) a high school diploma or its equivalent, work experience for at least one year as a home inspector, and completion of at least 100 home inspections for compensation (3) current licensure in Alabama as a general contractor, architect, structural engineer, or residential home builder. Inspectors are also required to carry liability insurance.

Alabama Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:

Alabama Building Commission
Phyllis Thomas (334) 242-4810
Home Inspector's / EIFS Coordinator
770 Washington Ave., Ste. 444
Montgomery, AL 36104
Approved: Yes

Training Provider:
Professional Home Inspection Institute
1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
http://www.homeinspectioninstitute.com
Toll Free 800-983-6322

Included in PHII's Alabama Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Alabama home inspector certification program

Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects that you will master for each lesson of the home inspection certification course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology - Overview of the common language used throughout the home inspection industry by licensed home inspectors
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspection - Pre-inspection agreements and liability during a home inspection, understanding home inspector responsibilities
  • Site, Grounds and Grading - Components outside the home including paving, vegetation, ground slope and drainage, decks, steps and porches that apply to a home inspection
  • Exterior and Structure - Foundation, chimneys, trim and siding, doors and windows, eaves, soffits, and down spouts
  • Roof Components - Types and styles, roof materials and home inspection methods, flashing and gutters, skylights for a typical home inspection
  • Plumbing Systems - Water and fuel service type, size and location, waste and vent pipes, kitchen and bathroom faucets and fixtures, water heaters
  • Electrical Systems - Service entrance location and capacity, inspecting panels and branch circuits, wire gauges, determining grounding and bonding, ground fault interrupters (GFIs), outlets, fixtures, switches and smoke detectors
  • Attic Inspection - Attic access methods, roof framing and sheathing, insulation types, ventilation methods, roof vent pipes, defects and moisture issues
  • Insulation & Ventilation - R Factor, vapor retarders, crawl space and below-grade ventilation, theory of exhaust and plumbing ventilation as it applies to home inspection
  • Interior Components - Home inspection methods and standards for walls and rooms, bedroom egress, windows, types of doors, stairs and railing, defects, fire places.
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens - Toilets, sinks, ventilation, bathtubs, showers, flooring, GCFI protection, defects and moisture damage, cabinets, counters, flooring, built-in appliances following home inspection industry standards
  • Basement & Crawlspace - Type and entry methods, evaluating foundation and supports, stairs, flooring, walls, ceiling, exposed insulation, vapor barriers, evaluating joists, trusses, sub floors, floor drains and sump pumps
  • Heating and Air Conditioning - Location(s), fuel type(s), age, capacity, distribution methods, heat exchangers, combustion venting, humidifiers, air filters, evaporator and condenser coils, supplemental heat, electrical disconnect home inspection standards
  • Garage and Carport - Home inspection standards for identifying structure type, attached, detached, door openers, floors ceiling walls, ventilation, safety features, separation wall, door to a living space, ventilation, GFI protection
  • Conducting a Home Inspection - Pre home inspection agreements, professional behavior, procedures with clients, home inspection methodology, home inspection tools, written report, follow-up
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up - Registration for home inspection business, website set-up, payment processing, pricing services, business vehicle, ladders and basic tools, electronic tools, sales tax and write-offs, filing requirements, state tax I.D. number, records, profit, cash flow, advertising, brochures, tracking ads, customer service
  • Mold and Allergens - Mycotoxins and pathogenic molds, sources and outbreaks, collecting samples during home inspection, client agreements, findings, common allergens, health effects, mitigation procedures, how to become a mold certified home inspector
  • Radon in Air and Water - Properties of radon, health effects, how radon enters buildings and water supplies, measurement, elevated/unsafe levels, seasonal effects, mitigation methods, how to become a radon certified home inspector
  • Commercial Inspections - Types of commercial home inspections, challenges, ASST. E2018-01 guidelines, property condition assessment (CPA) reports, walk-through survey, home inspector vs. a field observer, entering the market, referrals, liability, how to become a home inspector with commercial certification

  • After passing PHII's home inspector exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Alabama.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Alabama Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Alabama take?
    PHII's Alabama home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Alabama is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Alabama course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Alabama home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Alabama for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Alabama . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-800-983-6322.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Alabama should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Alabama should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Alabama home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Alabama residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Alabama. We have been there to support our students from Alabama during and after the training. We have up-to-date Alabama home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Alabama.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
    Call us toll-free at 800-983-6322

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    Free 1-YEAR NSHI Membership for Alabama Graduates
    All Alabama home inspector graduates receive a free 1-year membership in the National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI), a non-profit professional home inspector association.


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