Online certifications for home inspectors are available from institutions such as the American Home Inspectors Training Institute, ICASchool.com, Allied Schools and Kaplan Real Estate Education. Some of the modules covered include plumbing; electrical, heating and cooling; structure and exteriors. Other modules are roofs, ventilation and insulation, and business and marketing.
Some institutions offer online course books in electronic formats. Students may need to buy additional materials for studying. The courses are accredited by professional inspection associations such as the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the National Association of Home Inspectors and the American Society of Home Inspectors. Kaplan offers live classes that allow students to ask questions. The fees for the course vary by school. Students who complete the program are eligible to join professional organizations.