To take home inspection certification courses online a person must sign up for a program like that offered by the American Home Inspection Training Institute or the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Not every state allows a home inspector to receive certification online or through distance learning courses.
The online home inspection certification course online through American Home Inspection Training Institute covers topics such as structure, roofs, electrical, plumbing and exteriors. This program is nationally certified. The courses will require textbooks, audio tutorials, visual tutorials, exercises and exams. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors offers certification courses that simulate the classroom experience including quizzes and exams. A list of inspection course accreditation and inspection education approvals can be found at nachi.org.