Illinois Home Inspector Training
Want to become a licensed and certified home inspector in Illinois?
Home Inspectors in Illinois must be licensed by the state.
Our school, A Better School
of Building Inspection, is on the list of approved training providers. To fulfill the state requirements, the Illinois Home Inspector Training Course is in two parts: 1) a home study package and
2) the 5-inspection events hands-on instruction with a licensed Illinois inspector.
- The 12-Volume DVD set showing you close to 2000 scenes of real defects from actual homes.
- The 500-page manual with over 350 line diagrams, hands-on inspection procedures, marketing ideas, and more.
- The 2-DVD Virtual Inspection set (regular price $100).
- A study guide for the Illinois state test (regular price $100).
- Complimentary membership in NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors, established in 1987).
- As a Special Bonus, we include the Residential Inspection Forms on CD at no extra cost. Most companies charge $300 to $900 for inspection forms.
You get all of this for only $499 + $15 S&H.
We'll throw in the 11-DVD "Live" Classroom on DVD Set for only $100 more.
2) 5-Inspection Events Hands-on with a Licensed Illinois home inspector for only $275
You must purchase and complete Part 1 before doing Part 2.
Total price for both parts: $774 + $15 S&H.
Order Part 1
Or call 1-888-466-4677 Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Illinois time, or email: email@example.com
For more information on these courses, click on the above links or call
1-888-466-4677 or see our webpage at www.hometraining.com
For more information and details on Illinois
Home Inspector Licensing, visit the
Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate webpage, or contact the Office of Banks and Real
Estate by mail or
Office of Banks and Real Estate
500 East Monroe
Analysis - Illinois Home Inspector/Inspection License Law/Statute – This opinion/analysis information is not to be treated as legal advice. Please contact an attorney if you have legal questions.
Some important provisions in the law found in the Illinois home inspector license law located in Chapter 225 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes Act Prefix 441, (225 ILCS 441), Professions And Occupations
Home Inspector License Act (Source: Public Act 92-239, Eff. 8-3-01) And Illinois Administrative Code, Title 68: Professions And Occupations Chapter VIII: Department Of Financial And Professional Regulation Part 1410 Home Inspector License Act:
"Home inspection" means the examination and evaluation of the exterior and interior components of residential real property, which includes the inspection of any 2 or more of the following components of residential real property in connection with or to facilitate the sale, lease, or other conveyance of, or the proposed sale, lease or other conveyance of, residential real property:
(1) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system;
(2) plumbing system;
(3) electrical system;
(4) structural composition;
(7) masonry structure; or
(8) any other residential real property component as established by rule.
Comment: This section defines a home inspection as an inspection involving at least two on a list of the general aspects of a home.
(c) The licensing requirements of this Article do not apply to:
(1) any person who is employed as a code enforcement official by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government, while acting within the scope of that government employment;
(2) any person licensed by the State of Illinois while acting within the scope of his or her license; or
(3) any person engaged by the owner or lessor of residential real property for the purpose of preparing a bid or estimate as to the work necessary or the costs associated with performing home construction, home remodeling, or home repair work on the residential real property, provided such person does not hold himself or herself out, or advertise himself or herself, as being engaged in business as a home inspector.
Comment: This explains which individuals/activities are exempt from the home inspector licensing law statute including code officials, certain government employees, individuals serving within an arena in which they already hold a license, and bid inspectors.
(11) Accepting an inspection assignment when the employment itself is contingent upon the home inspector reporting a predetermined analysis or opinion, or when the fee to be paid is contingent upon the analysis, opinion, or conclusion reached or upon the consequences resulting from the home inspection assignment.
Comment: This paragraph signals the inappropriateness of accepting an arrangement where the choice of the inspector or payment of the inspection fee is contingent on the report containing or omitting any predetermined content or on the close of escrow on the home. This last prohibition could be interpreted to mean that a home inspector cannot agree to wait to be paid until the house “closes” at the mortgage company.
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