Georgia Home Inspector Training
Do you want to become a home inspector in Georgia?
In Georgia, you want to make sure you have good training to learn how to properly perform home inspections. We recommend our 60-Hour Residential Home Inspection Package which includes:
- 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).
- 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.
Through our program, you will develop an ability to recognize how homes fail (a very specialized knowledge base) long after they have been built under code. Only people who have extensive experience in repair & maintenance in ALL the different trades would already know the kinds of things taught in a good quality home inspector training program. Even those highly qualified individuals would not know where a home inspection begins and where it ends. They might under-inspect or over-inspect a home if they do not learn what is expected in a home inspection. We teach that as well!
Analysis - Georgia Home Inspector/Inspection 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 Georgia home inspector law located in Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 3, Article 6, (Source: Georgia Laws 1994, p. 471, Section 1):
§ 8-3-330. "Home inspector" defined
As used in this article, the term "home inspector" means any person, except an employee of a county, municipality, or political subdivision while engaged in the performance of the duties of his or her employment, who, for consideration, inspects and reports on the condition of any home or single-family dwelling or the grounds, roof, exterior surface, garage or carport, structure, attic, basement or crawl space, electrical system, heating system, air-conditioning system, plumbing, on-site sewerage disposal, pool or hot tub, fireplace, kitchen, appliances, or any combination thereof for a prospective purchaser or seller.
Comment: This section limits the coverage of the home inspector law to those inspecting homes and single-family dwellings. This would presumably include condos and co-ops.
§ 8-3-331. Documentation required
Every home inspector shall provide to the person on whose behalf a home or single-family dwelling is being inspected a written document specifying:
(1) The scope of the inspection, including those structural elements, systems, and subsystems to be inspected;
(2) That the inspection is a visual inspection; and
(3) That the home inspector will notify in writing the person on whose behalf such inspection is being made of any defects noted during the inspection, along with any recommendation that certain experts be retained to determine the extent and corrective action necessary for such defects.
Comment: This section outlines what the written portion of a home inspection report must provide.