bellingham technical college: WA State Home Inspector Training Feb - May 2020 - 11/20/19 06:21 PM
 
Wow, 2019 went by quickly. At Bellingham Technical College we are still going strong with our professional level home inspector training courses.
The next class will be in 2020. Last year snow bogged us down in early February, so we are running the four week course a little later this year -- beginning on February 24, 2020. And it ends, both Fundamentals and Field Training, on March 20.
BTC is the only WA state college run home inspection training course. Our faculty consists of capable and dedicated instructors. Here is a photo of our newest faculty member, and he has been with … (3 comments)

bellingham technical college: Washington State Home Inspector Training - 12/02/18 02:08 PM

At Bellingham Technical College our next four week home inspector training course begins on February 4, 2019. Anyone interested in taking the course should act soon. We keep the class small, to augment personal instruction, and we accept only 12 students per course. Students benefit from that policy, here is a compliment that came in my Email. 
"Thanks for all the helpful feedback on my field inspection report! And thanks for putting together a great course, I really enjoyed it."  LH  AT BTC, which is the only state college designed home inspection training course, we sought out  capable and dedicated … (0 comments)

bellingham technical college: Washington Home Inspector Licensing Course Oct. 2018 - 08/02/18 02:53 PM
Bellingham Technical College's next four week home inspector training course begins on October 1, 2018. BTC offers not only a "fundamentals" of home inspection class, also, we make available 40 hours of field training. These training courses fulfill all state licensing requirements, so they tend to fill-up quickly. Anyone interested in our course is encouraged to enroll at this time. To keep classes manageable, and to facilitate personal instruction, BTC accepts only 12 inspection students per course. Students benefit from the personal attention, below are recent comments from past students.
"Thanks for all the helpful feedback on my field inspection report! And thanks for … (1 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College: July 2018 Home Inspector Class - 06/07/18 05:24 PM
 At Bellingham Technical College our next four week home inspector training course begins on July 9, 2018. And anyone interested in taking the course should act now. Registration opened three days ago and, as I write this post, we are near capacity with only 3 slots left. Remember that BTC, so as to keep the class small and to augment personal instruction, accepts only 12 students per course offering. Students benefit from that school policy, here is a compliment that came into my Email today.
 
"Thanks for all the helpful feedback on my field inspection report! And thanks for putting together a … (5 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College: July 2018 Home Inspector Class - 05/01/18 10:49 AM
 Bellingham Technical College's next four week long home inspector training course begins on July 9, 2018. Actually we have a course in May, beginning on the 7th. It had been sold out, but now I see we have a sole opening as I write this update. So if you are a potential student reading this, we do have one slot for the upcoming May course. To keep the class small, so we can provide personal attention, we will only accept 12 students per offering. 
BTC's Don Hester, Eastern Washington home inspector and course instructor
State law requires inspection students to obtain at … (4 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College: May 2018 Home Inspector Class - 03/06/18 02:18 PM
 Bellingham Technical College's next home inspector training course (it begins May 7, 2018 and runs through June 1, 2018) reached full enrollment immediately after registration opened late last week. And, at this point, we have a waiting list.
The popularity of the course has become a trend over the past year. A contributing factor is our enrollment cap at 12 students -- so we can better provide individual attention. Prospective home inspectors, who wish to enroll in the BTC course anytime soon, should seek placement on the current waiting list. Doing so provides a priority position, a better chance for an available … (1 comments)

bellingham technical college: October Home Inspection Class Filled: Bellingham Technical College - 08/29/17 10:39 AM
 
Bellingham Technical College's next home inspector training course that begins on October 9, 2017 is full. I have never seen one of our classes fill-up so quickly. Once registration began, we were at full capacity in 45 days. Often there is a slot or two open right up until the first day of class. To keep the class small, so we can provide personal attention, we will only accept 12 students per offering. Our next course is scheduled for early February 2018.

BTC's Don Hester, Eastern Washington home inspector and course instructor
State law requires inspection students to obtain at least … (9 comments)

bellingham technical college: WA Approved Home Inspector Training Course: Oct. 9, 2017 - 07/04/17 11:13 PM
Bellingham Technical College's next home inspector training course will begin on October 9, 2017. The class will include 135 clock hours in the fundamentals of home inspection and 40 hours of supervised field training. 
State law requires inspection students to obtain at least 120 hours of training, and BTC is the only state college level course that offers substantially more credits than minimum -- a full 15 clock hours above the baseline 120 hours. In addition to acquiring the training and certification necessary for licensing, our students earn state college credits as well!
After many years of having the same promotional video, … (1 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College Home Inspector Training Course Now 135 Hours - 06/09/17 10:22 PM
Bellingham Technical College's home inspector training faculty is pleased to announce that our Fundamentals of Home Inspection Course has recently been approved by Washington State as a 135 classroom hour course. State law requires inspection students to obtain at least 120 hours of training, and BTC is the only state college level course that offers substantially more credits than the bare minimum. We provide a full 15 clock hours above the baseline 120 hours. In addition to acquiring the training and certification necessary for licensing, our students earn state college credits as well!

Best of all for students, the new and longer … (3 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College Home Inspection Class: May 1, 2017 - 03/12/17 11:50 AM
 
Bellingham Technical College's next Washington state approved home inspection training course will begin on May 1, 2017. This will be the second of three such offerings this calendar year. The last course for 2017 will run in the fall.
Students should plan to register early due to high demand from around the state, We cap enrollment at twelve people, so we can better provide individual attention.
Back in 2009, the BTC inspection course was the first such program to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing. The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40-hours of onsite field training.
Instructor, … (17 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College: Home Inspector Training - 09/15/16 02:47 AM

 
Bellingham Technical College's next Washington state approved home inspection training course begins on May 1, 2017. This will be the second of three such classes offered on campus in Bellingham this year. The final course will run in winter 2017.
Due to high demand, from around the state, students should plan to register early. We cap enrollment at twelve people, so we can provide individual attention to participants.
Historically, back in 2009, the BTC training course was the first such program to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing. The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours of onsite field … (3 comments)

bellingham technical college: Washington Approved Home Inspector Course (February) Bellingham, WA - 12/14/15 09:06 AM
 
The next Washington state approved home inspection training course,  offered at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on February 1, 2016. This was the first course to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing, back in 2009. The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours of onsite field training.

Anyone, who wishes to enter the field of home inspection, must take a 120 hour fundamentals training course and complete 40 hours of approved field training prior to being allowed to sit for the Washington state exams. Online courses are disallowed and will not count toward the requirements.
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bellingham technical college: Washington Approved Home Inspector Course - 04/30/15 03:11 AM
 
The next Washington state approved home inspection training course, held on campus at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on
February 1, 2016.  The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours of onsite field training.

BTC had the first course to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing back when home inspector licensing began in 2009. Anyone, who wishes to enter the field of home inspection, must take a 120 hour fundamentals training course and complete 40 hours of approved field training prior to being allowed to sit for the Washington state exams. Online courses are … (0 comments)

bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College: WA Approved Home Inspection Training - 12/20/14 02:11 AM
 
The next Washington state approved home inspection training course, to be offered on campus at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on February 2, 2015. This was the first course to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing back when home inspector licensing began in 2009. The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours of onsite field training.

Regardless of a person's background, anyone who wishes to enter the field of home inspection must take a 120 hour fundamentals training course and complete 40 hours of approved field training prior to being allowed to sit for the … (2 comments)

bellingham technical college: Don Hester Named Instructor of Home Inspector Training - 10/05/14 08:29 AM
Bellingham Technical College has hired Don Hester of North Central Washington Home Inspections in Wenatchee, Washington, to be an adjunct faculty member and field trainer as part of the college's state approved home inspector training class.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don Hester, onsite with students, is ready to conduct a roof inspection
Numerous students from Eastern Washington enroll in the BTC home inspector training course every year, so Don is a great addition to our present staff. Don is the first of our five instructors to come … (0 comments)

bellingham technical college: Washington State Home Inspector Training at Bellingham Technical College - 11/14/13 09:06 AM
Bellingham Technical College has announced that the next home inspector pre-licensing course will begin on February 3, 2014. The 120-hour portion of the class will run until February 23. And the 40 hours of field training will take place between February 25 and March 1, 2014. All classes are held in Bellingham on the BTC campus.
When home inspector licensing began in the state, several years ago now, Bellingham Technical College was the first accredited school in Washington.  Instructors include Rick Pen, Curtis Brown and myself, Steven L. Smith, from Bellingham. The other instructor is Charles Buell of Shoreline.
Students who train … (0 comments)

bellingham technical college: Washington State Approved Home Inspection Training: Bellingham Technical College - 07/22/13 04:39 AM
Bellingham Technical College was the first state-accredited home inspector training course back when home inspector licensing took effect a few years ago. The "Fundamentals of Home Inspection" three week course will begin on the campus of Bellingham Technical College on September 3, 2013. The one week field training course will commence on September 23, 2013. This course attracts students from around the state and from Oregon and Idaho as well. Anyone interested in this upcoming course, should contact Steven L. Smith, directly at 360-676-6908, or Bellingham Technical College at 360-752-8796. For an overview of the BTC course, please watch this short video.

 

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bellingham technical college: Bellingham Technical College Home Inspection Training Course -- June 2013 - 04/29/13 12:30 AM
Several years ago now, Bellingham Technical College's Fundamentals of Home Inspection was the first course in the state to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing.
This course attracts many students, from around the state who wish to be trained, in an approved course, to work as home inspectors. The next class will begin on June 3, 2013.  The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours of on-site field training.
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The way the law is written, regardless of background, anyone who wishes to enter the field of home inspection must take a 120 hour fundamentals training course … (4 comments)

bellingham technical college: State Approved (WA) Home Inspector Training -- Bellingham Technical College - 01/21/13 11:55 PM
Potential home inspectors, you can avoid the big city traffic in King and Snohomish counties by obtaining your state approved home inspector training at Bellingham Technical College. The campus is in beautiful and non-congested Bellingham.
We are less than two weeks away from the beginning of the next  " Fundamentals of Home Inspection" training and field training on campus at Bellingham Technical College. This course, mandatory for those who wish to enter the field of home inspection, attracts students from around the state. The next class will begin on February 4, 2013.  The four-week session includes 120-hours of fundamentals training and 40 hours … (0 comments)

bellingham technical college: Washington Approved Home Inspector Course:Bellingham Technical College - 01/08/13 11:32 PM

Here in Bellingham, at the time I am posting this, we are just about a month away from the next course in residential home inspections and field training. Bellingham Technical College is one of only a few approved providers of home inspection training in the State of Washington.
The state law requires anyone who wishes to enter the field of home inspection to complete a 120 hour course in the fundamentals of home inspection. Mandatory training, also, includes obtaining 40 hours of field training. If any prospective inspector does not meet those basic requirements, he or she is not allowed to take … (5 comments)

 
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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.


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