The next Washington state approved home inspection training course, offered on campus at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on February 6, 2017. This BTC class 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 in this state must complete a 120 hour fundamentals training course and 40 hours of approved field training. Online courses are disallowed and will not count toward the state requirements.
At BTC we provide a fast-track program that takes a student from start to finish in four weeks (20 days) , classes meet from 8AM to 5PM five days per week. In months, when holidays interfere with the regular schedule, plan on a Saturday makeup class.
After the course is over, we provide online support that helps students prep for state exams. The BTC course, also, provides an overview of wood destroying organism inspections and WSDA licensing options.
A short video, descriptive of the Bellingham Technical College state approved course, is available below.
In the past couple of years, demand for the course has been strong, and we are attracting students from around the state. Anyone interested in taking the February course should enroll as soon as is possible to guarantee placement in the class. The cost for the four weeks, and text books, is $3,900.00.
For additional information, contact Steven L. Smith, directly at 360-319-0038.