Bellingham Technical College: July 2018 Home Inspector Class

Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. Home Inspector Lic #207

 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 great course, I really enjoyed it."  LH
AT BTC, the only state college designed home inspection course, we sought out very capable and dedicated instructors, in fact, here is a photo of our newest faculty member. Dylan currently teaches HVAC-Heat and supervises student field training.


Dylan Chalk, Bellingham Technical College

BTC's Dylan Chalk, Seattle and Bremerton area home inspector

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 (135 clock hours) than minimum -- a full 15 clock hours above the baseline. In addition to acquiring the training and certification necessary for licensing, our students earn state college credits!

Along with our focusing on standard areas such as structure, electric, plumbing, etc. as of recent times, per state law updates, the current course includes study of swimming pools/spas, yard irrigation systems, and alternative methods of construction.  The video that follows provides an accurate overview of the upcoming July class.

 This fast-track training program takes a student from start to finish in four weeks (20 days). Classes meet M-F from 8AM to 5PM. 

After the course, faculty provides online support that helps students prep for state exams. The BTC class, also, presents an overview of wood destroying organism education and WSDA licensing options. These are some of the reasons BTC has a high pass rate among our students who take the state licensing exams.

 To obtain additional course information call 360-319-0038 or Email: Steven Smith, gee that's me!, at this address:


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Comments (5)

Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day. 

Jun 07, 2018 06:09 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I know this class is very near to your heart and you've been an advocate of it for years. Well done Steven.

Jun 07, 2018 09:52 PM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Thanks Paul. I have been involved since 2004....long time.

Jun 07, 2018 09:57 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

On his drive up there last week Charlie called me to pass the time.  I was driving too.  It was 730am my time and I answered the phone by saying, "Geez, Buell, go to bed!"

Hope you're well.  Good to hear you're still kicking people around in the class.

Jun 08, 2018 02:58 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Jay.....what was that scrawney ol turkey doing doing on the road at 4.30 in the morning our time? It is about an hour and a half drive and class starts at 8. But the Seattle area traffic is so awful now that he was probably playing it safe. It's not me, it's Don who keeps the class on their toes.

Jun 08, 2018 07:38 AM