WA State Home Inspector Training Feb - May 2020

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


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 us long enough to almost qualify as an old-timer. Dylan Chalk currently teaches HVAC-Heat and supervises student field training.


Dylan Chalk, Bellingham Technical College

Dylan Chalk, Seattle and Bremerton area home inspector


State law requires inspection students to obtain at least 120 hours of 'fundamentals' training, and BTC is the only state college level course that offers substantially more credits (135 clock hours) than the bare minimum. Our students earn state college credits in addition to acquiring the training and certification necessary for state licensing,

We focus on the basics including structure, electric, plumbing, heating, etc. And in recent years, per state law requirements, our course includes information about swimming pools/spas, yard irrigation systems, and alternative methods of construction.  The video that follows provides an accurate overview of the upcoming class in February 2020.



This fast-track training program takes a student from start to finish in four weeks (20 days). Classes  meet, with the exception in those months with legal holidays, M-F from 8AM to 5PM.

After the course, our online practice tests help 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 students have an exceptionally high pass rate on the mandatory state exams. Anyone interested in taking the course should sign up as soon as possible. We keep the classes small, to augment personal instruction, and we accept only 12 students per course.

We receive many compliments from past students such as this example:

"Thanks for all the helpful feedback on my field inspection report! And thanks for putting together a great course, I really enjoyed it."  LH

 To obtain additional information on the BTC course, please call 350-319-0038 or send an Email to Steven Smith at kingofthehouse@comcast.net



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Steven L. Smith

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Comments (8)

Brad Gotham
Granite Peak Inspection, Inc. - Colville, WA

Great class, If your looking to become a home inspector.

Nov 27, 2019 10:55 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Thanks Brad. We are very pleased with your success in the Field!

Dec 06, 2019 12:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you have enjoyed a very productive summer.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding September.

Sep 04, 2020 05:31 AM