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Become an Alabama Home Inspector

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Get all of the advantages of our nationally certified home inspection classroom course with our Alabama real-time web-based online course package.

Alabama Online Home Inspection Course

$695.00

SKU | 7801AL007777EV1

The professional AHIT Home Inspection online course is the industry's most comprehensive home inspection training available. This course contains all the information you need to launch your home inspector career. The course addresses the entire home inspection process using instructor presentations, GoPro video footage of actual inspections and other supportive materials. The proven step-by-step training approach is taught in small segments to make learning easier. The course covers 14 key components of a home inspection.

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Alabama Professional Home Inspection Online Course

AHIT Professional Student Kit w/ NHIE

Introduction to Inspecting Commercial Properties

Standard Home Inspection Report Sample

Mbition Publishing

The Path to Success Begins with Knowledge

A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 4th Edition

A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 4th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800547

$249.95
$162.47
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A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 4th Edition provides a broad technical background in home systems and includes all the other things you need to know to perform a thorough inspection of those systems. This book is intended for both beginning and experienced home inspectors. Whether you’re studying home inspection for the first time or are using the materials as a refresher, this guide should be of assistance to you.

Key features include:

• Easy-to-understand technical explanations and definitions
• Diagrams and photos to enhance learning
• “Don’t Ever Miss” lists • How to report your findings
• Case studies
• Self-test

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AHIT A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 4E (E-book)

AHIT A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 4E (E-book)

Format | Download

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801919

$184.99
$120.24
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Exclusively from American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), this 684 page eBook contains detailed technical information about performing home inspections, specifically regarding: structure of the home, interior, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, ventilation, fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances. No current or potential home inspector should be without this resource. This guide contains easy-to-understand technical explanations and definitions along with color diagrams and color photos to enhance your understanding of mechanicals and home operations.

Upon purchase, you will have access to this title for 365 days. Please refer to our school policies page for further information.

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Home Inspection products to help ensure your success

World-class home inspection software, marketing and reference materials, tools, and more.

Home Inspector Website Setup

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | IDW

$235.00
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Professional and affordable websites that are designed and developed to get you results. Your site will be preloaded with up to 18 pages of content to get you up and running quickly, and is 100% managed for you so you can focus on your business. These websites are fully responsive, so they look great on tablets and phones. $29.95/mo after set up.

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Shower Pan Test Plug - Shower Stopper

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | SPTP

$22.95
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The Tool Experts Shower Pan Test Plug (SPTP) is the latest and greatest way to prep a shower to check for shower pan leaks.

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Line Voltage Tester - CT101

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | CT101

$4.19
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Handy tester Checks voltage from 80V to 500V AC/DC. Heavy-duty test probes, find hot side and checks ground.

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LED Headlamp - Streamlight 540 Lumen ProTac Head Light 61304

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | S61304

$82.95
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Protac High Lumen Head Light produces 540 lumens of light that reaches 172 meters (564 feet)!  This product offers an Amazing Leap Forward in LED Alkaline Battery Powered Head Light Technology.

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Inspection Probe It

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | P2654

$20.95
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Now you can check for wood rot, decay and termite damage in those hard to reach areas (ceilings, soffits, fascia) without a step ladder. The inspection probe extends from 24" to 53" for convenient storage and added reach.

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Inspection Probe for Wood Decay, Rot, and Termite Damage

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | P3264

$31.45
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Probes for possible roof leaks, termite damage, and wood decay. Use around foundations, fascia, soffits, baseboards and more. Great tool for home inspection, roof inspection, termite and wood decay inspection.

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Heat Seeker 8:1 Infrared Thermometer Mid-Range

Format | Physical

Category | Products

SKU | IRT207

$41.99
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No technician's tool chest is complete without this versatile, standard-sized IR thermometer by General Tools.

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Alabama Home Inspection Requirements

Learn about the home inspection courses and qualifications needed for certification and renewal in Alabama.

Requirements to Become an Alabama Home Inspector:

The State of Alabama Division of Construction Management establishes the Home Inspectors/EIFS Inspectors Licensing Division.

  • Alabama home inspection education hours: 120 hours (effective March 15, 2020)
  • Inspections: Participation in 35 home inspections (effective March 15, 2020)
  • Exam required: ASHI and NHIE
  • Application fee: $300
  • Other:
    • Draft home inspection reports for 25 home inspections, 10 of which must be reviewed and corrected by a qualified home inspector (effective March 15, 2020)
    • Applicant must meet one of four professional qualifications:
      • Membership in one of the following professional bodies:
        • American Society of Home Inspectors (AHSI)
        • Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF)
        • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
        • National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI)
      • Approval or certification by on the following agencies to inspection residential construction:
        • United States Veterans Administration
        • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
        • Southern Building Code Congress International
        • Council of American Building Officials
      • High school diploma or equivalent plus work experience for one year as a home inspector and completion of at least 100 home inspections for compensation
      • Alabama licensure on or after January 1, 1998, as a general contractor, registered professional architect, registered professional engineer, or residential home builder. Renewals of home inspector licensure previously supported by evidence of an acceptable professional license shall not require the applicant to repeat proof of such professional licensing.
  • Insurance requirements: Obtain bodily injury and property damage liability insurance covering the applicant’s home inspection operations in the sum of not less than $20,000 for injury or damage to property; $50,000 for injury or damage, including death, to any one person; $100,000 for injury or damage, including death, to more than one person; and $250,000 of errors and omissions coverage.
  • Notarized application is required. Background check and fingerprints are not required.

Home Inspection License Expiration: 12/31 every year (filed by 10/1)

Home Inspection Continuing Education Requirements: 15 hours every year (effective January 1, 2021)