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Train for a career in Home Inspection and Earn College Credits

Here is your opportunity to

  • Jumpstart your new career in home inspecting or enhance your current career.
  • Combine home inspection knowledge and skills into an academic degree pathway.

A home inspection career is for you if you

  • Want to expand your business or broaden your career, Are starting your first career
  • Need to retool from a previous career
  • Recently graduated from high school
  • Served in the Military (Veterans - Call to discuss your VA Educational Benefits)
  • Have an interest in building, construction and related systems

Cinncinnati State, in cooperation with The ASHI School, is offering the nation’s first college credit course in home inspection. The ASHI School is a division of ASHI Education, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Established in 1976, ASHI is the largest and most respected professional association for home inspectors in North America.

Building a Career While Getting A Degree

The ASHI School 120-hour home inspection course grants five semester hours of credit that can be applied to your academic transcript. These credits hours can be put towards an Associate or Bachelors degree in business.

Passing The ASHI School’s final course exam with a 70% or better grade starts the pathway for a student to become a professional inspector.

The ASHI School Home Inspection Course Details


The ASHI School’s 120-hour home inspection course consists of 40 hours of pre-class study with assignments completed by the student online and from a textbook, and an 80-hour structured lesson plan delivered in the classroom and field labs.

  • The comprehensive course covers all major home systems, providing in-depth study of system and component problems, their practical implications and inspection strategies for finding them.
  • The course provides in-depth training for students wishing to enter the profession or enhance their existing knowledge.
  • With clear descriptions, detailed technical illustrations and useful summaries of products, this course is the most exhaustive training available.

Topics include:

Standards and Reports, Exterior Cladding, Exterior Structures, Roofing, Footings & Foundations, Interiors, Electrical Systems, Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Field Exercises. A 70% passing grade on the final exam is required for successful completion of the course.

The ASHI School provides instructors for this course. The instructors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) who have a minimum of five years experience as home inspectors.

The course is both classroom lecture and in-field, hands-on training.

A typical day consists of morning instructor lecture and slide presentation and afternoon property inspections in the field related to what was presented in the classroom.

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The course includes:

  • Descriptions of every major house system and component
  • Summaries of inspection procedures for each major system
  • An introduction to communication and professional practice issues
  • Consideration of standards of practice and ethical issues
  • More than 400 detailed technical illustrations
  • Inspection checklists to help students review key points and begin organizing their approach to actual inspections
  • Lists of recommended and optional inspection tools for each major system
  • A full year of membership in the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  • Home inspection reporting software for one year
  • Six months of website hosting

Is Your Key To Learning Home Inspection Getting Your Hands Dirty?

Some can learn to be a home inspector by listening, others may learn home inspection by reading but when it comes to learning how to perform a home inspection most great inspectors believe that actually doing the training in the field on real houses is the only way to go. At The ASHI School you will be given all the resources you need for your home inspection training.

Do You Learn Better By Repeating Things?

We sure do! So why not get out there every day of the class? Our method of training home inspectors puts your hands on the very items you will be inspecting when you are doing real inspections.


Classes Scheduled: March 11-22 • May 20-31 • July 29 - Aug 9

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