Oregon Home Inspector Training

Oregon home inspector training by an authorized educational provider like Nonprofit Home Inspections can get you started on a career as an Oregon Certified Home Inspector. Nonprofit Home Inspections is approved by the State of Oregon’s Construction Contractors Board as a training provider for both initial home inspector training and continuing education requirements. Nonprofit Home Inspections has partnered with InterNACHI, the nation’s largest home inspection association, to provide classroom training opportunities for students in the state of Oregon. Our partnership with InterNACHI and their licensed curriculum allows us to combine the best of their proven curriculum with hands on training opportunities that will help you prepare for your state and national exams. We are approved for continuing education requirements as well, so if you want to become a home inspector in Oregon or if you need to obtain continuing education credits to maintain your license, Nonprofit Home Inspections is here to help.


Earn 20 Qualifying Points and / or 30 Educational Units in Oregon

Fulfill your requirements to become a home inspector in Oregon.

Earn 12 Additional Home Inspection Certifications

Hit the ground running and be prepared to give outstanding home inspections.

Hands on training with modern home inspection tools

Learn how to use tools of the trade from practicing inspectors.

Classroom and distance learning opportunities

Combine a proven curriculum with hands on training.

Become A Home Inspector In Oregon

Those wishing to become an Oregon Certified Home Inspector can take our course to exceed the state’s educational requirements through our authorized classroom instruction and ride along program.  Nonprofit Home Inspections course will fulfill the educational requirements to become a certified home inspector in Oregon. Our course will give you the required 20 qualifying points in conjunction with our interactive classroom setting and also through our ride along program. With the experience you gain through our home inspector training school, you will be better prepared to take the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) and start doing your own quality home inspections.

The state of Oregon uses a points systems rather than credit hours to certify home inspectors. You need to 20 points to be able to become a home inspector in the state of Oregon. Nonprofit Home Inspections’ Oregon training school will provide the necessary point requirements in order to complete your educational certification to become a home inspector. Each course that has been completed equals 1 point. You will also receive one point from each ride along you complete with Nonprofit Home Inspections.

Continuing Education – Oregon Home Inspector Training

Home inspectors in Oregon are required to complete 30 continuing education units every 2 years prior in order to renew their licenses.  As an authorized continuing education provider for Oregon, Nonprofit Home Inspections can help you stay up to date on modern home inspection practices while allowing you to renew your license in Oregon.

Learn how to become a licensed home inspector in Oregon with Nonprofit Home Inspections.

Oregon Home Inspector Training – Additional Benefits

  • 1 Month Free Membership to InterNACHI (new members only – $49 value)

  • Four Ride Alongs With Experienced Inspectors ($800 value)

  • Copy of the National Home Inspector Examination “Structural Systems & Business” Manual ($129.50 Value)

  • Copy of the National Home Inspector Examination “Mechanical Systems & NHIE Content” Manual ($129.50 value)
  • Mentorship and support starting up your practice (priceless)

Online Plus+

  • Online Classes Plus Four Ride Alongs!
  • Includes Exam Prep
  • Fulfill Education Requirements for Oregon

Classroom - 2 Weeks

  • Intensive Classroom Based Education
  • 120 Hours of Classroom Instruction
  • Fulfills Educational Requirements for Oregon and Washington

Home Inspection Classes (Oregon) – Schedule

Our Online+ option can start at any time. You will have 1 month to complete the coursework once you start, but can continue taking courses for $49 per month if necessary. The Online+ option has been designed to be completed in 2 solid weeks of full time studying.

Our two week long classroom based home inspector course for Oregon will be held on the following dates:

Our Oregon classroom training is held in conjunction with our Washington home inspector training on the following dates:

February 6th, 2023 – February 18th, 2023
April 3rd, 2023 – April 14th, 2023
June 5th, 2023 – June 16th, 2023
September 11th, 2023 – September 22nd, 2023
November 27th, 2023 – December 8th, 2023

Field training is scheduled for the following dates:

February 20th, 2023 – February 24th, 2023
April 17th, 2023 – April 21st, 2023
June 19th, 2023 – June 23rd, 2023
September 25th, 2023 – September 29th, 2023
December 11th, 2022 – December 15th, 2022

Week 1 in the courses are Monday through Saturday, and Week 2 in the courses are Monday through Friday. The classes meet daily from 7:30am until 6:30pm. Field training is held during Week 3 Monday through Friday 9am to 5:30pm.

To register, please click on the “Register Now” button. A $500 deposit is required to hold your spot in the class. The balance of tuition is due no later than the first day of the class.

Once you register for either the classroom option or the Online+ option, you will be sent information on how to register with InterNACHI for your 1 month free membership and will be given a class list so that you can start working on classes right away. When you register with InterNACHI, they will ask for a credit card number, but you can cancel prior to the end of your one month membership so that you don’t get charged anything. Starting to work on your classes ahead of time will allow you to work on more advanced subjects during the state mandated 120 hours of classroom time.

If you have selected the Online+ option, please note that the field training / ride along opportunities will be available in the week following each of the separate class-based options listed above (i.e. students taking the online option and the classroom option will have field training at the same time). This will apply to all students enrolled after 4/15/22.

Oregon and Washington have different licensing requirements, standards of practice and legal issues related to home inspections.  In order to become a licensed home inspector, you will need to pass the national exam as well as the state specific exam for your respective state.

If you want to become a home inspector in both Oregon and Washington, you should sign up for our Washington Home Inspector Training course.  Washington’s training requirements are much more strict than Oregon’s requirements.  By completing our Washington home inspector training course, you will also have exceeded the requirements necessary to become a home inspector in Oregon.  However, you will still need to pass both the national exam and the state specific exam for both Oregon and Washington.

Both. We use a hybrid style of learning utilizing our certified and experienced classroom instructor and InterNACHI’s online courses. The course allows you to learn at your pace but with our instructors act as a the bridge that will help connect the core concepts of home inspections.

In Oregon, you can take courses completely online (like through InterNACHI) and can earn enough credits to be able to sit for your home inspector exam. A major advantage to taking our home inspection training course is that you won’t miss out on the interactive learning experience that Nonprofit Home Inspections offers. We have organized our course syllabus to maximize your learning so you will be able to understand the complex systems you will find in a house. Our course is designed to expand and clarify the core concepts from our InterNACHI partnership. We will also be training you to use advanced home inspection equipment that our inspectors use in the field everyday. As well as modern home inspection business practices that you won’t get from just taking a online course. We also offer students ride along opportunities so you can get first hand experience and see what a real home inspection looks like.

Not just yet. Now that you have completed our Oregon home inspector training course, the next step is to sign up for the Nation Home Inspectors Exam. Once you have passed the national exam, you will either need to obtain a Construction Contractors Board (CCB) number or work for another licensed business.

Yes. We will apply the full cost of your Oregon home inspector training to your Washington home inspector training if you sign up within 2 years of each other. For example, if you take the Oregon training first, you will be eligible for an $895 credit towards the costs of your Washington home inspector training if you sign up for that training within 2 years. You must still complete the state requirements, but this will reduce the costs associated with taking the Washington course.

Absolutely. In Oregon you can piece together buying books, finding and coordinating field training with experienced inspectors, taking classes at InterNACHI, etc. all on your own. When you get into it, however, you will likely find that many home inspectors don’t like “training the competition,” so finding competent experienced inspectors to give you field training is unlikely. Signing up for our combined package will get you trained and on a path towards a successful career in the home inspection industry without the associated hassle.

No. Becoming a successful home inspector is very difficult. If you want to start your own home inspection company as a sole proprietorship, you must not only be a good home inspector, but you also need to know how to run a business, be good at interpersonal skills, and you must have good marketing skills among many other skills. Becoming a home inspector can be a great career, but it is difficult to do well and is not something anyone should take lightly.

We do not recommend going into debt in order to become a home inspector. While being a home inspector can be a very fulfilling and lucrative career for some, it can be extremely difficult for others. Like any small business, there will also likely be unexpected expenses while getting started, so having a strong financial footing will better help you make your new home inspection business successful.

Resources for Becoming a Home Inspector in Oregon

Vocational Rehabilitation through Home Inspector Training

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