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Home Inspection

A Buyer’s Guide

Spotting the cracks

When buying a new home, we might be able to convince ourselves that fresh paint and a new pair of curtains is all it needs. Home inspectors, however, aren’t so easily persuaded.

From wet crawl spaces to missing roof shingles, leaky pipes to cracks in the foundation, they spot the signs that a house or condo needs a lot more than a cosmetic fix.

As a home inspector, you’ll be helping new homeowners avoid buyer’s remorse, or worse. It’s a job they’ll thank you for.

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Home Inspection

Earn your certificate in six months!

Our program is offered through our Workforce and Continuing Education department so you don’t have to apply, and you can complete your training in just six months!

You’ll learn from professional home inspectors, who’ll teach you how to:

  • Assemble a toolkit
  • Conduct a home inspection
  • Identify structural issues
  • Document findings
  • Start your own home inspection business

Ready to learn the ropes?

Contact our program coordinator at 586.498.4002 or

Become a private contractor

Upon completion of our program, you’ll receive a certificate that tells homebuyers and real estate agents that you’re skilled in conducting the inspections that will save them both a lot of possible grief.

Then, you can either join an existing home inspection team, Career Services can help you with the job search, or open up your own business with an assist from our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Take a look below at positions available and the salaries you can expect.