South Dakota Licensing Requirements
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How to Become a Home Inspector in South Dakota
One of the smallest states in the country, South Dakota, is located in the midwest. Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills National Forest, which is surrounded mainly by plains. The state of South Dakota offers visitors a chance to learn about Native American culture, the Old West, and the prairie ecosystem. South Dakota may not have many people, but it still has some unique attractions to offer!
Only 30,000 home inspectors work in North America, and you are about to get swamped with jobs. Inspections are in high demand. There will be a boom in need for home inspectors as the housing market grows.
Interesting Facts About South Dakota:
- Some exciting attractions can be found in South Dakota. The only Corn Palace in the world can be found in Mitchell, South Dakota. Over 3500 bushels of corn go into making it. The famed mashed potato wrestling competition takes place in Clark, South Dakota.
- Mount Rushmore is the most popular tourist attraction in South Dakota, where George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt are sculpted into its surface. Gutzon Borglum began drilling in 1927 into Mount Rushmore, which rises 6,200 feet above the ground. A million dollars and fourteen years were needed to complete the project. Nine tribes and 60,000 people make up South Dakota’s American Indian population. Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota tribes live in the region, part of the Sioux Nation.
- More Columbian mammoth and Woolly mammoth bones are discovered at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs than anywhere else. No one has touched or moved the bones until now. Fossils have never been displayed anywhere else in the world in precisely the same way they were found.
- Mountain Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial are two of the sculptures found in the Black Hills. A Sioux chief, Crazy Horse’s sculpture stands five hundred and forty-three feet high and six hundred and forty-one feet long. The memorial is both educational and cultural and focuses on the American Indian.
- Sage Creek Wilderness in South Dakota is becoming an essential habitat for the black-footed ferret, North America’s most endangered land mammal.
BUILD YOUR CAREER THE RIGHT WAY
EARN $100,000+ A YEAR*
AS AN INDEPENDENT HOME INSPECTOR
*American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Business Operations Survey
The average home inspector earns
$70,000 A YEAR*
20% of home inspectors earn
Additional Home Inspection Courses
Our Home Inspection Training Course will teach you everything about home inspections AND marketing your new business. While we cannot speak on behalf of our competitors, not many can offer as much content as we do, at the price we do!
Your home inspection training course fee covers 15 bonus courses such as:
- Commercial Property Inspection
- Marketing for home Inspectors
- Mold Inspection
- Radon Inspection
- Mobile, Manufactures, tiny and Log Home Inspection
- Wood Destroying Organism
- Pool and Spa Inspection
- Septic Tank Inspection
- Smart Home Inspection
- Thermal Imaging
- Irrigation and Sprinkler System Inspection
- Asbestos Inspection
- Lead Paint Inspection
- Well Water Inspection
- Building a Multi-Inspector Business!
THE TRUTH ABOUT HOME INSPECTION EDUCATION
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Being in the industry for while teaches you things. Over the past few years, we have built a course based on all these lessons and experiences. Our home inspection training instructors have put together the perfect guide to becoming a successful home inspector. All our materials follow the national guidelines in the USA as well as the national occupational standards in Canada.
Therefore, our home inspection training program gives you all the skills needed to succeed as a home inspector. From understanding home systems to marketing your business the proper way, our unique and complete program covers it all.
HOME INSPECTION COURSE & PRICING
INCLUDES ALL COURSES, WEBSITE TEMPLATE AND YOUR COMPANY LOGO!
The average price of home inspection
The Average home inspector earns
$70,000+ A YEAR*
Commercial Property Inspection
Don’t just confine yourself to residential home inspections. Commercial Property inspections clients often pay more and tend to be repeat clients. While Residential home inspections are lucrative, don’t miss out on the commercial side due to a lack of knowledge. Our Training meets most state and federal requirements with minor changes.
Marketing for Home Inspectors
As previously questioned – What good is all the knowledge of home inspection without paying customers?
Let us teach you the basics of how to start a business and market yourself in the short and long term. This course provides home inspectors with advanced techniques to grow their business for years to come.
Best of all, we provide you a free website template and logo as part of your course package!
One of the most essential add-on services in the home inspection industry. As the industry continues to evolve, stay ready to help your clients if you come across mold on your inspections. This course will teach you everything you need to execute successful mold inspection on residential and commercial properties.
Differentiate yourself from the competition. Majority of home inspection companies offer Radon inspection as an add-on service for their clients. This course will teach you how to use the equipment and perform radon inspections for residential and commercial home inspection clients.
Mobile, Manufactured, Tiny, & Log Home Inspection
One of the fastest growing housing demographics in the country! Due to increased prices in the cities, the demand for mobile homes continues to rise. Currently, about 8-10% of the population live in these log homes and the number only continues to rise. In order to accommodate for this rise, we offer this as part of the home inspection training program. Be prepared to inspect a few of these in your career as a home inspector.
Wood Destroying Organisms
This course is specifically designed to teach home inspectors what they need to detect the signs for wood destroying organisms. You will learn about all the possible wood destroying organisms, why the wood is susceptible to damage and how to identify this damage. While this may be a lot of information, it is something you will come across quite often especially with older homes.
Pool and Spa Inspection
Before you clients can take a dip in that clear blue water, be sure to test it out for them. This course is designed to team home inspectors how to perform advanced swimming pool and spa inspections. You will learn about all the vital components such as heaters, filters and pumps around these equipment.
This course is designed to teach home inspectors what they need to know in order to perform swimming pool and spa inspections as part of a typical home inspection. Students will learn about vital components to the swimming pool such as pumps, heaters, and filters. You will also learn to evaluate safety measures such as covers, fences, locks and swimming pool covers.
This part of the home inspection training program is set to teach you about septic tanks. They are quite common in rural areas and less so in the traditional sub-division housing. Home inspectors will learn about all the critical components of the Septic tank and signs to look for.
Smart Home Inspection
Technology makes life lot easier. Our smart home inspection course is built to teach you how smart home technology to your advantage. As times changes, so does technology and it is important to stay current and up to date with your industry.
Thermal imaging is one of the most underrated parts of any complete home inspection. Students will learn how to utilize thermal imaging technology to provide their clients with better insight on their property. Everything might look great from the outside, but the thermal imaging scanner may show otherwise. You will learn how to use the equipment and complete full scans for residential and commercial home inspection clients.
Irrigation and Sprinkler System Inspection
Fairly straightforward. Course is built to teach home inspectors how to inspect sprinkler systems on the property. Students who complete this course will have the ability to diagnose and inspect all parts of the irrigation systems on the property. Learning about the various parts and components associated with the system will help you advice your client accordingly.
Asbestos can be a disaster if left undetected. Our home inspectors learn the basics of asbestos detection and how to deal with it. You will learn how to identify it, mitigate it and what to do if you suspect asbestos during one of your client’s home inspections.
Lead Paint Inspection
This part of the course is designed to teach our home inspectors about lead paint. You will learn about the health, safety and other issues surrounding lead paint as part of your inspection process. Fairly basic and straightforward material. Your client’s however will be glad you included as many details as possible allowing them to make an informed decision.
Well Water Testing and Inspection Course
Believe it or not, these still exist and are more common in the rural areas that you think. We like to prepare you for any type of home inspection that you come across and well water inspection is one of them. You will trained to test the well water testing, well water procedures as well as detecting potential presence of bacteria as part of your home inspection.
Building a Multi-Inspector Business
Dream Big. Achieve Bigger. Living the dream and freedom with a comfortable living sounds good. Why stop there? Why not build a team of home inspectors? Let us help you get there. This course focuses on building your business into a local or regional powerhouse.
Frequently Asked Questions
While there is a wide range of salaries as is with every profession, the average salary for a home inspector in North America is approximately $70,000 per year.
On Average, across North America, the basic package for home inspection is around $350-$500 depending on the state. If you sell add on services such as Radon, Thermal and Pool Inspections, you can easily double that price.
No. We are not directly affiliated with ASHI. However, your course is specifically built around their standard of practice to ensure full compliance in your state.
Yes we will. You can use this certification number on your printing materials to attract and impress your clients.
Absolutely not. Feel free to work on the course at your own pace. Learn the fundamentals properly and you should be good to go in your new career as a home inspector.
No worries. Our course will cover in depth what you need to get going in your home inspection business. All in all budget about $200-$500 depending on the services you are looking to provide.
We have suppliers for printing and digital marketing. As part of our course program, they will give you discounted pricing to get you going.
Yes. That’s the whole point you are doing this. You want to open up your own agency and charge clients directly.
We have a team of home inspectors that will answer your questions quickly. Additionally, our community of home inspectors is always looking to grow and learn from each other.
Not at all. Our home inspection training course will prepare you for everything you need to know.
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*Based on a study surveying the responses of 2,483 inspectors across North America (ASHI Business Operations Survey)