fundamentals of home inspection: Home Inspector Training (Washington state approved) Bellingham Technical College - 04/16/12 10:06 AM
Bellingham Technical College is an approved provider of home inspection training in the State of Washington.

The state law requires anyone who wishes to enter the field of home inspection to complete a 120 hour course in the fundamentals of home inspection. To sit for the state test, that individual must, also, obtain 40 hours of in-the-field training. If any prospective inspector does not meet those basic requirements, he or she is not allowed to take the state exam. 
The next four-week program, offered by Bellingham Technical College, is scheduled to begin on April 30, 2012.

Above is a photo of students … (2 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington Home Inspector Training Course -- February 6, 2012 - 11/20/11 07:53 PM
Wow, how this year has been flying by. The schedule has been released at Bellingham Technical College and it has been announced that the next home inspection training course will begin on February 6, 2012. The BTC offering, the first such course to be approved in the state when state licensing began, is a fast-track class. Students receive three weeks of fundamentals of home inspection training and one week of field training.
Anyone interested in the program, which has been in operation for about 15 years now, can call (360) 676-6908 or (360) 752-700, EXT 8796 for additional information. To see … (0 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State Home Inspector Training, February 2012 - 10/23/11 11:24 PM
It is amazing how fast time flies. The schedule for the next home inspector training course, to be offered at Bellingham Technical College, has been released. The first course of 2012 will begin on February 6.
The Bellingham Technical College course, the first course to be state approved, includes 40 hours of field training and 120 hours of the basics or fundamentals training.
Classes tend to be smaller, so students receive lots of attention and classes are informal. For additional information on the upcoming course, please click on the video link below. For specific information, call 360-752-8796 or 360-676-6908.
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fundamentals of home inspection: Washington Home Inspector Training (Bellingham Technical College) A Room Of Our Own - 10/22/11 03:42 PM
The home inspection training course at Bellingham Technical College now has its own "assigned" room. In years gone by, we were given a classroom that was available by virtue of it not being in use at the time the course was offered. As of this year, we have been assigned classroom  B-12. The room is fully equipped with computers and media equipment. Here is a photo of a few of the recent students working on report writing in the new facility. 

Bellingham Technical College, for more than a decade, has been offering professional home inspection training. Students come from all over, … (0 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington Home Inspector Training School -- Bellingham Technical College - 08/20/11 10:55 AM
The Bellingham Technical College home inspection training course, next offering begins in October, includes 40 hours of supervised field training. We keep the groups small during field training and, if need be, we divide into two groups with two field training instructors each day.
The next Fundamentals of Home Inspection course, and the accompanying field training, begins on campus at Bellingham Technical College on Monday, October 17, 2011.
The classroom fundamentals training (mandated 120 hour course) and the 40 hours of approved field training prepare the student to sit for the state licensing exam.
This training is designed to meet Washington state laws … (2 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State Home Inspector Training -- October 17, 2011 - 08/05/11 06:32 PM
The last home inspector training course for they year 2011, will be conducted at Bellingham Technical College beginning on October 17. The BTC course, one of the longest running in the state, is state approved by the department of licensing.
Students receive 120 hours of fundamentals of home inspection training and 40 hours of field training. The prospective home inspector, who completes the course, is ready to take the state licensing exam and work in the field of home inspection.
For more information on the course, call 360-676-6908 or 360-752-8796.
A video that describes this upcoming course is at the link … (2 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington Home Inspector Field Training - 06/19/11 11:40 AM
The Bellingham Technical College home inspection training course includes 40 hours of supervised field training. Often, potential students will ask how many students will be out on the field training. They envision a mob of people all fighting to see under the kitchen sink. In fact, we keep the groups small and, if need be, we divide into two groups with two different field training instructors.
The next Fundamentals of Home Inspection course, and the accompanying field training, begins on campus at Bellingham Technical College on Monday, July 11, 2011. This summer class will include a more relaxed atmosphere on campus … (3 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State DOL Approved Home Inspector Training -- Bellingham Technical College - 06/05/11 04:57 PM
The next fast-track home inspection training course, to be offered at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on July 11, 2011. Students who enroll for that course will complete both the 120 hours of state mandated fundamentals training and the 40 hours of field training. Here are some students checking out a crawl space during a recent session of field training.

For an overview of the BTC course, please watch this short video.

Anyone interested in upcoming courses, should contact Bellingham Technical College at 360-752-8796.

 

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fundamentals of home inspection: Registration Now Open -- Washington Home Inspection Training School - 05/24/11 09:33 PM
I got word from registration today that, as of today, Bellingham Technical College has opened registration for the next installment of home inspection training. The BTC class is fast-track -- the student completes the course, including field training in four weeks. That, obviously, does not mean that the student knows everything -- but it is an excellent jumping off point for the student. And it brings the student to a level that he, or she, is qualified to sit for the state licensing exam. And, of course, BTC has materials that help the student study from the state exams.
The next … (1 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State Home Inspector Field Training -- Bellingham Technical College - 05/22/11 11:01 AM
An important aspect of obtaining a home inspector license in the State of Washington involves completing not only 120 hours of fundamentals training -- structure, roofs, electric, Hvac, plumbing -- but also 40 hours of field training. The fundamentals training must be completed at an approved school. The field training may be done with a licensed inspector.
For practical purposes, most of the students who take their training at Bellingham Technical College, choose to complete both courses during the same four week period of time. The next course, will be offered at BTC beginning on July 11, 2011. We will, in 2011, … (1 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington Home Inspector Training School -- Bellingham Technical College - 05/11/11 11:47 PM
We are taking a bit of a hiatus from the home inspector training classes. The next home inspection training, and field training course, will be offered at Bellingham Technical College beginning on July 11, 2011. The BTC inspection course, the first course to receive state accreditation when licensing began more than two years ago, includes three weeks of Fundamentals of Home Inspection Training, 120-hours, and 40-hours of field training.  We will, in 2011, only have one other course offering this year. That will be, again, the fundamentals and the field training, and those courses will start on October 17, 2011.
 For an overview of the … (3 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Home Inspection Training (Bellingham Technical College ) 2011 Schedule - 04/16/11 07:00 PM
 The dates, for the year, have been set for the Bellingham Technical College course in the fundamentals of home inspection. The course includes three weeks of Fundamentals of Home Inspection Training, 120-hours, and 40-hours of field training. This is a state approved course in the state of Washington.
The following start dates have been established:
May 2, 2011
July 11, 2011
October 17, 2011
 For an overview of the BTC course, please watch this short video.

Anyone interested in any of the upcoming courses, should contact Bellingham Technical College at 360-752-8796.
 
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fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State Home Inspector Education -- DOL Approved Course - 04/10/11 12:04 AM
The next Bellingham Technical College four week home inspector training program will get underway in just a few weeks -- May 2, 2011. Washington State laws require potential students to successfully complete not only 120 hours of fundamentals training but also to complete 40 hours of field training.
BTC field training includes small groups of students going out with an instructor who is a licensed home inspector. Each student, to pass this part of the course, must turn in reports that meet the state standards of practice.

Anyone interested in the specifics of this state-approved course  at BTC, starting May 2, should call 360-752-8796 for … (4 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Fundamentals of Home Inspection -- Bellingham Technical College - 04/03/11 11:56 AM
Bellingham Technical College offers one of only a few state approved home inspection training programs in the State of Washington.

The state law requires anyone who wishes to enter the field to complete a 120 hour course in the fundamentals of home inspection and, also, to complete 40 hours of in the field training. If a prospective inspector does not meet those requirements, then he or she is not allowed to take the state exam. 
The next four-week program, offered by Bellingham Technical College, will begin on May 2, 2011.

Above is a photo of students participating in the … (2 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: No Franchise Purchase Required -- Washington State Approved Home Inspector Training - 03/27/11 11:34 AM
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fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State Approved Home Inspection Training -- Bellingham Technical College - 03/26/11 06:37 PM
The Bellingham Technical College course in the fundamentals of home inspection was the first course in the state to receive approval from the Department of Licensing, real estate division, when home inspector licensing took effect a couple years ago.
This course attracts many students, from around the state, who wish to be trained as home inspectors. The next course will begin on May 2, 2011 and that class will run through May 27.  The full four week session will include not only the 120-hours of fundamentals training but, also, 40 hours of on-site field training. Below you will see a photo … (2 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Top to Bottom (Bellingham Technical College) -- Field Training - 03/24/11 10:06 AM
 We are in the final week of the latest home inspection training course at Bellingham Technical College. We have completed all of the 120 hours of state approved classroom lessons. Now we are working hard to complete the 40 hours of field training.
The field training includes a small group of students going out with an instructor. Each student, to pass the course, must turn in a report that meets the state standards of practice for home inspection.
The students are responsible for the exterior, roof, attic areas, interior and basements or crawl spaces. We take a hard look at the … (2 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Washington State Home Inspector Training -- Two Weeks Away - 02/13/11 11:20 AM
After a hiatus of a few months, due to the holidays, the next Fundamentals of Home Inspection course, and field training, at Bellingham Technical College begins on Monday, February 28.
The classroom training takes a student through the fundamentals of home inspection training (mandated 120 hour course) and through the 40 hours of approved field training. The student who successfully completes the course (absences not allowed) is ready to sit for the state licensing exam.
This training is, largely so, tailored to Washington State. But we have had a number of students from out of the state come to our classes … (1 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Home Inspector Field Training -- Washington State Approved - 02/06/11 04:22 PM
In Washington State any potential new home inspector must not only complete 120-hours of Fundamentals of Home Inspection training but he or she must also complete 40-hours of field training.
The field training has certain requirements: The student must be on-site with a licensed and experienced inspector. The, minimum five, inspections must be of all elements of the house, not just a partial inspection. At the end of the process, the student must turn in a report on each house and that report must meet the state standards of practice.
Some potential inspectors get this training by paying experienced inspectors for … (0 comments)

fundamentals of home inspection: Bellingham Technical College -- Fundamentals of Home Inspection - 01/29/11 04:12 PM
The next Fundamentals of Home Inspection and 40-hours of field training courses will begin at Bellingham Technical College on February 28, 2011. These are Washington state approved courses and successful completion of the courses qualifies a student to sit for the state licensing exams.
The first three weeks are the basic "fundamentals" training and the last week includes the 40-hours of approved field training. Students, in small groups, go on actual inspections with the instructors, all of whom are licensed and experienced inspectors.
Anyone interested in the field training, or the full fundamentals of home inspection course, should call 360-752-8796. Any person … (7 comments)

 
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