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Home Inspector

Non-Credit Job Training

Program Overview

The mission of Delta's basic home inspector training program is to train and enable you to both start and operate your own successful home inspection business or to be a significant contributor in an established company.

For most people, a home is their most costly investment and their most valuable asset, which is why a comprehensive home inspection is a necessary part of the home buying procedure. Hiring the services of a qualified home inspection professional could save buyers a fortune by discovering deficiencies that otherwise may not be found until it is too late.

Earning Potential

New workers generally start around $35,000. Normal pay for Construction and Building Inspectors is $60,000 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn over $70,000.

In this field, it is estimated that you could earn an average of $60,397 per year.


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Program Details

What is a basic home inspector?

A Basic Home Inspector: 

  • Evaluates the soundness of newly built or previously owned homes, condominiums, town houses, manufactured homes, residential apartments, and at times commercial buildings and structures.
  • Typically inspects properties either prior to a purchase offer on a home or as a contingency to a sales contract.
  • Exposes items such as faulty foundations, structural problems, poor insulation, ventilation deficiencies, weakened roof structure and inadequate plumbing installation.
  • Takes items such as building safety hazards involving electrical wiring, fireplaces, chimneys, furnaces, decks, railings, water heaters, gas leaks and other potentially dangerous situations into consideration.
  • Is diligent and professional.
  • Enables prospective homebuyers to make informed decisions. 
  • Can help homebuyers avoid considerable financial loss and years of unfortunate regret.

No prerequisites are required for this class. 

Admission to Delta College isn't required for this program. Please contact the LifeLong Learning department directly to register for this class or you may choose to register online.


Textbooks are required for this course. You may purchase your books through the Delta College Bookstore:

Online: Order your book online at 
By Phone: You can place your textbook order by phone 989-686-9030.
In Person: Purchase textbooks in person in the bookstore.

Non-credit financial assistance

Funding you may qualify for:

The Board of Trustees Grant: To make an appointment, please call the Financial Aid Office at 989-686-9080. In Midland call 989-495-4000 ext. 9080. Eligibility requirements apply. Download the Board of Trustees Grant Application for complete details.

Michigan Works!: Sixteen Michigan Works! Agencies oversee local Michigan Works! Service Centers, where job seekers and employers can access services. Call Saginaw 989-249-5232, Bay 989-667-0500 or Midland 989-631- 3073 or visit the Michigan Works! website for a complete listing of Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers.

Note: The Pell grant does not apply to non credit programs.

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Students choose Delta College LifeLong Learning's technical trades programs for quality job training, continuing education, personal enrichment and exam preparation.

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The Board of Trustees Grant may be available for eligible students enrolling in short-term training programs. If assistance is awarded, it may cover up to 1/3 of the cost of the course not to exceed $692.


"Basic Home Inspector was a comprehensive and informative course. Even though I had 30 plus years of residential construction experience, I still learned a lot of new concepts. The instructor was well experienced, and was able to share very practical information."

Gary Robinson, Basic Home Inspector Student