Western Nevada College

Certified Inspector of Structures

Certification and Licensing Preparation


WNC is the only institute of higher learning in Nevada that offers the complete series of Certified Inspectors of Structures classes to prepare students for the state pre-licensing examination.

The next sequence of classes begins on Friday, Oct. 23. All four will be taught by Robert Ford.

According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, approximately 77 percent of the homes sold in the United States and Canada are inspected before they are bought. Home inspectors commonly are self-employed, with pay ranging from $32,000 to $82,000 per year.


Information: Robert Ford at Robert.Ford@wnc.edu or 775-445-3353

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 10 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
License Requirements 10 Units (Credits)
CONS 260 Certified Inspectors of Structures-Residential 3
CONS 261 Under-Floor Inspections-Certified Inspector 1
CONS 262 Above-Floor Inspections for Certified Inspector 2
CONS 263 Supervised Residential Inspections for Certification 4


Licensing programs fulfill the minimum course requirements needed for licensure as a certified inspector of structures-residential.Upon successful course completion, with a grade of C or better, WNC will issue a certificate of completion for the course(s) of study.The Nevada Real Estate Division outsources the Inspectors of Structures exam, which is administered by PSI Services LLC for a $100 fee per exam.

Mission and Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes: Expectations for students completing the Certified Inspector of Structures curriculum are as follows:

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