- 1). Learn the skills required to be a home inspector, including how to inspect a home's structural soundness, how to examine the exterior and interior of a home and how to check the roof, plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems. Many organizations such as the American Society of Home Inspectors can help you learn the skills you need as a home inspector.
- 2). Purchase home inspector's insurance. A home inspector can make mistakes that end up costing a homeowner a great deal of money. If that happens to you, you may find yourself on the business-end of a law suit. Errors and omissions insurance can provide protection under such circumstances.
- 3). Add credibility to your home inspection business by joining a professional organization like the American Society of Home Inspectors or the National Association of Home Inspectors.
- 4). Make sure you have a business license for the city you're in. While you aren't required to be certified as a home inspector in the State of Idaho, most cities do require you to carry a business license if you plan to locate your business headquarters within the city limits.