23 Clyde Rd Suite 201 Somerset NJ 08873



Our weekend and evening classes allow students to continue their day job as they transition into a new career as a Licensed Home Inspector. 

Classes are Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

(click here to see a breakdown of the schedule)

Want to start this week? We offer “ROLLING ADMISSIONS” for those who want to start sooner!!!!!!!

You can start your journey to becoming an NJ Licensed Home Inspector when it works for YOU! NJ Academy of Home Inspectors has “ROLLING ADMISSIONS” for your convenience. You can start at the beginning of any unit during the 10 weeks!!! After week 10 has been completed, week 1 starts right up. If you miss a week, no problem, just wait till it comes around again. We make it as easy as possible for you to get the training you need to become a successful home inspector. Check our schedule at nj-ahi.com/class-schedule/ and look for ROLLING ADMISSIONS START DATE to find a date that works for you.

Start Dates for the Current Cycle can be found at https://nj-ahi.com/class-schedule/


 SUNDAYS BETWEEN 12:30 PM & 3:30 PM, MONDAYS 5:30 PM & 8:30 PM




There are no statistics for EXAM pass/fail ratio. The NJ Department of Education does not keep statistics for any specific EXAM or Private Career School (PCS). The National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) is a private test administered through an outside company that has no interaction or affiliation with the NJ Department of Education. The only way a school would know its pass/fail rate is if every student that took the NHIE from that school sent their test results to the school.

We challenge you to ask the schools claiming that they have pass/fail ratio, from the NJ Department of Education to provide you PROOF. If they do and you can provide us documentation from the NJ Department of Education with any Home Inspection school’s exam pass/rate, we will let you take our Home Inspection Course for FREE. They won’t be able to because THERE ARE NO TESTING STATISTICS FOR ANY PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOL (PCS) OR EXAM.  



  • 140 hours of Classroom Training Principles Of Home Inspection: System & Standards 3rd Edition (2018) –Our comprehensive Classroom Training program at NJ Academy of Home Inspectors spans 140 hours, providing students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of home inspection. The core curriculum is based on the latest edition, Principles Of Home Inspection: System & Standards 3rd Edition (2018), ensuring that students have access to the most up-to-date and relevant material.
  • 29 Field Training Exercises – Our Field Training Exercises at NJ Academy of Home Inspectors are meticulously tailored to provide students with hands-on experience that simulates real-world inspection scenarios. These exercises are specifically designed to equip students with the skills and confidence necessary to excel in conducting actual inspections. By immersing students in practical training exercises, we ensure they are well-prepared to handle the challenges they may encounter in the field. Our goal is to give students the practical experience they need to excel in their home inspection career from day one.
  • 40 Hours of Field mentoring as per NJ Admin Code 13:40 – 16.6 – At NJ Academy of Home Inspectors, we offer a comprehensive Field Mentoring Program that aligns with the requirements outlined in the NJ Admin Code 13:40 – 16.6. This program provides students with 40 hours of invaluable hands-on experience under the guidance of seasoned professionals.

    Our Field Mentoring Program allows students to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom in real-world inspection scenarios. Working alongside experienced mentors, students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their skills, gain practical insights, and further develop their understanding of the home inspection process.

    Click below to learn about our Field Mentoring Program.

  • Principles of Home Inspection System & Standards (2018) – 1080 Page Book – Other schools advertise this picture of the book Principles of Home Inspection System & Standards 3rd Edition. This implies that they are teaching this version of the course and that you will receive this book. This is not the case. When you enroll with the “Other Guys” they give you a photocopy of an older version or a digital copy of the book which is an older version. None teach this version of the course, nor do they give you a copy of any book to keep. When you enroll with us, we guarantee you will receive a physical copy of the Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards 3rd Edition and the COURSE WE TEACH IS SPECIFIC TO THAT BOOK which is thirteen (13) units (see course specifics below).

Click the below icon to learn more about the NJAHI® Ultimate Home Inspector Practice Exam.

  • Test Prep – Access to NJAHI® Ultimate Home Inspector Practice Exam – This is the largest question database in the country designed to help students pass the National Home Inspector Exam on the first try (FREE ACCESS FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSE). 
  • Home Inspection Software and report narrative discounts –

    As a student of NJ Academy of Home Inspectors, you can purchase the exclusive “School Version” of 3D Inspection System’s comprehensive report writing software directly through us. This one-time purchase, is vastly reduced in price and is only available to NJAHI® students and is unavailable elsewhere. It provides the best tools to create top-quality reports for clients and ensure personal protection. We also offer our “HOME INSPECTION MASTER INSPECTOR FORMSET TEMPLATE”. This works with all 3D Inspection Systems versions and includes narratives to align explicitly with NJ Standards of Practice. It helps protect you and your clients. Deliver reports that make your clients believe a certified master inspector instructor wrote them.

Click the below icon to learn more about the NJAHI® Home Inspection Software Discounts 

  • Course Testing – Following each unit, students take quizzes, including a midterm and final exam, to ensure comprehension and retention of the material. We review all quizzes and exams in class using PowerPoint presentations, after which we provide answer keys to serve as study guides, reinforcing learning and facilitating preparation for the NATIONAL HOME INSPECTOR EXAM.
  • Report Wrting – In our course, we place a heavy emphasis on report writing, teaching students not only how to effectively communicate their findings but also how to protect themselves and their clients; we instill in every student the principle of crafting each report as if it were to be scrutinized by a judge, echoing the mantra displayed on our classroom plaque “WRITE IT FOR THE JUDGE.”
  • Marketing – We guide students through a comprehensive curriculum that equips them with practical marketing strategies and industry knowledge, empowering them to successfully launch and manage their own home inspection businesses.
  • Guest Speakers – Our guest speakers are here once every 10 week cycle. The purpose of our guest speakers is to provide assistance to students in their learning process. They are here to share their expertise and knowledge with the students to help them know what to expect and to be better prepared when starting their Home Inspection business.
  • Business Startup – One of the most frequently asked questions from our students is how to start a home inspection business. We provide comprehensive instruction and the necessary tools to establish their venture, covering topics such as registering their business, obtaining a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), and guiding them through the process of state registration.
  • Mandatory tools and equipment as per Section 13:40-15.1 – In our training, we cover the essential tools and requirements that home inspectors must have and utilize for every inspection. We emphasize the importance of these mandatory tools in conducting thorough home inspections. Additionally, we explore the benefits of incorporating additional tools that can enhance the inspection process, enabling even more comprehensive evaluations.


While all schools in New Jersey teach Principles of Home Inspections: Inspections Systems and Standards, our school is the only one that teaches the 2018 version and offers unique content not provided by other schools. We’ve included subjects that, although not covered in the course, appear on the National Home Inspector Exam and be required to be inspected when conducting home inspections. Topics include but are not limited to tankless water heaters, pools, geothermal systems, swamp coolers, septic systems, and more.

In addition, we incorporate the New Jersey Standards of Practice, reviewing them throughout the course and at the beginning of each unit as applicable. This enriched course content sets us apart for the “Other Guy” and can be seen in blue below.

Principles Of Home Inspection: System & Standards 3rd Edition (2018) 


UNIT 1 – 136 Slides

Standards and Reports

  • Standards of practice as it pertains to the National Home Inspection Exam
  • Standards of practice as it pertains to New Jersey
  • Field Mentorship
  • How do I charge for a Home Inspection?
  • The importance of the inspection client introduction and summary
  • Code of ethics
  • Reports

UNIT 2 – 564 Slides

Exterior Cladding

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to exterior inspections
  • Overview of components and materials
  • General inspection strategy
  • Brick, stone, and concrete
  • Conventional stucco
  • Synthetic stucco
  • Wood siding
  • Plywood, hardboard, and OSB
  • Metal and vinyl siding
  • Cement-based siding
  • Hardy board siding
  • Clay and slate shingles
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood/Soil Contact and Exposed Foundations
  • Soffits and Fascia
  • Windows and Doors
  • Trim, Flashing, and Caulking

Exterior Structures

  • Porches, decks, and balconies
  • Railings
  • Columns
  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Porch and deck floors
  • Porches, decks, and balconies
  • Railings
  • Columns
  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Porch and deck floors
  • Flat roof drainage
  • Window wells
  • Walks, driveways, and grounds
  • Retaining Walls
  • Exterior Inspection Procedures
  • Inspecting pools and pool fences

 UNIT 3 – 541 Slides

Steep Roofing

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to roofing inspections
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Ice dams
  • Wood roofing
  • Slate roofing
  • Clay tile
  • Concrete tile
  • Fiber cement roofing
  • Metal tile
  • Roll roofing
  • Valley flashing
  • Chimney flashing
  • Hip and ridge flashing
  • Stack and vent flashing
  • Roof/wall flashing
  • Skylight flashing
  • Dormer flashing
  • Drip edge flashing
  • Inspecting roof with drones, FAA Licensing & Insurance Requirements

Flat Roofing

  • Drainage
  • Built-up roofing
  • Modified bitumen roofing
  • Rubber roofing
  • PVC roofing
  • Metal roofing
  • Chimney flashing
  • Stack and vent flashing
  • Parapet wall flashing
  • Skylight flashing
  • Drip edge flashing
  • Roof/wall flashing
  • Pitch pans

UNIT 4 – 393 Slides

Structure: Footings & Foundations

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to structural inspections
  • Functions
  • Configurations
  • Types
  • The macro approach
  • Settling
  • Crack analysis
  • Settlement corrective actions
  • Shrinkage cracks
  • Horizontal forces
  • Backfill height
  • Foundation surface damage

Structure: Floors

  • Sills
  • Columns
  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Engineered wood
  • Subfloors and floor slabs

Structure: Walls

  • Solid masonry walls
  • Wood frame walls
  • Brick veneer walls
  • Arches and lintels

Structure: Roof Framing

  • Roof rafters, roof joists, and ceiling joists
  • Trusses
  • Roof sheathing
  • Roof framing
  • Structure Inspection Strategy

UNIT 5 – 254 Slides


  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to insulation inspections
  • Introduction
  • R-Value
  • Moisture
  • Building envelope
  • Materials
  • Radiant barriers
  • Vapor barriers
  • Roof ventilation
  • Living space ventilation
  • Attic insulation inspection
  • Flat roof and cathedral ceiling inspection
  • Above-grade wall insulation
  • Basement and crawlspace inspection
  • Exhaust fan inspection
  • Insulation and ventilation inspection procedure

UNIT 6 – 346 Slides


  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to interior inspections
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Party walls
  • Ceilings
  • Identifying mold like substances and how to annotate it in the report
  • Trim and cabinets
  • Stairs
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Foundation flaws
  • Concrete block foundations
  • Interior drainage tile
  • High water table
  • Wet basement clue

UNIT 7 – 473 Slides

Electrical Systems

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to electrical inspections
  • Electrical inspection safety
  • Electrical basics
  • Service drop and laterals
  • Service entrance
  • Service size
  • Service box
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Intro to distribution panels
  • 240-volt and multi-wire circuits
  • Distribution panel conditions
  • Introduction to branch circuit wiring
  • Distribution wiring
  • Branch circuit wiring conditions
  • Knob and tube wiring
  • Aluminum wiring
  • Lights
  • Receptacles
  • GFIs
  • Switches
  • Junction boxes
  • How to identify & annotate in a home inspection report obsolete electrical panels

UNIT 8 – 389 Slides

Heating: Gas Furnaces

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to Heating system inspections
  • Introduction
  • Gas piping
  • Combustion air
  • Burners
  • Heat shields
  • Heat exchangers
  • Cabinets
  • Fan controls
  • Thermostats
  • Dating furnaces
  • Vent connectors
  • Blowers
  • Air filters
  • Ducts and registers
  • Testing procedure
  • Mid-efficiency furnaces
  • High-efficiency furnaces
  • Testing procedure for high-efficiency furnaces
  • Gravity furnaces

UNIT 9 – 50 Slides

Heating: Oil Furnaces

  • Oil heating systems
  • Oil burners

UNIT 10 – 151 Slides

Heating: Hot Water Boilers

  • Introduction
  • Boiler controls
  • Distribution piping
  • Radiators
  • Boiler inspection procedures
  • Hartford Loops & Equalizers

UNIT 11 – 377 Slides

Heating: Chimney

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to Chimney inspections
  • Chimney inspection
  • Flue liners
  • Chimney caps
  • Chimney height
  • Fire safety
  • Draft
  • Chimney damage
  • Introduction to vents

Heating: Wood-Burning Fireplaces

  • Vent conditions
  • Fireplace hearths
  • Fireboxes
  • Dampers and draft
  • Smoke chamber
  • Fireplace face/breast
  • Ashpit
  • Combustion air
  • Glass doors
  • Heat circulators

Heating: Electric Systems

  • Baseboard heaters
  • Electric furnaces
  • Plenum heaters
  • Radiant heat

UNIT 12 – 231 Slides

Air Conditioning

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to Air Conditioning system inspections
  • Types
  • Ductless Air Conditioners
  • Components and their functions
  • The air conditioning cycle
  • Capacity
  • Compressor
  • Geothermal energy
  • Life expectancy
  • Student Exercise How to determine the age of AC unit for your report
  • Condenser coils
  • Water cooled condensers
  • Evaporator coils
  • Expansion devices
  • Condensate system
  • Case studies
  • Refrigerant lines
  • Condenser fan
  • Evaporator fan
  • Swamp Coolers

Heat Pumps

  • Introduction
  • Heat pumps in practice
  • Heat pump conditions

UNIT 13 – 450 Slides

Plumbing: Supply System

  • NJ Standard of Practice as it pertains to Plumbing System inspections
  • Supply plumbing system goals and performance
  • Water entry piping
  • Supply piping distributions

Plumbing: Water Heaters

  • Introduction
  • Gas-fired, oil-fired, and electric water heaters
  • Common problems of conventional water heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Fan-assisted water heaters

Plumbing: DWV (Drain, Waste & Vent)

  • Introduction
  • DWV materials
  • DWV conditions
  • Traps
  • Floor drains
  • Venting system
  • Air Admittance Valves
  • Sewage Ejector Pumps
  • Sewage Ejector Pumps Alarms
  • Septic Systems

Plumbing: Fixtures and Faucets

  • Introduction
  • Basins, sinks, and laundry tubs
  • Faucets
  • Water Hammering
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Tub and shower stall enclosures
  • Shower stalls



SUNDAYS – 12 Pm to 3:00 pm Mondays or Wednesdays 5:30 to 8:00 pm



We will customize a payment program that works for you. All that is required is a minimum payment of $995 before the start of your first class. The remaining balance can be paid (no finance fees) in installments throughout the course.


Enroll in our class with a “BUDDY” and you each only pay $3,595.00 for the course. That’s right only $3,595.00 per person. No hidden fees! No other school offers that!

****To Participate in the “BUDDY PROGRAM” Students must be in the same class and payment for both students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class****