How to Become a Home Inspector for HUD
- 1). Inspect 250 properties or more on your own before you apply for the HUD inspection program. You must have conducted these inspections without any assistance and have written reports. An entire apartment building counts as one property (not broken down into units).
- 2). Download and fill out the Inspector Candidate Assessment Questionnaire (see Resources). Provide information about your education, certification, experience, computer software skills and where you are willing to work as a HUD inspector.
- 3). Send your application to human resources and wait to hear back from them via email.
- 4). Attend the HUD inspector training program, which will teach you the methods and guidelines you need to follow and how to write up reports. Training lasts for five days and takes place at various locations throughout the country. It is free to attend, but you will have to provide your own housing and traveling expenses. You need to attend all the classes and pass their tests.
- 5). Get your inspector photo I.D. badge and start working as a HUD inspector.