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Construction and Building Inspectors

Education & Credentials


Educational Requirements

High School or less


Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma2.6
High school diploma or equivalent22.6
Some college, no degree29.8
Associate degree14.9
Bachelors degree23.3
Masters degree5.9
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree1


Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • 5 years or more related work experience for entry.
  • Moderate-term on-the-job training to become competent.


Current Training Opportunities

Related Programs



Click on any of the Majors listed below to find out more about preparing for this career.


Transfer Options



Licenses are knowledge and skill credentials that are legally required in some careers.

This occupation requires a license.

Asbestos Inspector Certificate
Certified Building Official, Certified Building Official Limited, Accessibi
LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) Inspector Permit
Wells and Borings: Monitoring Well Contractor Registration


Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Business Computer Applications
  • Business Law
  • Cultural/Ethnic Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Technical Writing
  • U.S. Government
  • World Languages

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose


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