SOPHI, the School of Professional Home Inspection, has been granted approval by the State of Arizona to offer The Fundamentals of Home Inspection course. Our classes are designed as hybrid learning experiences, with some students attending in-person and others joining remotely via live Zoom sessions.

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What is the average pay for home inspectors in Arizona?

As of 08/2022, indeed.com says the average salary for a home inspector is $56,941 per year in Arizona.

Does Arizona have its own Standard of Practice?

What is the Arizona State certification process?

Certification Process

Candidates for certification as an Arizona home inspector must pass the National Home Inspector Examination. The exam is just part of the Arizona process to become a home inspector. The Home inspector application packet​​ describes other requirements.

Home Inspector Application for Arizona

Home Inspector Exam Information

You are required to pass the National Home Inspector Examination. For complete information, go to PSI Exams.  You may register online or call 800-733-9267.

For background on the national exam and how to prepare for the test, visit the national exam website.​


Application for Certification This form includes general information, eligibility requirements, test application, etc. 

Arizona Fees
Home Inspector Application & Initial Registration fee $175

Financial Assurance

If you have questions regarding financial assurance, please email fa@azbtr.gov.

Per ARS 32-122.02, 

Within sixty days after certification and before any fee-based home inspection is performed, a home inspector certified pursuant to this chapter shall file one of the following financial assurances pursuant to rules recommended by the home inspector rules and standards committee and adopted by the board:

1. Errors and omissions insurance for negligent acts committed in the course of a home inspection in the amount of two hundred thousand dollars in the aggregate and one hundred thousand dollars per occurrence.

2. A bond that is retroactive to the certification date in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars or proof that minimum net assets have a value of at least twenty-five thousand dollars.

If a home inspector loses or otherwise fails to maintain a required financial assurance, the certification shall be automatically suspended and shall be reinstated if a financial assurance is obtained within ninety days. If a financial assurance is not obtained within ninety days, the certification shall be automatically revoked.

Read more at the Arizona State website.

What does the class cost?

Arizona State approved course (120 Hours)
All SOPHI courses are taught hybrid, some in person while others are live via zoom, in real-time. Classes are twelve 10-hour sessions with a special emphasis on Inspection Laws, (SOP), and practical inspection techniques. Our courses are taught by experienced Home Inspection Professionals who are ready to help you succeed. This intensive State-Certified course fulfills the requirement to take the National Home Inspection Exam (NHIE)

What is the class schedule?

Class runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sunday off, then Monday through Saturday, and then you’re done. 

Are you in search of an exciting and financially rewarding career path? Look no further than the field of home inspection! Our SOPHI program is the perfect way to kickstart your journey. With 120 hours of instruction – exceeding all Arizona requirements – you’ll be well-prepared to ace the National Home Inspector Exam and stand out in the field.

Our 12-day program is intense, but that’s what makes it so exciting! You’ll dive headfirst into the world of home inspection, learning everything you need to know to succeed. Plus, our program is approved by the Veterans Affairs Administration, so if you’re a veteran, you can take advantage of our GI bill benefits.

Have questions about home inspection as a career? We’d love to chat! Check out our FAQ or give us a call to learn more about this exciting and profitable field.

JJ Greive

JJ & Suzanne are both licensed, highly skilled inspectors and educators. We are the authors of our class curriculum, and truly enjoy sharing this with our students