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The School of Professional Home Inspection (SOPHI) is approved by the State of Arizona to teach The Fundamentals of Home Inspection. All classes are hybrid, some attend in person while others attend the session via live Zoom. 

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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.​

Forms

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?

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOME INSPECTION | $2,500
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. 

The SOPHI program is 120 hours, whereas Arizona only requires 84 hours in order to apply to take the National Home Inspector Exam. By taking the SOPHI course you will place yourself well ahead right off the bat! Our intense 12-day program will prepare you for success.

We are approved by the Veterans Affairs Administration as an eligible provider for Veteran education benefits. (GI bill)

Have more questions? Be sure to read our FAQ, or call us, we love to talk about home inspection careers.


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