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At the SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTION, the Fundamentals of Home Inspection program is recognized as one of the most rigorous programs in the country. The program offers a hybrid learning experience, where students can choose to attend classes in person or via live Zoom. This ensures direct interaction between students and teachers and maximizes the potential for success in this fulfilling career.

The comprehensive Home Inspection training covers a wide range of topics, including professional practices like Standards of Practice, Business Practices, Legal Issues, Client Communications, and much more.

What is the Home Inspector Salary in Montana?

The average salary for a home inspector in Montana is over $59,000.
(as of 03/13/22 Source salary.com)

What does the class cost?

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOME INSPECTION | $2,500
Meets all Montana State Requirements
All SOPHI courses are taught via zoom, live lecture 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 are the state laws in Montana for Home Inspection

Home Inspector Registration from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

A Home Inspector, whether as an individual, partnership, corporation, or manager-managed or member-managed limited liability company, shall register with the state by completing an application, paying the $80 application fee, and documenting each person working under the registration as a home inspector:

  • Has successfully completed 40 hours of comprehensive home inspection instruction or has passed a department-approved national examination.
  • Is a member of a national home inspector association.
  • Is covered by a minimum of $100,000 general commercial liability insurance, and a minimum of $100,000 errors and omissions insurance.
  • Is covered under a workers’ compensation policy or has an independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC) for the occupation of home inspection.

The latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM): Rule: 24.33.4
Department: LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS AND HOME INSPECTORS
Subchapter: Registration of Home Inspectors


What is the class schedule?

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

The Technical Subjects course includes a total of fourteen subjects, such as Structural Components, Exteriors, Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical Systems, and nine others.

In addition to the Technical Subjects, the program also covers special topics such as Common Building Codes, Product Quality, Safety Issues, Environmental Conditions, Hazardous Materials, and a comprehensive review of Inspection Tools and Techniques.

With our intensive training program, you can complete the course in just two weeks and be fully prepared to pursue a lucrative career in home inspection.

As an eligible provider for Veteran education benefits (GI bill), we are proud to be approved by the Veterans Affairs Administration.

If you have any questions about our program or home inspection careers, please check out our FAQ or feel free to give us a call. We love discussing this exciting 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