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The Fundamentals of Home Inspection program at the SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTION is one of the most rigorous programs in the country.  All classes are hybrid, some attend in person while others attend the session via live Zoom. This allows direct interaction with the students and teachers and gives you the best chance to succeed in this rewarding career.

This extensive Home Inspection training will cover professional practices, including Standards of Practice, Business Practices, Legal Issues, Client Communications, and 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. 


There are fourteen Technical Subjects including Structural Components, Exteriors, Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical Systems, and nine others.

The class wraps up with special subjects including Common Building Codes, Product Quality, Safety Issues, Environmental Conditions, Hazardous Materials, and a review of Inspection Tools and Techniques.

You can complete this intensive training program in just two weeks. We will prepare you for success in this lucrative career.

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