Welcome to the SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTION, where our esteemed Fundamentals of Home Inspection program sets the bar for excellence nationwide. This rigorous program offers a hybrid learning approach, allowing students to attend classes either in person or via live Zoom, fostering direct interaction with teachers and optimizing career success.

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?

The class is $2,500. It exceeds the state requirements, providing outstanding value. You’ll benefit from live lectures, practical techniques, and experienced instructors.

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
Subchapter: Registration of Home Inspectors

What is the class schedule?

The class schedule is structured as follows: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, with Sundays off. The final week also follows the same timing, from Monday to Saturday, concluding the course. 

Do I need to study before?
Paid students get discounts on the e-book

Get a head start on your learning by checking out our study guide. Books will be delivered electronically after the class starts. Studying ahead will help you become more familiar with the materials and better prepared for the course.

There is an optional textbook available from NHIE, the print version is priced at $259.00. However, as a benefit to our paying students, you can purchase the E-book version for just $125.

Our Technical Subjects course consists of fourteen subjects, including Structural Components, Exteriors, Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical Systems, and more.

In addition to these topics, we cover special subjects like Common Building Codes, Product Quality, Safety Issues, Environmental Conditions, Hazardous Materials, and a thorough review of Inspection Tools and Techniques.

With our intensive two-week training program, you’ll be fully prepared to embark on a rewarding career in home inspection.

What are the opportunities for a licensed home inspector?

While most inspectors work for themselves, there are opportunities to work with multi-inspector firms and franchises. Be sure to read any offer to work for another company very carefully. We recommend you have this offer reviewed by an attorney.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has several kinds of inspections. See the link above.

Sewer Scopes
This can be a lucrative business to run along with home inspections. It is an easy sell, I tell my clients that their sewer “is the most expensive thing I can’t see”.

Energy Audit
As a certified Home Inspector, gaining expertise in Energy Auditing can significantly elevate your professional competence and unlock new opportunities. Energy Audits involve comprehensive inspections and analysis to identify areas for energy conservation in buildings. Your dedication to professionalism and competence in this field will position you as a sought-after Home Inspector, catering to the growing demand for environmentally-conscious practices in the industry.


Our program, proudly approved for Veteran education benefits (GI Bill). As a dedicated provider, we offer unwavering support to eligible students through the Veterans Affairs Administration. Explore the possibilities of a rewarding career and take a look at our FAQ for more insights or reach out to us directly. We’re passionate about discussing this thriving field and would love to answer your questions!

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