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Home Inspector Classroom Training

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$1995 | Days: 6-12 | Type: Class | Call to Enroll

PHII offers a nationally recognized classroom course at our training center in Madison, South Dakota, that fulfills the education requirements for states that do not accept distance courses such as New York, Arkansas, Maryland, Indiana, and West Virginia. The advantage of our classroom training is that students are provided with PHII's interactive online distance course in advance, which helps students prepare for the live training.

Prepping ahead of time allows students to ask hard questions in class and not be bogged down learning the introductory material that is easier to learn at home. Instead, students can spend more classroom time learning detailed information, report writing, and field work.

Depending on state requirements, students listen to lectures, watch powerpoint presentations, work with mock equipment, and inspect houses. Students also have access to classroom computers during the training in order to complete assignments, testing, and inspection reports. No other school offers PHII's style of hybrid classroom that allows each student to progress at his or her own pace so that no one is left behind.

VA approvedStudents enrolling in live classes will receive all the materials included with the distance course in advance to help them prepare for the classroom course. Classroom training is approved for Veterans Administration (V.A.) Education Benefits. Call for more information or to reserve your space in a class!

2015 PHII Live Class Schedule

Start Dates*




Mon., Feb 9, 2015
Mon., Apr 20, 2015
Mon., Jun 15, 2015
Mon., Aug 10, 2015
Mon., Oct 19, 2015
Mon., Nov 30, 2015

All Except AR, LA, MD, NJ,






Arkansas, W.Virginia



New York



Traveling to South Dakota for Training Labs

Air/Ground Travel
If you live out of the area and wish to travel to Madison, South Dakota to attend a free lab, we can help you plan the best method of air or ground travel. We are familiar with the airlines and rental services that service this area, so please call us before making permanent travel reservations as we may be able to help you find the best routes to take or the most economical fares.

Below is a list of lodging facilities in the Madison area. Some offer discounts if you tell them you are attending the Professional Home Inspection Institute.

Hotels in Madison, SD (0 mi.)

  • AmericInn (605) 256-3076
  • Lake Park Motel (605) 256-3524
  • Super 8 (605) 256-6931

Hotels in Howard, SD (21 mi.)

  • Freddy's Motel (605) 772-4531

Pheasant Hunting Lodges (25 mi.)

  • Spring Lake Hunting Lodge
  • Oldham, SD (605) 482-8000

Gaming Casinos (31 mi.)

  • Royal River Casino and Hotel
  • Flandreau, SD (877) 912-5825

Exclusive Benefit: PHII graduates also receive free membership in NSHI, the National Society of Home Inspectors, one of only four national non-profit home inspector associations in the U.S. and a requirement for some states.

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Class Outline

Day 1:
Overview, Standards, Grounds, and Exterior Components.

Day 2:
Foundations, Basements/Crawlspaces, Roofs and Chimneys

Day 3:
Plumbing Supply/Waste/Vent and Electrical Components & Systems

Day 4:
Interior Components, Attics, Insulation, Ventilation, Garage/Carport

Day 5:
HVAC systems, Flues, Vents, Evaporators, and Condensers.

Day 6:
Report Writing, Insurance, Payment, Pricing, and Advertising