PHII students who enroll in the distance course can attend a free,
1-day general field training lab at our training facility in Madison, South Dakota, the third Saturday of every
other month (call to reserve space), or can attend a specific field training required by their state for an additional
fee. Our training labs include a live, hands-on property inspection and time working on home inspection reports.
While lab training is not generally a requirement for certification, it's another reason why students choose PHII.
In Kentucky or Florida, the state home inspector law requires you
to attend a live lab. To fulfill this requirement, you have the option of attending our free lab training in Madison,
South Dakota. Or, we also travel to other areas to hold labs for an additional fee. All labs include hands-on property
inspections. Labs can be taken after you have finished your online your training. Please call to reserve lab space
well in advance. If you live in Illinois, you are required to attend
5 inspection events, with a licensed inspector. For an additional fee, we can set up inspections out of our home
office, or you can find an inspector that will provide your Illinois inspection events.
PLEASE CALL AT LEAST 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
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Our field labs take place in Madison, South Dakota, and in various
other cities for an additional cost. The purpose of our field labs is both to satisfy certain state requirements,
and to give students hands-on experience with the systems and components they will be inspecting. We have had students
from many states attend our labs which provide a hands-on experience inspecting inspecting residential properties,
explaining conditions, and filling out reports. Your PHII instructors are well-qualified to help you prepare for
South Dakota Labs
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
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.
*Reservation by phone is required for all
labs. PHII's courses are approved
and accredited by numerous states,
professional associations, and insurance providers.