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Choosing the right home inspector school can put your career on the fast track. The best home inspection schools stand behind their training unconditionally, help get your business up and running quickly, and are ready to assist you down the road with ongoing support. Don't settle for less than a school with a proven track record of success! Below are 7 tips to help you make an informed choice when you select a training provider:

Search the Better Business Bureau online for membership status, ownership, complaint history and length of time in business. Our A+ Rating

Google the school's street address to make sure it's a real school, not simply a mail drop offering no tuition reimbursement protection. Our location.

Verify that the school is approved in your state. Many states require home inspector courses from an approved training school. Our approvals.

Call and ask to speak with the course director, not a sales rep trying to meet a weekly quota. Talk to our experienced instructors anytime!

Find out if the school specializes in home inspection rather than an assortment of general career training. We know the business!

Check the school's credentials to assure it is state-licensed, bonded or registered to lawfully provide real estate training. Our credentials.

Examine the return policy. Do you have at least 30 days to request a full tuition refund if you are not satisfied? Our return policy.

While home inspection schools have come and gone or changed hands, PHII has remained constant, setting the standard for quality home inspector education at an affordable price, providing everything you need to learn in class, online or at home, your satisfaction guaranteed. PHII was the first school to offer an online interactive course for home inspectors along with a hybrid live training component. What we started with online training for home inspectors has become the industry standard.

PHII's online training provides a proven interactive learning solution with lesson pre-tests and post-tests, flash cards, audio instruction, video, and feedback along with the human support element that is so critical to success. With many years of experience and tens of thousands of home inspectors trained, PHII remains the leader in the online home inspector training field. We teach you what you need to know and help you every step of the way. PHII trained inspectors are never alone!

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Higher Priced

Specialized, not a career school

Unconditional 30-Day Return Policy

BBB Accreditation

State Licensed Educational Company

Real Training School Location

Online and Classroom Instruction

Live Support 12 hours a Day, 6 Days a Week

Home Inspection Report Software Included Free

Website with Report Delivery and Credit Card Processing

National Home Inspector Society Membership Included

Mold, Radon, & Commercial Inspection lessons Included

Half-price student discount for additional training

Related courses with interactive instruction, exams and certification (offered at 50 percent student discount):

Residential Mold Inspection Certification

Commercial Mold Inspection Certification

Mold Remediation Certification

Radon Certification

Manufactured Home Inspection Certification

Pest Inspection Certification

Level 1 Infrared Thermography Certification

Energy Auditor Certification

Weatherization Certification

Course Features

PHII offers the most complete, self-paced home inspection course on the market today. You receive instant online access and a package of course materials shipped to you. Our course management system is unmatched in features and interactive technology. You can take the course on almost any electronic device including popular tablets, and the course can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unlike most other online courses, there is no time limit, so you can take as much time as you need and finish at whatever pace you set, quickly or over time. Your access to our course system never expires!

  • Home Inspection Report Creator Free!Online Interactive Instruction
  • Audio and Video + thousands of photos
  • Deluxe course manuals professionally printed
  • Online testing with instant tracking results
  • DVD instruction that is aligned to lessons
  • Interactive Flash Cards that test your knowledge
  • Beginner level courses that teach fundamentals
  • Advanced level courses that expand knowledge
  • Mold & Allergens, Radon, & Commercial Inspections
  • Checklists and forms aligned to each lesson
  • Inspection Report Templates with unlimited licenses
  • Free Home Inspection Report Creator Software!
  • Pre-inspection Agreement Templates
  • Concise lessons and hands-on field activities
  • Certification in other inspection-related trades
  • Start-up business guides and marketing materials

Course Material
PHII's course material is aligned with national standards of practice and is updated regularly. We teach you the key information that you must inspect for and include in your final report. Every lesson is concise and written in clear language that is easy to understand. Every PHII interactive course is designed in-house by experienced and qualified instructors who understand the trade and how to teach it. We also include lessons on mold and allergens, radon, and commercial inspections that others only provide for an additional fee.

We encourage you to do your research before enrolling in any course. Examine whether the course is approved in your state and whether the instructors are qualified. Find out what you are going to learn, what materials you will receive, how long it will take, and how your progress is monitored. Be sure to talk with a course instructor rather than sales staff who do not understand the training. Make sure you are getting something more than ebook downloads, powerpoints and study guides.

Interactive Instruction
PHII offers an online interactive home inspection training program. Interaction is when you participate in what you are learning and receive feedback. PHII's course allows you to interact with the content, verifying that you are learning. Online assessments and flashcards throughout the course instantly check your responses and identify what you still need to learn. Much of the content is delivered through multimedia presentations, illustrations, and videos.

PHII offers the only online course that can be accessed fully online and offline on CD-ROM. An Internet connection is helpful but not required. We provide a turn-key system that is designed to train you and help you get started quickly. PHII's courses are approved by real estate and building commissions, and major insurance providers. We are also affiliated will major professional associations including ASHI, NSHI, CREIA, FABI, and others.

Exclusive Benefits
PHII lifetime home inspector certification. All graduates become lifetime-certified by PHII and can come back at any time to refresh their training at no cost. With some types of home inspector training you remain a certified home inspector only as long as you continue to pay a monthly or annual fee. Your PHII lifetime home inspector certification is a permanent credential you can proudly display for your entire career with no recurring certification charge. You can also add your PHII Trained and Certified logo on your website or marketing materials. With PHII there is one fee and no surprises!

All PHII graduates also receive a free 1-year membership in the National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI). NSHI at more than 12 years-old, is one of four national non-profit home inspector associations in the United States, and is an excellent credential to place on your marketing materials. You can join any home inspector association you wish, and some even offer free limited trials, but be aware that most require annual membership fees over $400. NSHI has the most reasonable member renewal rate at $149.

PHII also provides you with a free 1-year $149 subscription to, an e-commerce website designed for home inspectors that includes an inspection ordering system, payment tracking, credit card processing and e-delivery of reports. This is a great turnkey system for promoting your business online and serving as a resource for existing customers.

Unmatched Student Support
Simply put, PHII is different. No one at PHII is paid a commission and everyone is here for one reason and one reason only, to help you succeed! Our purpose is to provide a great training experience for our students. You deal directly with experienced staff and instructors at our school location who are here everyday to help our students from start to finish. The same staff that provides information about our products will be there to help you with ongoing support as you start inspecting, run into something strange and have questions or need a second opinion. No wasted time, just direct help from our great staff! You won't get that type of personal mentorship anywhere else. We created all of our own materials and training and we are qualified to provide the support. We are the only home inspection school you will find that stands behind their course and guarantees your satisfaction unconditionally, offering a 30-Day money-back guarantee.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee!

satisfaction guarantee
Before you enroll in any home inspection school, will they guarantee your satisfaction unconditionally a month later?

We do. That's the PHII difference!


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