Choosing the right home inspector school for Maine can put your career on the fast track. See how we stack up against the competition:
|Online Home Inspector Certification Cost
$695 - $1,495+
|Lifetime access to all online training materials
1 - 6 Months
|Unconditional 30-Day Return Policy
5 Days, Conditional
|Classroom Facility and Training School
|Live Office Support 12 hours a Day
|Specialized, not a career school
|AHI-Accredited Education Training Provider
|Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
|Full-Year Home Inspector Association Membership
1 Month, then $49/mo
|Professional Website with Report Delivery and Credit Card Processing
|Full-Version Home Inspection Report Software
Varies, 1 Month
|Bonus Certification Courses Included*
*Most competitor bonus courses amount to e-book downloads or videos that are already free, have no instructor and won't certify you, which is why they don't sell them. PHII doesn't use sales gimmicks, we want you to become qualified!
|Verify that the school is approved in your state. Most states require home inspector courses from an approved training school.
|Map the street address provided on the site's contact page. A legitimate school will display a business location you can easily confirm.
|Call and ask to speak with the course instructor, not a sales rep whose goal is to convince you to enroll. Talk to our instructors anytime.
|Find out if the school specializes in home inspection and not an assortment of other types of training. We Know the Business!
|Check the school's credentials to assure it is state-licensed and accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Our A+ Rating
|Confirm that your training course doesn't expire. Some schools will end your access and/or charge a monthly fee. We offer lifetime access.
|Examine the return policy. Some schools offer conditional returns or no returns at all. We offer unconditional 30-day returns.
Why Choose PHII?
PHII sets the standard for quality home inspector training at an affordable price. We were the first school
to offer interactive online training for home inspectors, along with the first to offer a hybrid live training
component. We believe in service first and still offer all students a free training lab at our facility. Plus we
consistently update our online course materials as the industry changes.
PHII's online training provides a proven interactive learning solution with lesson pre-tests and post-tests, flash cards, video, feedback and 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.
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, AHI, CREIA, and FABI. The 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 so that you can decide whether to pursue other certifications.
PHII offers the most complete, self-paced home inspection course on the market today. You receive instant online
access and have an option to receive course materials that are shipped to you. Our course management system is
unmatched in features and interactive technology.
You can take the course on many devices including tablets and smart phones, and the course can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unlike 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!
Your PHII home inspector certification is a permanent credential you can proudly display for your entire career
with no recurring certification charge. With some organizations, your certification ends when you stop paying membership
dues. PHII graduates can return to refresh their training at no cost. Others may cut-off your online access or
charge a fee to continue it.
PHII graduates receive a free year of membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit home inspector association for the United States and Canada. AHI Membership is an excellent credential to place on your marketing materials. Investigate any offers about free association memberships carefully, as some are for-profit or charge high renewal fees.
PHII also provides you with a free 1-year business website subscription to InspectHost.com, an e-commerce solution 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.
Simply put, PHII is different. No one at PHII is paid a sales commission, which means everyone is here 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 in Madison, SD, who are here everyday to help our students from start
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. For new home inspectors, personal mentorship is critical for success. PHII is the only home inspection school that offers a 30-Day money-back guarantee, something we have always offered!
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