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Massachusetts Home Inspection License Requirements

home inspection state regulations The home inspection profession is regulated in Massachusetts. Follow the steps below to become a licensed home inspector in Massachusetts.

PHII's home inspector classroom course meets the pre-license education requirements for inspectors in Massachusetts. The state rquires 75 hours of Education Training Credits which must be completed in a classroom setting- no online or distance courses are being approved at this time. PHII is an approved provider. The law requires the following:

Associate Inspector:

  1. High school or equivalent
  2. Assisted in at least 25 home inspections in the presence of a supervisor who is a licensed home inspector
  3. Complete 75 hours of Education Training Credit coursework
  4. Passed the National Home Inspectors Exam.

Licensed Inspector:
  1. High school or equivalent
  2. Engaged as an Associate Home Inspector for at least one year and performed at least 100 paid inspections under the presence of a supervisor who is a licensed home inspector
  3. Passed the National Home Inspectors Exam.

State Board:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Div. Of Professional Licensure
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Board of Home Inspectors
(617) 727-4459

Approved: Yes

Training Provider:
Professional Home Inspection Institute
1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
Toll Free 605-427-2908

Included in PHII's Massachusetts Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Massachusetts home inspector certification program

Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects you will master as you take the online home inspection training course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspections
  • Site, Grounds and Grading
  • Exterior and Structure
  • Roof Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Attic Inspection
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Components
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Basement & Crawlspace
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Garage and Carport
  • Conducting a Home Inspection
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up
  • Mold and Allergens
  • Radon in Air and Water
  • Commercial Inspections

  • After passing PHII's home inspector exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Massachusetts.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Massachusetts Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Massachusetts take?
    PHII's Massachusetts home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Massachusetts is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Massachusetts course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Massachusetts home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Massachusetts for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Massachusetts . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-605-427-2908.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Massachusetts should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Massachusetts should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Massachusetts home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Massachusetts residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Massachusetts. We have been there to support our students from Massachusetts during and after the training. We have up-to-date Massachusetts home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Massachusetts.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
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    PHII Massachusetts Home Inspection School

    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Massachusetts Home Inspector Graduates
    As a gold-level AHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all Massachusetts home inspector graduates a free 1-year membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.

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