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Montana Home Inspection License Requirements

home inspection state regulations While a license is not required to become a home inspector in Montana, the home inspection profession is regulated by the state. Follow the steps below to become a legally compliant Montana home inspector.

A Home Inspector, whether as an individual, partnership, corporation, or manager-managed or member-managed limited liability company, shall register with the Department by completing an application, paying the $80 application fee, and shall document that each person working under the registration as a home inspector:

  • Has successfully completed 40 hours of comprehensive home inspection instruction or has passed a Department approved national examination.
  • Is a member of a national home inspector association.
  • Is covered by a minimum of $100,000 general commercial liability insurance, and a minimum of $100,000 errors and omissions insurance.
  • Is covered under a workers’ compensation policy or has an independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC) for the occupation of home inspection.

Upon renewing an existing registration, a home inspector must document that each home inspector covered by the registration:

  • Has completed 40 hours of continuing education over the prior 2 years.
  • Is a member of a national home inspector association.
  • Is covered by a minimum of $100,000 general commercial liability insurance, and a minimum of $100,000 errors and omissions insurance.
  • Is covered under a workers’ compensation policy or has an independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC) for the occupation of home inspector or home inspection.
Students also receive PHII's Advanced course to help prepare you for the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE), which is an optional requirement for your Montana Home Inspector registration. Furthermore, your free AHI membership will satisfy the law's national home inspector association membership requirement, which is mandatory.

Realtors, Lenders, home buyers and home owners want to make sure a home inspector has been properly trained and certified. PHII will give you a nationally recognized home inspector certification and the credentials you need to become a successful home inspector in Montana.

Note: As the industry grows, many states are enacting or changing legislation requiring training, supervised inspections and examinations for home inspectors. PHII students have had great success passing state and national exams, and you also receive FREE continuing education credits with your enrollment! Please check the website periodically for updates about current licensing laws or call toll free (800) 983-6322

Montana Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:

Montana Dept. of Labor and Industry

Approved: Yes

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

Included in PHII's Montana Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our Montana 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 Montana.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Montana Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Montana take?
    PHII's Montana 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 Montana is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Montana course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Montana home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Montana 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 Montana . 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 Montana 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 Montana should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Montana home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Montana 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 Montana. We have been there to support our students from Montana during and after the training. We have up-to-date Montana home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Montana.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
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    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for Montana Home Inspector Graduates
    As a gold-level AHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all Montana 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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