Comparing Home Inspection Schools
Interactive Home Inspector Training SchoolChoosing the correct home inspection school is an important decision that can jumpstart or even derail a new home inspector career. There are many options for home inspector training, but vast differences in content and quality. Some offer discount training portfolios which turn out to be Internet downloads rather than interactive courses. Others advertise income potential but do not provide the support you will need down the road to get your home inspection business up and running. In other cases, courses may be offered which are not able to be used for licensing or continuing education credits. With online home inspection training, high cost doesn't guarantee quality; nor does low cost guarantee great value. As you research different home inspection schools, here are some important tips to help you perform your due diligence and make an informed choice:

  • Google the school's street address to make sure it has a legitimate location, not a mailbox store suite. Here's our location.
  • Check the school's credentials to assure it is state-licensed, bonded or registered to lawfully provide training. Our credentials.
  • Verify that the school is approved in your state. Check here for us.
  • Call and talk to someone knowledgeable about the course, not just a sales call center. Talk to our experienced staff anytime!
  • Find out if the school specializes in home inspection rather than an assortment of general career training. We know the business!
  • Search the Better Business Bureau online for membership status, complaint history and length of time in business. Our A+ Rating

Over the years we have watched home inspection training companies appear and later disappear. Others have been sold, then resold again, making it hard to obtain a transcript. Through the years 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. We are often imitated, but never duplicated!

PHII's nationally certified distance training courses offer a complete interactive learning solution with lesson pre-tests and post-tests, flash cards, audio instruction, video, and instantaneous feedback. PHII was the first to offer interactive home inspector training over a decade ago, and remains the leader in the field. Our proprietary course management system will teach you what you need to know and will help you retain it in the field!


We are proud to offer a course management system rich in features and interactive technology that is unmatched. PHII's online distance course can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks, or you can take as much time as you need. You can finish the course at whatever pace you set, quickly or over time.

  • Interactive Instruction Online and on CD-ROM
  • 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
  • Continuing education courses for renewal licenses
  • Checklists and forms aligned to each lesson
  • Inspection Report Templates with unlimited licenses
  • Pre-inspection Agreement Templates
  • Concise lessons and hands-on field activities
  • Certification in other inspection-related trades
  • Start-up business guides and marketing materials
  • Complete, high-quality home inspection kits (available at discounted pricing)

Course Material

PHII's no-nonsense 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 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.


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 distance 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 with major professional associations including ASHI, NAHI, NSHI, CREIA, FABI, and others


PHII provides you with free membership in a national nonprofit home inspector association. All PHII graduates receive a free $199 membership in the National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI). NSHI 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.

PHII also provides you with a free $149 subscription to InspectHost.com, 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.


PHII has both online and toll-free telephone support to help you through the learning process. When you talk to us, you are dealing with the home inspection professionals who wrote the materials and created the course, not a high-pressure salesman hired to sell their course. We are the only home inspection school you will find that stands behind their course and guarantees your satisfaction, offering a 30-Day money-back guarantee.