- Complete application process for certification.
- Complete 84 hours of classroom training.
- Pass National Home Inspector Examination.
- Provide a legible board log of the required 30 parallel in-training home inspections.
- Provide 2 fingerprint cards.
Requirements for a Home Inspection License
18 Years or older
You are required to pass the National Home Inspector Examination. To register for the exam visit: https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp
You will have 4 hours to complete the national Home Inspection Examination comprised with 200 multiple choice questions. The exam is “scale scored” from 200 to 800 with a 500 pass point.
Licensing Fees and Professional Application Fee
Home Inspection – $175
Required Application Documents for Licensing
- Application fee & fingerprint processing fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Arizona Board of Technical Registration
- Professional Application Fee Home Inspection – $175
- Fingerprint process change effective August 2018 – Please check here for more information from the Board of Technical Registration.
- Copy of completion results from the National Home Inspector Examination. Exam must occur within two years of applications submission.
- Completion certificate for required 84 hours of education.
- A legible log of completed home inspections, containing the address and date of inspection, of at least 100 inspections or at least 30 parallel inspections (see the provisions of R4-30-247). A computer printout of this information is acceptable.
- Original home inspection report of one of the parallel inspections list on the log
- Arizona Statement of Citizenship form
- Government issued ID
- Fingerprints Verification Form & fingerprints in a sealed envelope
- Signed and dated Notice to Home Inspectors
- Report Checklist Supplement
- Verification of Experience Form completed by a Certified Home Inspector
Click this link application & application instructions for the Board of Technical Registrations website. Instructions are provided for completing your home inspection certificates.
Once a properly filled-out application packet has been received in the Board office, assigned an application number, and a file established, no refund will be made. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. An application is not considered “complete” until all verifying data is received. Upon receipt by the Board of the required documents, your application will be evaluated. Please check back with this office, in writing, approximately five weeks after submitting your application to ensure that all necessary information has been received. If additional information is needed regarding the application you may contact the board at: 602-364-4930 (phone) or 602-364-4931 (fax).
Within 60 days after certification and before any fee-based home inspection is performed, a home inspector will need to file one of the following financial assurances:
- Errors and omissions insurance in the amount of $200 in the aggregate and one hundred thousand dollars per occurrence.
- A bond that is retroactive to the certification date in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars or proof that minimum net assets have a value of at least twenty-five thousand dollars.
Please review the Board of Technical Registrations Rules and Statutes carefully. They establish the requirements for certification, define limits of practice and rules of professional conduct, and explain Board procedures. It is very important that you become thoroughly familiar with the Statutes and Rules and Standards of Professional Practice
The Board of Technical Registration
1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 240
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-4930
Student Policies and Information
- Programs must be paid for in advance, or at the time of enrollment.
- Pre-Registration is required.
- Acceptable forms of payments are AMEX, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, Cash or Checks.
- Students cannot be more than 10 minutes late for classes and must remain in the classroom for roll call at the end of class in order to receive credit for attendance in the classroom. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for classes you may have to re-sit’ the class in order to receive class credit. Some programs allow for instructor homework to be given in lieu of re-sitting a class.
- This is a no smoking facility. Designated smoking areas outside are marked.
- Handicap parking is available and requires that your vehicle have a handicap emblem or a handicap license in order to use these designated parking areas.
- Parking areas owned by the school are designated as “student parking”. Other areas are available for your use and a map of these may be obtained at the front desk.
- All students should bring a calculator, notebook and writing utensil to class with them.
- Books and materials are provided by the school and are part of the cost of each program.
- Beepers and Cell Phones are prohibited in the classroom; please be sure to turn these off prior to entering the classroom.
- Instructors will give designated breaks from the classroom. You are considered tardy if you take breaks other than the designated breaks without prior approval from your instructor.
- Missed classes can be made up according to the Course Repeat/Restart Policy outlined in your signed registration/enrollment contract.
- Messages for students will be given to the instructor.
- Assistance is requested from students in placing any trash in the receptacles upon leaving the classroom.
- Students in good standing who miss classes or are tardy have six months to make up classes without additional charges.
- If a student has exceeded their six month time frame they will be subject to the school Repeat/Restart Policy as outlined below:
Course Repeat/Restart Policies
- A student may re-sit any class during the first 6 months from their original start date.
- A student who wishes to retake or continue any portion of the program more than 6 months from their original start date, but less than 1 year, who paid the tuition in full, will be charged a non-refundable fee of one-third of the current tuition schedule.
- A student who wishes to retake or continue any portion of the program more than 1 year from their original start date, but less than 2 years, who paid the tuition in full, will be charged a non-refundable fee that is two thirds of the current tuition schedule.
- A student who has not completed the entire course after two years from their original start date must pay the full tuition in order to finish the program.
- A student who has completed the entire course, but has not passed the school exam within 6 months of the original starting date of the program may test by paying a non-refundable test fee. Once the fee is paid the student has 3 months from that date to complete the test requirement successfully.
- Requests for refunds are subject to the guidelines outlined below and are also stated in the enrollment agreement between the applicant and the school.
Home Inspector Refund Policy (Example outlined below)
An applicant denied admission by the School is entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
Three-Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and Federal and State holidays) of signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all tuition paid. Text books and materials are not part of the tuition and are not refundable. Returns are given no later than 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation; the School shall provide the 100% tuition refund.
Other Cancellations: An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the School, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus an administrative/registration fee of $200 and textbook and materials fee of $200. NO CASH REFUNDS or tuition credit will be given after 12 months from the date of this agreement.
Refund after Commencement of Classes:
- Procedure for withdrawal/withdrawal date:
- A student choosing to withdraw from the School after the commencement of classes is to provide written notice to the Director of the School. The notice is to indicate the expected last date of attendance and be signed and dated by the student.
- For a student who is on authorized Leave of Absence (LOA, “Leave”), the withdraw date is the date the student was scheduled to return from the Leave and failed to do so.
- A student will be determined to be withdrawn from the institution if the student has not attended any class for 3 consecutive class days.
- All authorized refunds will be issued within 30 days of the determination of the withdrawal date.
- Tuition charges:
- Tuition charges will be determined based upon the percentage of the clock hours attempted. The percentage of the clock hours attempted is determined by dividing the total number of clock hours elapsed from the student’s start date to the student’s last day of attendance, by the total number of clock hours in the program (less the $200 administrative/registration fee and $200 books and material fee).
- Tuition refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of student notification of date of School determination (withdrawn due to absences or other criteria as specified in the School catalog), or in the case of a student not returning from an authorized Leave of Absence (LOA) within 30 days of the date the student was scheduled to return from the LOA and did not return.
Tuition refunds are determined as follows:
- Before the beginning of classes, the student is entitled to a refund of 100% of the tuition (less administrative/registration fee of $200 and $200 books and material fees, if applicable).
- After the commencement of classes, the tuition refund amount (less the administrative/registration fee and $200 books and material fees if applicable), shall be determined as follows:
|Percent of Clock Hours Attempted:||Tuition Refund Amount:|
|10% or less||90%|
|More than 10% and less than or equal to 20%||80%|
|More than 20% and less than or equal to 30%||70%|
|More than 30% and less than or equal to 40%||60%|
|More than 40% and less than or equal to 50%||50%|
|More than 50%||No Refund is required|
- Books, Supplies and Fees: There is no refund for equipment, books or supplies received by the student ($200).
- Special Cases: In case of prolonged illness or accident, death in the family, or other circumstances that make it impractical for the student to complete the program, the School may make a settlement which is reasonable and fair.
- A $35.00 charge will be imposed on all returned checks.
- In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to attend classes must notify the School at least 72 hours in advance of attendance by calling or faxing notification to the telephone or fax numbers found on the top of the first page of this document.
Holder in Due Course Statement
Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds, hereof. Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed amounts paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5-14-76).
In the event a student has a dispute or grievance they wish to bring before the school, the student is asked to follow the procedures outlined below.
- We encourage any student who may have a complaint or concern to contact the President and request a meeting to discuss the grievance(s).
Phone: (480) 946-5388
- If this meeting does not result in a resolution of the student’s grievance, the next course of action would be to file a written complaint with the school following the procedures outlined below.
- Any student with a grievance or dispute has the right to file a complaint, in writing, with the School.
- Any complaint must be received within 30 days of the course completion.
- Complaints should be specific as to their nature in order for the School to investigate and respond.
- The School will respond to all complaints, in writing, within 30 days of receipt.
- If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the School’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The student must contact the State Board for further details. The State Board can be contacted at:
1400 W. Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone (602) 542 – 5709
Graduate Employment Opportunities
ALTHOUGH THE ARIZONA SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE & BUSINESS DOES PROVIDE
INFORMATION FOR ITS STUDENTS, THE SCHOOL DOES NOT GUARANTEE JOB PLACEMENT NOR WARRANT THAT EMPLOYMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR THE APPLICANT.
HOME INSPECTORS IN-TRAINING PROGRAM
Licensing is being requested for the 84-hour Home Inspector’s In-Training Program.
The purpose of this application is for the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, based on a prior perceived need in the community from original market analysis and proven results of the necessity of this program now and into the future, to continue the training as part of our overall curriculum.
Our objective for this training program is to prepare new students for the Home Inspection field by teaching them the necessary elements of preparing home inspections appropriately and to meet current rules, standards and regulations.
At the end of the program the student will be required to take an exam of approximately 200 questions to prepare them for their National Home Inspector Examination. The passing ratio at the school will be 75%.
While we do not usually suspend students from the school (as this is adult education) we may do so if the student’s behavior is unsatisfactory, at which time the student would need to see the general manager of the school to be allowed back into the classroom. The student will be required to guarantee the general manager that the unsatisfactory behavior will be modified prior to re-admittance.
Program/Course of Study ("PCS") Course Descriptions
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will briefly familiarize students with the various aspects of real estate contracts and disclosures, including but not limited to:
- U.D. “For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection
- FHA Does Not Warrant the Value or the Condition of a Home!
- Arizona Association of Realtors® (AAR) – Buyer Advisory
- AAR Residential Seller Advisory – When In Doubt – Disclose!
- AAR Residential Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS)
- AAR Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contract
- AAR Domestic Water Well Addendum
- AAR Residential Buyer’s Inspection Notice and Seller’s Response
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over the Standards of
Professional Practice for Arizona Home Inspectors, including what the inspector is required to observe and what the inspector is NOT required to observe. This section will teach the students the correct way to handle themselves; their inspections; and write a final report which meets all state requirements:
- Purpose & Scope
- General Limitations & Exclusions
- Structural Components
- Exterior Components
- Roofing Components
- Plumbing Components
- Electrical Components
- Heating Components, Including Alternative Fuel System Components
- Central Air Conditioning Components
- Interiors Components
- Insulation & Ventilation Components
- Pool & Spa Components
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will review the various aspects of buildings, including but not limited to:
- Framing; Windows; Walls; Flashings & Finishes
- Foundations; Footings; Basements; Floors & Beams
- Roofs; Stairs; Insulation & Ventilation
- Soil; temperature & pest problems
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over various aspects of the exteriors of buildings, including but not limited to:
- Retaining Walls
- Drainage & Waterproofing
- Porches & Decks
- Exterior Finishes
- Gutters & Downspouts
- Exterior Stairs & Steps
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth the various roofing aspects, including but not limited to:
- Framing and the various types of Construction Systems and roofing materials
- Sheathing & the two basic types; installation & fastening
- Flashing & the various types; for roofs & skylights
- Shapes; Pitch & Types of Roofs; Durability & Fire resistance
- Gutters & Downspouts; Types & recommendations according to rainfall in our area
- Insulation & Ventilation; Low intake & High exhaust vents; Frieze blocks; Soffits; Fascia & Ridges; Warm Roofs vs. Cold Roofs; Flat Roofs & Vented Parapet Walls
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of plumbing, including but not limited to:
- General Regulations & Abbreviations
- Drainage – Types & Cleanout Expectations; Backwater valves; Sump pumps & Sewage Ejectors
- Traps; Fittings; Joints & Drainage
- Vents; Main vents; Admittance Valves; Common Venting Systems & connections to offsets and stacks; Island Sinks & Wet Venting
- Water Supply & Distribution; Pressure Regulators; Joints & Connections; Required Valves
- Gas Piping; Materials; Joints & Connectors; Inspection Tests; Valves & Shutoffs; underground or Under building or slab piping; Propane
- Water Heaters; Locations & Access; Required Pans & Drains; Heat Exchangers & Combustion Air; Indoors vs. Combined Use of Air; Valves & Piping; Terminations
- Fixtures; Laundry; Bathrooms & Kitchens
- Inspections & Training of all areas
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of electrical requirements, including but not limited to:
- Codes; Organizations & Keys
- Work; Power & Ohm’s Law
- Grounding Fundamentals
- Ground Faults & Arcing Faults
- Service Equipment
- Temporary Power; Multi-Meter Services; Service & Subpanels
- Calculations & Multiwire Circuits
- Branch Circuits & Kitchens
- Conductor Ampacity
- Cables; Protection & Voltage Drop
- Conduit; Tubing & Conduit Fill
- Boxes & Appliances
- Lighting & Swimming Pools
- Photovoltaics & Generators
- Furnaces; Conductors & Sizing
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of heating, including but not limited to:
- General Regulations & Abbreviations
- Appliance Access & Location
- Appliance Installation & Electric Heat
- Heat Pumps
- Combustion Air
- Exhaust & Ventilation; Ranges & Dryers
- Water Heaters; Boilers; Hydronics
- Wall & Floor Furnaces
- Oil & Propane
- Natural Gas
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of fireplaces and other heating sources and their potential Hazards:
- Fireplaces & Gas Appliances
- Woodstoves & Solid Fuel
- Room Heaters
- Hazards; Care & Fire Protection
- Hearths & Connections & Recommended Inspections
Insulation & Ventilation:
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of ventilation requirements, including but not limited to:
- Attic and Wall Insulation
- Insulated Water Lines
- Vapor Retarders
- Mechanical Sites; Underfloor
- Forced Air Furnace
- Combustion Air
- Inside vs. Outside Sources
- Floor Furnaces
- Connectors; Vents & Chimney’s
- Multiple Appliances
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of air conditioning, including but not limited to:
- Model Codes; Organizations & Abbreviations
- Access; Location & Installation
- Appliance Installation & Forced Air
- Electrical Requirements for Air Conditioners
- Condensation & The Refrigeration Cycle
- Ducts and Air Supply
- Return Air & Penetration
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over in-depth aspects of building interiors; requirements and safety; including but not limited to:
- Codes & General Regulations
- Interior Stairs & Steps; Balustrades; Handrails & Posts
- Insulation & Ventilation; Ceilings; Floors & Walls
- Skylights; Vents & Flashing
- Wiring & Electrical Outlets
- Doors & Windows; Installation & Effectiveness
Pool & Spa:
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over aspects of pool and spa components and concerns; including but not limited to:
- Codes & General Regulations
- Grading, Drainage and Expansive Soil Issues
- Water Chemistry
Report Writing & Disclosure Red-Flag Issues:
This segment of the Home Inspectors In-Training Program will go over aspects of Home Inspection Report Writing and disclosure red-flags notated in Home Inspection
Reports; including but not limited to:
- Home Inspection Report Writing Essentials
- The Home Inspection Report Writing Checklist Supplement
- Record Retention
- Hazardous Building Materials (Asbestos, Lead, Polybutelyne Water Pipes)
- Omega Fire Sprinklers
- Aluminum Wiring, Federal Pacific, Zinsco
- Expansive and Collapsible Soils
- Mold, Mildew and Fungus
- Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup
- How Far is the Inspector Responsible in Disclosure?
- Appropriate Recommendations to Clients
- Referring Clients to Appropriate Professionals in Other Fields (Termite, Mold, Moisture, etc.)
- Home Inspector’s Insurance (Bond, Errors and Omissions, General Liability)
Calendar of Holidays
|January 1 New Years||January 1 New Years|
|April 16 Easter||April 1 Easter|
|May 29 Memorial Day||May 28 Memorial Day|
|July 4 Independence Day||July 4 Independence Day|
|Sept 4 Labor Day||Sept 3 Labor Day|
|November 23 Thanksgiving||November 22 Thanksgiving|
|December 24 Christmas Eve||December 24 Christmas Eve|
|December 25, Christmas||December 25 Christmas|