HOME INSPECTION TRAINING FOR INSPECTORS IN:

Montana

  • ASHI School
    Inspector Foundations
    Online Inspecting Essentials
  • Course approved in state
  • Includes In-Field Training as part of the curriculum
  • Gives you a technical foundation for ride-along inspections
  • Prepares you for your state exam & other relevant exams

    • 40 hours of comprehensive home inspection instruction or passing a Department approved national examination. 

    • Membership in a national home inspector association.

    • Coverage by a minimum of $100,000 general commercial liability insurance and a minimum of $100,000 errors and omissions insurance.

    • Coverage under a workers’ compensation policy or an independent contractor exemption certificate (ICEC) for the occupation of home inspection.

Review complete requirements for becoming a Home inspector below.

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Inspector Foundations Course

120 HOURS - $3,395 / 93 HOURS - $2,100

The Inspector Foundation course is an introduction to home inspection, covering everything you will need to start your home inspection career, how to operate business, as well as how-to perform home inspections that adhere to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

This 120-hour course runs Monday thru Friday for two weeks. You will go to at least five field events during this class. This class includes report writing, information on marketing your business, and real-life experience from your ASHI Certified instructors.

The 93-hour course runs six days, Monday thru Saturday and includes at least one field event. This course contains information offered in our 120-hour course, but at a faster pace. Our ASHI Certified instructors are experts in the field.

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ASHI Online Pre-Licensing Course

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Complete Montana Requirements

  • Home Inspection Regulated:
    Yes
  • License Type:
    Registration
  • License Renewal Cycle:
    2 Years
  • Is Distance Education Allowed:
    Yes
  • Is Field Training And Experience Required:
    No
  • Experience Required:
    see notes
  • Is CE Required:
    Yes
  • CE Hours Required:
    40 every 2 years
  • Is CE Distance Education Allowed
    Yes
  • Is Pre-Licensing Required
    Yes
  • Pre-licensing Hours Required
    40 hours of education
  • Regulating Body
    Contractor Registration Rules of Montana
  • Rules And Regulations
    Contractor Registration Rules of Montana
  • Exam
    National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE)

Montana Ordinance & Contacts

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:

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


The administrative rules of Montana provide more information on program requirements and can be found at Contractor Registration Rules of Montana 24.33.101 - 24.33.151

The statutes governing Home Inspector Registration can be found at Contractor Registration Laws 39.9.101 - 39.9.401

Montana issues registration numbers however, does not issue licenses to applicants. Montana does not require a business license, however the applicant must be workers’ comp compliant in the state of Montana. Montana accepts National Home Inspector Exam for registration as well as proof of having completed a comprehensive home inspection instruction course, which are listed on the website.


Registration Section
Contact Information Phone: (406) 444-7734
Section Manager - Tracy Gonzalez: (406) 444-9585

Mailing Address:
Registration Section
P.O. Box 8011
Helena, MT 59604

Website: http://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/montana-contractor/Home-Inspector-Registration