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South Dakota Home Inspector License Requirements

The home inspection profession is regulated in South Dakota, and PHII's home inspector certification can help you get started! Use code cybersale to save $200! View Program Details. South Dakota requires new home inspectors to complete several steps before applying for a home inspector license. Follow the path below to become a licensed home inspector in South Dakota.

How to Become a Registered Home Inspector in South Dakota:
1) Complete high school or high school equivalency.
2) Complete an approved home inspector course of not less than 40 hours. (PHII is fully approved)
3) Pass the National Home Inspector Examination for South Dakota administered by www.goamp.com
4) Submit an application with fee to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.
5) Receive approval from the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.

How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in South Dakota:
1) Become a Registered Home Inspector.
2) Be employed at the registered level for at least one year and performed at least 100 home inspections for compensation.
3) Upgrade to Licensed Home Inspector by submitting a completed Experience Log to the South Dakota Real Estate Commission.

Note: There is no distinction between the duties and responsibilities of a licensed home inspector and those of a registered home inspector.

Additional Steps to Advance Your South Dakota Home Inspection Career

1) Join a Professional Home Inspector Association. PHII pays for your first year of membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI). Many states also have their own home inspector associations you can join for networking opportunities.

2) Join a Multi-Inspector Company in South Dakota to gain experience, or start your own business. Established home inspection companies in South Dakota are always looking for new home inspectors to work for them. Businesses provide benefits, professional insurance and home inspection scheduling.

3) Register Your Own Business in South Dakota and obtain general liability insurance and/or errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. Home inspector insurance policies are affordable and will protect you against career-ending lawsuits. Build your own home inspection business in South Dakota and enjoy the success that follows!

PHII's online home inspection training and certification course is approved for all pre-license education requirements in South Dakota. PHII's base of operation is in Madison, SD.
home inspection state regulationsPHII's South Dakota home inspection certification is approved by real estate and building commissions, and major insurance providers. PHII is also affiliated will major professional associations including ASHI, AHI, CREIA, and FABI. The home inspector certification material for South Dakota is aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors and is updated regularly. We teach South Dakota students the key information that they must inspect for and include in the home inspection report.

Every lesson is concise and written in clear language that is easy to understand. Our interactive South Dakota home inspection certification course is designed in-house by experienced and qualified home instructors who understand the trade and how to teach it. PHII offers the most complete, self-paced South Dakota home inspection training on the market today. You receive instant online access and have an option to receive course materials that are shipped to you. Our course management system is unmatched in features and interactive technology.

You can access the South Dakota home inspection training on wi-fi devices including tablets and smart phones, and the course can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unlike other online courses, there is no time limit, so you can take as much time as you need. Become a South Dakota home inspector at whatever pace you set, quickly or over time. Your home inspector certification course never expires!

South Dakota Real Estate Commission Accredited

PHII's classroom and distance courses have been evaluated and approved by the State of South Dakota Real Estate Commission, which is the governing body for home inspector licensing and certification where PHII is located. PHII will give you a nationally recognized home inspector certification and the credentials you need to become a successful home inspector in South Dakota.

South Dakota Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:
South Dakota Real Estate Commission
118 West Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3600
FAX: (605) 773-4356

Approved: Yes

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


Included in PHII's South Dakota Home Inspector Training
Home inspection topics covered in our South Dakota 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 certification 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 certification exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in South Dakota.

    Frequently Asked Questions About PHII's South Dakota Home Inspection certification Program

    How long does your home inspection course for South Dakota take?
    PHII's South Dakota 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 the certification exam. The total course time for training in South Dakota is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's South Dakota course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

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

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in South Dakota 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 South Dakota should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for South Dakota home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives South Dakota 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 and certified thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in South Dakota. We have been there to support our students from South Dakota during and after the training. We have up-to-date South Dakota home inspection certification course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in South Dakota.

    Questions about home inspector certification?
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    PHII South Dakota Home Inspection School

    Free 1-YEAR AHI Membership for South Dakota Home Inspector Graduates
    Upon achieving home inspector certification, PHII can offer all South Dakota home inspector graduates a free $289 membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.


    Looking for Online Home Inspector Training Outside of South Dakota?

    The first step in starting your home inspector career is to understand the path to a home inspector license. The process can be simple or lengthy depending on the state. In some cases you can train entirely online to obtain your home inspector license or certification. In other cases you can train online and complete field training to meet home inspector requirements. Even if your location does not require a home inspector license, you still need to be properly trained and certified in order to stand out from the competition. That is where home inspector certification from PHII gives you the advantage because we go beyond the minimum training a home inspector needs so that you can hit the ground running. PHII is also there to support you along the way as you start inspecting and need help if you run into problems. Start by understanding your state requirements by clicking the links below to states where PHII offers online home inspector certification in the U.S.

    Home Inspector License in the U.S.

    PHII offers home inspector continuing education and numerous certifications to help you learn more, earn more and grow your home inspection business. At PHII our mission is to provide you with the best home inspector training to prepare you for a successful real estate career, along with the support you need down the road. PHII-trained home inspectors are never alone. With PHII, your home inspector training is truly at your pace. You always have access to PHII course material and support. Every online certification course comes with lifetime access.

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