Get PHIT for a career in Home Inspection!

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Employment Information

$57,886 starting annual wage (25th percentile)

$69,888 average annual wage (50th percentile)

$82,056 potential annual wage (75th percentile)

Washington State Employment Security Department 2016 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates ( reflect 2012-2015 employment.

Classes Offered


Our coursework and presentation materials are written by the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE) and follow the content outline of the NHIE and the State of Washington WAC 308-408C. Emphasis is placed on Washington state inspection laws, standards of practice, business practices, communication, and ethics. Included in the course is the NHIE Home Inspection Manual & Study Guide.

Fundamentals of Home Inspection
Field Training


Learn from our professional home inspectors how to put your classroom experience to work in the field. A minimum of five actual home inspections done to the standards of practice must be completed under the supervision of a licensed inspector within the included 40 hours of course work. Field training will be tailored to student’s schedule and available inspection dates.

Meet the Instructor

Kristine Messick has owned and operated Crow’s Nest Home Inspections, LLC since 2003. Kristine has performed over 4,000 home inspections and has spent tens of thousands of hours inspecting homes as well as mentoring & teaching field training to many home inspectors. She was a licensed Real Estate Clock Hour Instructor and taught classes for continuing education credits for real estate agents from 2005 to 2010. 

Wondering Where to Start?

By requiring home inspectors to pass the NHIE, states participate in the national standard for the professional home inspector. The NHIE addresses the core competencies of home inspection as they apply in all states. Follow the link below to find exam study materials to get you prepared for success. 


Call us today to learn more!


Thank you so much for an excellent home inspection course! You made the experience much more clear and workable. Your educational, communicative approach is fabulous!
— Anthony G.