Arizona Short Course Certificate

Sonoran Desert Institute

Get started on your Arizona Short Course Certificate Today

Arizona Short Course Certificate

Sonoran Desert Institute’s Home Inspection Arizona Specialized Short Course certificate program prepares the student for employment in home inspection and home inspection services. The skills developed will support the student in the construction services, real estate and/ or real estate development sectors.

Completion Requirements

To earn a Home Inspection Arizona Specialized Short Course Certificate a student must do the following:

  • Complete all course lesson exams required in the program with a score of 70% or more
  • Pass the final exam with a score of 70% or more
  • Complete all program requirements within six months
  • Meet all financial obligations to the Institute
Completion of the Home Inspection Specialized Short Course Certificate does not require additional specialized training, practicums, or externships.


2462 Introduction to Home Inspection
2467 Building Foundations
2468 House Framing
2470 Interior Finishes
2473 Ceilings
2581 Chimneys and Flues
2582 Roofing
2583 Exterior Finishes
2586 Walkways, Garages & Landscaping
2601 Plumbing Systems
2603 Electrical Systems
2604 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems
2677 The Energy-Efficient Home
2684 Pools & Spas

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $690

Textbooks and Materials

All required tools and equipment are provided by the Institute and included in the total program cost. Tools and equipment are shipped to the student with the program’s learning materials and will belong to the student.

Additional Program Information

Program Objectives

With the successful completion of this program, a student should be able to do the following:

  • Read, interpret, and report on home construction plans and drawings
  • Inspect and evaluate the constructional integrity of the foundations of homes and buildings
  • Analyze the quality of home walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs
  • Validate the construction quality of chimneys and flues
  • Inspect the mechanical systems installed in homes including the wiring needed for these systems
  • Inspect and evaluate the integrity of plumbing systems utilized in home construction
  • Evaluate the home’s exterior property and determine how it may impact the overall valuation of a home
  • Examine for the potential of decay and environmental hazards in a home
  • Develop reports that explain the quality, potential concerns, and valuation of a home and its property
  • Course Descriptions

    For full course descriptions, please click HERE.