UPDATED March 2021: We now offer the Arizona home inspector surety bond for a low, flat-rate premium. There is no credit check. The premium amounts are 1 year for $250; 2 years for $450; and 3 years for $650.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds provides surety bonds for both new home inspectors and those who need to renew their home inspector surety bond.
Our article below concentrates, mainly, on those who may be new to the Arizona home inspection industry and the surety bond required; however, anyone needing to renew or update their bond may call our office: 844-589-9732.
We provide this surety bond regardless of your history in the home inspection industry.
Arizona home inspectors are defined as those who describe a home’s condition by physically inspecting the home. The industry is regulated by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration.
While inspectors evaluate the condition of certain components within a home, they do not provide information regarding:
Arizona home inspectors, however, do inspect all of the following components in a home:
Arizona resident applicants who are interested in becoming a home inspector are required to comply with all of the following:
With the above requisites have been met, within 60 days of certification, applicants will need to do two things:
The errors and omissions policy is required to protect the home inspector from negligent, which may be non-intentional, acts which may be made in the course of business as home inspector.
An Error and Omissions policy and a surety bond, like the Arizona home inspector license bond are in no way interchangeable or similar.
Besides being required for licensing, the $25,000 surety bond is also not an insurance policy.
The surety bond protects others ---both the consumer public and the state of Arizona – from criminal acts of malfeasance, willful negligence, fraud and other acts of a criminal nature which a home inspector may commit in the course of their duties.
Consider a surety bond as a form of protection or guarantee that a licensed home inspector purchases on behalf of others to protect others.
UPDATE MAY 2019. Please read the caption under the picture. This bond qualifies for flat-rate pricing, and no credit check. The bond costs you just $250. Additionally, if you choose, you may prepay the bond for 2 or 3 years, which while more upfront, offers you a savings over year to year renewal of the bond. $450 if prepaid for 2 years, and $650 if prepaid for 3 years.
Applicants can take comfort that they will not pay anywhere near the $25,000 face value of this surety bond.
And, we hasten to add, that regardless of your credit score, AmeriPro Surety Bonds will work to provide you the best premium pricing available for you.
As you may already be aware, this surety bond is required to be in place before you conduct your first home inspection.
The Arizona home inspector surety bond, once purchased, will need to be backdated to the date of your license certification. This allows the bond to run concurrent with your license and prevents any lapse in coverage.
We will do this for you at the time of the surety bond’s issuance.
AmeriPro Surety Bond is committed to quick, thorough and accurate issuance of surety bonds for our customers.