Keith is very involved with the State of Arizona's licensing board, the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration (BTR). He is currently a member of the BTR's Home Inspector Report Review Committee and Enforcement Advisory Committee. Keith has been an effective liaison for several students that have experienced setbacks during their licensing process. Keith was the lead instructor for several years at Kaplan Professional Schools, Home Inspection Division in Tempe, Arizona. Kaplan offered exceptional classroom instruction, however decided to cease the operation of the Home Inspection Division in Tempe, AZ in January 2009. With the absence of a high quality, "Hands On" training facility in the Phoenix area, Keith along with the rest of the instructors, wanted to continue providing the high quality instruction for home inspectors.... so they started INSPECTION TRAINING of AZ!
Ralph Baca, P.E. Instructor
Ralph Baca, P.E. is the owner of Baca Engineering, LLC. As principal engineer Ralph is a licensed professional engineer in both Arizona and California with over twenty years of design engineering, construction, and inspection background. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Ralph is a licensed Arizona home inspector and an active member of several building inspection and engineering societies, such as NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) and ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). Currently he is servicing as President of the local NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) Arizona chapter and recently, in 2004, served on the ASHI National Educational Committee. Ralph has also served as an instructor teaching home inspection courses at Kaplan, Southwest Institute of Property Inspectors and at PhoenixCollege as well as a featured speaker at several local home inspection association meetings and conferences.
Neil Brogren Instructor
Neil Brogren is owner/inspector of A-N-B Home inspections. He has been teaching inspection classes for the past few years. Neil is an Arizona state certified home inspector. He is a member of American Society of Home Inspectors and has been the secretary for the Arizona Chapter of ASHI since 2002. Neil started his company in 1998 after graduating from Kaplan Professional Schools in Oceanside, CA. Neil has a Masters Degree in education and taught high school industrial arts prior to joining the U.S. Army. For five years Neil was a professor of military science teaching Army ROTC at CentralWashingtonUniversity in Ellensburg, WA. During his Army career Neil bought, remodeled, and sold several homes at different locations in the United States. He also assisted with numerous repair and construction projects on the family farm.
Ruth Lindley Instructor
Ruth has been performing home inspection in the valley since 2005. She has been an Instructor at ITAZ since 2012. Ruth has a general construction background and has a keen eye for detail. Ruth is very dedicated to the Inspection Profession.
Ross Nierman Instructor
Ross is the COO for ROSS’ INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, dba. ROSS’ HOME INSPECTIONS and has been a home inspector for the past several years; member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors); and has passed the NASHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) examination. He received his AAS. Degree in Civil Engineering –Construction Technology and BS in Industrial Education from Purdue University; MA in Education / Vocational Education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; and MBA in Organizational Behavior from Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, FA. Ross has been a supervisor/project manager for 20+ years in residential, highway and commercial construction. He has also taught Under-graduate and Graduate Management programs for the University of Phoenix (both online and classroom) for 14 years.
Dominick is a certified Home Inspection in the State of Arizona. He has been teaching at ITA for over since 2014. Besides teaching home inspector subjects, Dominick also teaches our LEAD Renovation, Repair and Painting class for contractors. Dominicks teaching style makes every subject exciting and easy to learn.