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  • Plumbing Cross Connections

    (147 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    A cross-connection is present when there is a possibility that potable water could mix with non-potable water. Cross connections can easily happen in any home and can pose potential health dangers to inhabitants. There are a number of documented cases where cross-connections are said to have caused
    people serious illness, injury, and in extreme cases, death. This course will provide an in-depth look into plumbing cross connections, plumbing systems, and why cross connections should be inspected or determined. In addition, this course will review the processes of inspecting the plumbing piping, sanitary
    piping, and vent system, and will offer some facts that pertain to plumbing systems and cross connections regarding residential construction.

    This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.

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  • Electrical Inspection Inside & Out

    (308 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Electricity has become an integral part of the functioning of the Western world and is a component of our daily lives which we often take for granted. We depend on it for lighting, heating and air conditioning, and other various systems and appliances such as cellphones and laptops. However, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are one of the largest causes of property damage
    in home structure fires across the U.S. For this reason it is necessary that you, as the inspector, possess a thorough understanding of the correct installation and inspection processes of electrical systems which are integral to a safe, secure, and functional home. The author will provide you with extensive information on accepted construction practices and required safety features of electrical work so that you may gain a deeper understanding of the codes most pertinent to any given dwelling. This course is designed to fulfill three hours of home inspection continuing education credits.

    This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.

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  • Interior and Exterior Inspections of Key Areas

    (123 Ratings)
    6.00
    $71.97

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    Though many people may feel that they know all that there is to know about constructing or purchasing a house, they are often surprised to discover how complex these processes can be. As the home inspector you play an integral role in these processes, for your assessment of a property’s indoor and outdoor components can help your clients to make an informed and intelligent buying decision. This course will provide you with an overview of the interior and exterior inspection processes. The material will cover,
    in depth, all components of a home, including the attic, basement and crawlspace, kitchen and bedroom floors, garage, exterior walls and roofs, windows and doors, electrical elements, foundation walls, yards, and grading. This course is geared for the residential inspector and fulfills eight hours of home inspection continuing education credits.

    This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.

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  • Pool and Spa Inspection

    (198 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Swimming pools and spas can be great recreational additions to a property but do require significant inspection and maintenance in order to assure they remain in good condition, are safe and healthy. Therefore, swimming pools, spas, and recreational water features must be designed to ensure stability,
    durability, and safety. As a home inspector, it is necessary that you have a comprehensive understanding of proper procedures and requirements associated with installation, relocation, or modification of a pool or spa. This course will familiarize you with accepted construction practices and required safety features of all pools and spas by utilizing the standards of the International Codes and Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act. Additional codes governing the construction of the various types of pools and spas can be found in the International Code Council's 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2012 IRC).

    This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.

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  • Inspecting and Identifying A/C & Heat Pump Systems

    (137 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Did you know that two-thirds of all homes in the United States have heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems? This is perhaps due to the number of benefits HVAC systems can provide. Not only do HVAC systems drive occupant comfort in buildings by controlling the air temperature, they
    also intake outside air, exhaust or filter contaminated air, and efficiently use energy. HVAC technology combines a number of topics: from general communication standards in building technologies to proper installation and adjustment practices. This course will provide a look into air conditioning and heating systems for residential properties and will discuss criteria for both air conditioning and heat pumps as they relate to the general home inspector. The overall level of this course is advanced.

    This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.

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  • Inspecting What's Outside the Home

    (266 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Most homes have imperfections. Many of them are simple annoyances, but some of them represent very real hazards. These hazards are not only found inside the home. Aside from the usual walls, windows, roof and foundation condition, there is still much to examine on the outside of any house. As a housing inspector, any surrounding condition that affects the values or usefulness of the home should be included in your report. Potential issues can range anywhere from complications with drainage to encroaching root structures. This course will focus on these and other potential exterior hazards and will emphasize the ways in which these outdoors hazards may affect the long term health of a home.

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  • Home Inspection - From the Ground Up

    (275 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Many people ask: "Why does a newly constructed home need an inspection?" "Isn't a newly constructed home perfect and safe?" Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There could be problems with the home that are not necessarily code violations, yet have serious consequences for the new homeowner. The last thing any homeowner wants to hear after they move into a home is that there is a problem that could have been identified during the construction process. Therefore it is your responsibility, as the inspector, to be certain that all of the components of the home, from the building structure to the mechanical systems, are functioning properly. This course will provide you with extensive information on residential home inspection and construction and will cover the entire building process literally from
    the ground up. The main topics of this course include site preparation, footings and foundations, framing systems, insulation and ventilation, HVAC, and mechanical systems. In addition, this course contains a number of drawings and photographs to illustrate the construction process.

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  • Thermal Imaging for Home Inspectors

    (31 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Thermal imaging is a non-invasive, non-destructive way of evaluating conditions below a house’s surface.
    There are a number of defects that cannot be seen with the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography, such as the presence of faulty wiring, termites, varying types of mold, or wet insulation. Therefore, a professional home inspector equipped with a thermal imaging camera and properly trained and certified in its use can find problems with a house that a normal home inspectors cannot. In addition, by utilizing thermal imaging reports, you will be able to address defects quickly and prioritize the necessary repairs to the home. This course is designed to help students achieve core competencies related to the understanding of thermal imaging and its use in the home inspection field. Students will gain familiarity with thermal imaging terminology and equipment and will learn how thermal imaging should be used to identify potential conditions in a home. The overall course level is advanced, and
    includes subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors.

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  • Practical and Successful Reporting

    (241 Ratings)
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Did you know that the average typewritten home inspection report is well over 5,000 words? The average newspaper reporter is responsible for only 800 to 2,000 words per day! The success or failure of a home inspection report can often hinge on a single word, therefore your primary objective, regardless if you use a hand-written checklist, or computer-generated reporting system, is to clearly and concisely explain things to your client. This course will cover numerous aspects of practical reporting techniques as well as problems that many inspectors will face during the reporting process. In addition, the student will also learn about professionalism within the home inspector field. This course is designed to fulfill 4 hours of continuing education for Home Inspectors.

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  • Roof Inspection

    (30 Ratings)
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    4.00
    $39.97

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    The roof is a home’s primary line of defense from the natural elements such as wind, rain, hail, ice, snow, and heat. However, every day your roof is exposed to weather and other hazards may contribute to its decay and deterioration, which increases the risk of damage to the roof and the contents below it. This makes the roof perhaps the most vulnerable part of a building. As an inspector, it is integral that you understand the key information pertaining to the background of a roof inspection. Through this course, you will gain familiarity with roof inspection terminology and equipment and will learn how to successfully complete a roof inspection in a variety of weather-related elements and on a variety of roofs. In addition, this course will also provide you with information on specific roofing materials, how those materials
    respond to different weather elements, and how to safely inspect different roof types while not damaging the roof or injuring yourself during the inspection.

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  • Residential Sewage Disposal Systems

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    Illinois home inspection new course.
    3.00
    $35.97

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    Sewage contains millions of bacteria in each cubic centimeter, making it incredibly dangerous for the health of the homeowner and their family. Therefore, it is integral that a home inspector understand the specific requirements of sewage disposal systems, for incorrect installation, maintenance, or decommissioning may cause dramatic health and safety issues. This course will provide the professional inspector with a comprehensive understanding of private residential sewage and septic waste disposal, including the codes most pertinent to any given dwelling. In addition, this course will familiarize the inspector with accepted construction practices and required health and safety features for residential sewage disposal systems. This course fulfills four hours of home-inspection continuing education credits.

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