Approval #:454.0000346 Sponsor Code:
This course will provide an in-depth look into plumbing cross connections, plumbing systems and why cross connections should be inspected or determined.
This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.
Approval #:454.000600 Sponsor Code:
In this course the instructor will explain correct installation and inspection of
electrical systems which are integral to a safe, secure, and functional home. The following chapters will also familiarize the inspector
with accepted construction practices and required safety features of electrical
work. Given the high degree of danger from incorrectly managed electrical systems, inspections to ensure compliance with relevant NFPA and NEC codes are of special concern. Upon completion the professional inspector will have a deeper understanding of
electrical requirements and the codes most pertinent to any given dwelling. This course is
designed to fulfill three hours of home inspection continuing education credits
and the overall course level is, and encompasses subjects appropriate for residential home inspectors.
Approval #:454.000601 Sponsor Code:
This course is designed to fulfill eight hours of home inspection continuing education credit. The objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of interior and exterior inspection processes, through in-depth analyses of the attic, basement and crawlspace, kitchen and bedroom floors, garage, exterior walls and roofs, windows and doors, electrical elements, foundation walls, brick, concrete, yards and grading. The course is designed as a pictorial guide for students' comprehensive understanding of home inspection elements. This course is geared for the residential inspector and the overall course level is basic.
Approval #:454.000598 Sponsor Code:
This course will provide a look into air conditioning systems for residential properties. It will explain what a refrigerant is and how it works - and it will explain what current standards and practices are for transitioning to new, more environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Heat pump heating and cooling systems and associated components will also be examined. The course will also discuss criteria for both A/C and heat pumps as they relate to the general home inspector. The overall course level is advanced.
Approval #:454.000599 Sponsor Code:
The curriculum is outlined to reinforce basic pool-and-spa training and knowledge. It also provides additional insight required when investigating site-preparation and construction during Phase Inspections. The following chapters will familiarize the inspector with accepted construction practices and required safety features of all pools and spas. This course includes material using 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 can be found in the International Code Council's 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2012 IRC). Although this course primarily covers applicable codes, its primary goal is to review the knowledge in critical areas that impact safety. Additional information, such as construction dimensions should be known to an inspector for the cases where they may encounter a pool or spa that was installed by do-it-yourself home owner that may not understand or comply with all construction code requirements.
Approval #:454.000597 Sponsor Code:
Aside from the usual walls, windows, roof and foundation condition, there is still much to examine on the outside of any house. This course will focus on those items. Information includes what items to look for and why they are important to the long term health of the home. The outside inspection can also give the inspector a very good idea what secrets may be hiding inside. Examples of some appropriate report language will be provided.
Approval #:454.0000348 Sponsor Code:
This course is designed to fulfill 4 hours of continuing education for Home Inspectors. This course will cover many aspects of practical reporting techniques as well as problems that many inspectors will face during the reporting process. The student will also learn about professionalism within the home inspector field.
Approval #:454.000596 Sponsor Code:
This seminar is a little more graphic than most. We will employ lots of drawings and photographs to illustrate our points. Illustrations by Roland Dahlquist are used with permission of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. from DO-IT-YOURSELF HOUSEBUILDING: THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK, ©1995, by George Nash. These are the black-and-white line drawings that appear throughout the course.
This course primarily covers residential home inspection and construction and is at the overall basic course level. It covers the entire process literally from the ground up. Main topics include site preparation, footings and foundations, framing systems, insulation and ventilation, HVAC, and mechanical systems. It's filled with illustrations and photographs. Special sections include new building materials and current environmental hazards such as lead paint and mold. The final section investigates recent market demographics and building trends, plus a top ten inspector's list of housing problems.
Approval #:454.000595 Sponsor Code:
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, as well as how
thermal imaging should be used to identify potential conditions in a home.
Students will also learn about energy-efficiency in a home and how thermal
imaging applies specifically to this situation.
overall course level is advanced,
and encompasses subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home