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  • Plumbing Cross Connections

    (141 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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 has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Radon Inspection for Residential Properties

    (154 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it still may be a problem in your home. Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale, therefore build-up of radon in homes is a detrimental health concern. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Each year, about 12% of lung cancer cases and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung causes. Therefore, as a home inspector, it is integral that you are knowledgeable about the identification and remediation
    of radon gas in the home. This course will provide some basic information on radon for residential properties, including the definition of radon, an explanation of where it comes from, and a discussion of how it relates to the general home inspector. This course will also review how radon enters a structure and common mitigation methods. The overall course level is intermediate.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Attic Ventilation

    (103 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    Attic ventilation is an extremely important component of keeping a house in good condition. Having a properly sized and well balanced attic ventilation system helps to provide comfort in the home, protects building materials and structure, and reduces energy consumption. The problems and damage created by inadequately ventilated attic space can be significant over time and can require expensive repairs and replacements. This course will provide you will in-depth information on the general principles and
    characteristics of attic ventilation.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Safety Precautions for Home Inspectors

    (233 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    Did you know that nearly two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major and potentially dangerous defect? Though many people to not realize it, home inspection is a risky industry whose professionals must be aware of their safety and that of their clients at all times. A major component to this awareness is having a comprehensive understanding of your surroundings and any potential defects in the home, which can be challenging because your “workplace” changes with every inspection. This course will provide you with in-depth information on safety precautions for home inspectors through a discussion of safety clothing and equipment, proper procedure, possible safety concerns, and the necessary preventative measures to take in your daily operations as a home inspector.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Inspecting What's Outside the Home

    (254 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Electrical Inspection Inside & Out

    (296 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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 has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • A Sporifying Encounter

    (230 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    Mold has become a major source of concern related to health in the indoor environment. Over 25 percent of homes in the U.S. are affected by mold infestation.  Though most molds are of the non-toxic variety, there are certain  types of molds can present serious health risks. Therefore, as the home inspector, it is of the utmost importance that you are able to correctly identify and remediate mold growth in a home, as it can be a danger for homeowners and their families. This course will cover  basic information about mold, as well as many of the mold strains an inspector might expect to find in a residence. In addition, this course will provide you with in-depth information on the various places to search out mold growth and methods of measurement and remediation. This is an overall advanced course for both residential and commercial buildings and is designed to fulfill three hours of home-inspection continuing-education credits.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Energy Efficient Home Inspections

    (73 Ratings)
    2.00
    $19.97

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    Did you know that energy efficient construction is saving the United States government, citizens, and
    businesses more than $500 million per year in avoided energy costs? Though there are a number of financial benefits to owning an energy efficient home, one of the primary advantages is the home’s reduced impact on the environment. Though home inspections are not intended to be an energy audit, understanding energy efficiency and energy efficient construction are important for home inspectors. This course will provide an in-depth look into energy usage, design, and building for residential structures, will explore the multiple components of residential construction, and will discuss ways to make homes more energy efficient.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Home Inspection - From the Ground Up

    (266 Ratings)
    5.00
    $49.97

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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.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Thermal Imaging for Home Inspectors

    (30 Ratings)
    3.50
    $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.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Basic Foundation Construction

    (93 Ratings)
    2.50
    $25.97

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    A sound and strong foundation is essential to a home’s structural integrity and durability. When the foundation of a home is constructed incorrectly or poorly, the resulting financial loss due to foundation failure can be enormous. Evidence of foundation failure may scare many homebuyers away from a sale, or force the seller to accept less than what the property should be worth. As an inspector, you cannot
    see much of the foundation on a completed home. However, understanding construction techniques are useful for conducting construction phase inspections. This course will review and reinforce basic foundation training and knowledge and will provide additional insight that an inspector will require while investigating site preparation and construction during Phase Inspections. This course includes material using the International Code Council's 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2012 IRC) Chapter 4 and other selected sections. The overall course level is beginner to intermediate, and encompasses subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Practical and Successful Reporting

    (252 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Interior and Exterior Inspections of Key Areas

    (120 Ratings)
    8.00
    $79.97

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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 has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Roof Inspection

    (28 Ratings)
    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.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Pool and Spa Inspection

    (197 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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 has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Inspecting and Identifying A/C & Heat Pump Systems

    (137 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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 has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • HVAC Systems and Ductwork

    (126 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    The overall course level is beginner to intermediate, and encompasses subjects appropriate for both residential and commercial home inspectors. It has been designed primarily as a review to reinforce basic foundation training and knowledge. It also provides additional insight that an inspector will require while investigating site preparation and construction during Phase Inspections. The following chapters are designed to familiarize the inspector with the accepted construction practices of foundations from the soil on up. This course includes material using the International Code Council's 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings (2012 IRC) Chapter 4 and other selected. While code is discussed, it is not the intention for this to be a "code" heavy course rather an expansion on areas of basic understanding that the inspector may not review very often.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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  • Residential Sewage Disposal Systems

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    4.00
    $39.97

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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.

    This course has been approved by, and is accepted for CEU credit, by the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc.

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