Approval #:CE.0265000-IOS 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.
This course is approved by the Nevada Real Estate Division Administrator, "General" category. As a part of taking your IOS courses, a student must complete the evaluation form (#612b) at the end of each course prior to receiving the certificate of completion.
Approval #:CE.0268000-IOS 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.
This course is approved by the Nevada Real Estate Division Administrator, "Safety" category. As a part of taking your IOS courses, a student must complete the evaluation form (#612b) at the end of each course prior to receiving the certificate of completion.
Approval #:CE.0267000-IOS Sponsor Code:
This course will focus
on safety precautions for home inspectors. Through discussion of safety
clothing and equipment, as well as proper procedure, you will learn the
necessary preventative measures to take in your daily operations. In addition,
safety concerns in the home will be presented. This will include issues with
the main systems of the home and requirements of various structures in the
home. This is a good introductory course
for both commercial and residential home inspectors where the overall course
level is basic.
Approval #:CE.0187000-IOS Sponsor Code:
This course is designed to fulfill two full hours of mandatory continuing education for Nevada Home Inspectors. This two hour course will cover the laws associated with inspectors of structures in Nevada. This course will cover Nevada Revised Statutes as well as Nevada Administrative Code.
This course is approved by the Nevada Real Estate Division Administrator, "Law" category. As a part of taking your IOS courses, a student must complete the evaluation form (#612b) at the end of each course prior to receiving the certificate of completion.
Approval #:CE.0264000-IOS 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 #:CE.0261000-IOS Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:CE.0263000-IOS 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.