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The correct identification, notification and remediation of mold growth in a home is of utmost importance, as it has enormous health and safety implications for homeowners and their families. With many severe, long-term health hazards, the inspector must be vigilant about both the problem and his or her own protection during the inspection. In this course, we will cover basic information about mold, as well as many of the mold strains an inspector might expect to find in a residence. We will also talk about various places to search out mold growth and methods of measurement and remediation.
This course is designed to fulfill three hours of home-inspection continuing-education credits. The curriculum is outlined to reinforce mold inspection training and knowledge. This is an overall advanced course for both residential and commercial buildings.
This course is designed to fulfill credit requirements for the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) mandatory annual continuing education. The course objective is to help students understand the general principles and characteristics of attic ventilation.
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 discusses important aspects of home inspection associated with identification and remediation methods for reactive drywall manufactured in China and imported into the United States between 2001 and 2009. Commonly referred to as corrosive, reactive, or defective Chinese drywall, its chemical composition has been shown to have negative effects on human health as well as metal components in the home. Not all drywall originating in China is defective, however. This course will provide recently revised guidelines for addressing the problem of defective drywall, as well as links to websites that will keep you current on this rapidly evolving issue.
This course will provide an in-depth look into energy usage, design, and building for residential structures. Though home inspections are not intended to be an energy audit, understanding energy efficiency and energy efficient construction can be very important for home inspectors. We will look at multiple components of residential construction and discuss ways to make homes more energy efficient.
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.
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.
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 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.
This course was designed to fulfill two hours of continuing education for licensed home inspectors in the state of New Jersey. The objective of this course is to provide a step-by-step look at the standards of practice for New Jersey home inspectors as set forth by the New Jersey Administrative 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 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.
This course will provide some basic information on radon for residential properties. This is a great course for home inspectors to expand their knowledge. The overall course level is intermediate, and encompasses subjects appropriate for residential home inspectors. We will define radon gas and explain where it comes from, while discussing how it relates to the general home inspector. We will review common mitigation methods and how radon enters a structure. You will also learn commonly used words and their definitions.