Approval #:4120R316 Sponsor Code:
This course is iPad compatible. As a real estate agent, you are placed in a position of special trust. Your clients expect you to deliver the best skill and care as a part of your fiduciary duties. You counsel your clients on strategy, help them complete mounds of paperwork, and sometimes even advise them on home staging. With all of this going on, it's easy to forget about your clients' personal safety or the safety of their belongings. Your clients are counting on YOU to know the common risks associated with a real estate transaction and the best practices for minimizing those risks. This course is designed to highlight some of those things that you will want to consider while representing your client.
This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.
Approval #:4117R316 Sponsor Code:
As a practicing or potential property manager, you should familiarize yourself with fair housing laws in order to avoid possible liabilities or violations. These violations can often be expensive and can damage your reputation with clientele. Your instructor will cover the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management and will provide you with a detailed look at scenarios where you could find yourself in violation of fair housing laws. In addition, your instructor will also offer useful examples and suggestions for you to incorporate into your practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims. This course is iPad compatible.
As a practicing or potential property manager, you should familiarize yourself with fair housing laws in order to avoid possible liabilities or violations. These violations can often be expensive and can damage your reputation with clientele. Your instructor will cover the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management and will provide you with a detailed look at scenarios where you could find yourself in violation of fair housing laws. In addition, your instructor will also offer useful examples and suggestions for you to incorporate into your practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims.
Approval #:4186E316 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:3241E311 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:4184E316 Sponsor Code:
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 fromthe 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.
Approval #:4183E3.516 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:3240E417 Sponsor Code:
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.
Approval #:4243E417 Sponsor Code:
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
Approval #:4182E316 Sponsor Code:
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 damagein 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
Approval #:4284E417 Sponsor Code:
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.