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  • Plumbing Cross Connections

    (234 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.

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  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself During a Showing

    (8099 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    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.

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  • Fair Housing

    (3863 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.97

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    Discrimination can be subtle, overt, and often unintentional. As a real estate professional, it’s important that you avoid discrimination in order to build lasting relationships with customers and clients. To do this, you must be aware of and compliant with the laws that govern housing discrimination.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.

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  • Basics of Green Building for Real Estate

    (2743 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.97

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    There are hundreds of controversial ideas being asserted by environmentalists, politicians, and other stakeholders about the subject of “green building;” therefore, it’s important that, as a real estate agent, you have a place at the table and possess working knowledge of the principles of green building.  You will have access to in-depth information on the principles and give an overview of recent activity across the United States regarding the green building movement and the ways in which consumers are responding to this relatively new market segment.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.

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  • Contract Law from the Top Down

    (1374 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.97

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to cover all facets of contract law. It first covers oral and written contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code and the Statute of Frauds. The making of a contract is detailed from offer to acceptance.

    This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.

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  • Simple Questions, Big Consequences: How to Avoid Fair Housing Violations as a Property Manager

    (916 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    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.

    This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.

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  • Inspecting What's Outside the Home

    (378 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.

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  • Danger in Plain Sight: Understanding Lead Paint for Property Managers

    (788 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    Lead is a hazard that, as a practicing real estate professional, you will face at some point in your career. With all of the negative side effects of lead, it’s important for you to recognize the dangers that lead-based products pose in the properties you manage. Your instructor will provide you with basic knowledge of lead-based paint, which is required for residential property management, and will cover such topics as lead-based paint issues, an overview of the pre-2010 EPA rules and requirements, and the FTC Red Flag Rule for property managers.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.

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  • Electrical Inspection Inside & Out

    (462 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.

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  • Home Inspection - From the Ground Up

    (394 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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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.

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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (1626 Ratings)
    3.00
    $29.97

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    From disgruntled tenants to property damage, it’s certain that a property manager will take on a number of different challenges. Being knowledgeable about these issues will allow you to complete your daily duties as effectively as possible. Your instructor will guide you through the general topics that affect property managers by providing you with in-depth information on issues relating to property owners, tenant-centric topics, and the potential pitfalls when running a property management business.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    This real estate based course is also approved for home inspectors.

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  • Interior and Exterior Inspections of Key Areas

    (180 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 residential inspectors.

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  • Practical and Successful Reporting

    (251 Ratings)
    4.00
    $39.97

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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. 

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  • Roof Inspection

    (54 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.

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  • Thermal Imaging for Home Inspectors

    (60 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.

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  • Pool and Spa Inspection

    (212 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).

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  • Residential Sewage Disposal Systems

    (38 Ratings)
    South Dakota home inspection new course.
    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.

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  • Inspecting and Identifying A/C & Heat Pump Systems

    (164 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.

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  • Home Inspection Safety

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    3.00
    $29.97

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    This course will focus on safety precautions for home inspectors.

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  • Foundation and Footing Construction Inspection

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    3.00
    $29.97

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    This course is designed to fulfill three hours of home inspection continuing education credit. You may want to print this course. That way, you can use it as a guide when you visit your construction site.

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