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 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.