Approval #:454.000611 Sponsor Code:
The correct installation and inspection of residential appliances and peripherals
is a standard part of the home inspector’s job. While some of these are a required part of the inspection routine, others are optional, and still others are effective and potentially lucrative add-ons to a typical inspection. This
course is designed to cover material on appliances and peripherals that are often skimmed over in more routine courses. In this course, we will discuss the different rules regarding these specialized systems, as well as installation, operation, and inspection of these appliances and peripherals.
Approval #:454.0000346 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.
This course will satisfy your Mandatory Topic requirement.
Approval #:454.000600 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 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
Approval #:454.000596 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 #:454.0000348 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 #:454.000610 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.