20-Hour Online Renewal Package

$190.00
Online
Elective
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A Guide to Practical and Successful Reporting

4 Hours
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. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine numerous aspects of practical reporting techniques
  • Discover the problems that many inspectors will face during the reporting process 
  • Review professionalism within the home inspector field
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Design of Onsite (Septic) Wastewater Treatment Systems

4 Hours

The safe treatment and disposal of wastewater are critically important actions to protect the public from disease-causing germs and parasites. Approximately 21% of United States home use and an unknown percentage of other non-residential users rely on onsite wastewater treatment systems to provide safe disposal of their wastewater. We will present a brief history on the growth of onsite wastewater treatment from pit privies to today’s advanced wastewater treatment systems and the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states when it is proposed for use. We will explain in detail the different components, types, and methods of onsite wastewater treatment systems. There will be a detailed explanation of the importance of in-situ soil to the safe operation of onsite systems, along with some of the evaluation practices used to determine soil characteristics. The importance of the proper operation, maintenance, and planning in protecting groundwater from onsite effluent will also be covered.

4 Hours
Online
Elective
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The Complete Roof Inspection

4 Hours
The Complete Roof System Inspection course is a comprehensive study of the requirements for a thorough Roof System Inspection as it applies to the Home Inspection Industry and meeting client expectations for an all-inclusive conditional assessment of the roof under inspection. Client perception and expectations of what a roof inspection is and what it addresses will vary. Home Inspectors need to assure what we do and how we do it is well communicated to meet and exceed industry standards and the needs of the client. This study will address the – what and how – for sloped and flat roof residential structures utilizing asphalt / plastic / rubber membrane composition coverings, tile (concrete and clay), metal, wood, slate, and unique composite coverings. We will identify failures and defects (common and unique) to roof covering materials, to include environmental issues and storm damage that accelerate roof surface degradation. Included will be inspection reporting tips and tricks for inspecting the exterior and interior of conventional roof framing (rafters), unique bracing systems, as well as truss networks. 
The information – examples – recommendations provided will be useful in the reporting process, designed to up the professional Home Inspectors Roof Inspection routine, and assist in providing the client with clear information necessary to understand the general condition of the roof and next steps related to observed deficiencies for the buying process.
4 Hours
Online
Elective
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Modern Roof and Attic Ventilation Systems

3 Hours
The course objective is to identify the perceptions / misconceptions of homeowners on attic – roof ventilation and the things they do which can impact the overall health of the ventilation system.  To provide Home Inspectors a general knowledge of Building Science addressing the design requirements for proper attic – roof ventilation, both vented and unvented, and the varying application of venting techniques available that contribute to the principles and characteristics of proper attic ventilation.  
3 Hours
Online
New!
Elective
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Plumbing Cross Connections and Issues for Home Inspectors

3 Hours
This course will provide an in-depth look into plumbing cross connections, plumbing systems, and why cross connections should be inspected or determined. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review the processes of inspecting the plumbing piping, sanitary piping, and vent system 
  • Gain insights on plumbing systems and cross connections regarding residential construction 
  • Learn the risks of mixing potable water with non-potable water
3 Hours
Online
New!
Elective
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Mold and Home Inspections: An Overview

2 Hours
This course is designed to fulfill two 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.
Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
Recognize the importance of safety procedures during a home inspection
Define terminology regarding molds, air quality, and areas of the home often associated with mold growth.
Indicate several types of mold and how each specific mold spore can adversely affect the health of inspectors and home owners
Illustrate the specific conditions in a home which contribute and exacerbate mold growth.
Demonstrate a solid knowledge of where mold usually grows, both in common places and hidden areas of the property.
Identify the equipment utilized to detect mold growth and the indicators of mold growth in a property.
Describe various remediation protocols and tools utilized by specialists when mold growth cannot be eliminated by the homeowner.
Recognize the numerous preventative measures and inspections that can be performed to reduce the conditions necessary for mold growth.
Understand the importance of communicating clearly and effectively with the homeowner.
2 Hours

Home Inspection American Society of Home Inspectors Course Ratings and Reviews

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