20-hour Online Renewal Package

$179.00
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Elective
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Electricity and Electrical Inspections: From the Inside Out

3 Hours

This course is intended to be an informative and educational overview of electricity and electrical inspections, which are pertinent to professional inspectors.  Because of the nature of electricity and the responsibility that electrical inspections inherently possess, it is important to review the basics from time to time.  An understanding of electricity and electrical systems is integral to a safe, secure, and functional home.

Additionally, incorrectly managed electrical systems can carry a high degree of danger; therefore, these inspections must be compliant with relevant NFPA and NEC codes.  Upon the completion of this course, the professional inspector will have a renewed understanding of electrical inspection requirements.

This course will provide a brief history of electricity and the scientists who contributed the building blocks that made our modern-day electrical theories, principles, and systems possible. We will then discuss safety preparedness and adequate preparation when performing a safe electrical inspection, as well as the steps involved in an electrical inspection.  Lastly, we will provide an overview of effective communication to communicate the findings of the inspection to the client.  

3 Hours
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Elective
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Fireplace Inspections

2 Hours
This course will discuss statutory regulations concerning fireplace and chimney inspections, as well as the elements of fireplaces, chimneys, and wood burning stoves. We will discuss the proper methods of construction, installation, maintenance, and safety considerations necessary to enhance a home inspection and provide an increased level of comfort for your clients.
2 Hours
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Elective
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Framing Inspections: Floors, Walls, and Roof

3 Hours
A properly built house offers protection against the weather and provides structural stability. Floors may be concrete slab, suspended wood, or steel joist systems. Walls may be framed using wood, wood structural panels, steel, structural masonry, conventional concrete, insulating concrete forms, rammed earth, or straw bales, and include openings. Types of framing that are used to construct houses include platform, balloon, and panelized framing. A roof may be constructed using traditional stick framing, prefabricated trusses, or steel components.

A home inspector must have a basic understanding of how a house is built in order to detect deviations from accepted building practices and codes.
3 Hours
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Elective
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Inspection of Foundations

3 Hours
After exploring the exterior of the home, the home inspector should examine the foundation of the residence. Since the foundation supports the weight of the entire structure; this area of the building must be constructed under strict adherence to all applicable building codes and undergo rigorous safety inspections. Foundation problems can cause plumbing leaks, squeaky and uneven floors, sticking doors and windows, and cracked walls. This course will identify the factors that affect foundation design and the types of materials and components used in foundations. In addition, this course will specify inspection items for foundation problems and indicate methods used in foundation repair and retrofitting.
3 Hours
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Elective
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Inspection of Plumbing Systems

2 Hours
Plumbing is a vital system for the occupants of a house. Without it, a house’s inhabitants would not have access to water or a means to dispose of waste. A house’s plumbing is the system of pipes and connected fixtures that enables clean water to enter the house and used water and sewage to exit the house. Residential plumbing consists of two separate systems: the aseptic system and the septic system. This course will define the characteristics of the aseptic and septic systems and discuss the various types of pipes used in each system. Additionally, the course will discuss the requirements for water heaters, venting requirements, and fixtures.
2 Hours
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Elective
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Interior Inspections

1 Hours
The interior of the house refers to the finishes of interior walls, ceilings, floors, doors, counters, cabinets, and stairs. The condition of the house’s interior usually indicates the overall quality of the home and the homeowner’s commitment to its maintenance. The home inspector should inspect the interior of the house for clues to possible problems like water leaks and structural issues. This course will list the aspects of inspecting interior walls and ceilings and identify the components of flooring. The course will detail deficiencies to look for when performing an interior inspection including methods for inspecting doors, windows, and weather stripping.
1 Hours
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Elective
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Introduction to Inspecting Built-In Appliances

1 Hours
The appliances that are a permanent part of the home, such as cook tops, vent hoods, ovens, trash compactors, dishwashers, and garbage disposals, should be evaluated during a home inspection. If, as a part of the sale of a home, the buyer negotiates with the seller to include freestanding items, such as refrigerators or washing machines, you will probably be asked to include these items in the inspection. This course will list considerations of inspecting appliances and common features of appliances. In addition, the course will list appliances typically included in a home inspection and identify their reportable deficiencies.
1 Hours
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Elective
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Introduction to Inspecting Cooling Systems

1 Hours
Keeping a house cool during hot summer days is vital to the comfort of a house’s occupants. This may be accomplished by using one of the many types of available cooling systems, each of which uses a refrigerant or water to transfer the heat from the indoor air to the outdoors. A cooling system may be combined with a heating system or may be a separate system. These systems may be mounted in attics, closets, windows, or through exterior walls.

This course focuses on the systems that are used most frequently in today’s homes. These include central air conditioning systems, heat pumps, window and through- wall units, and evaporative coolers.
1 Hours
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Elective
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Metes and Bounds

2 Hours
This course will help the student  gain a deep understanding of metes and bounds and how they apply to a variety of scenarios. 
2 Hours
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Elective
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The Components of Electrical Systems

2 Hours
Because so much of the home is affected by electricity, the home inspector must have a basic understanding of electricity. As always, safety is of paramount importance when dealing with this potentially dangerous form of power. This course will detail the basic electrical concepts and components. Additionally, the course will discuss how electricity is generated, transmitted, and delivered and identify the methods of wiring. The course will also indicate the elements of inspecting the service box/panel, including electrical protection devices, grounding, and bonding. Lastly, this course will determine the aspects of inspecting electrical fixtures.
2 Hours

Home Inspection California Real Estate Inspection Association Course Ratings and Reviews

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