10 in-depth HOME INSPECTION courses
Our 10 Home Inspection Courses give you the skills and confidence to be among the best.
With each Course, you get:
The Roofing Course will teach you how to inspect roofs like an experienced, skilled professional. You will learn about both sloped and flat roof construction. Plus, you will learn about flashing details and the intersections that often cause problems on roofs.
The Structure Course will teach you how to inspect all of the structural elements of a building like an expert home inspector. You will learn what to look for from the footings and the foundations to the floor, wall and roof assemblies.
The Electrical Course is for people who do not have an electrical background. In this Course, you will learn all about home electrical systems. Plus, you will learn how to inspect the electrical part of a home with skill.
The first Heating Course will teach you how to inspect heating systems like an experienced, competent professional. The Course starts with an introduction to residential heating systems, beginning with a description of fuels and then it focuses on furnaces and boilers.
After learning the basics in the Heating I Course, the second Heating Course continues with a focus on chimneys, wood heating, fireplaces, steam heating, electric heating systems and space heaters.
AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMPS
The Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps Course will teach you how to inspect air conditioning and heat pump systems. These complex mechanical systems are broken down into simple components. The Course starts with the basics of operation and then builds on that understanding.
The Plumbing Course will teach you how to inspect supply plumbing systems like an experienced professional. You will learn about the four major components — supply piping, water heaters, waste piping, and plumbing fixtures.
In the Exterior Course, you will learn how to inspect building exteriors. These include retaining walls, grounds, window wells, lot grading, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops and steps, porches, railings, wall cladding, flashing trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, plus exterior doors and windows.
INSULATION & INTERIORS
The Insulation & Interiors Course focuses on the inspection of thermal insulation, vapor barriers and ventilation systems. You will learn how to inspect all interior elements of a house. These include walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors and windows, plus interior stairs/railings, countertops and cabinets, as well as garage doors/door operators.
COMMUNICATION & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Home inspectors need to be able to communicate clearly. They have to make sure that clients understand the inspection results and the report. In this Course, you will develop your oral and written communication skills. You will also learn how to write a report. And finally, you will learn how to conduct yourself as a professional home inspector.