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Home Inspection Certification Program

College of the Redwoods is proud to partner with Inspection Certification Associates to provide the most comprehensive and effective online home inspection certification program available anywhere.Home inspection is a young and growing professional, consulting service aimed at helping homebuyers make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. Savvy and demanding buyers want to know all they can about their potential homes before making their final decisions.

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Fee: $795

Location: Online - Self Paced

Course includes the following Modules:

  1. Overview of Home Inspections
    Provides an introduction and review of the home inspection industry
  2. Legal and Business Aspects  
    Forming a business, pre-inspection agreements, insurance, marketing
  3. The Inspection Process 
    Method of inspecting a house, Standards of Practice
  4. Roofing 1  
    Roofing terms, materials, shingles types, roofing inspection process
  5. Roofing 2   
    Roofing inspection process continued, roofing defects
  6. Exterior 1
    Site as it affects the home, grading, siding materials, defects
  7. Exterior 2 
    Trim, porches, decks, stops, steps, paving, vegetation, defects
  8. Structure 1 
    Structural basics, beams, joists, trusses, roof and wall framing, foundations
  9. Structure 2    
    Structural inspection and defect recognition
  10. Interior 1 
    Attics, insulation, interior rooms, walls, windows, doors
  11. Interior 2          
    Bathrooms, kitchens, household appliances, basements, crawl spaces
  12. Plumbing 1        
    Supply and waste piping, cross connections, vents, drainage
  13. Plumbing 2          
    Fixtures, faucets, water heaters
  14. Plumbing 3 
    Water heaters continued, fuel piping and storage, sump and ejector pumps
  15. Heating 1   
    Combustion air requirements, forced air heating inspection process
  16. Heating 2  
    Hydronic heating systems inspection process
  17. Heating 3  
    Space heating, fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys and vents
  18. Air Conditioning 1  
    Refrigeration theory, split systems, ductless split systems, high-velocity
  19. Air Conditioning 2  
    Air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps
  20. Electrical 1    
    Electrical theory, service drops, wire gauges
  21. Electrical 2 
    Wire material and types, electrical panels
  22. Electrical 3 
    Main panels, sub panels
  23. Electrical 4
    Outlets, switches, fixtures, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors
  24. Report Writing
    Providing a proper written report for the client
  25. Marketing 1
    Strategies for building your home inspection business
  26. Marketing 2   
    Strategies for building your home inspection business
  27. Commercial Inspection 
    Inspecting commercial buildings, covers ASTM standards
  28. Inspection with Drones
    Using a drone to complete roof inspections

You’ll also get free lifetime access to a variety of other courses and downloadable e-books and online reference material. Online whitepapers will also give you valuable insight into the inspection industry.  In addition, there will be 700+ Practice Questions for the National Home Inspectors Exam / State Exam (free mobile app included).

 

 

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Phone: (707) 476-4500

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