1. When is the program offered?
The NIBI Home Inspection Program is a self-paced, non-credit course
with open enrollment. You can register and take the program at any time.
2. Can I register for programs if I am
an international student?
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually
travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online
3. What materials are provided with
Students will receive printed copies of core Lessons for the program.
They will also receive additional texts or CD/DVD reference materials
to assist with or supplement the program completion. Access to the
program also provides the student with the ability to print out all
program screens for future reference. Materials will be shipped via UPS
ground service, or similar, upon registration.
4. Do I have to buy additional
All materials required for program completion are included in the
Once the program
curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material
shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
5. Is the program approved for
Many states do not currently accept online or distance learning courses
to meet initial educational or training requirements for licensure in
lieu of classroom coursework. However, there is an increasing demand
for this type of training alternative, and some states have now
approved online courses for all or part of the initial education
requirements as well as for use for continuing education credits. To
confirm specific state requirements for licensure, visit the website of
the applicable jurisdiction, or contact the appropriate home inspection
licensure or regulatory board. To review basic state home inspector
licensing requirements, and to obtain current agency contact
information, you can also go to http://www.homeinspectionexam.org/state_regulations.php
6. Is the program approved for
Individual program topics are periodically submitted to the various
home inspection organizations and state/provincial agencies for
approval for continuing education credits. Individual program topics
have received various forms of continuing education credits. Currently
credits are offered by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®),
California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA®), National
Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI®), and the following states: CT,
IL, MS, NC, NV, SD, and WI. Specific credits (subject to change) are
listed in the description for each segment of the Course.
7. Do I get a certificate at the end
of the program?
A transcript can be printed when a program has been satisfactorily
completed. A formal validated transcript will be provided.
8. Are the programs available on CD?
No. An online program allows flexibility to make the necessary changes
to keep current. Changes in industry issues and concerns can be quickly
uploaded for instant access by all students.
9. Do the programs contain video or
The program has multimedia options; however, to avoid user problems
with bandwidth and memory restrictions we have not incorporated them
directly in the program at this time. All courses do have direct links
to the websites of numerous manufacturer and industry associations.
These provide extensive supplementary material and multimedia options.
10. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired up with an instructor or for one-on-one
interaction when needed. The facilitator will be available (via email
or phone) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback
on your performance. All of our instructors are experienced in the
field of home inspection and home inspection education.
11. How do I contact the program
Students can e-mail the instructor for clarification or questions on
any issue directly through an email function in the course menu. There
is also a conference room where students registered at the same time
can interact with each other as well as the instructor. This feature is
only active when more than 10 students express an interest in such a
forum for an exchange of ideas.
12. What are the computer requirements
to take the program online?
In order to take the Home Inspection Online Career Training Program,
you must have access to a computer, the Internet (a normal dial-up
connection will work), and a browser, such as Navigator or Internet
Explorer. You can access the course contents from any web-enabled
computer. There are no other necessary plug-ins. A PC is recommended;
the program screens may not open properly with a MAC.
13. Can I access the program from a
You do not have to use the same computer to log-in to the course every
time, all you need is the URL, your Student ID and password.
14. What constitutes a passing grade
for a program?
In order to successfully complete the Home Inspection program, a
student must review 100% of the Lesson material and successfully
complete all the graded Assessments. There are Assessments throughout
the Course; a minimum of 75% is required for program completion. Review
Questions found throughout the programs are not graded. Glossaries,
Reference Files and other Appendix material that is provided to
supplement the Lessons are not included in graded Assessments.
15. Is there a Final Exam?
No, student knowledge is tested by the numerous assessments throughout
16. How long should it take to go
through a program?
Upon registering, you're given an initial twelve months to complete
this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an
extension of six months is available at no additional cost.
17. Can I access the system at any
Once registered, the program will be available 24/7, until the end of
the 180-day registration period. However, as with any computer-based
program and any service offered on the Internet, there is always a
possibility of unanticipated service interruptions. Periodically the
system may also have to go off line for a short time for maintenance.
Planned maintenance notices will be posted.
18. What if I don't have enough
time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on
the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not
completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable
to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable
completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an
19. Are there program
There are no specific pre-requisites for the program. The more
knowledge of residential construction that a student has the more
proficient he/she will be at moving through the Course in a reasonable
time period. Any recognized text on residential construction of home
inspections will provide reasonable background for the Home Inspection
20. Can I get a printed copy of the
The text of the full program (each screen) text can be printed,
screen-by-screen. A printed version of the core lessons from the
program will be provided with registration. This will assist the
student in off-line review of the material; however, the program must
be accessed to complete trial questions, use links, view inspection
guidelines and lists, review reference materials, and complete graded
21. Will I be able to perform home
inspections when I complete the NIBI Online Home Inspection Program?
While containing extensive information, this program alone will not
qualify a student to perform home inspections. Our program prepares
students for the two widely accepted national home inspector exams are
offered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors
(EBPHI, at www.homeinspectionexam.org
and the National Institute of Home Inspectors (www.nahi.org
) as well as several
pre-licensing exams offered by several states. However, each student
must investigate the industry, ensure suitable competency with all
relevant topics, observe home inspections, pass any locally required
home inspection pre-licensing exams and requirements, complete trial
inspections and reports, meet business obligations and complete local
home inspector licensing exams and requirements before they can
consider performing inspections for a fee. To review licensing
requirements state by state check out EBPHI website at http://www.homeinspectionexam.org/state_regulations.php
22. Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go programs are non-credit programs, so they do not qualify for
federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development
boards will pay for qualified students to take our programs.
23. What happens when I complete the
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a
certificate of completion.
24. Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an
entry-level position in most cases. We do not provide direct job
placement services, but our instructors will help you build your resume
and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Instructors
will also be available to use as a professional reference upon
completion of the course. Potential students should always do research
on the job market in their area before registering.
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