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Home Inspection Certificate

The Home Inspection Certificate Course covers the principal components, procedures, and processes of home inspection. This course has also been approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and various home inspector organizations and regulatory boards for membership renewal credits or continuing education credits. It is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential.

Through 11 in-depth module, you will gain insight on the methodologies required to perform a home inspection. You will learn how to inspect and report on heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof and siding, the foundation, and other major components of a home.

12 Months / 200 Course Hrs
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Delaware Technical & Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Home Inspection Certificate

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES704

What You Will Learn
  • The purpose, scope, procedures, and standards of practice of a home inspection
  • The methodologies involved in creating a home inspection report
  • Residential construction materials and methods
  • Basic residential construction materials and techniques
  • Types of home inspection and personal protective equipment used by home inspectors
  • To recognize common defects found in residential construction
  • Appropriate reporting methodologies for creating a home inspection report
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Build the knowledge base needed to complete home inspection exams
  • Earn membership renewal credits or other continuing education credits
  • Take the next step in the NIBI Certified Inspector credential process
  • Receive a home inspection course certificate

Outline

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Details
  1. Introduction
  2. Roof Systems
  3. Exterior Elements
  4. Structural Systems
  5. Insulation and Ventilation
  6. Interior Elements
  7. Electric Systems Lesson
  8. Plumbing Systems
  9. Heating Systems
  10. Cooling Systems
  11. Hot-water Supply Systems

Instructors & Support

Joseph Cummins

Joseph Cummins has worked in the home inspection industry since 1977. As Vice President of Technical Services for HouseMaster, a leading home inspection franchisor, he has been responsible for inspector training, risk management, reporting program development and technical support. He is the principle author of the NIBI Online Learning Program and numerous technical publications and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of technical training programs. Cummins is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

Joe Tangradi

Joe Tangradi started his career as a home inspector for HouseMaster’s Central New Jersey franchise in 1993. From 2000 to 2007, he filled a position at HouseMaster providing training and support for HouseMaster franchisees and their inspectors. From 2007 to 2015, Joe held various roles for companies providing both commercial and residential construction and project management.

 

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, but having some working knowledge of residential construction and appraisals is beneficial. Further, while you can take this course in any state, please note that some jurisdictions have home inspector licensing or registration laws that require a classroom, field inspection, and/or association membership component. Be sure to check your state’s requirements prior to enrolling.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. A PC is recommended because some features of the course may not work properly on a Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. This also includes external references which you are encouraged to study.

More About

Approximately 35 states have some form of home inspector certification, licensure, or other regulations. Of the regulatory states, 10 will accept online courses as part of the certification or licensure process. This course is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential. If you have any questions about course approval for home inspector registration, certification, or licensure credits, please confirm with your local regulatory agency or board.

 

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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