Course Code: GES704
Understand the fundamental skills and physical abilities required of a home inspector. Discuss best communication techniques to work with clients and potential employers.
Learn about how to inspect roof systems, exterior elements, and the structure of a property.
Cover how to inspect insulation, ventilation, and various other interior elements of a given property.
Master how to inspect an electric system. Learn how to hunt for faulty wiring and write recommendations for repairs.
Understand how to inspect plumbing systems and how to provide counsel if something is broken.
Learn how to properly inspect heating and cooling systems. Additionally, you’ll cover hot-water supply system best practices for inspection.
Keith Scherzinger attended the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Master of Engineering and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his Master of Science. Keith is a licensed Professional Engineer in three States and is a licensed Construction Official in New Jersey. Keith is the owner and chief inspector at South Jersey Home Inspection, LLC and Southeastern Home Inspection, LLC. He has served as the owner and operator of Atlantic Pest Control, LLC and the owner and director of the Home Inspection Institute, LLC and Integrated Building Science, LLC. Additionally, Keith is the owner and managing member of Prodigy Homes, LLC, a business responsible for real estate rehabilitation and construction. Keith is affiliated with the American Society of Home Inspectors and the Internachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), among others.
There are no prerequisites to take this program, but knowledge of residential construction is recommended. Any recognized text on residential construction of home inspections will provide reasonable background for the Home Inspection Program.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. This also includes external references which students are encouraged to study.
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) wishes to promote the home inspection career as a high-stakes and serious profession. The organization establishes professional standards and develops, maintains, and administers the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE), which many states rely upon to ensure home inspectors are competent. When you complete a course certified by EBPHI, you’re getting an excellent education independent of industry interests.
Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
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.
Some 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://homeinspectionexam.org/state-regulations/.
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, NJ, NV, SD, and WI. Specific credits (subject to change) are listed in the description for each segment of the Course.
A transcript can be printed when a program has been satisfactorily completed. A formal validated transcript will be provided.
The program has multimedia options. All courses do have direct links to the websites of numerous manufacturer and industry associations. These provide extensive supplementary material and multimedia options.
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 instructor are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
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.
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. The student has to complete at least 90% of all quizzes/tests in a module whereby EVERY completed quiz/test must have a passing grade of at least 90%.. 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.
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.
While containing extensive information, this program alone will not qualify a student to perform home inspections. Our program prepares students for the most widely accepted national home inspector exam as offered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI, at www.homeinspectionexam.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://homeinspectionexam.org/state-regulations .
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
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We do not offer direct job placement services, but our instructors and career counselors will help you build your resume and advise you on starting your career. Instructors can also be used as a professional reference upon course completion. However, you should always research the job market in your area before registering.