"How to Perform Deck Inspections" online video course
This online video course teaches the inspector to perform residential and commercial wood deck inspections. It includes a review of all common deck defects.
This course teaches the inspector to perform residential and commercial wood deck inspections. It includes a review of all common deck defects.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- list and describe the major components of a deck;
- distinguish between proper and improper installation techniques;
- identify and describe common major structural and safety problems; and
- communicate to a client indications of defects.
This course has been approved by:
- the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors;
- the Master Inspector Certification Board;
- the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants; and
- many government agencies and licensing boards.
The How to Perform Deck Inspections online video course includes:
- 1 CE hour;
- 42-minute online video;
- 80 photos, diagrams and custom graphics;
- 5 quizzes;
- a 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
- instant grading;
- a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and
- accreditations and state approvals.
The course covers the following categories:
- Decks and Similar Structures
- Decks Defined
- From the Ground Up
- Deck Load
- Footings and Posts
- Wood Decay
- Moisture and Wood Decay
- The Pick Test
- Support and Connections
- Girders and Beams
- Ledger Connections
- Framing Around
- Cantilevered Decks
- Connections and Fasteners
- Posts and Rails
- Guardrails and Supports
- Board placement and Support
- Stringers, Risers and Treads
- Electrical Receptacles
- Receptacle Requirements
- Weatherproof Receptacles
- Other Considerations
- Location and Egress
Upon completion of this course, the 5 quizzes, and passing of the 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name. It counts as one InterNACHI Continuing Education hour.