"The Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior" online video course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online The Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior video course. 
 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will understand the fundamentals of how to perform an inspection of the exterior of a residential property. This course covers the components and materials of the exterior that may be present during a typical residential inspection including siding types, site drainage, moisture intrusion issues, windows and doors, flashing, exterior structures, garage, and other exterior systems and components.

And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
 
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.
 
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The Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior online video course includes:
  • two training videos;
  • 120 minutes of training video;
  • over 100 digital pictures;
  • one 8-question quiz;
  • 500-word student book (downloadable PDF);
  • 25-question final exam (drawn from a much larger pool);
  • 4 Continuing Education credit hours;
  • instant grading; 
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.
The Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior online video course covers the following topics:
    • What's a Home Inspection?
    • Phone Call. Now What?
    • Prior to the Inspection
    • The Neighborhood
    • Early
    • Managing Expectations
    • The Practical Route
    • Diagrams
    • Checklist
    • Exterior Concrete
    • Driveways, Sidewalks, and Garage
    • Personalize
    • Siding
    • Proper Site Drainage
    • Foundation
    • Video
    • Limited Visibility
    • Exterior Materials
    • Penetrations
    • Decks and Porches
    • Fixtures and Sprinklers
    • Tell the Home’s Story

    Course Instructor

    • Mike Nelson of Nelson Inspection Services is the guest instructor.
     
    Upon completion of this course and passing of the 50-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. 
     
    The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.
     
    Members will need their username and password. If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@nachi.org and request it (don't forget your name). 
     
     
     
     
     
    Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
    • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
    • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
    • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
    • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
    • There are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and pictures of actual roofs.
    • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
    • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
    • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images. 
    • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
      1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
      2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
        1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
        2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
        3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
    • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto- generated in their own name.
    The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.