25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course

 

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course." This course is provided by our tuition-free college, InterNACHI® School.

 

Goal:

The goal of this course is to teach 25 building standards and good practices related to inspecting systems and components in a residential dwelling. It is intended to raise awareness and understanding of numerous building standards and good practices. Learning and understanding these standards will allow the inspector to effectively recognize defects in condition and installation.

Objective:

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • identify and describe the 25 systems and related components described in this course;
  • report to their clients the defects observed at those 25 systems during a home inspection. 

Course includes:

  • 5 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 12,142 words;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment; 
  • 63 quiz questions in 6 quizzes; 
  • 75-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; and 
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion. 

You will learn the following: 

  • Electrical Panel
  • Electrical Subpanel
  • Roofing Underlayment
  • Glazing
  • Garage Firewall
  • Garage Drywall
  • Emergency Egress
  • Drainage
  • Anchorage
  • Notches and Holes
  • Masonry Chimney
  • Attic Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Standpipes
  • TPR Valve Discharge
  • Expansion Tank
  • Roof Vents
  • Traps
  • Panel Workspace
  • Electrical Service Conductors
  • Particleboard Sheathing
  • TPR and Explosive Power
  • FVIR
  • Island Fixture Venting
  • Shingle Roofs and High Winds

n, academic engagement, direct communication, and learning activity. The following is an example table. 

25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know Course
Course #4504, Student Catalog
www.nachi.org/25standardscourse 



Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 5016.0
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 503.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 501.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 80 words per minute / 504.0
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 80 words per minute / 502.0
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 80 / 503.0
Direct Communication 7# of minutes of communication / 500.5
Instructional Video Learning 8# of minutes of video / 500.0
Reinforcement Q & A  9# of questions X 1.85 / 502.0
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  102.0 hours per assignment2.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  114.0 hours per assignment4.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  126.0 hours for each inspection assignment6.0
Performing an Inspection  138.0 hours for each inspection8.0
* www.nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation
36.0
Total clock hours
36.0 clock hours
36.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
3.6 CEU


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.   

This course has been approved by:

Upon completion of this course and passing of the 75-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.

Non-members may view only the first page of the course.

Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.org and request it (don't forget your name).  

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Some features that 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 photos. 
  • 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 final exam has numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
    1. The course 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.

Why online inspector education is better than classroom inspector education.

InterNACHI® Members:

Take the free, online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course now (free to InterNACHI members).

Not a member yet?

Join today for access to this and thousands of other InterNACHI® membership benefits.