Attention inspectors: Become a Certified Well Sampler. 1-day course in Boulder, Colorado.

Everyone is invited to the Certified Well Sampler course for inspectors on Saturday, February 17, 2007 from 8am to 5pm.  Dress casual as our courses are informal and fun.  No need to be a member of InterNACHI... open to all inspectors.
This comprehensive course for home inspectors deals with water sampling, using a multi-pronged approach. Areas of discussion include well design and operation, sources and types of contamination, things the inspector should look for, water sampling methodologies, holding times, water filtration, treatment, protocols, health effects, and more! An absolute must-have for home inspectors who draw water samples for testing. A must have for inspectors examining properties where wells are present. The course module concludes with a certifying exam.  Learn to add this ancillary inspection to your list of services you offer.
Water quality is a major health concern. Contaminated private well water accounted for approximately 26% of drinking water-related illnesses that made people sick in the year 2000. The EPA's rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. This is why it is so very important to have a qualified individual perform on-site assessments and water sample collection.
An on-site assessment is a visual survey of the property and of any condition that may affect a private well. The survey may include observations of surrounding properties, locations of abandoned wells, septic tanks, buried tanks, and/or several other factors. Physical examination of the well and related equipment is also important, along with an understanding of how wells work, types of wells, classification of equipment, and contaminants.
Hiring a Board Certified Well Sampler is an excellent way to help ensure that the professional inspector you hired has the training and education you need. A Certified Well Sampler is specifically trained in wells and well operations, including factors that affect water quality. The Certified Well Sampler is trained in site assessment, and sample collection methodologies. The Certified Well Sampler is trained in the area of safe drinking water standards, and can help guide the homeowner through the myriad of confusing tests that can be run.
Marriott Hotel
2660 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO   80302 
Phone: 1 (303) 440-8877
Toll-free: 1 (888) 238-2178
From Denver: Take Pena Blvd. South 12 miles and merge onto to I-70 west. continue on I-70 to Interstate 270 West (right) heading Northwest to US 36. Proceed Northwest on US 36, also known as the Boulder Turnpike. As you enter Boulder, the Turnpike turns into 28th Street. Follow 28th Street to Canyon Blvd. Turn left (West) on Canyon and go one block. Turn left on 26th Street and the Boulder Marriott will be on the left.
Approved for continuing education credits by:
  • International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
  • International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2)
  • Master Inspector Certification Board (CMI)
  • Home Inspector Licensing Boards of many state home inspector licensing boards
We will have plenty of food at no additional cost.
$110 for InterNACHI members.  You'll make this back with one well inspection.
$145 for non-members but non-members can then join InterNACHI for only $50 if they choose to
You can pay at the door but you must RSVP to to let us know you are coming.
About the instructor, Joe Farsetta:
Joe Farsetta comes to InterNACHI with a robust background in construction practices and commercial inspections. At one time, he traveled the country performing hundreds of such inspections relative to the design and implementation of structural, electrical, HVAC, fire suppression, underground, and overhead infrastructures used at industrial complexes relative to large-scale computing and communication nerve-centers.
A successful businessman and executive, Joe has directed very large teams of professionals, has run a multi-million dollar profit and loss center for a major corporation in the Northeast, and has been responsible for multi-million dollar contract negotiations for enterprise-class companies throughout the United states.
He has written several magazine articles, which have been published internationally. Subjects have included such things as design considerations and construction practices used in commercial data centers, as well as electrical power production and distribution methodologies.
Joe is also a licensed, but non-practicing, Real Estate professional. An inventor, published author, and seasoned businessman, Joe operates a Home Inspection business in New York state. He was instrumental in helping craft reasonable and effective home inspection licensing legislation in NY, as well as directly helping to develop the curriculative outline that NY State adopted as educational requirements for new home inspectors.
Joe is currently licensed in NY State as a Home Inspection Instructor, Chairs InterNACHI's Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee, and also serves as InterNACHI's Director of Professional Development. He is also the owner of H.I.T. Interactive Media, a InterNACHI and CMI Board approved education provider. HIT Interactive specializes in distance learning courses tailored to the professional home inspector. HIT also provides on-site training around the country. Their website is 
*additional course dvd's will be for sale.
About InterNACHI:
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors is the largest inspection association in North America.  Our home buying clients enjoy the HI Experience® only InterNACHI Certified Inspectors can provide.  Formed in 1990, InterNACHI is both a non-profit organization as well as tax exempt.  Its 205,000+ page, 115 million hit per year website,, is host to interactive online continuing education, the industry's most popular exams and quizzes, and a 300,000+ post message board.  InterNACHI also operates,,,,, and as well as thousands of other lead generating sites for a total of 624 million plus webpages constituting 98.4% of all inspection related content online.  InterNACHI is the industry's largest provider of continuing education and host to hundreds of inspection events each year.  More than 9,600 North American inspectors call InterNACHI home.  InterNACHI... Inspected once, inspected right.
We hope to see you there!
(and don't forget to RSVP)
P.S. Don't miss the free Commercial Inspection course in Denver on February 24-26, 2007: