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Old 2/27/08, 9:46 PM
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Default You guys are going to love this find

Go ...check out all these free education sites by Sweet Haven Publishing.
http://www.google.com/search?q=sweet...&start=10&sa=N
carpentry
construction
electrical
plumbing
you name it.
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Old 2/28/08, 12:25 PM
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http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/default.asp
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Old 2/29/08, 8:42 AM
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What, no waterproofing school?
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Old 2/29/08, 12:49 PM
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HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF COURSE THAT CAN BE COMPLETED OVER THE INTERNET TO HELP YOU LEARN ABOUT THIS FIELD AND BECOME A BETTER HOME INSPECTOR. SOME ON-LINE COURSES WILL ISSUE YOU A FRAMABLE CERTIFICATE, OTHERS WILL NOT- THESE ARE FOR YOUR INFORMATION. THEY ARE NOT NY STATE APPROVED FOR LICENSING OR CONTINUING EDUCATION, BUT MOST OF THE RECOGNIZED ASSOCIATIONS ACCEPT THEM FOR ASSOCIATION CE CREDIT!


Below is a list of some FREE on-line courses that have some relevancy for Home Inspectors. Some of these courses are more relevant to inspectors who perform commercial inspections. These courses are meant for supplemental continuing education knowledge and should not be used as a replacement for any required education that your area may require. Many thanks to all who gave me links to share with my students! If any link is out of date, we will attempt to update these monthly.
FIRMS Offering Free Courses
CertainTeed's Professional Education Series To take a course, click on any of the course titles or the "Take Course Now" button. You will be redirected to the E-Learning sign-in page where new users can register and existing users can sign-in.
McGraw-Hill Construction Online Education
:Now available - You can earn AIA Continuing Education learning units through an online based, self serve interactive program. Through McGraw-Hill Construction Online design professionals can meet and satisfy their state continuing education requirements.
  • Complete the course as your time permits, the program will remember where you stopped and allow you to resume where you left off when you return.
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    Upon completion and successful test, your credit will be automatically reported to the AIA.
  • A Certificate of Completion for your record can be printed at the successful completion of the course
Colored Concrete Application and New TechnologiesConfiguring Public Space with SeatingCommercial Wood Window Installation SystemsSpray-Applied Acoustic MaterialsMold-Free Tile InstallationsADA Design Standards for Wheelchair Lifts and ElevatorsProtecting Below Grade EnvironmentsIntroduction to Silicone Sealants for Structural and Protective GlazingComposite Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Wall SystemsPreventing Water Intrusion into Above-Grade Masonry Structures Using Water Repellents


FREE-ED.NET Construction and Building Trades Link- Click Here!

Free Wood University Related Courses- Click Here!
AMERICAN WOOD COUNCIL: MULTIPLE COURSES- CLICK ON THIS LINK! http://www.awc.org/HelpOutreach/eCourses/
CLICK HERE FOR MULTIPLE COURSES!
Many Listings- SOME ARE DUPLICATES FROM ABOVE LINKS! STRUCTURAL
Free on-line course for "The Attic: Three Components, One System "
Free on-line course for "Essentials of Masonry"
Free on-line course for "Professional Carpentry"
Free on-line course for "Why Build With Steel? Utilizing Light-Gauge Steel Framing Systems"
Free on-line course for "Protection Against Termites and Decay"
Free on-line course for "Engineered Wood Basics"
Free on-line course for "Design of Wood Connections"
Free on-line course for "Metric and Wood"
Free on-line course for "LEED Certification and Sustainable Steel Building Systems"
Free on-line course for "Finger Jointed Lumber "
Free on-line course for "Engineered Wood Products"
Free on-line course for "Connection Design"
Free on-line course for "Designing for Permanence"
Free on-line course for "Lateral Load Resisting Systems for Wood Structures"
Free on-line course for "Designing for Stability in Wood Members"
Free on-line course for "Conventional Floor Framing"
Free on-line course for "Conventional Wall Framing"
Free on-line course for "Lateral Load Bracing"
Free on-line course for "Roof / Ceiling Framing"
Free on-line course for "Introduction to the Wood Frame Construction Manual"
Free on-line course for "The Basics of Wood Frame Construction"
Free on-line course for "What Is Conventional Construction?"
Free on-line course for "Characteristics of Wood"
Free on-line course for "Grade Marks "
Free on-line course for "Designing with the National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Free on-line course for "Introduction to Insulating Concrete Forms"
Free on-line course for "Wood Frame Construction Manual 1995 SBC High Wind Edition"
Free on-line course for "Wood Frame Construction Manual"
Free on-line course for "Design of Wood Frame Buildings for High Wind, Snow, and Seismic Loadings"
Free on-line course for "The Exterior Wall: A Systems Approach "
Free on-line course for "Creating Custom Curves: Adding Interest to Architectural Designs"
Free on-line course for "Introduction to Decking & Railing Systems "
Free on-line course for "Evolution of Footing Forms "

INSULATION & VENTILATION
Free on-line course for "Principles of Attic Ventilation "

MOLD & MOISTURE CONTROL
Free on-line course for "The ABC's of Trench Drainage"
Free on-line course for "The Science of Specifying Moisture and Mould Control in Framed Wall Assemblies"
Free on-line course for "The Science of Specifying Moisture & Mold Control in Framed Wall Assemblies"
Free on-line course for "Fluid Applied Waterproof/Air Barriers for Moisture Control and Mold Prevention in Wall Construction"
Free on-line course for "Moisture Management in Sidewall Construction"

ROOFING
Free on-line course for "Asphalt Shingles "
Free on-line course for "Low Slope Bituminous Roof Systems "
Free on-line course for "Roofing and Glazing Polycarbonate Sheeting Systems"
Free on-line course for "Cool Thermoplastic Roofing Systems for Sustainable Buildings"
Free on-line course for "The Use of Self Adhering Systems in Low Slope Roofing "
Free on-line course for "Single-Ply Commercial Roofing"
Free on-line course for "Reflective-Protective Roof Coating Systems"
Free on-line course for "Walkable Roof Deck Membranes"

HEATING
Free on-line course for "HVAC Ductwork: Issues, Answers & Practical Considerations "
Free on-line course for "The Heart of the Home: Specifying Today's Gas Fireplaces"

WINDOWS & DOORS
Free on-line course for "Windows: An Inside View "
Free on-line course for "Float Glass Manufacturing and Architectural Glass Products"
Free on-line course for "Specialized Steel Doors and Frames"
Free on-line course for "Impact Resistant Glazing Systems for Coastal Construction"
Free on-line course for "Historic Window Rehabilitation"
Free on-line course for "Commercial Upward-Acting Sectional Doors"
Free on-line course for "Understanding Special Purpose Doors and Windows"

HEALTH, SAFTEY & DISABLILTY ACCESS
Free on-line course for "Design Standards for Wheelchair Lifts and Elevators"
Free on-line course for "Acoustical Ceiling and Wall Systems"
Free on-line course for "Acoustical Basics for Ceiling and Wall Systems"
Free on-line course for "Sound Control and Acoustics for Architects"
Free on-line course for "Flooring Safety: Code Requirements and Guidelines For Interior Finishes"
Free on-line course for "Providing Stage Access in Schools, Churches and Performing Arts Centers"
Free on-line course for "Thermoplastic Technology in Architectural Railing Systems"
Free on-line course for "Quiet in the Classroom: Acoustics for Learning Environments"

FIRE
Free on-line course for "Fire Design for Code Acceptance "
Free on-line course for "Fire blocking and Draft stopping"
Free on-line course for "Life-Saving Design: Advanced Egress-Routing Systems"
Free on-line course for "Fire-Resistant Ceiling and Wall Assemblies Using Gypsum Board Products"

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR FINISHES
Free on-line course for "Understanding Quartz Surfaces"
Free on-line course for "Designing with Siding "
Free on-line course for "Flooring Over Concrete Slabs: Avoiding Failure Through Moisture Mitigation and Proper Design"
Free on-line course for "Fiber Cement Siding"
Free on-line course for "The Science and Technology of Coatings Performance"
Free on-line course for "Building Material Basics, Vinyl "
Free on-line course for "Rain Screen Assemblies and Composite Cladding"
Free on-line course for "EIFS: Critical Details"
Free on-line course for "Paint 101: What is Paint?"

PLUMBING
Free on-line course for "Essentials of Plumbing"
Free on-line course for "The Ever-Expanding Reach of Ergonomics: From Architecture to Faucet Design"
Free on-line course for "Custom Shower Systems"

OTHER ON LINE SEMINARS
Free on-line course for "Vinyl Fence Systems "
Free on-line course for "The Systems Approach to Designing a House:1, 2 AND 3"
Free on-line course for "Fašade Anchoring Systems and Adjustable Concealed Lintels"
Free on-line course for "Speech Privacy in Healthcare Environments"
Free on-line course for "Designing Interfaces for Glass and Metal Curtain Wall Systems"
Free on-line course for "Design and Specification of ACM / MCM in Today's Architecture"
Free on-line course for "Expansion Joint Covers"
Free on-line course for "IBC Seismic Code and Ceiling Installation Requirements"
Free on-line course for "Speech Privacy in Office Design"
Free on-line course for "Building Green Exteriors Using Fiber Cement Products"
Free on-line course for "Providing Courtroom Access to Witness Stands and Judges' Benches"
Free on-line course for "The Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling water"
Free on-line course for "Specifying Pews for Worship Facilities"
Free on-line course for "Accessibility & Detectable Warning Systems: Complying with Current Government Guidelines"
Free on-line course for "Color Foundations"
Free on-line course for "The Greening of 'White Goods': Environmental Considerations When Specifying Appliances"
Free on-line course for "Building Codes & Wood Design"
Free on-line course for "Building Code Update "
Free on-line course for "The International Residential Code and Wood Construction"
Free on-line course for "Wood Structural Design in the International Building Code 2000"
Free on-line course for "Understanding Construction Documents - Module 1: An Overview of the Construction Process"
Free on-line course for "Understanding Construction Documents - Module 2: Construction Contracts"
Free on-line course for "Understanding Construction Documents - Module 3: Construction Contract Modification"
Free on-line course for "Understanding Construction Documents - Module 5: Conditions of the Contract"
Free on-line course for "Understanding Construction Documents - Module 6: Division One - General Requirements"



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Old 2/29/08, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: You guys are going to love this find

A great deal of this was obtained by multiple NACHI Members, and multiple e-mails to me over several years. NACHI also has a great site for members on free education as well and some of the listings are duplicates. There are not unlimited classes out their but their are alot of free and low cost classes out their.

Much luck and success NACHI members.



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Old 2/29/08, 3:05 PM
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Bill thanks for all that great info, and it looks there might be a few to make even John Blubber happy.
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Old 3/1/08, 2:47 PM
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It would reasonably take someone hundreds, if not thousands of hours to complete each and every course listed in the above link. I am sure that this thread, along with a number of great threads and the work performed by the Education Committee, will keep members busy foir a long time with FREE education online.

All the best.

You can also download free software from a site I manage- the web address it- Don't have to join or participate, you can simply copy the web addresses you want. Too large to post.
http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/mb/newyorkpros



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very good site, I am a hands on fellow and recommend.
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