Free, live, online course: "Inspecting Residential Electrical Systems" December 19, 2007 (evening).

These advanced online courses are FREE to InterNACHI members and Certified Master Inspectors.
The 2 live sessions for Electrical Course CMI39420 will be held on:
  • this Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at  7:00 pm. EST (4:00 p.m. PST) and...
  • this Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. PST). 

The sessions each cover the same material so it is only necessary to attend one (either) session.  Each group will be limited to approximately 50 participants.  The live online session must be completed in addition to the Self-Study portion of the course in order to receive your 4 InterNACHI or 4 CMI CEU's.  Each session will run for at least one hour but, not more than 90 minutes. 

In order to participate, you will need to meet certain prerequisites:

1.  Register for the CMI Forum:

If you are not already registered for the CMI Forum, you will need to register for access to the Forum.  The class will be held in a pivate Chat Room in the Forum.  The CMI Forum requires you to have the latest version of Java installed on your PC or MAC.  You probably already have Java installed but you should register for the CMI forum at least a day before the class to ensure that you are able to log in to the forum and participate in the discussion.

The CMI Forum is located here:
2.  Register for the Electrical Course:
If you have not already registered for the Electrical course, you must first register with BestInspectors.Net.  The course is administered through BestInspectors.Net's Tips For Success newsletter.  You can register here:

Access to the course and the course Blog, additional information, and instructions will be e-mailed to the Tips For Success subscribers.
3.  Complete the Self Study Portion of the Course in Advance of the Online Session:
All Participants must complete the Self-Study portion of the course before attending an online session.   A link to access the course will be e-mailed to Tips For Success subscribers. 
We currently have more than 600 inspectors who are working on the self-study portion of the course.  We will schedule additional live online sessions over the next few weeks so everyone will have an opportunity to complete the course.  Anyone can do the Self-Study portion of the course at any time.  Participants should expect to spend approximately three hours on Self-Study.   Please do not attend the online sessions until you have completed the Self-Study portion of the course.
The recent live online electrical class presented by the Master Inspector Certification Board and BestInspectors.Net was very popular.  Many people who wanted to attend were unable to attend so BestInspectors.Net is making a web based version of the class available to all CMI and InterNACHI members at no charge.  The course will count as four hours of continuing education for InterNACHI and CMI.  BestInspectors.Net will also do regular live 1-2 hour sessions to answer questions related directly to the course and other electrical questions.
The course focuses on identifying the common causes of electrical fires, explosions, or electrocution hazards. You will learn which parts of an electrical system are most important to inspect and how to inspect them. Identifying and diagnosing electrical problems is not as much about what you can see as it is about what you cannot see.
You will learn how to evaluate an electrical system based what you can see without disassembling anything. You will also learn why you may sometimes get false readings from electrical testers and what to do about it. You will learn how to properly perform the tests that will tell what you need to know about an electrical system.
Please direct any questions to George Wells at information@BestInspectors.Net
Approved for 4 InterNACHI Continuing Education Hours