Illinois Introduction to Home Inspections for Real Estate Professionals and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "Illinois Introduction to Home Inspections for Real Estate Professionals and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course." This course is written for Illinois real estate agents who work with home inspectors and includes one hour of sexual harassment prevention training. This course is provided by our accredited college at

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The goal of this course is to teach the student:

  • the Home Inspection Standards of Practice;
  • how to perform a home inspection;
  • how a home works;
  • how to find defects that may exist in a house;
  • how to fix those defects;
  • how to maintain a home; and
  • how to save home energy.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify and describe the systems listed in the Home Inspection Standards of Practice;
  • apply standards to inspect the roof; exterior; basement, foundation, crawlspace, and structure; heating and cooling; plumbing; electrical; fireplace; attic, insulation, and ventilation; doors, windows, and interior;
  • check for and detect various types of defects observed during an inspection;
  • outline steps that keep homes dry, comfortable, and energy-efficient;
  • perform an inspection of a system or component of a house; and
  • generate a report that describes the observations made during an inspection.

Course includes:

  • 6 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 51,167 words in the course;
  • 119 quiz questions in 13 quizzes;
  • an inspection and writing assignment; 
  • inspection images and illustrations;
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and
  • 1-hour sexual harassment training.

You will learn the following topics:


  • One House Has More Than 10,000 Parts
  • The Home Inspector’s Responsibility
  • A Homeowner’s Questions
  • The Real Estate Agent’s Duty
  • Home Inspection Standards of Practice


  • Primary Responsibility
  • Stay Safe


  • Read the Standards of Practice
  • Visual Inspection
  • Future Events
  • Not Every Problem
  • Material Defect
  • The Inspection Report


  • Standards of Practice
  • Roof Inspections Are Dangerous
  • Any Roof Can Leak
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Wood Shingles and Shakes
  • Metal Roofing
  • Low-Slope Roof Coverings
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Skylights


  • Standards of Practice
  • Foundation Walls and Piers
  • Exterior Wall Covering
  • Exterior Wooden Components
  • Aluminum and Vinyl Siding
  • Brick or Stone Veneers
  • Stucco
  • Moisture
  • Exterior Doors
  • Windows
  • Garage Doors
  • Decks
  • Exterior Water
  • GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter)
  • Masonry and Metal Chimneys
  • Pre-Fab Metal Chimney
  • Property Surface Drainage
  • Protection of Wood Against Decay
  • Landscaping
  • Puddles
  • Downspouts
  • Fences
  • Paving and Hard Surfaces
  • Exterior Steps


  • Standards of Practice
  • The Most Revealing Area
  • Major Defects
  • Masonry
  • Concrete Cracking
  • Wood Structural Components
  • Fungal and Insect Attack
  • Subterranean Termites
  • Concrete Structural Components
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspaces, and Structure Inspection Checklist


  • Standards of Practice
  • HVAC Systems
  • Warm-Air Heating Furnace
  • Air Filters
  • Thermostatic Controls
  • Gas Leak
  • Gas Shutoff Valve
  • Emergency Shutoff Switch
  • Forced Hot-Water or Hydronic System
  • Steam-Heating System
  • Electric-Resistance Heater
  • Electric Wall Heaters
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Heating System Defects


  • Standards of Practice
  • Central Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Compressor and Condenser
  • Clearance
  • Refrigerant Lines
  • Evaporator
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Ductless Air Cooling Systems
  • Heat Pump
  • Humidifiers
  • Unit (Window) Air Conditioners
  • Whole-House Fan


  • Standards of Practice
  • Water Service Entry & Valves
  • House Service Main
  • Main (or Master) Water Shutoff Valve
  • Shutoff Valves
  • Water Meter
  • Interior Water Distribution
  • Distribution Piping
  • Copper
  • Plastic
  • PB
  • PEX
  • Drain, Waste, and Vent Piping
  • Stack Vent Termination at Roof
  • Hot Water
  • Water Heaters
  • TPR Valves
  • Water Valves for Water Heater Tanks
  • Domestic Coil Water Heaters (with Boiler)
  • Tankless or Demand-Type Water Heaters
  • Private Well
  • Septic System


  • Standards of Practice
  • Service
  • Service Panel
  • Electric Meter
  • Main Electrical Service Panel
  • Main Disconnect
  • Grounding & Bonding
  • GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter)
  • AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter)
  • Over-Current Protection
  • Circuit Identification
  • Aluminum Wire


  • Standards of Practice
  • Fireplaces and Flues
  • Hearth
  • Firebox
  • Flues
  • Chimneys


  • Standards of Practice
  • Attic
  • Mechanical Exhaust Systems for Kitchen, Bathroom, and Laundry
  • Kitchen Exhaust
  • Bathroom Exhaust
  • Clothes Dryer (Laundry) Exhaust
  • Attic Ventilation
  • Thermal Insulation
  • R-Value
  • Where to Look for Insulation


  • Standards of Practice
  • Interior Doors
  • Egress
  • Windows
  • Glazing and Safety Glass
  • Floors
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Walls and Ceilings
  • Cosmetic Defects
  • The 4-Inch Sphere
  • Handgrip
  • Electrical Receptacles and Lighting
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke Detectors


  • $2,200 Every Year


  • Checklists
  • In the Spring
  • In the Summer
  • In the Fall
  • In the Winter
  • Annually


  • Keep the Home in Good Condition


  • Overall Health


  • Importance of Understanding Sexual Harassment
  • Forms and Types of Sexual Harassment
  • Who Can Be A Victim of Sexual Harassment
  • What To Do If You Experience Or Witness Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment Is Prohibited in Illinois
  • Employers Required to Provide Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for All Employees
  • What is Sexual Harassment?
  • Types of Unlawful Sexual Harassment
  • Unwelcome Behavior
  • Working Environment & Nonemployees
  • Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Third Parties (Bystanders)
  • What are Examples of Inappropriate Conduct?
  • Sexual Harassment in Online Environments
  • What can I do if I experience, witness, or become aware of unwelcome sexual conduct?
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment – Several Options
  • Call the State of Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Helpline
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment to an Employer
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR)
  • Remedies Available Under The Illinois Human Rights Act
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment to the IDHR (Contact Information)
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment to the U.S. EEOC
  • Remedies Available Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Reporting Sexual Harassment to the U.S. EEOC (Contact Information)
Illinois Introduction to Home Inspections for Real Estate Professionals and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course
Course #4636, Student Catalog

Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 5022.7
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 501.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 500.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 100 words per minute / 5010.2
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 100 words per minute / 505.1
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 100 / 501.0
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 / 504.4
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  102.0 hours per assignment2.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  112.0 hours per assignment0.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  124.0 hours for each inspection assignment4.0
Performing an Inspection  134.0 hours for each inspection4.0
Total clock hours
33.0 clock hours
33.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
3.3 CEU

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