Introduction to Home Inspections Course for Real Estate Professionals

Goal:

The goal of this course is to teach the student:

  • what really matters in a home inspection; 
  • how a home inspection is conducted; 
  • how a home works; 
  • what problems in a house look like; 
  • how to fix house problems; and 
  • how to maintain a home.


Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • list what really matters in a home inspection.
  • identify and describe the systems listed in the InterNACHI® Home Inspection Standards of Practice;
  • explain what a home inspector does during a home inspection; 
  • explain how the major systems of a home work;
  • list different types of housing problems; and
  • describe how a home is maintained. 
This online course is free to all real estate professionals and can be taken again and again, without limit. 


Course includes: 

  • 12 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 32,420 words;
  • 100 minutes of inspection training video;
  • inspection images and illustrations;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • 58 quiz questions in 12 quizzes;
  • 30-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; 
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.    

You will learn the following topics:

  • INTRODUCTION TO HOME INSPECTIONS
    • What Really Matters in a Home Inspection
    • 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
  • HOME MAINTENANCE
    • Primary Responsibility
    • Stay Safe
  • INTERNACHI® HOME INSPECTION STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
    • Read the Standards of Practice
    • Visual Inspection
    • Future Events
    • Not Every Problem
    • Material Defect
    • The Inspection Report
  • ROOF 
    • 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
    • Roof Inspection Video
  • EXTERIOR & PROPERTY 
    • 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
    • Exterior Inspection Video
  • BASEMENT, FOUNDATION, CRAWLSPACE, AND STRUCTURE
    • 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
    • Foundation Inspection Video
  • HEATING
    • 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 Heating
    • Heat Pump Systems
    • Heating System Defects
    • Heating Inspection Video
  • COOLING
    • 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
    • Cooling Inspection Video
  • PLUMBING
    • 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
    • Plumbing Inspection Video
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 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
    • Electrical Inspection Video
  • FIREPLACE
    • Standards of Practice
    • Fireplaces and Flues
    • Hearth
    • Firebox
    • Damper
    • Flues
    • Chimneys
  • ATTIC, INSULATION, AND VENTILATION
    • 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
    • Attic Inspection Video
  • DOORS, WINDOWS, AND INTERIOR
    • 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
    • Interior Inspection Video
  • A WORD ABOUT YOUR HOME’S ENERGY
    • $2,200 Every Year
    • InterNACHI® Certified Home Energy Inspector
  • SEASONAL MAINTENANCE
    • Checklists
    • In the Spring
    • In the Summer
    • In the Fall
    • In the Winter
    • Annually
  • ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE
    • Keep the Home in Good Condition
    • InterNACHI® Certified Annual Home Maintenance Inspector
  • HEALTHY HOME INSPECTIONS
    • Overall Health
    • InterNACHI® Certified Healthy Homes Inspector
  • INSPECTION & WRITING ASSIGNMENT
    • Essay
Introduction to Home Inspections for Real Estate Professionals
Activity
Assignments
Estimated Clock Hours for the Average Student
Academic Engagement
Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute. (32,500/140/160=2.0

Watching 100 minutes of inspection training video.1.0

Taking quizzes (58x1.85/60=1.8).1.8

Taking the final exam (30x1.85/60=1.0).1.0

Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report.1.8

Submitting an inspection and writing assignment.0.4


8.0



Preparation
Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam2.2

Studying and preparing for inspection processes according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report.2.0


4.4

Total (8.0+4.4=12.4)
12.4
Overall Total

12.0 Clock Hours
12.0 InterNACHI CE Credit Hours

1.2 CEU


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. 

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Upon completion of this course and passing the 60-question final exam, the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.


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