How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes Course
Course # 3404
Estimated hours for the average student
Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute
Taking the exam
Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report
Submitting an inspection and writing assignment
Submitting a research and writing assignment
Studying and reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam
Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book
Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment
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.
45.0 hours / 1.1 SCH
IntroductionMobile vs. Manufactured8 x 40 or 3201976HUD’s RoleSizesTransportingFoundationLevelSecuring the Home to the FoundationInspectionUtilitiesSection 1: General1.1 Scope1.2 Definitions1.3 Data Plate1.4 Serial Number1.5 Certification LabelSection 2: General Interior Requirements2.1 Scope2.2 Definitions2.3 Light and Ventilation2.4 Ceiling Heights2.5 Exit Facilities and Exterior doors2.6 Exit Facilities and Egress Windows and Devices2.7 Interior Privacy2.8 Interior Passages2.9 Room Requirements2.10 Minimum Room Dimensions2.11 Toilet Compartments2.12 Hallways2.13 Glass and Glazed OpeningsSection 3: Fire Safety3.1 Scope3.2 Definitions3.3 Flame Spread Limitations and Fire Protection Requirements3.4 Kitchen Cabinet Protection3.5 Carpeting3.6 Fireblocking3.7 Requirements for Foam Plastic Thermal Insulating Materials3.8 Smoke Alarm RequirementsSection 4: Body and Frame4.1. Scope4.2. Definitions4.3 General4.4 Materials4.5 Structural Design Requirements4.6 Windstorm Protection4.7 Resistance to Elements and UseSection 5: Thermal Protection5.1 Scope5.2 Definitions5.3 Condensation Control and Installation of Vapor Retarders5.4 Air Infiltration5.5 Heat Loss Certificate5.6 Comfort Cooling Certificate and InformationSection 6: Plumbing Systems6.1 Scope6.2 Definitions6.3 General Requirements6.4 Materials6.5 Joints and Connections6.6 Traps and Cleanouts6.7 Plumbing Fixtures6.8 Hangers and Supports6.9 Water Distribution Systems6.10 Drainage Systems6.11 Vents and VentingSection 7: Heating, Cooling and Fuel-Burning Systems7.1 Scope7.2 Definitions7.3 Minimum Standards7.4 Fuel Supply Systems7.5 Gas Piping Systems7.6 Oil Piping Systems7.7 Heat Producing Appliances7.8 Exhaust Duct System and Provisions for the Clothes Dryer7.9 Appliances7.10 Venting, Ventilation and Combustion Air7.11 Instructions7.12 Marking7.13 Accessibility7.14 Appliances: Cooling7.15 Circulating Air SystemsSection 8: Electrical Systems8.1 Scope8.2 Definitions8.3 Power Supply8.4 Disconnecting Means and Branch-Circuit Protective Equipment8.5 Branch Circuits Required8.6 Receptacle Outlets8.7 Fixtures and Appliances8.8 Wiring Methods and Materials8.9 Grounding8.10 Outdoor Outlets, Fixtures, Air-Conditioning Equipment, Etc.8.11 Painting of Wiring8.12 PolarizationSection 9: Foundation9.1 Basic Requirement9.2 Chassis Removal9.3 Underfloor Ventilation9.4 Separation From Ground9.5 Site Preparation9.6 Erosion9.7 Site9.8 Vapor Retarder9.9 Connections9.10 Flood Resistance9.11 Egress RequirementsSection 10: Standard Set Foundation10.1 General10.2 Frost Line10.3 Footings10.4 Block Piers10.5 Block Pier Caps10.6 Block Pier Shims10.7 Block Pier Wedges10.8 Prefabricated Piers10.9 Support Requirements10.10 Marriage Line Supports10.11 Anchoring10.12 Ties10.13 SpacingSection 11: Permanent Foundation11.1 Content11.2 Frost Line11.3 Footings11.4 Block Piers11.5 Block Pier Caps11.6 Block Pier Shims11.7 Block Pier Wedges11.8 Prefabricated Piers11.9 Support Requirements11.10 Perimeter Supports11.11 Marriage Line Supports11.12 Piers11.13 Location of Supports11.14 Height of Installation11.15 Permanent Foundation11.16 Foundations for Existing Home11.17 Basement Perimeter Support11.18 Grading11.19 Drainage11.20 AnchoringSection 12: Accessory Buildings and Structures12.1 Underfloor Space12.2 Skirting12.3 Underfloor Ventilation12.4 Underfloor Access12.5 Foundations and Ground Level Access12.6 Carports and Awnings12.7 Porches12.8 Attached Garages12.9 Decks, Porches, Landings, Stairs, Ramps, and GuardrailsSection 13: Resources
Upon completion of this course and passing of the 75-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.