Meth House Hazards and Remediation Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Meth House Hazards and Remediation Course. 
 
Take the free, online course. 
 
Warning

If you observe indications of the presence of methamphetamine in a building, immediately:
  • leave the property; and
  • contact your state and local health department and authorities.  

Goal
 
The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors about methamphetamine hazards in buildings to keep themselves and building occupants safe during a home inspection. This course does not train or certify home inspectors to identify, sample, confirm or remediate methamphetamine hazards.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the home inspector will be able to:
  • describe methamphetamine and the scope of meth abuse;
  • explain the warning signs that someone may be on meth;
  • evaluate the observed indications of the presence of meth in a building;
  • monitor a step-by-step remediation sequence for cleaning up a home contaminated with meth;
  • help homeowners understand the process of approaching meth lab remediation; and
  • help keep him/herself and the building's occupants safe during a home inspection. 
 
Because a home inspector is not a certified industrial hygienist, the inspector will not actually be responsible for performing a meth contamination inspection, providing analysis, or participating in the remediation process. Home inspectors are not certified to identify, sample, confirm or remediate methamphetamine hazards.

As of 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate the cleanup of meth labs; the priorities for such cleanups are set by state and local laws. As such, concerns related to environmental hazards should be left to the discretion of the state and local jurisdiction.

The course includes:

  • 22,251 words
  • 11 minutes of video 
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment; 
  • 96 quiz questions in 9 quizzes
  • 100-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool of questions);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion
This course is:
  • open to members for free
  • open to non-members for a fee
 

Meth House Hazards and Remediation Course

Course # 3008

www.nachi.org/meth-house-hazards-remediation-course

Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute

2.7

Watching, listening, and studying instructional video

0.2

Taking quizzes

3.0

Taking exams

3.0

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

4.0

Submitting an inspection and writing assignment

0.5
Submitting a research and writing assignment
0.5

Total

13.9
Preparation Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam
12.0
 
Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book
3.0

 


Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment
4.0
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.
10.0

 

Total

29.0
 
Sub Total
42.9

Overall Total

Total
43.0 hours / 0.9 SCH
 
 
And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
 
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. 
 
This course has been approved by:

The course covers the following categories: 
  • Warning, Goal & Objectives
  • Background
  • Definitions
  • Meth Use and Side Effects
  • Signs of Meth During Inspection
  • Remediation Overview
  • 19-Step Remediation Sequence
  • Item and Material Best Practices
  • Sampling Constituents
  • Sampling Theory
  • Wipe Sampling Methods

 

    Upon completion of this course and passing of the 100-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. 

    The student-member's information is recorded in InterNACHI's servers for membership- compliance verification, and automatically logs their completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education Log. 
     
    Non-members may view only this first page of the course.
     
    Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.org and request it (don't forget your name). 
     
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    Some features that make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing Continuing Education options:
    • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
    • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads well on old computers and loads fast, even with a dial-up modem.
    • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
    • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
    • There is a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and photos. 
    • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
    • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspection Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
    • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions, some of which reference images. 
    • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
      1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence,  which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
      2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
        1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
        2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
        3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
    • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion, which is auto-generated in their own name.
    The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership-compliance verification, and automatically logs their completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education Log.