South Africa: Standards of Practice Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online South Africa: Standards of Practice course.  
 
Goal:
The goal of this course is to teach the student how to perform an inspection according to InterNACHI's South African Standards of Practice. It covers the various components and systems that should be inspected and those that need not be inspected.
 
Objectives:
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • perform an inspection of a home according to the South African Standards;
  • define the systems and components of the Standards; and
  • list and describe the systems and components of the Standards.
 
This class is free to InterNACHI members and non-members alike, and can be taken as often as desired with no penalty for failure. In keeping with our educational policies, this course counts 4 hours toward InterNACHI South Africa’s annual Continuing Education requirements.
 
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.
 
Topics include: 
  • Introduction
  • Definitions and Scope   
  • Quiz   
  • Limitations, Exceptions, & Exclusions   
  • Quiz   
  • Roof Inspection   
  • Quiz   
  • Exterior Inspection   
  • Quiz   
  • Foundation and Structure
  • Cellar, Under-floor Spaces & Structure   
  • Quiz   
  • Heating Systems
  • Quiz   
  • Fireplace Inspection   
  • Quiz   
  • Cooling Systems        
  • Quiz   
  • Plumbing Inspection   
  • Quiz   
  • Roofspace Inspection   
  • Quiz   
  • Doors, Windows & Interior   
  • Quiz
Course includes:
  • 4 CPD (or Continuing Education) credit hours;
  • 75 quiz quizzes;
  • 100-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; and
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.
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's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.  It counts as four InterNACHI Continuing Education hours.
 
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). 
 
 
  
 
 
Some features which 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 fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
  • 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 are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and pictures of actual roofs.
  • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
  • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
  • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the 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 completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.