Texas TREC Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection, Treatment & Reporting Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Texas TREC Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection, Treatment & Reporting Course for licensed home inspectors in Texas. Please note: In order to perform pest inspections in the state of Texas, you must obtain a license from the Texas Department of Agriculture. This course does not result in that license. 

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Goal:
 
The goal of this course is to teach home in Texas how to perform wood-destroying insect inspections according to Texas Real Estate Commission guidelines, as well as state-approved reporting methods using the appropriate forms. 
 
This course is based on InterNACHI's comprehensive Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection course (worth 12 CEU) and has been customized to highlight the concerns specific to inspectors and property owners in the state of Texas.  It also serves as a supplement to the guidelines provided in InterNACHI's Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection
  
While wood-destroying insect inspection exceeds InterNACHI's SOP, Texas inspectors may find that their general knowledge, as well as their home inspection services, can be enhanced by becoming familiar with the different WDI in their state, along with structural threats they pose.  The state-specific guidelines for WDI treatment can help Texas home inspectors add value to their inspection services and provide useful information to their clients.
 
And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this online training course is open and free to all InterNACHI members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
 
 

Texas TREC Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course

Course # 3414

Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute

15.2

Watching and listening to instructional video

0.1

Taking quizzes

2.6

Taking the exam

3.1

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

26.0




Preparation

Studying and reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam 

15.0

Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book

15.0

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

44.0


Sub Total

70.0

Overall Total


70.0 hours / 1.7 SCH

 
 
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 Texas/TREC Inspection, Treatment & Reporting course includes:
 
  • 2 Continuing Education units/credit hours;
  • 7 chapters/slides;
  • four quizzes;
  • a 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.
The course covers the following chapters:
 
  • Student Verification & Interactivity
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1:  Introduction
  • Chapter 2:  Biology
  • Chapter 3:  Termites
  • Chapter 4:  Other Wood-Destroying Insects
  • Chapter 5:  Pesticides for Termite Control
  • Chapter 6:  Bait, Foam & Fumes
  • Chapter 7:  Texas WDI Inspection Report
  • Conclusion           

Upon completion of this course and passing the 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print his/her own Certificate of Completion, which is auto-generated in the inspector's name. 

 
The student-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 two InterNACHI Continuing Education hours (2 CEU).
 
Non-members may view only the 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 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 photos. 
  • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
  • Some text may be integrated into InterNACHI's 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 the student-inspector's name.
The student-member's information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.
 
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