Thomson Education Direct and InterNACHI
Business & Industrial Division
925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
Education Direct: Home Inspector Course Approved by
InterNACHI for Home Inspector’s Continuing Education
SCRANTON, PA- - FOR RELEASE DECEMBER 2004
National Association of Certified Home Inspector (InterNACHI) announced today that
it has approved Thomson Education Direct’s Home Inspector program as an approved
source of continuing education for Home Inspectors. The announcement was made
by InterNACHI Executive Director, Nick Gromicko.
The program (offered through Thomson’s Business and Industrial Division) give
participants instruction in home design, building requirements, and the entire
inspection process including report writing and recognition of environmental health
The program (newly revised and updated for January 2005), is comprised of 7 courses
containing 16 lessons. Included are supplemental material, learning aids, and
audiocassettes designed to prepare the student for professional success.
Starting in January 2005, students will also be able to earn continuing education
units (CEUs) by enrolling in single courses.
To complete the entire program, students are required to complete a practical
hands-on home inspection using the ITA Matrix checklist or 3-D Inspection System
Software and creating a narrative summary report. The test inspection must follow
nationally accepted standards and is returned to the student with grading notations
Students are monitored through separate examinations and are required to adhere
to a code of conduct detailed in their student handbook.
The home inspection course has been granted approval by the following states:
Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada, and South Dakota. However, students should
check with their state regarding specific licensing requirements.
Education Direct courses are specifically designed for independent study with
the advantage of instructional support. Tutors are available toll-free by phone
for personalized instruction from 8am to 9pm, Monday through Friday, or may be
contacted by e-mail or written correspondence.
Students receive a career diploma along with an official transcript when the
entire program is completed satisfactorily. Individual course completion results
in a CEU certificate.
Education Direct is one of the world's largest and most respected distance learning
institutions with 12 million students enrolled since 1890. Education Direct’s
vocational technical programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Secondary Schools and the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and
Training Council (DETC), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education.
The mission of Education Direct is to empower adult learners to advance or change
careers and learn new skills. The institution strives to fulfill this mission
by providing breadth and depth of courseware, applicable technology, and a wide
array of flexible services aimed at the needs of the adult learner. Programs not
only teach current marketplace skills, but also present liberal arts offerings
and develop critical thinking, writing, and mathematical abilities.
Thomson’s learning materials are supported by an admissions policy that allows
students with appropriate prior education to enroll in programs without regard
to race, religion, gender, age, color, national origin, or physical disability.
The school assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of institutional
effectiveness through ongoing studies of student academic success, measurement
of student satisfaction, and evaluation of the career outcomes of graduates.
For more information on enrolling in Education Direct's: Home Inspector Course,
or other questions you may have about the course –please visit our website at:
Thomson Education Direct Business & Industry Division
Customer Service 925 Oak Street, Scranton , PA 18515
Phone: 1-800-233-0259 extensions: 4101, 4105, or 4016 Fax: 570 343-3620