Thomson Education Direct and InterNACHI

Education Direct
Business & Industrial Division
925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515 
Education Direct: Home Inspector Course Approved by 
InterNACHI for Home Inspector’s Continuing Education


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 dangers.
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 and suggestions.
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

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