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PHI - Principles of Home Inspection

Want to enhance your current career, supplement your income, or open up new
career opportunities? Then this course is for you!

The Contractors State License Services’ Principles of Home Inspection course is considered one of the best Home Inspection courses in the industry. It is designed to provide you with knowledge to begin your career in home inspection or to augment your current business. This 8-day, 4-weekend course is taught by professionals who are in the home inspection business and who will bring their insight and expertise to the learning process.

Learn how to conduct a thorough home inspection from the moment of driving up the driveway to writing up the final report. After completing the course, you'll understand just what is needed to perform an actual inspection. This course is taught per the CREIA – California Real Estate Inspection Association and ASHI- American Society of Home Inspectors standards of practice. Upon completion of this course you will receive 30 Continuing Education Credits that can be applied towards upgrading a CREIA membership to a Certified CREIA Inspector status. This unique class takes you through, in detail, all the phases of a Home Inspection - including two personal on-site inspections where you will experience an in-depth look at each component of a house.

The course will cover important topics such as:

CREIA Standards of Practice/Code of  Ethics
Electrical / Plumbing Systems
Fuel Gas & Heating Systems
Roof & Attic Structures
Interiors/Exteriors
Structure & Foundations
Driveways, Concrete, Windows & Doors
Report Writing
Marketing/Communication

You will receive:

  • A comprehensive set of thirteen texts covering major house systems and components (this set covers standards for both The California Real Estate Inspection Association-CREIA and the American Society of Home Inspectors-ASHI)
  • Upon completion, 30 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) that may be applied towards upgrading a CREIA membership to a Certified CREIA INSPECTOR status.

Principles of Home Inspection-Online Course

For those who are unable to devote time to classroom attendance, Contractors State License Services also offers a 100 hour Principles of Home Inspection professional development online course. This comprehensive online program reviews all major home systems and provides in-depth coverage of system and component problems, their practical implications, and inspection strategies for finding them. This course is an in-depth training with clear descriptions, detailed technical illustrations and useful summaries of products.  This is the most exhaustive distance training available and perfect for getting your Home Inspection business up and running.

Each study session includes a reading assignment, a comprehensive quiz, and interactive exercises that reinforce visual as well as conceptual insight. After completing these elements, students are provided with a unit exam to test their understanding and retention of key topics.

Course includes:

  • textsDescription of every major house system and component
  • An introduction to communication and professional practice issues
  • Consideration of standards of practice and ethical issues
  • Coverage of appliances
  • Over 400 detailed technical illustrations
  • Inspection checklists to help students review key points and begin organizing their approach to actual inspections
  • Summaries of inspection procedures for each major system
  • Step-by-Step approach to the inspection process:
  • Surveying the problems that can occur with each system and component;
  • Explaining the practical implication of problem conditions, and
  • Providing inspection strategies for each problem discussed
  • A comprehensive set of thirteen texts covering major house systems and components (this set covers standards for both The California Real Estate Inspection Association-CREIA and the American Society of Home Inspectors – ASHI.

Texts by Carson Dunlop & Associates:

Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps
Communication & Professional Practice
Chimney & Wood Heating
Electrical Systems
Exteriors
Gas & Oil Furnaces
Hot Water Boilers
Insulation
Interiors
Plumbing
Roofing
Structure
Steam, Electric & Wall/Floor Heating

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Fundamentals of Home Inspection – Online Course

This 40-Hour course provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of home inspection. Students will find a straightforward description of house systems, how they function, as well as how they may deteriorate or fail.

Course Curriculum Includes:

  • textsDescriptions of every major house system
  • Coverage of appliances
  • Overview of the problems that can occur with each system and component
  • Repair and maintenance considerations
  • Over 150 detailed technical illustrations
  • Sample report forms
  • Summaries of inspection procedures for each major system
  • Lists of recommended and optional inspection tools for each system
  • Text: Principles of Home Inspection: System & Standards

Each study session includes a reading assignment, a comprehensive quiz, and interactive exercises that reinforce visual as well as conceptual insight.  After completing these elements, students are provided with a unit exam to test their understanding and retention of key topics.

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