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CIX7013

Course
CIX7013
Course Title
Professional Home Inspector Training

Description

This course provides students with the thorough academic preparation for becoming knowledgeable and competent home inspectors. Topics include: licensing law, building science fundamentals, principals of house construction and applicable building code history, an in-depth and on-going review of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, a thorough study of all the systems of a house that must be inspected – structure, roof, exterior, interior, heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, insulation and ventilation and appliances. Time will also be spent on developing report writing skills. The course is approved by the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board and meets their new standard for the classroom training required in preparation to sit for the licensing exam. It is also approved by the SC Residential Builders Commission as preparation for their exam.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this class the student will have the information to perform a home inspection.  They will have the knowledge necessary for an understanding of how a house works as a system and be able to apply this knowledge to the home inspection process.  They will also have an understanding of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and apply these to the inspection process.  The student will understand the process of report writing so they will be able to produce a clear understandable report that meets and exceeds all state standards.

 

Content

1.  NC Home Inspection Administrative Code and General Statutes

2.  Inspection Techniques and Report Writing

  • Report Writing I-Tools of the Trade
  • Report Writing II

3.  House System

  • Structure
  • Crawlspaces and Basements
  • Roof Coverings, Flashing and Guttering Systems
  • Attics
  • Bathrooms and Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Interior and Kitchens
  • Exterior and Grounds

4.  Legal, Safety and Marketing Issues

5.  Field Work

  • Dry run Inspection
  • Home Inspections

6.  Building Science for Inspectors

7.  Round Table Discussion with Industry Experts

  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Electric
  • License Inspectors

Method of Instruction

Lecture, PowerPoint, Overhead Projection, Videos, Hands on field work, Guest Lectures, Small Group Discussion

Evaluation

  • Exam:  No
  • Test:  Initial Evaluation Test and Final
  • Competencies:  Yes - Field Inspections and Report Writing
  • Class participation:  Yes - 70% attendance required