- Duration: 200 hours
The Home Inspection Certificate Course covers the principal components, procedures, and processes of home inspection. This course has also been approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and various home inspector organizations and regulatory boards for membership renewal credits or continuing education credits. It is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential.
Through 11 in-depth modules, you will gain insight on the methodologies required to perform a home inspection. You will learn how to inspect and report on heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof and siding, the foundation, and other major components of a home.
- Roof Systems
- Exterior Elements
- Structural Systems
- Insulation and Ventilation
- Interior Elements
- Electric Systems Lesson
- Plumbing Systems
- Heating Systems
- Cooling Systems
- Hot-water Supply Systems
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. A PC is recommended because some features of the course may not work properly on a Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. This also includes external references which you are encouraged to study.
There are no specific prerequisites for this course, but having some working knowledge of residential construction and appraisals is beneficial. Further, while you can take this course in any state, please note that some jurisdictions have home inspector licensing or registration laws that require a classroom, field inspection, and/or association membership component. Be sure to check your state’s requirements prior to enrolling.
Joseph Cummins has worked in the home inspection industry since 1977. As Vice President of Technical Services for HouseMaster, a leading home inspection franchisor, he has been responsible for inspector training, risk management, reporting program development and technical support. He is the principle author of the NIBI Online Learning Program and numerous technical publications and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of technical training programs. Cummins is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Joe Tangradi started his career as a home inspector for HouseMaster’s Central New Jersey franchise in 1993. From 2000 to 2007, he filled a position at HouseMaster providing training and support for HouseMaster franchisees and their inspectors. From 2007 to 2015, Joe held various roles for companies providing both commercial and residential construction and project management.