Certificate in Home Inspection Online Course

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Learn to inspect houses with the home inspection course online

The home inspection course online is a comprehensive course developed by the Home  Inspection Institute ®. The institute was founded in 2008 with the aim of providing comprehensive educational for people working in the home inspection and construction industries.

The Home Inspection Training Online Program contains information on the principal components of house construction as well as the key elements involved in conducting a home inspection. The course focuses on home inspection and each lesson contains comprehensive information on residential construction practices. Topics covered include basic building design, the use of construction materials, standards of practice, recognizing defects, guidelines for inspection, and the different methods of reporting. Importantly, all modules contain appendices with comprehensive glossaries, reference material, and checklists for inspection procedures and common defects.

The home inspection training online units have been independently formatted, allowing you to take the program modules in any order that you desire. To receive full credit for this course, you must successfully complete all core sections of the course.

The home inspection training online course is available to residents of all states. However, it is important to note that some states have require a classroom component be taken before home inspection licensing is permitted.  Please Click Here to view state requirements. 

While this home inspection online course may not meet the educational standards of all states, in some cases, states may not insist on classroom requirements for applicants with evident home inspection skills. It is worthwhile to clarify how the requirements of your particular state apply to your particular circumstances.

The home inspection certification online course modules have received credits or approval from a number of organizations and government agencies.

These entities include:

  • The National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI),
  • California Real Estate Inspectors Associations (CREIA),
  • 15 governmental agencies and other organizations

These home inspection classes online are totally available via the internet and can be completed at your own pace. After registering, students have a maximum twelve (12) months to finish this program.

  • The Online Home Inspection Course Online will:
  • Introduce you to the home inspection industry
  • Examine the standards of practice for home inspection
  • Inform you on residential construction practices, materials used, and installation practices
  • Focus on particular concerns and issues relating to house components
  • Analyze the tools, resources, and equipment commonly employed in home inspections
  • Discuss common personal protection concerns and safety and common safety concerns
  • Give you inspection procedures broad guidelines
  • Deal with everyday communication issues, viewpoints, and report formats

After completing  Home Inspection Course Online, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the principles, and a complete range of home inspection standards
  • Know and be able to describe fundamental residential construction materials and basic construction methods
  • Know the basic procedures of home inspection
  • Identify commonly used home inspection equipment and personal protective clothing
  • Be able to identify common residential construction defects
  • Be familiar with the correct reporting methodologies
  • Be prepared to sit for home inspection exams with a reasonable degree of confidence
  • Receive continuing education credits where relevant

Quick Course Facts:

  1. The course is fully delivered online and is available 24/7 using any computer or smart device
  2. Trainers lead each course and are available for questions
  3. Students are free to study in their own time from home, work or anywhere else
  4. Upon the successful conclusion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate at completion

Home Inspection Course Online Delivery

A welcome email is generated to students upon successful registration.  The email contains important course access details. If the email is not received, check your spam/junk email folders. The course is accessible to students 24/7 and is compatible with any computer or smart mobile device. New online home inspection courses commence each month. In order to guarantee that we have the right student/tutor ratio we would appreciate that you nominate a commencement date when you register.

The home inspection online course has been written and developed for ease of understanding.

Course Online Delivery
A welcome email is generated to students upon successful registration.  The email contains important course access details. If the email is not received, check your spam/junk email folders. The course is accessible to students 24/7 and is compatible with any computer or smart mobile device. New online home inspection courses commence each month. In order to guarantee that we have the right student/tutor ratio we would appreciate that you nominate a commencement date when you register.

The home inspection online course has been written and developed for ease of understanding.

Recognition & Accreditation
All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  1. Introduction
  2. Roof Systems
  3. Exterior Elements
  4. Structural Systems
  5. Insulation and Ventilation
  6. Interior Elements
  7. Electric Systems Lesson
  8. Plumbing Systems
  9. Heating Systems
  10. Cooling Systems
  11. Hot-water Supply Systems

This program is compatible with Windows XP and later, Macintosh, and most later operating systems. It is also compatible with IE 7 and later IE browsers, Google Chrome, Firefox, and most other browsers.

  • Minimum Hardware and Software Specifications:
  • PC (133 Mhz or better)
  • 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)

Some features of the program may not work properly on a Macintosh/Apple computer system.

You will receive additional CD/DVD reference materials to assist with or supplement the program. You are welcome to print out all of the online program material for future reference. Materials will be shipped via UPS ground service, or similar, upon registration. 

You will need only basic computer skills to navigate the program. All instructions for the using the program are provided.

There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but the more knowledge of residential construction that you have, the more quickly you’re likely to complete the program. This program is for you if you’re contemplating a career in home inspections. It’s also beneficial for those involved in residential appraisals, residential construction, or related businesses.

1. When is the program offered?

The Home Inspection Program is a self-paced, non-credit course with open enrollment. You can register and take the program at any time.

2. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

3. What materials are provided with program registration?

Students will receive printed copies of core Lessons for the program. They will also receive additional texts or CD/DVD reference materials to assist with or supplement the program completion. Access to the program also provides the student with the ability to print out all program screens for future reference. Materials will be shipped via UPS ground service, or similar, upon registration.

4. Do I have to buy additional materials?

All materials required for program completion are included in the program tuition.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

5. Is the program approved for pre-licensing education?

Some states do not currently accept online or distance learning courses to meet initial educational or training requirements for licensure in lieu of classroom coursework. However, there is an increasing demand for this type of training alternative, and some states have now approved online courses for all or part of the initial education requirements as well as for use for continuing education credits. To confirm specific state requirements for licensure, visit the website of the applicable jurisdiction, or contact the appropriate home inspection licensure or regulatory board. To review basic state home inspector licensing requirements, and to obtain current agency contact information, you can also go to http://homeinspectionexam.org/state-regulations/

6.  Is the program approved for continuing education?

Individual program topics are periodically submitted to the various home inspection organizations and state/provincial agencies for approval for continuing education credits. Individual program topics have received various forms of continuing education credits. Currently credits are offered by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®), California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA®), National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI®), and the following states: CT, IL, MS, NC, NJ, NV, SD, and WI. Specific credits (subject to change) are listed in the description for each segment of the Course.

7.  Do I get a certificate at the end of the program?

A transcript can be printed when a program has been satisfactorily completed. A formal validated transcript will be provided.

8. Are the programs available on CD?

No. An online program allows flexibility to make the necessary changes to keep current. Changes in industry issues and concerns can be quickly uploaded for instant access by all students.

9. Does the program contain video or audio?

The program has multimedia options. All courses do have direct links to the websites of numerous manufacturer and industry associations. These provide extensive supplementary material and multimedia options.

10. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with an instructor or for one-on-one interaction when needed. The facilitator will be available (via email or phone) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are experienced in the field of home inspection and home inspection education.

11. How do I contact the program instructor?

Students can e-mail the instructor for clarification or questions on any issue directly through an email function in the course menu. There is also a conference room where students registered at the same time can interact with each other as well as the instructor. This feature is only active when more than 10 students express an interest in such a forum for an exchange of ideas.

12. What are the computer requirements to take the program online?

In order to take the Home Inspection Online Career Training Program, you must have access to a computer, the Internet and a browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer. You can access the course contents from any web-enabled computer. There are no other necessary plug-ins.

13. Can I access the program from a remote computer?

You do not have to use the same computer to log-in to the course every time, all you need is the URL, your Student ID and password.

14. What constitutes a passing grade for a program?

In order to successfully complete the Home Inspection program, a student must review 100% of the Lesson material and successfully complete all the graded Assessments. There are Assessments throughout the Course. The student has to complete at least 90% of all quizzes/tests in a module whereby EVERY completed quiz/test must have a passing grade of at least 90%.. Review Questions found throughout the programs are not graded. Glossaries, Reference Files and other Appendix material that is provided to supplement the Lessons are not included in graded Assessments.

15. Is there a Final Exam?

No, student knowledge is tested by the numerous assessments throughout the program.

16. How long should it take to go through a program?

Upon registering, you're given an initial twelve (12) months to complete this program.

17.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

18.  Can I access the system at any time?

Once registered, the program will be available 24/7, until the end of the 365-day registration period. However, as with any computer-based program and any service offered on the Internet, there is always a possibility of unanticipated service interruptions. Periodically the system may also have to go off line for a short time for maintenance. Planned maintenance notices will be posted.

19.  Are there program prerequisites?

There are no specific pre-requisites for the program. The more knowledge of residential construction that a student has the more proficient he/she will be at moving through the Course in a reasonable time period. Any recognized text on residential construction of home inspections will provide reasonable background for the Home Inspection Program.

20. Can I get a printed copy of the program?

The text of the full program (each screen) text can be printed, screen-by-screen. This will assist the student in off-line review of the material; however, the program must be accessed to complete trial questions, use links, view inspection guidelines and lists, review reference materials, and complete graded assessments.

21. Will I be able to perform home inspections when I complete the Online Home Inspection Program?

While containing extensive information, this program alone will not qualify a student to perform home inspections. Our program prepares students for the most widely accepted national home inspector exam as offered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI, at www.homeinspectionexam.org) as well as several pre-licensing exams offered by several states. However, each student must investigate the industry, ensure suitable competency with all relevant topics, observe home inspections, pass any locally required home inspection pre-licensing exams and requirements, complete trial inspections and reports, meet business obligations and complete local home inspector licensing exams and requirements before they can consider performing inspections for a fee. To review licensing requirements state by state, check out EBPHI website at http://homeinspectionexam.org/state-regulations .

22. Can I get financial assistance?

These programs are non-credit programs, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our programs.

23. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

24. Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We do not provide direct job placement services, but our instructors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Instructors will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the course. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Keith Scherzinger attended the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Master of Engineering and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his Master of Science.

Keith is a licensed Professional Engineer in three States and is a licensed Construction Official in New Jersey.

Keith is the owner and chief inspector at South Jersey Home Inspection, LLC and Southeastern Home Inspection, LLC. He has served as the owner and operator of Atlantic Pest Control, LLC and the owner and director of the Home Inspection Institute, LLC and Integrated Building Science, LLC. Additionally, Keith is the owner and managing member of Prodigy Homes, LLC, a business responsible for real estate rehabilitation and construction.

Keith is affiliated with the American Society of Home Inspectors and the Internachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), among others.

About this Course

Learn to inspect houses with the home inspection course online

The home inspection course online is a comprehensive course developed by the Home  Inspection Institute ®. The institute was founded in 2008 with the aim of providing comprehensive educational for people working in the home inspection and construction industries.

The Home Inspection Training Online Program contains information on the principal components of house construction as well as the key elements involved in conducting a home inspection. The course focuses on home inspection and each lesson contains comprehensive information on residential construction practices. Topics covered include basic building design, the use of construction materials, standards of practice, recognizing defects, guidelines for inspection, and the different methods of reporting. Importantly, all modules contain appendices with comprehensive glossaries, reference material, and checklists for inspection procedures and common defects.

The home inspection training online units have been independently formatted, allowing you to take the program modules in any order that you desire. To receive full credit for this course, you must successfully complete all core sections of the course.

The home inspection training online course is available to residents of all states. However, it is important to note that some states have require a classroom component be taken before home inspection licensing is permitted.  Please Click Here to view state requirements. 

While this home inspection online course may not meet the educational standards of all states, in some cases, states may not insist on classroom requirements for applicants with evident home inspection skills. It is worthwhile to clarify how the requirements of your particular state apply to your particular circumstances.

The home inspection certification online course modules have received credits or approval from a number of organizations and government agencies.

These entities include:

  • The National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)
  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI),
  • California Real Estate Inspectors Associations (CREIA),
  • 15 governmental agencies and other organizations

These home inspection classes online are totally available via the internet and can be completed at your own pace. After registering, students have a maximum twelve (12) months to finish this program.

  • The Online Home Inspection Course Online will:
  • Introduce you to the home inspection industry
  • Examine the standards of practice for home inspection
  • Inform you on residential construction practices, materials used, and installation practices
  • Focus on particular concerns and issues relating to house components
  • Analyze the tools, resources, and equipment commonly employed in home inspections
  • Discuss common personal protection concerns and safety and common safety concerns
  • Give you inspection procedures broad guidelines
  • Deal with everyday communication issues, viewpoints, and report formats

After completing  Home Inspection Course Online, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the principles, and a complete range of home inspection standards
  • Know and be able to describe fundamental residential construction materials and basic construction methods
  • Know the basic procedures of home inspection
  • Identify commonly used home inspection equipment and personal protective clothing
  • Be able to identify common residential construction defects
  • Be familiar with the correct reporting methodologies
  • Be prepared to sit for home inspection exams with a reasonable degree of confidence
  • Receive continuing education credits where relevant

Quick Course Facts:

  1. The course is fully delivered online and is available 24/7 using any computer or smart device
  2. Trainers lead each course and are available for questions
  3. Students are free to study in their own time from home, work or anywhere else
  4. Upon the successful conclusion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate at completion

Home Inspection Course Online Delivery

A welcome email is generated to students upon successful registration.  The email contains important course access details. If the email is not received, check your spam/junk email folders. The course is accessible to students 24/7 and is compatible with any computer or smart mobile device. New online home inspection courses commence each month. In order to guarantee that we have the right student/tutor ratio we would appreciate that you nominate a commencement date when you register.

The home inspection online course has been written and developed for ease of understanding.

Course Online Delivery
A welcome email is generated to students upon successful registration.  The email contains important course access details. If the email is not received, check your spam/junk email folders. The course is accessible to students 24/7 and is compatible with any computer or smart mobile device. New online home inspection courses commence each month. In order to guarantee that we have the right student/tutor ratio we would appreciate that you nominate a commencement date when you register.

The home inspection online course has been written and developed for ease of understanding.

Recognition & Accreditation
All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

  1. Introduction
  2. Roof Systems
  3. Exterior Elements
  4. Structural Systems
  5. Insulation and Ventilation
  6. Interior Elements
  7. Electric Systems Lesson
  8. Plumbing Systems
  9. Heating Systems
  10. Cooling Systems
  11. Hot-water Supply Systems

This program is compatible with Windows XP and later, Macintosh, and most later operating systems. It is also compatible with IE 7 and later IE browsers, Google Chrome, Firefox, and most other browsers.

  • Minimum Hardware and Software Specifications:
  • PC (133 Mhz or better)
  • 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended)

Some features of the program may not work properly on a Macintosh/Apple computer system.

You will receive additional CD/DVD reference materials to assist with or supplement the program. You are welcome to print out all of the online program material for future reference. Materials will be shipped via UPS ground service, or similar, upon registration. 

You will need only basic computer skills to navigate the program. All instructions for the using the program are provided.

There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but the more knowledge of residential construction that you have, the more quickly you’re likely to complete the program. This program is for you if you’re contemplating a career in home inspections. It’s also beneficial for those involved in residential appraisals, residential construction, or related businesses.

1. When is the program offered?

The Home Inspection Program is a self-paced, non-credit course with open enrollment. You can register and take the program at any time.

2. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because These programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

3. What materials are provided with program registration?

Students will receive printed copies of core Lessons for the program. They will also receive additional texts or CD/DVD reference materials to assist with or supplement the program completion. Access to the program also provides the student with the ability to print out all program screens for future reference. Materials will be shipped via UPS ground service, or similar, upon registration.

4. Do I have to buy additional materials?

All materials required for program completion are included in the program tuition.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

5. Is the program approved for pre-licensing education?

Some states do not currently accept online or distance learning courses to meet initial educational or training requirements for licensure in lieu of classroom coursework. However, there is an increasing demand for this type of training alternative, and some states have now approved online courses for all or part of the initial education requirements as well as for use for continuing education credits. To confirm specific state requirements for licensure, visit the website of the applicable jurisdiction, or contact the appropriate home inspection licensure or regulatory board. To review basic state home inspector licensing requirements, and to obtain current agency contact information, you can also go to http://homeinspectionexam.org/state-regulations/

6.  Is the program approved for continuing education?

Individual program topics are periodically submitted to the various home inspection organizations and state/provincial agencies for approval for continuing education credits. Individual program topics have received various forms of continuing education credits. Currently credits are offered by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI®), California Real Estate Inspectors Association (CREIA®), National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI®), and the following states: CT, IL, MS, NC, NJ, NV, SD, and WI. Specific credits (subject to change) are listed in the description for each segment of the Course.

7.  Do I get a certificate at the end of the program?

A transcript can be printed when a program has been satisfactorily completed. A formal validated transcript will be provided.

8. Are the programs available on CD?

No. An online program allows flexibility to make the necessary changes to keep current. Changes in industry issues and concerns can be quickly uploaded for instant access by all students.

9. Does the program contain video or audio?

The program has multimedia options. All courses do have direct links to the websites of numerous manufacturer and industry associations. These provide extensive supplementary material and multimedia options.

10. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with an instructor or for one-on-one interaction when needed. The facilitator will be available (via email or phone) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are experienced in the field of home inspection and home inspection education.

11. How do I contact the program instructor?

Students can e-mail the instructor for clarification or questions on any issue directly through an email function in the course menu. There is also a conference room where students registered at the same time can interact with each other as well as the instructor. This feature is only active when more than 10 students express an interest in such a forum for an exchange of ideas.

12. What are the computer requirements to take the program online?

In order to take the Home Inspection Online Career Training Program, you must have access to a computer, the Internet and a browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer. You can access the course contents from any web-enabled computer. There are no other necessary plug-ins.

13. Can I access the program from a remote computer?

You do not have to use the same computer to log-in to the course every time, all you need is the URL, your Student ID and password.

14. What constitutes a passing grade for a program?

In order to successfully complete the Home Inspection program, a student must review 100% of the Lesson material and successfully complete all the graded Assessments. There are Assessments throughout the Course. The student has to complete at least 90% of all quizzes/tests in a module whereby EVERY completed quiz/test must have a passing grade of at least 90%.. Review Questions found throughout the programs are not graded. Glossaries, Reference Files and other Appendix material that is provided to supplement the Lessons are not included in graded Assessments.

15. Is there a Final Exam?

No, student knowledge is tested by the numerous assessments throughout the program.

16. How long should it take to go through a program?

Upon registering, you're given an initial twelve (12) months to complete this program.

17.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

18.  Can I access the system at any time?

Once registered, the program will be available 24/7, until the end of the 365-day registration period. However, as with any computer-based program and any service offered on the Internet, there is always a possibility of unanticipated service interruptions. Periodically the system may also have to go off line for a short time for maintenance. Planned maintenance notices will be posted.

19.  Are there program prerequisites?

There are no specific pre-requisites for the program. The more knowledge of residential construction that a student has the more proficient he/she will be at moving through the Course in a reasonable time period. Any recognized text on residential construction of home inspections will provide reasonable background for the Home Inspection Program.

20. Can I get a printed copy of the program?

The text of the full program (each screen) text can be printed, screen-by-screen. This will assist the student in off-line review of the material; however, the program must be accessed to complete trial questions, use links, view inspection guidelines and lists, review reference materials, and complete graded assessments.

21. Will I be able to perform home inspections when I complete the Online Home Inspection Program?

While containing extensive information, this program alone will not qualify a student to perform home inspections. Our program prepares students for the most widely accepted national home inspector exam as offered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI, at www.homeinspectionexam.org) as well as several pre-licensing exams offered by several states. However, each student must investigate the industry, ensure suitable competency with all relevant topics, observe home inspections, pass any locally required home inspection pre-licensing exams and requirements, complete trial inspections and reports, meet business obligations and complete local home inspector licensing exams and requirements before they can consider performing inspections for a fee. To review licensing requirements state by state, check out EBPHI website at http://homeinspectionexam.org/state-regulations .

22. Can I get financial assistance?

These programs are non-credit programs, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our programs.

23. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

24. Am I guaranteed a job?

These programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We do not provide direct job placement services, but our instructors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Instructors will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the course. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Keith Scherzinger attended the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and Master of Engineering and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received his Master of Science.

Keith is a licensed Professional Engineer in three States and is a licensed Construction Official in New Jersey.

Keith is the owner and chief inspector at South Jersey Home Inspection, LLC and Southeastern Home Inspection, LLC. He has served as the owner and operator of Atlantic Pest Control, LLC and the owner and director of the Home Inspection Institute, LLC and Integrated Building Science, LLC. Additionally, Keith is the owner and managing member of Prodigy Homes, LLC, a business responsible for real estate rehabilitation and construction.

Keith is affiliated with the American Society of Home Inspectors and the Internachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), among others.

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