Classroom Modules For Training
The following are the (16) modules for the Seattle classroom training program.
Modules (5) thru (16) are inspection modules
Introduction: Introduction to the company, the
Home Inspection industry, the Real estate industry, and goals of the
course. Qualities of good inspectors, qualities of good examinations and
inspections, general inspection practice requirements, and the fiduciary
like role of the inspector we compare to, explained.
& Inspections: Introduction to
theories of inspection including modeling, mind and eye coordination,
formats and general procedures for a professional inspection practice.
Applications of standards including NAHI, ASHI and California state
standards. N.A.R.I.E.S. standards of practice will be introduced.
Reports: Introducing the
product, the report, as an organized professional document with specific
expectations. The range of other reporting styles and report organization
with pros and cons. N.A.R.I.E.S. format for report writing and guidelines
will be introduced.
& General Review: Introduction of
structures, component parts and pieces, building analysis, codes and
purpose etc. This includes the relationships and theoretical analysis of
structures. Introduction to the site and general building review,
including drainage, moisture, and structural considerations.
& Grounds: Introduce the yards and
grounds examination, with special emphasis on topography, drainage and
Introduce the roof examination with special emphasis on the age factor,
various environmental factors, and the process of avoiding errors with the
Chimneys: Introduce the chimneys
examination with special emphasis on structures and water entry.
& Porches: Introduce the decks and
porches examination with special emphasis on structures and water entry
using detailed exams.
Walls: Introduce the exterior
walls examination with special emphasis on structures, materials, and
water entry and the client’s view of your practice.
10. Garages: Introduce the garage
examination with special emphasis on structures and fire protection.
11. Attics: Introduce the attic
examination with special emphasis on structures, moisture and the need for
12. Interiors: Introduce the interiors
examination with special emphasis on moisture deficiencies affecting
structures and the client’s view of your practice.
13. Electrical: Introduce the
electrical examination with special emphasis on hazardous and dangerous
systems, the problems of homeowner’s work, and how to detect it.
14. Heating Ventilating and
Air Conditioning: Introduce energy
efficiency and the examination of HVAC systems with special emphasis on
the hazards, various energy sources, malfunctioning systems, and the
theory of HVAC including heat pumps.
15. Plumbing: Introduce the plumbing
systems examination and various types and kinds with special emphasis on
heating, the hidden hazards of installations and aging parts.
16. Crawl Spaces and
Basements: Introduce the crawl
spaces and basement examination with special emphasis on structures,
ventilation, water entry, humidity and moisture, various system
components, and the presence of hidden chaos and personal deception.