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Home Inspection

The PDH Academy online home inspection training course is developed and offered in partnership with Inspection Certification Associates.  This course is the most user-friendly course on the market for individuals interested in becoming a home inspector.  With over 25 modules of online content, quizzes and exams students will learn everything from A to Z about how to become a successful home inspector.  (NOTE: The course is currently not accepted in the following states: AR, KY, NC, NJ, NV, NY, TX, and WA.)

Our online home inspection training program is fully up to date for 2018.  That’s important as technology is always changing in the home inspection business.  You’ve got smart homes now and drones for inspecting roofs – things are changing all the time for home inspectors and we want to make sure students of our home inspection class are ahead of the curve, not playing from behind.  See below for our course outline.

Once you pay the $695 tuition we will email you your login information for the online home inspection training course.  At that point you can begin going through the home inspection course on your computer, smartphone, or tablet – the course works on all devices.  Just call us at (888)391-4359 to register today.

Course Outline

  1. Overview of Home Inspections
    Provides an introduction and review of the home inspection industry
  2. Legal and Business Aspects  
    Forming a business, pre-inspection agreements, insurance, marketing
  3. The Inspection Process 
    Method of inspecting a house, Standards of Practice
  4. Roofing 1  
    Roofing terms, materials, shingles types, roofing inspection process
  5. Roofing 2   
    Roofing inspection process continued, roofing defects
  6. Exterior 1
    Site as it affects the home, grading, siding materials, defects
  7. Exterior 2 
    Trim, porches, decks, stops, steps, paving, vegetation, defects
  8. Structure 1 
    Structural basics, beams, joists, trusses, roof and wall framing, foundations
  9. Structure 2    
    Structural inspection and defect recognition
  10. Interior 1 
    Attics, insulation, interior rooms, walls, windows, doors
  11. Interior 2          
    Bathrooms, kitchens, household appliances, basements, crawl spaces
  12. Plumbing 1        
    Supply and waste piping, cross connections, vents, drainage
  13. Plumbing 2          
    Fixtures, faucets, water heaters
  14. Plumbing 3 
    Water heaters continued, fuel piping and storage, sump and ejector pumps
  15. Heating 1   
    Combustion air requirements, forced air heating inspection process
  16. Heating 2  
    Hydronic heating systems inspection process
  17. Heating 3  
    Space heating, fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys and vents
  18. Air Conditioning 1  
    Refrigeration theory, split systems, ductless split systems, high-velocity
  19. Air Conditioning 2  
    Air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps
  20. Electrical 1    
    Electrical theory, service drops, wire gauges
  21. Electrical 2 
    Wire material and types, electrical panels
  22. Electrical 3 
    Main panels, sub panels
  23. Electrical 4
    Outlets, switches, fixtures, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors
  24. Report Writing
    Providing a proper written report for the client
  25. Marketing 1
    Strategies for building your home inspection business
  26. Marketing 2   
    Strategies for building your home inspection business
  27. Commercial Inspection 
    Inspecting commercial buildings, covers ASTM standards
  28. Inspection with Drones
    Using a drone to complete roof inspections