Complete Home Building Inspectors Training Program

240 Hours / At Home / Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

Learn all aspects of inspection and be prepared for whatever type of building your client wants inspected.  Package includes Home Inspection, Code/New Construction Inspection, Commercial Building Inspection, Manufactured Housing Inspection, and Home Energy Survey Professional. This package probably satisfies the education requirements in your state for Home Inspector Licensing.  See below for approved states.

Course Outline:

  • 12-Volume DVD Series: HVAC, Structure, Electrical, Plumbing, Exteriors, Interiors, Basic Roofing, Advanced Roofing, Steam/Hot Water/Oil Fired Heating, Procedures, Wood Destroying Insects, Business Law.  See close to 2000 real life scenes of actual defects from real homes across the nation.
  • 11-Volume DVD series of a 6-day course.  These DVDs contain extensive lectures, demonstrations, class discussions and hands-on exercises.
  • The 500-Page Residential Home Inspection Manual. The manual provides more detailed information on home inspection topics, also more information on growing and marketing your inspection services, liability issues, and inspector standards. 
  • Homework Assignments Covering the DVDs and Manual. Score at least 80% on the homework and receive a Diploma.
  • 2-DVD Virtual Inspection Set. On the first DVD, an experienced inspector shows you the areas of a home he is inspecting. You inspect the home as you see it on the DVD. On the second DVD, the inspector explains his inspection results so you can compare your findings.
  • Study Guide for the NHIE exam. This is the exam used by most states as their state exam.
  • Complimentary Membership in NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors, established in 1987).
Code/New Construction Inspection
  • 11-Volume DVD Series Code/New Construction Inspection Training. These DVDs address close to 2,000 new construction and code related issues with real life scenes from new construction sites across the nation. Topics include: General Types of Construction, Footings and Foundations, Building Interior, Building Exterior, Electrical Interior, Electrical Exterior, Supply Plumbing, Drainage Plumbing, General HVAC, Air Conditioning, Unit Related HVAC.
  • Manual for The New Construction Training Series(450 pages). This manual contains a bound, removable ICC Exam Reference Book that is code cross-referenced, extensively indexed, and can be used when taking the ICC exams. The manual also gives the reasoning behind wood framing and structural issues--almost 400 illustrations. 
  • 3-Volume DVD Series Classroom, In-the-Field Training.  Take virtually the same tours of homes at various stages of construction as provided to the students in our classroom. Listen to our instructor provide detailed explanations of the defects that were found in a home at the "4-way" or "rough" stage of construction.
  • Homework that accompanies the DVDs and manual. Complete the homework and earn a diploma as documentation that you have completed training.
  • Our IRC Index to help find items faster in the code book.
Commercial Inspection
  • 6 DVDs to better help you understand various commercial buildings:  Retail/Factor/Warehouse (existing), Strip Malls (existing), Office Building (construction stages), Bank/Office Building (detailed stages of construction, (2 DVDs) ,Clinic/Hospital (construction stages)
  • 3 DVDs of "live" classroom and field training on DVD.  With these DVDs, it is as though you are in class and out in-the-field with us.
  • 3 DVDs of an exclusive walk-through-tour of a 14-story commercial structure that includes electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and roofing.
  • Commercial Inspection Business and Technical Supplemental Manual (175 pages).  Contains important information on commercial inspections as well as two sample commercial inspection reports of two of the commercial buildings in the DVD set.
  • Diploma Homework. Complete the homework and earn a diploma as documentation that you have completed training.
Manufactured Housing Inspection
  • Manufactured Housing Inspection 7 DVD set includes: Live Manufactured Home Classroom Instruction: Sessions I & II, Structural & Installation, Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical, Exterior, General and Interior, and Roofing.
Home Energy Survey Professional
  • 10 DVD set Energy Auditor Training.
  • 1 DVD : Energy Business and Marketing issue
  • 1 Book Energy Assessment and Improvement by Harbuck
Complete Inspection Forms CD with unlimited use forms for Residential, New Construction, Commercial, and Manufactured Housing 

States that Recognize This Education For State Licensure:  CT, FL, IL, MS, NH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, and VA.  Other states where this package can be used include AL, AK, CA, CO, GA, HI, IA, ID, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, OH, RI, UT, VT, and WI.

No computer needed—just use the DVD player connected to your television.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**