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Registration for the Fall Session is Open!

Home Inspector Training Academy
Event :: Saturday August 17th 2024 to Saturday November 2nd 2024

Title
How to Become a Home Inspector

Summary
How to Become a Home Inspector: August - November, 2024

Description

Our How to Become a Home Inspector course will take you through the entire process of inspecting a home and delivering an inspection report, as well as teach you how to compose yourself as an industry professional. Nationally recognized expert home inspector, Hollis Brown, will be your guide to getting your career off to a solid start.

Home inspector class VA


Start Date And Time
08/17/2024

End Date And Time
11/02/2024

Venue Name
Knights of Columbus

Venue Physical Address
5115 Little Falls Road Arlington Virginia 22207 Map

Details

Fall Saturdays - Core Curriculum

This course has been approved by the Maryland Department of Labor, License and Regulation (DLLR), and by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), to meet the prelicensing training requirements for both states. The Fall Session begins in August, 2024.  Class will meet on Saturdays, at our Arlington location.  Each day includes eight hours of technical training from 9am tp 5pm.


Course Description:  80 Hour Core Curriculum

Classroom Location:  5115 Little Falls Rd. Arlington, VA. 22207

Course Fee:  $1,995 USD

Final Exam Fee:  $150 USD

Tuition Financing:  $395 Down payment due at Registration at least 7 days prior to the first day of class. Weekly payments of $200 until your balance is paid.

Text Book Requirements:  The Home Reference Book, by Carson Dunlop is included with your tuition.

Prerequisites:  None


10-Day Course Schedule

  • Saturday Day I - August 17, 2024:  Introduction & Overview, Structural Systems
  • Saturday , Day II - August 24, 2024: Structural, Heating Systems
  • Saturday, Day III - September 7, 2024:  Heating, Cooling Systems
  • Saturday, Day IV - September 14, 2024:  Cooling, Plumbing Systems, Bathrooms
  • Saturday, Day V - September 21, 2024:  Electrical Systems, Interiors
  • Saturday, Day VI - September 28, 2024:  Kitchens, Fireplaces & Solid-fuel Burning Appliances, Crawlspaces & Attics, Insulation & Ventilation, Exteriors
  • Saturday, Day VII - October 5, 2024:  Exterior, Roofing
  • Saturday, Day VIII - October 19, 2024Roofing , Code of Ethics
  • Saturday, Day IX - October 26, 2024Standard of Practice, Report Writing
  • Saturday, Day X - November 2, 2024:  Wrapping Up
  • Final Exam - By Appointment

Home Inspector Training Academy: 703-468-1400


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Day 1 of 10 :: Saturday August 17th 2024

Title
Structures

Summary
- Introduction - Purpose - Understanding and Evaluating Structural Systems

Description

Welcome to the Home Inspector Training Academy

This, our first day, presents as an opportunity to get to know each other as we launch into an exploration of the bones of a building--it's structure.

We'll be talking about materials used to hold the building up and transfer the loads to mother earth.

Weekly Homework Assignment: Read the Structural Systems chapter in your textbook, The Home Reference Book.


Start Date And Time
08/17/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
08/17/2024 5:00 PM



No Sessions
Day 2 of 10 :: Saturday August 24th 2024

Title
Structures

Summary
- Foundation
- Floor
- Walls
- Ceilings
- Roof


Description

Welcome to Day Two

Today we'll be finishing up our discussion of structures.

Let's start thinking of this class as a language class. Just as you would learn a new language when moving to a new land, it's time now for you to learn the language of building construction and inspection.


Start Date And Time
08/24/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
08/24/2024 5:00 PM



Venue Notes

Please park in the lower parking lot. 


No Sessions
Day 3 of 10 :: Saturday September 7th 2024

Title
Electrical

Summary
- Fundamentals of Electrical systems
- Volts
- Amperes
- Watts
- Emerging Technologies

Description

Welcome to Day Three

Today we'll ponder electrons moving along conductors and how we channel this energy transfer to do work.

Local chapters of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) provide an excellent opportunity to network with successful inspectors.

Weekly Homework Assignment: Read the Electrical Systems chapter in your textbook, The Home Reference Book.


Start Date And Time
09/07/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
09/07/2024 5:00 PM

Venue Name
Knights of Columbus

Venue Physical Address
5115 Little Falls Road Arlington Virginia 22207 Map

Venue Notes

Please park in the lower parking lot. Parking near the building is reserved for members.


No Sessions
Day 4 of 10 :: Saturday September 14th 2024

Title
Heating

Summary
- Heating Systems Continued

Description

Welcome to Day Four

Today we build on our discussion of Heating Systems as we look at emerging technologies and inspection techniques.

Let's begin to think of this class as a history class.


Start Date And Time
09/14/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
09/14/2024 5:00 PM

Venue Name
Knights of Columbus

Venue Physical Address
5115 Little Falls Road Arlington Virginia 22207 Map

Venue Notes

Please park in the lower level parking lot. Parking at the top of the hill is reserved for members.


No Sessions
Day 5 of 10 :: Saturday September 21st 2024

Title
Heating

Summary
- Furnaces
- Boilers
- Space heaters

Description

Welcome to Day Five

Today we continue our explore heating systems.

Let's begin to think of this as a science class.

Weekly Homework Assignment: Read the Heating Systems chapter in your textbook, The Home Reference Book.


Start Date And Time
09/21/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
09/21/2024 5:00 PM



No Sessions
Day 6 of 10 :: Saturday September 28th 2024

Title
Cooling

Summary
- Air Conditioners
- Heat Pumps

Description

Welcome to Day Six

Today we explore the mystery and magic of refrigeration.

Weekly Assignment: Read the Air Conditioning Chapter of the textbook, the Home Reference Guide


Start Date And Time
09/28/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
09/28/2024 5:00 PM



No Sessions
Day 7 of 10 :: Saturday October 5th 2024

Title
Plumbing

Summary
- Fresh Water
- Waste
- Fuel Storage and Distribution

Description

Welcome to Day Seven

Today we'll address the three purposes of plumbing:

  • Fresh water in
  • Waste products out
  • Keep the two separate

Weekly Homework Assignment: Read the Plumbing and Bathrooms chapter in your textbook, the Home Reference Book.


Start Date And Time
10/05/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
10/05/2024 5:00 PM

Venue Name
Knights of Columbus

Venue Physical Address
5115 Little River Road Arlington Virginia

Venue Web Address
https://www.inspectortraining.net

No Sessions
Day 8 of 10 :: Saturday October 19th 2024

Title
Interior and Exterior

Summary
- Interior Systems - Basement Dampness - Kitchens - Crawlspaces - Attics - Exterior Systems

Description

Welcome to Day Eight

Today we'll look at walls, floors and ceilings and everything else attached to the structure both indoors and out.

Weekly Homework Assignment: Read the Interiors and Exteriors chapters, as well as Kitchens, Crawlspaces & Attics in your textbook, The Home Reference Book.


Start Date And Time
10/19/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
10/19/2024 5:00 PM



No Sessions
Day 9 of 10 :: Saturday October 26th 2024

Title
Roofing and Grounds

Summary
- Shingles - Membranes - Trees and shrubs - Paving - Grading - Grounds

Description

Welcome to Day Nine

Today we look at the materials that shed water falling from above before moving into our description of the land surrounding the structure.

Weekly Homework Assignment: Read the Roofing chapter in your textbook, The Home Reference Book.


Start Date And Time
10/26/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
10/26/2024 5:00 PM



No Sessions
Day 10 of 10 :: Saturday November 2nd 2024

Title
Code of Ethics and Report Writing

Summary
- Do's and Don'ts of Home Inspection - License laws - Reporting

Description

Welcome to the Last Day

This is where we pull all the pieces together into a coherent whole and talk about next steps.

  • What do I do with all this information?
  • How do I get licensed?
  • What are the requirements or a license?
  • How/where do I get business?
  • Should I find a job or work for myself?
  • When/where/how do I take the test?
Next Up: Be prepared to schedule your Final Exam.

Start Date And Time
11/02/2024 9:00 AM

End Date And Time
11/02/2024 5:00 PM

Venue Name
Knights of Columbus

Venue Physical Address
5115 Little River Road Arlington Virginia

Venue Web Address
https://www.inspectortraining.net

No Sessions