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Home Inspection Course Outline

How to Become a Home Inspector

Course Outline

Learn everything you need to know about how to become a Home Inspector. You will learn what to look for when inspecting a home, including common structural and electrical issues and how to spot signs of hidden damage. Here's an overview of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. Building a Dream: An Overview of Home Inspection
  2. A Long-term Relationship: Home Inspection and Real Estate
  3. Introduction to the House
  4. The Lot
  5. Foundations

Unit 2


  1. Frames and Wall Systems
  2. Environmental Concerns
  3. Roofs
  4. The Future of Home Inspection
  5. The Interior—Part 1: Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Stairs, Windows and Doors

Unit 3


  1. Electrical Systems
  2. Technology and the Home Inspector
  3. Plumbing
  4. The Interior—Part 2: Kitchen, Bathroom and Appliances
  5. Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Unit 4


  1. Insulation, Ventilation and Moisture
  2. Heating and Air Conditioning
  3. Exterior Structures
  4. Estimating Repair Costs
  5. Reporting Your Findings
  6. A Home Inspection Walk Through: From Sidewalk to Chimney

Unit 5


  1. A Home Inspection Walk Through: Getting at the Guts
  2. The House of Horrors: An Inspection Practicum
  3. The Business Side of Home Inspection
  4. Putting It All Together: A Comprehensive Final Exam

Additional Course Materials*

  • Essentials of Home Inspection DVD
  • Glossary of Home Inspection Terms
  • Home Inspection Practicum DVD
  • Home Inspection Handbook
  • Career Starter Guide


*Additional course materials are delivered to you throughout the program.

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