top of page
new career for contractor

What to Expect

This course is a 4 day class that generally runs from 8-5. You will have an hour available for lunch and two 15 minute breaks each day. A typical syllabus is shared below. At the end of the 4 days, you will receive your 35 Hour Certificate of Completion.

Day 1

Introduction to Home Inspecting

Syllabus

Resources

Introduction

Terminology

Limitations and Exclusions

Safety and Liability

VA DPOR Inspection report requirements 18VAC15-40-130

InterNACHI SOP

Quiz

Exterior Inspection

Exterior Components

Siding

Decks

Site, Grounds & Grading

SOP

Common Defects

Swimming Pool Inspection

Quiz

HVAC Inspection

Heat Fundamentals

Heating System Components

Heating System Types

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)

Air Conditioning

SOP

HVAC Inspection Tips

Common Defects

Quiz

Day 3

Interior Inspection

SOP

Windows

Doors

Interior Stairs

Insulation

Interior Living Areas

Floors, Walls and Ceilings

Appliances

Countertops and Cabinets

Fireplace

Common Defects

Quiz

Framing, Foundation, Structural, Basement / Crawlspace Inspection

Loads

Framing

Foundations Types, Materials, and Drainage

Foundation Cracks

Safety Hazards

SOP

Common Defects

Quiz

Garage Inspection

SOP

Garage Overhead Doors

Floors, Walls, Ceilings

Garage Occupant Doors

HVAC, Electric, and other components in Garages

Common Defects

Quiz

Day 2

Plumbing Inspection

Venting System

Pipe Materials

Plumbing Traps

Water Heaters

Fuel Service, Supply

SOP

Common Defects

Quiz

Electrical Inspection

Electrical  Safety and Theory

Service Entrance (SE)

Grounding and Bonding

Distribution and Subpanels

Electrical Receptacles & Outlets

Types of Wiring

Protected Receptacles and Branches

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

SOP

Common Defects

Quiz

Environmental & Wood Destroying Organisms

Environmental

Radon

Formaldehyde; UFFI

Lead

Underground Storage Tanks

Water Quality

Asbestos

Microbial Growth

Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) - Termites, Powderpost Beetles, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees 

Quiz

Day 4

Roof and Attic Inspection

Roof Inspection

Framing Types

Styles

Slope

Coverings

Flashing

Chimney Inspection

Safety

SOP

Common Defects

Quiz

Business Basics

Home Inspection Contract

Qualifications & General Requirements for Licensure

Renewal of License 

VA Standard of Conduct & Practices

InterNACHI Code of Ethics

Code

Quiz

What to do Next

Insurance - E&O / Liability

Remote Learning

National Exam 

Required Documents for Licensing

Inspection Routine and Tips

Law Highlights

Inspection Report Writing

Software / Tools

Inspection Routine and Tips

bottom of page