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Distance Learning Master Course

Course Description

Online and Home Study

Our Distance Learning Master Course delivers all of the advantages of our nationally certified classroom course with real-time web based convenience. The course is comprised of course books, audio and visual tutorials, exercises and practice quizzes, photos of numerous inspection scenarios, exams and valuable industry updates all delivered to you online.
(If you prefer a home study version, please click here.)

The Texas Real Estate Commission has approved our Texas Distance Learning Master Course for the 448 hours required to obtain a Professional Home Inspector License. This license will allow you to start your own business without a sponsor or to join an established home inspection company. If you are an inspector in need of only a portion of the hours, please call one of our Admissions Associates at 877-838-0959.

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The comprehensive course is broken down in an easy and understandable format. You study at your own pace. Approved in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington, the course contains the 9 core courses plus the following 5 additional study units:

  • Inspecting Appliances
  • Texas Report Writing
  • Texas Standards of Practice/Law/Ethics
  • Home Inspection Essentials
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Radon)

The 9 core course modules cover the following topics:

  • Structure
  • Exteriors
  • Roofs
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Interiors
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Business & Marketing

*NOTE: The Distance Learning portion of the course can be completed either before or after the classroom portion. It is recommended that it be completed before the classroom course.

Course Books
You'll receive eight course books/study modules on all the different components of a home that will allow you to do a professional home inspection. For your convenience, you'll also have online access to the course books in electronic format.

Online Photobook
The photo book includes over 200 images that correspond with the course books. You'll see first hand what to expect.

Online Exercises
The supplemental tutorials reinforce important concepts of the course and the Flash animation, narration and interactivity enhance the presentations to increase student comprehension. They're rounded out by quizzes that reinforce learning objectives.

Online Exams
Our web-based exams allow you to take tests from anywhere you have Internet connection and you can exit and resume tests at your own pace and easily track your progress. The multiple choice formatted exams are highly flexible. They include corresponding photos and diagrams, easy to use navigation and a help screen to call on if needed.

Certificate of Completion
When you successfully complete all of our exams in the course, you will receive your Certificate of Completion. This will allow you to utilize our AHIT Certified Inspector Logo. This course is also accepted in all states for pre-licensing education except Oregon and Louisiana (only our classroom course is accepted).

Industry Updates
There’s also an Industry Updates section to ensure you stay on top of industry updates and changes. Another feature that’s helpful during an inspector’s entire career.

Standards of Practice
For each module, a nationally accepted Standard of Practice is used (ASHI, NAHI, CREIA). These recognized professional guidelines outline what is to be inspected, what is not inspected, and what the report should cover.

Entertaining Comments
Throughout the course, the author shares his valuable, and sometimes humorous, on-the-job home inspection experiences. Read about how not to topple chimneys, slide off roofs, and shock yourself in the sump pump. It's real life.

Supplemental Materials
Our course includes supplemental videos, manuals and tools that enhance the learning experience and help jump-start your career as a home inspector.

Inspection Reporting
Learn more than how to inspect the home. Learn how to use your people skills with the customer and write up a real inspection report.

Marketing & Operational Manual
This is your blueprint for operating a successful home inspection business. It includes your Sales & Marketing Plan, Inspection Plan, Office Plan and risk management.

Unlimited Support
During the entire program you have toll-free telephone support from the experts in the industry. Our course is designed to get you started. With our training and support you will be off the ground running.

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