American Home Inspectors Training Institute
Call 1-800-441-9411
8am-8pm M-F & 9am-1pm Sat CST
AHIT Home About AHIT Training Products & Reports Software Members Support Contact Us
 
Training

Quick Search
 



Request your complimentary catalog today! Order Now
Customer Testimonials Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter  
Classroom Training Courses


Technical Training Course Outline

DAY 1
Introduction

  • Review materials
  • Home Inspection Process Video
  • ASHI, CREIA, NACHI states’ standards
  • Report review
  • Report writing
  • Home inspector role in a real estate transaction
  • Basic tools

DAY 2
Structure/Basement

  • How to Detect and Report Structural Problems
  • Different Basement Structures Identified
  • Basements / Crawl Spaces / Slab on Grade
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Structures but Were Afraid to Ask Exteriors
  • Decks, Balconies, Steps, Porches, & Railings
  • Walls, Flashings, Trim
  • Eaves, Soffits, Fascia
  • Driveways, Landscaping

Exterior

  • Inspecting siding
  • Trim, window, doors
  • Steps, stoops, patios
  • Decks, balconies
  • Landscaping, grading, retaining walls

Roof

  • Asphalt Shingles, Wood Shingles
  • Tile Roofs, Shake Roofs
  • Slate, Asbestos,
  • Flat Roofs, Built-Up and Single-Ply
  • Hands-on Inspection #1

DAY 3

Hands-on Exterior Inspections

Plumbing

  • Water supply piping
  • Drain, waste and vent systems
  • Hot water systems
  • Fixture and faucets
  • Bath / kitchen / laundry / cross connections and more

Electrical

  • Service Equipment
  • How to Evaluate Amperage Size
  • Proper Overload Protection
  • Evaluating Panels & Sub-Panels
  • Hands-on Electrical Panels & Evaluations
  • Inspecting branch circuit wiring
  • Inspecting fixtures, switches, outlets

DAY 4
Heating

  • Principles of Operation
  • Forced Air, Boilers, and Heat Pumps
  • Heat Exchanger, Evaluations
  • Hands-on Exercises

Central Air Conditioning

  • Principles of Operation
  • Evaporators
  • Condensers
  • Hands-on Exercises

Interior / Attic

  • Insulation, ventilation
  • Fireplaces
  • Windows, doors, stairs
  • Walls, ceilings, floors

Day 5

  • Hands-on prop exercises
  • Full house inspection #1
  • Review of the inspection
  • Review for test

Day 6

  • Full house inspection #2
  • Radon video and discussion
  • Other environmental issues
  • Review of the inspections
  • Internet, websites, computer software
  • Wrap up and graduation