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Self-Study Online CourseWell Water Analysis and Inspection Course

Well Water Analysis and Inspection Course

Are you performing home inspections or environmental inspections without testing your clients' drinking water? Did you know the #1 bacterial contaminant is coliforms?

This course will give the inspector an idea of what can be in well water and city water. The course also will explain the difference in bacteria testing and performing a chemical in water test.

By taking this course you will be able to add another valuable and profitable service to your existing business.

Buy Now!$75

 

Self-Study Online CourseSeptic System Inspection Course

Septic System Inspection Course

Did you know that septic systems that are too close to a well can leech into the drinking water? Are you performing home inspections or environmental inspections without testing your clients' septic system?

This course will give the inspector an idea of what a septic system is, how far an acceptable distance is from a well and the different types of systems. The course also will explain how to perform dye testing.

By taking this course you will be able to add another valuable and profitable service to your existing business.

Buy Now!$75

Self-Study Online CourseMethamphetamine & Clandestine Lab Inspection Course

Methamphetamine & Clandestine Lab Inspection Course

NEWS BREAK: Are you aware items used in making meth can be bought just about anywhere?  Did you know that where meth had been used can off-gas VOC’s from the stains it had left?

Meth labs can be virtually anywhere.  The use of meth inside can leave stains which will off-gas volatile organic compounds.  This course will provide information on how I neto identify if a meth lab is present and how to perform a simple screen test to identify if meth had been present in an area. 

This course has been designed for inspection purposes only and is not certified for decontamination even though it will go over how to remediate a building. 

Buy Now!$195

Self-Study Online CourseIndoor Air Quality

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

This is an intense course that covers all major topics on indoor air quality.

Your Indoor Air Quality course comes complete with a 150 page manual and the Instructor's Power Point slide show for your computer. See the syllabus below for more details about this course. This course is a necessary step to achieve ESA's new certification for Master Indoor Environmental Specialist.

Class Syllabus:

  • Identification of Allergens and the ELISA testing method
  • Other Biological Contaminants including Mold
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) including Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide, Toulene, Ozone
  • Origin and common sources of VOC's
  • VOC inspection and testing procedures including the TO-15 equipment
  • Bacteria inspection and testing procedures for Legionella, Coliform, Salmonella, E. Coli
  • Overview of additional IAQ issues including Radon, Lead awareness and Asbestos awareness

Buy Now!$295

Self-Study Online CourseInitial Mold Inspection

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

This Home Study course includes: Identifying mold growth in residential buildings, mold inspection process, testing and sampling techniques, interpreting and presenting Lab results, legal issues and getting your business started.

Your Home Study package includes the following:
Power Point CD, 200 page Manual, Realtor Power Point Presentation, Various Sampling Devices for your use during study including Micro 5 and Air-O-Cell spore traps, Swab and Tape Lift, Video on how to use an IAQ air pump.

Course Syllabus:

  • Laying the foundation for mold – history of mold
  • Health issues concerning mold
  • Identifying mold growth in residential buildings
  • Identifying moisture source in residential buildings
  • Mold sampling methods and techniques (hands on with sampling equipment)
  • Filling out the Chain of Custody
  • Understanding Laboratory results
  • Interfacing with your client

Buy Now!$195

Self-Study Online CourseAdvanced Mold Inspection

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

This course continues where Initial Mold course ends how to do a complete mold survey, clearance and post cleaning testing and compliance, field assessment forms to complete when remediation specifications must be written and lots of examples.

Includes Power Point CD, 200 page Manual and all extras as listed in the Initial Mold Course- On-line exam available upon completion of Home Study for CMA certification.

Course Syllabus:

Review testing equipment and procedures
Understanding Remediation procedures
Learning how to complete all field forms and documents
Filling out building survey forms
Photos, drawings and measurements of affected areas
Complete report writing review
Remediation spec writing per your report
Complete understanding of Clearance protocols
Performing Post Cleaning and Clearance Inspections
Review and Sample test

Buy Now! $195

Self-Study Online CourseCertified Mold Inspector and Assessor

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

This course combines Initial and Advanced Mold into one book at a lower price than buying 2 courses. Course covers all topics in Intial and Advanced Mold courses plus some additional Marketing Tips. Comes with Power Point CD - On line test available.
Certification upon completion of test

Buy Now!$295

Self-Study Online CoursePhase One Site Assessment

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

Our Distance Learning Phase l Site Assessment Course offers the student an overview of State and Federal regulations and Industry Standards in regards to potential environmental hazards. You will learn how to identify potential hazards on site during the inspection process.

A Phase l Site Assessment is required by most Banks and Commercial Lenders for Commercial mortgages and some Residential mortgages.

Your package will include a Power Point CD for you to follow along with your 150 page study and reference manual.

Course Syllabus:

  • Phase l Environmental Inspection
  • Gathering National and State data regarding site
  • Procuring Aerial Photographs
  • Interviewiing current owner and adjoining property owners
  • Understanding potential environmental hazards
  • Inspection Techniques and Due Diligence procedures
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Overview of Phase ll and Phase lll Testing and Remediation
  • Presenting client reports
  • Marketing

Buy Now!$195

Self-Study Online CourseRadon Measurement

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

This course is NEHA approved. Covers Radon fundementals, Radon entry and behavior in buildings, Radon measurement protocols, equipment, Quality Assurance and Quality Control plans and includes EPA Citizen's Guide to Radon and EPA Consumer Guide to Radon Reduction. Course includes Power Point CD and Video. NEHA exam can be issued at a Proctored location near you.

Buy Now!$195

Self-Study Online CourseAwareness Course Package

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling

Awareness Course Package includes well water testing, lead awareness and asbestos awareness
We have packaged our Well Water Testing Course, Lead Awareness Course and Asbestos Awareness Course into ONE low priced Home Study Package.

Well Water Testing Guidelines for both Bacterial and Chemical Well Water Maintenance Guidelines Well Water Inspection Guideline Asbestos Awareness Glossary of Asbestors containing items Lead Awareness - Lead based paint. Lead Awareness - Soil and dust from paint and gasoline. Lead Awareness - Drinking water, usually from leaded solder or brass fittings and fixtures or lead service lines.

Buy Now!$75

Self-Study Online CourseTermites and Other Wood-Destroying
Pests Correspondence Course

termitesA professional correspondence course in Integrated Pest Management of wood and wood products. For pest management professional, home inspection professionals and urban foresters.

How can you or your company take advantage
of this growing demand?

In partnership with Purdue University, AHIT is now offering the new Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Pests Management Correspondence Course. This new course includes extensive material on insects and diseases common to urban and industrial areas. This is a comprehensive training program in the management of pests in wood that you can complete via correspondence, from your either home or workplace. You can complete the course at your own pace in less than one year.

The course covers many different wood-infesting pests (diseases and arthropods), and provides comprehensive coverage of arthropod and disease identification, and pest prevention and control. Included are specific examples and the biology of subterranean termites, drywood and dampwood termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles (anobiid, bostrichid, and lyctid), old house borer, round-headed borers, flat-headed borers, and other woodboring beetles.

What’s Included?

The course includes reading materials and chapter exams. After studying each chapter, complete the review questions and send them to Purdue for grading. When you have finished all of the course work, a final exam will be sent to a proctor that you have chosen. Your proctor will administer the exam and send it to Purdue for grading. After passing the exam, you will receive a Purdue University Certificate of Completion.

Course Outline

Section 1   Wood-Destroying Organisms
Chap 1   Introduction to Wood-Destroying Organisms
Section 2   Termites
Chap 2   Termite Identification and Biology
Chap 3   Subterranean Termites
Chap 4   Drywood and Dampwood Termites
Chap 5   Termite Prevention and Control
Chap 6   Drywood and Dampwood Termite Prevention and Control
Section 3   Wood-Boring Beetles
Chap 7   Beetle Identification and Biology
Chap 8   Anobiid Powderpost Beetles
Chap 9   Bostrichid Powderpost Beetles
Chap 10   Lyctid Powderpost Beetles
Chap 11   Old House Borer, Rounded-Headed Borers, Flat-Headed Borers, and Other Wood-Boring Beetles
Chap 12   Management of Wood-Boring Beetles Section 4 Ants, Bees, Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Section 4   Ants, Bees, Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Chap 13   Hymenoptra Identification, Biology, and Economic Importance
Chap 14   Carpenter Ants
Section 5   Wood Decay
Chap 15   Fungi Identification, Biology, and Economic Importance
Chap 16   Decay Prevention in Foundation and Substructures
Chap 17   Wood Preservation

About the Authors

Daniel Suiter is an assistant professor of urban structural entomology in the Department of Entomology, University of Georgia.
Andrew Nuss is a Master’s student in the Department of Entomology at Purdue.
Gary Bennett, Professor of Entomology at Purdue, has coordinated the course.

Benefits of the course

  • The most-up-to-date, comprehensive training in wooddestroying organisms
  • IPM philosophy made practical
  • Instruction by experts at Purdue University
  • Complete at your own pace, in your own place
  • Certificate of Completion from Purdue

About Certification

Wood-Destroying Pest Management is designed to meet the certification standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Certifying agencies in all states have been sent the Wood-Destroying Pest Management course for approval for either certification, recertification, or continuing education credits. If you plan to use this course to prepare for certification in your state, please contact your state’s pesticide training office or certifying agency.

Fees

Buy Now! In the United States: $205 Course fee
Buy Now! Canada: $205 Course fee + $30 Canadian postage

 

*Continuing education units vary by state, Please contact AHIT for state specifics.