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We are excited and proud to bring you the first online courses in the home inspection industry that put world-class trainers at your fingertips. Our instructor-led interactive courses bring the expertise of experienced and knowledgeable home inspectors to your desktop, at your own time and pace. Join the AHITU classroom and experience the difference interactive online training can have in your learning experience. Take the AHITU Tour Get the Flash Player Take the AHITU Tour

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INSTRUCTOR LED TREC Exam Preperation Course

Inspecting Pools & Spas This online, instructor led course will prepare you to pass the TREC examination. Through practice tests using test questions from prior exams, you will know what to expect when you sit for the exam.

This online, instructor led course will prepare you to pass the TREC examination. Through practice tests using test questions from prior exams, you will know what to expect when you sit for the exam.

 

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ENERGY AUDIT CERTIFICATION
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Inspecting HVACDo you understand the relationship between all the systems in the house and its effect on occupant health, safety and comfort, energy efficiency and durability? With our home energy audit and building inspection training you will learn how various systems interact, and how a flaw in one area can compromise the performance in another system. You don't fix the symptoms without knowing the problems' root causes. Our energy auditor training teaches you the fundamentals of home performance evaluation, home performance assessments and more. Read more

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Inspecting HVAC

Do you understand the relationship between all the systems in the house and its effect on occupant health, safety and comfort, energy efficiency and durability? With our home energy audit and building inspection training you will learn how various systems interact, and how a flaw in one area can compromise the performance in another system. You don't fix the symptoms without knowing the problems' root causes. Our energy auditor training teaches you the fundamentals of home performance evaluation, home performance assessments and more.

Here are the energy auditor tools included in your online home energy audit and building inspeciton course:

  • Over 20 hours of instructor led training online - Our instructor will walk you through the concepts of performing a home energy audit. This is the equivalent of taking our nationally certified course in the comfort of your own home. Click here to view the home energy audit course outline.
  • A 90-minute Field Training DVD - This video takes you through an existing home energy audit from start to finish. It includes worst case combustion safety testing of furnaces, boilers and water heaters, blower door setup and air leakage testing, advance pressure diagnostics, indoor air quality and durability inspections and much more.
  • A Data Collection Form - this form follows along the video and details step by step how to set-up and perform each diagnostic test, space to record appropriate observations, and guidance on necessary calculations.
  • Residential Energy Textbook - The best book available on home energy conservation. This book introduces readers to a home's energy-related components and explains all the important possibilities for energy conservation. Readers will learn that effective energy conservation requires a whole-house approach that addresses the biggest energy wasters first.
  • Exam Simulator - Our practice exams are designed to prepare you to pass the BPI Building Analyst and RESNET exam.

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Course Outline:

  • Home Energy Basics
    • First 2 Laws of Thermodynamics
    • Energy Types
    • Energy Units
    • Fuel Types
    • Heat Transfer Mechanisms
    • Temperature and Delta “ΔTâ€�
    • Relative Humidity and Moisture
    • Air Movement within Buildings
    • Baseload Calculations/Client Interview
  • Building Inspection Assessment
    • Building Envelope
    • Heat Flow
    • Defining Thermal & Air Boundaries
    • Fenestration
    • Calculating Conductive Heat Loss
    • Area & Volume Calculations
    • Building Diagnostics
    • Blower Door Evaluation
  • Air Leakage
    • Blower Door Evaluation
    • Building Airflow Calculations
    • Mechanical Ventilation
    • Calculating Convective Heat Loss
    • Cost Effectiveness of Retrofits
    • Combustion Appliance Issues
  • HVAC Systems
    • Equipment Identification
    • Fuels
    • Distribution Types
    • Vent Design
    • Efficiencies
    • Combustion Safety
  • Water Heating
    • Equipment Type
    • Venting Type
    • Age & Condition
    • Energy Factors
    • Savings Tips
  • Lighting & Appliances
    • Consumption Data
    • Lighting Efficacy
    • Appliance Info & Tips
  • Health & Safety
    • Personal Responsibility
    • Electrical
    • Ladders
    • Respiratory
  • Duct Blaster Testing (Optional)
    • Equipment
    • Why Test Duct Leakage?
    • Total Leakage Protocol
    • Leakage to Outside Protocol
    • Results
    • Equivalent Leakage Area
  • BPI Field Evaluation
    • Field DVD Here
  • RESNET Standards
    • HERS Index
    • MINHERS
    • Appendix A
    • National Rater Test Study Guide Outline
    • Home Energy Rating Standards of Practice
    • Rating and Home Energy Survey Code of Ethics
    • Home Energy Rating Standard Disclosure
    • Procedures for Certifying Residential Energy
    • Efficiency Tax Credits for New Homes Software

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REPORT WRITING FOR RISK REDUCTION

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You will be taught specific word-for-word verbiage for reporting on various conditions observed during your home inspections. Learn how to report on even the most disastrous conditions of a home in an objective, tactful, non-threatening manner. Read More

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New House You will be taught specific word-for-word verbiage for reporting on various conditions observed during your home inspections. Learn how to report on even the most disastrous conditions of a home in an objective, tactful, non-threatening manner. Through real life examples, photos, role-playing and interaction with a seasoned inspector, get immediately applicable terminology and report writing skills to increase your confidence and decrease your liability on inspections. Learn how to convey the results of your report without alarming your customers, sellers or Realtors or compromising your findings or integrity.

Seven Key Elements to the course:

  • Review statistics on why home inspectors get sued.
  • How to use your report to dramatically reduce customer calls.
  • Most common mistakes on a home inspection.
  • Effective use of photos on your home inspections.
  • What not to say on a home inspection.
  • What words and phrases to use on inspections.
  • How to confirm your customers understanding of your findings and
    minimize follow up calls.
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ADVANCED ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
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Inspecting HVACThis course is designed for anyone wishing to improve their understanding of electrical systems and how to properly inspect them. Read more

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Inspecting HVAC Many home inspectors are intimidated by the electrical part of the inspection. However, having knowledge of the code and how to apply that knowledge to a home inspection is critical. The home inspection standards and state laws clearly state that code inspections are not a requirement of the home inspection. But having this knowledge should prepare you to do a more thorough electrical inspection. Communicating safety hazards and educating you client with suggestions about dealing with your finding is what the electrical inspection is all about.

 

Key Elements to the course:

  • Understand State regulations and standards
  • Inspection types
  • General purpose changes
  • Tools for inspecting electrical
  • ARC-fault breakers and receptacles
  • Ground-fault breakers and receptacles
  • Wires and wiring
  • Main panel
  • Sub-panel
  • Grounding systems
  • Problem panels    

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ADVANCED HEATING
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Inspecting HVACThis online instructor led course will provide you with the knowledge needed to properly inspect and report upon heating systems.  Whether you are a seasoned professional or are just starting out, you will gain valuable information from this course. Read more

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Inspecting HVAC This course will start by familiarizing you with the history of heat and heating systems. You will learn different ways heat is transferred and the heat requirements in a home. Basic components of several types of heating systems will be described and you will then be led through the proper function/operation of these heating systems, what to look for during an inspection and how to properly report your findings.

 

Key Elements to the course:

  • What are the different components of each system and how do they function
  • How do these components function in the complete cycle of the heating system
  • Discuss proper operation of the heating system
  • Inspection procedures for each heating system       

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