2020 Required CE – 12 or 16 Hours

Including the NCHILB Update and Mandatory Courses

ALL CLASSES ARE NCHILB APPROVED

(Fees Include extra 4 hours for Non-Pre-Licensing New Inspectors)
All Electives Are Approved for 4 hours

1.) NC Board Update Course

2020 Reporting Safety Concerns

(Seminar & Webinar )

The 2020 North Carolina Home Inspection Licensing Board (NCHILB) Update is a two-part course built to explore safety concerns, safety hazards, environmental hazards and the ethical path to protecting your clients.

Part One of the course will explore the narrow path between safety concerns and safety hazards. What are the reporting requirements and how do we decide what constitutes a hazard?

Part Two of this course looks at real world examples and the ethical dilemmas that home inspectors face when defects that we identify present an imminent concern to the seller. This is an interactive course, so sharpen your pencils and join us in seminar or in a webinar setting. Bonnie Gregory, Home Inspector #0063 will be your instructor. She has been the author of the Update courses for North Carolina for over 14 years and a home inspector in North Carolina for over 23 years, we promise this will be a fast and informative course.

Reporting Safety Concerns

The Update course will be offered in Seminar throughout the State and Online Webinar. The webinar is a NCHILB approved online course with live instructor and student interaction. Webinars will be offered bi-weekly in June, weekly in July, August and September.

2.) Elective 1 (4 Hours)

Inspecting Closed Crawl Spaces and Attics

(Traveling Seminar & Online )

Part One: This course will explore codes and installation requirements for closed crawl spaces and attics. New construction and remodeling contractors are moving toward closed crawl spaces and attics. What is required for the systems to work properly? What are the key points that we must inspect? How can we determine if the systems have or will fail?.

Part Two: Through years of research and inspection, Gregory Enterprises has a developed a fast and efficient inspection procedure that applies to closed crawl space and attic systems. We will provide you with a checklist to take the stress out of the inspection and reduce mistakes. Everyday a retro company closes a crawl space and creates a deadly situation! It is our job as inspectors to locate correctly report these mistakes. We will also review and explore the tools that we need Moisture Meters, CO2 and CO are key for this task. If you have not explored new moisture meters this is a course, you will not want to miss.

Dangers of Improperly Closed Attic and Crawl Spaces

Inspection Procedures and the Tools that We need!

3.) Elective 2

2020 Building Code Updates for New Deck Fasteners

(Traveling Seminar & Online )

Did you know that new deck fasteners for girders and post were approved in 2020?

Part One: We will review the building requirements and home inspection procedures for inspecting decks in North Carolina, the 2018 code changes for bracing, and newly approved post screw fasteners. Since first introduced in 2015, inspectors have struggled with identifying when screws can replace bolts in the band ledger, and in 2020 there are new screws for bolt replacements. We will take a hands-on look at the new screws, new spans for angle decking, and share procedures and checklists for your inspection. A thorough deck inspection is a vital part of any home inspection.

Deck Inspection

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4.) Elective 3

Applications in Home Inspection Drones: Part 1

(Online & Seminar in Burlington )

Part A: The course will explore the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOA) requirements to use a drone in commercial application. We will cover NC State laws to enable the home inspector to pass both required NC knowledge exam from privacy laws to required skill for aeronautical maps.

Part B: We will put the skills to work and explore the best way to add a drone to your home inspection business.

5.) Elective 4

Applications in Home Inspection Drones: Part 2

(Online & Seminar in Burlington )

Part A: The course will explore the FAA requirements to use a drone in commercial application. We will cover Federal laws to enable the home inspector to pass both required NC knowledge and the FAA Part 107 exam from privacy laws to required skill for aeronautical maps.

Part B: We will put the skills to work and explore the best way to add a drone to your home inspection business.

6.) Elective 5

Applications in Home Inspection Infrared Cameras: Part 1

(Online & Seminar in Burlington )

The course will explore how an infrared camera functions to help the inspector understand the science of the device and to prevent errors when used during a home inspection. From answering the questions “ Can we see heat?” to exacting procedures to use this tool for assist the home inspector their daily duties without increasing liability.

7.) Elective 6

Applications in Home Inspection Infrared Cameras: Part 2

(Online & Seminar in Burlington )

Unique inspection procedures focused on the home inspection. Step by step on how to add this tool to your daily procedures. It is not about energy audit or missing insulation, it is about developing a unique program to help you confirm defects from mechanical to structural, the how and why this tool can change the way you look at home inspection.

8.) Elective 7

Standards of Practice and Procedures for Pre-Dry Wall Inspections

(Seminar in Burlington )

A few years ago, the NC Home Inspection Licensure Board announced that inspecting a home during the building process falls under their governing scope and requirements. The problem with this statement is that in general the NC SOP does not cover the limitations or describe the scope of this type of inspection. Working without a specific SOP puts the home inspector at risk and increases the liability. The pre-dry wall inspection must be performed within the standards of the home inspection Board, but the current SOP does not cover this inspection at the level of detail that is needed. In order to protect the home inspector and to ensure that the client understands the scope and limitations of this type of inspection, Inspector Nation has developed a SOP for Pre-Dry wall inspection. This course will explore this SOP and the procedures necessary to protect you and your business.

9.) Elective 8

Structural Framing: Pre-Dry Wall Part 1: Engineered Lumber Framing Methods

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington )

This course will provide the technical and code knowledge needed to inspect a home in the building stages that is framed using engineering lumber including I-joist, LVL beams. From framing methods to inspection procedures, this course will provide the technical background that is needed to safely add framing inspections to your business without increasing your liability.

10.) Elective 9

Structural Framing: Pre-Dry Wall Part 1: Conventional Lumber Framing Methods

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington )

This course will provide the technical and code knowledge needed to inspect a home in the building stages that is framed using conventional lumber. From framing methods to inspection procedures, this course will provide the technical background that is needed to safely add framing inspections to your business without increasing your liability.

11.) Elective 10

Hands-On Field Training: Gas Systems

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington )

System Theories and Inspection procedures for gas furnaces. This is a two-part course that provides the 8 required elective hours. This course is presented in a hands-on environment with samples of the most common gas furnaces and package units. This course will start at point one and end with a full understanding of furnace components and a developed step by step inspection procedure. In less than 3 minutes, your furnace inspection can be complete, and your client protected. This course will change the way you feel about the furnace inspection.

12.) Elective 11

Electrical Systems Part 1

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington )

System Theories and Inspection procedures for electrical systems from 1800's to current day. This is a two-part course that provides the 8 required elective hours. This course is presented in a hands-on environment with wired samples of the most common electrical systems from fuse panels to meter services. Inspect and study electrical panels, develop a solid inspection procedure, discover how to identify some of the most dangerous electrical panels in the industry. Dangerous not only for your client but for you. Did you know that exterior Zinsco meter panels are deadly to home inspectors? Never worry about an electrical inspection again!

13.) Elective 12

Electrical Systems Part 2

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington )

System Theories and Inspection procedures for electrical systems from 1800's to current day with advanced training on bonding and grounding including the NEW NEC changes for AFCI and GFCI. This is a two-part course that provides the 8 required elective hours. This course is presented in a hands-on environment with wired samples of the most common electrical systems from fuse panels to meter services. Inspect and study electrical panels, develop a solid inspection procedure, discover how to identify some of the most dangerous electrical panels in the industry. Dangerous not only for your client but for you.

14.) Elective 13

Air Conditioning System

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington )

System Theories and Inspection procedures for AC systems. This is a two-part course that provides a total of 8 required elective hours. This course is presented in a hands-on environment with actual HVAC system. This course includes inspection procedures for interior environmental conditions and equipment inspections. Develop a solid inspection procedure, discover how to identify some of the most expensive defects in the home inspection field.

15.) Elective 14

Hands-On Field Training: On-site House Inspection

(Hands On Field Training - Burlington Area )

This is a two-part course that provides the 8 required elective hours. We will spend two four-hour sessions at a Dream House. This house a technically difficult house, that will challenge your inspection and report writing skills. If you can think of a limitation or possible hidden defect, it will be present here. Join us for a very interesting day and earn your CE credits.

16.) Elective 15, 16, & 17

Required for New Inspectors
(Licensed in last 3 Years without Pre-Licensing)

(Online and Seminar )

These electives are included at no extra charge, when complete CE is purchased. All newly ( within 3 years) licensed inspectors that did not attend a pre licensing program must take an extra 4-hour elective for the first 3 years. The courses alternative 1 through 3 years. Electrical Safety, Inspection Safety, and Report Writing.

17.) Electives Special Topics

(Online and Seminar )

Looking for a special topic or class, call us. We lots of approved electives!