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Hands On Home Inspection Training
- Learn to inspect on real houses with real home inspectors
- 10 - 8 HR class room sessions with 4-5 field training sessions included
- Classes taught by experienced home inspection professionals
- A one year membership to ASHI(the American Society of Home Inspectors) is included in your tuition, with access to ASHI Chapters for networking & mentorship
- 1 YR free subscription to Horizon Home inspection reporting system software, to help create your professional home inspection reports
- Create and host your website using Inspectors Edge free for 6 months
- 6 months free use of HON Pro - HON PRO is the first ever“Live Support for Inspectors”!
Why insure with InspectorPro? Because we give our insureds with more than other providers. Here are our top five benefits:
1. First-Rate Risk Management
Stop worrying about how you might get a claim and start doing things to prevent them. Our risk management team publishes new material twice a month so that you stay informed about your industry and get impactful insights into your insurance policy. We interview professional claims handlers, Ivy League professors, inspection school owners, and fellow home inspectors to give you exclusive information. Subscribe to our newsletter below to send cutting-edge content straight to your inbox.
2. Premier Pre-Claims Assistance
Potential claims keeping you awake at night? Why worry when your policy comes with pre-claims assistance? With pre-claims assistance, you get free help responding to unhappy clients so they’re less likely to make a claim against your business. Our risk management team prevents 85% of complaints from turning into claims. And even if you’re in that 15% that has a claim after all, you benefit from immediate defense
council that increases the likelihood of a quicker and cheaper resolution. Plus, we’ll give you 50% off your deductible for using our pre-claims service first. That’s what we call a win-win.
3. Diminishing Simple Deductible
Don’t get tricked into paying more for claims when you don’t have to. With InspectorPro’s simple deductible, you don’t pay until your claim closes. That means you get all the defense before you pay out. And if closing the claim costs less than your simple deductible, you pay that lesser amount. As if not having claims isn’t enough, we reward our insureds for each consecutive year of no claims with us by “diminishing” or decreasing their deductible up to 50%.
4. Quality Customer Service
Just because you’re a niche industry doesn’t mean you have to rely on a one-man show. We’re a team of 15 licensed insurance brokers—five times the staff size of competing brokerages—and we work exclusively with home inspectors so we can give you the time and specialization you deserve. We work with multiple carriers so that we can match your business with the right coverage. And we perform the majority of our underwriting in-house, which allows us to send quotes, adjust coverage, and create certificates in 24 business hours or less. Best of all, our staffing size makes it possible for someone to be there to answer your calls and emails quickly and efficiently.
5. Separate E&O and GL Limits
We know that the main reason you’re buying home inspection insurance is to protect your business and your clients, so we don’t cut corners. Rather than giving you just one dollar amount for claims coverage each year, we give you two: one for E&O and one for GL claims, because we know you need both. That gives you more protection for your worst-case scenarios and more autonomy in case you’re more concerned about one type of coverage than the other.
Don’t settle for insurance coverage that doesn’t meet your needs. Your business deserves the same safeguard you give your clients. Let us protect while you inspect.
New Name. New Look. Same Great Education.
Brightwood has the Home Inspection Education you're looking for!
Brightwood’s home inspection education, powered by Kaplan, offers the most comprehensive home inspector licensing and certification preparation programs, home inspector professional development, and home inspector exam prep.
Whether you need your home inspector license, home inspector certification, or want professional development, our training programs keep you on track for a successful career in home inspection. After completing one of our multi-day courses, you will be ready to start your home inspection business as a true professional.
Engaging Live Classes
At Brightwood, we offer a variety of different course delivery methods to meet your needs. We offer live classroom licensing, professional development, and continuing education courses in select states. Our live classes give you the hands-on training to start your career in home inspection, and our hands-on home inspection lab contains hundreds of old and new house components. This state-of-the-art lab allows you to practice what you learn, as you learn it.
Each of our live classes is presented by professionals in the home inspection and construction industry. Our instructors bring their expert knowledge and experience to each class they teach. In addition, Brightwood’s inspector training programs feature live on-site home inspections.
Convenient Home Study and Online Options
Want the ability to study on your own schedule? Brightwood also offers convenient home study and online courses. Both of these course delivery methods allow you to study at your own pace, when and where it’s convenient for you. No matter which delivery method you choose, you will learn all of the major systems and components found in residential construction.
Horizon puts you in full control, no matter where you are.You have immediate access to everything you need to create outstanding home inspection reports. With 1700 colour illustrations and the ability to add and edit photos, you can create amazing, high quality reports. Horizon leads you through the process and makes sure you don’t forget anything. The more professional your report, the more people trust you and your service. It’s a win-win business solution for you and your clients. in an elegantly simple report form.
HORIZON Home Inspection Reporting System by Carson Dunlop
Fax | 877.307.7056
Address | PO Box 797 | Carmel | IN | 46082
Since 1974, by law, American citizens have been protected from dangerous items in their homes. If a manufacturer has designed a dangerous product, they MUST recall all those items and FIX THEM FOR FREE! The problem with the law is that most often its up to the consumer to find out whether their appliances are potential fire or safety hazards!
There is a database online, but you would have to search through over 200 million recalled items to find out if your dishwasher or air conditioner is a potential hazard. As a result, many of these dangerous appliances are still in homes across America and Canada.
Fortunately, RecallChek is available to do this job for you. There is never a set-up fee for RecallChek, and reports are emailed within 48 hours. When you sign up a client for RecallChek, they automatically receive RecallTrak, our monthly newsletter that updates them on what hazardous appliances they may have and at the same time provides you with free email marketing – FOR LIFE!
Your clients want more than just a home inspection, they need professionals you can depend on even after the job is done. That’s why we back all of our inspections with a 90-Day Structural and Mechanical Buyer’s Home Warranty.
The 90-Day Warranty comes with your home inspection. This warranty is valid 90 days from the date of inspection or 22 days after closing, whichever comes later. Your client will always have at least 22 days worth of coverage.
This warranty covers repairs to your clients to the items you as the home inspector have found to be in good working condition at the time of inspection and are specifically listed within our warranty.
Your client will never have a deductible to pay, and claims will be handled within 72 hours of completion. And if your client already has a warranty, no problem. Ours can work in conjunction with an existing warranty.
Click here to view the 90-Day Warranty
As the nation's leading environmental testing firm, EMSL's network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981. We offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing. Additionally, we also provide materials testing, characterization, and forensic laboratory services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, regulatory, and law enforcement clients.
Our unmatched capacity coupled with a company-wide focus on customer satisfaction makes no project too large or too small. Our corporate research and development capabilities allow us to bring new methodologies on line quickly to meet new industry challenges and client needs. In recruiting and retaining talented and motivated scientists on a national scope, our expertise is marshaled throughout a nationwide network of analytical laboratories. We are committed to providing reliable, defensible data in a standardized and user-friendly format. Rapid turnaround and competitive prices make the dependable results you get that much more valuable.
At EMSL, we're much more than another testing laboratory. We are your project partner!
Peter Frasca, Ph.D. - President
Luc Boisclair - Senior Vice President, Operations
Joe Frasca - Senior Vice President, Marketing
Rob DeMalo, M.Sc. - Senior Vice President, Lab Services
Ron Smith - Vice President, Sales
Edward Cahill -Vice President, Asbestos Division
Jason Dobranic, Ph.D. - Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences
Bruce Faulseit - Vice President of Engineering
Daniel Kocher - Vice President of Contract Services
Jody Thomason - Vice President of the Products Division and Corporate Purchasing
Nicholas Straccione - National Director of Quality Assurance
Maria Boisclair - Director of Administrative Services / Customer Service
EMSL provides easy access to our knowledgeable experts and industry leading customer service professionals.
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Short Term Radon Test Kits
AccuStar's short term radon test kits are used for the initial screening of a home for the level of radon gas. These radon test kits are also ideal for assessing the performance of a Radon Mitigation system.
Long Term Radon Test Kits
AccuStar's Alpha Track radon test kits are used for long term radon testing. The long term test gives a better representation of the radon concentration over different seasons and building conditions. Exposure time is typically between 3 and 12 months.
Real Estate Radon Test Kits
When performing a test for a real estate transation, speed and accuracy are critically important. AccuStar's short term radon tests can be conducted within 2-4 days and results are available online and via email within 1 day of the labs' receipt of the testing device.
Radon in Water Test Kits
Radon in water may contribute to the level of airborne radon in your home and increase the risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer. It is highly recommended that every home with a private well is tested for radon.
RadStar Continuous Radon Monitors
RadStar continuous monitors are verified by the US EPA and included in the AARST-NRPP certification program. Your RadStar purchase or lease includes software to transfer your radon test data to a PC or laptop and a USB / Serial adapter cable.
AccuStar Labs provides accurate, easy to use radon testing products and radon training programs for professionals. Our products and laboratories are NEHA and NRSB certified, and licensed in all States that have such requirements. Our customers also appreciate AccuStar Labs' prompt, courteous service.
Contact AccuStar Labs for:
- Radon Test Kits -- Air and Water
- Short term test results reported within 1 business day of receipt by our lab
- Reports via mail, e-mail, internet or 24-hour toll free telephone
- RadStar Continuous Radon Monitor
- Radon Training for Professional Certification
Please submit your inquiry using the form below. An AccuStar representative will respond to you.
Call RadonAway at 800-767-3703 for RadStar technical support, calibration or other service.
Business hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support for new drone pilots. Our mission is to provide the highest quality training on Unmanned Aerial Systems to ensure the safe integration of drones into the national airspace.
We believe that drones are going to change the world, and we want to help the FAA implement this amazing technology by promoting safety, comprehensive understanding of the equipment, and knowledge of the current regulations. We pride ourselves on our friendly, knowledgeable, and expert flight instructors who offer a variety of experience in the aviation industry. We are an exciting team based in Scranton, PA offering training courses throughout the United States.
Online and In-Person - Earn ASHI CEs
- How to Hire and Work with Drone Pilots
if not Flying Yourself
- Basics about Drones for the Non-Flyer
(in order to be a smart consumer)
- F107 Preparation, customized for
- Aerial Inspection Certification
- Aerial Roofing Certification
- Flight Time for those already certified,
with an FAA Certified Aviator
- Building a Drone Force
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) holds that home inspector regulation intended to protect the public must require passage of a high-stakes examination to accurately and defensibly assess home inspector competence. The National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) is developed, maintained and administered according to accepted psychometric standards for a high-stakes, public protection examination, including those recommended by the Council on Licensing, Enforcement And Regulation (CLEAR), The American Education Research Association (AERA), The National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and others.
THE IMPORTANCE OF AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL EXAMINATION
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors is an independent not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Illinois and tax exempt under IRS guideline 501c(6). EBPHI’s sole purpose is to develop and maintain high-stakes examinations for the real estate inspection profession and to advocate for high standards for the profession. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, but it is not a membership organization.
Membership organizations and for-profit companies have inherent conflicts of interest in providing tests for public protection. Trade and professional organizations are focused on the agendas and market concerns of dues-paying members. For-profit entities may have a bias toward generating revenue rather than protecting the consumer and enhancing the home inspection profession. Because EBPHI does not depend on membership dues revenue, it is free to focus wholly on consumer protection in home inspector competency assessment.
STATES THAT RELY ON THE NATIONAL HOME INSPECTOR EXAMINATION
The NHIE is adopted for competence assessment in 29 states:
Wisconsin (1/00), Louisiana (11/00), Arizona (4/01), Massachusetts (5/01), Rhode Island (7/01),Oregon (10/15), Mississippi (3/02), New Jersey (6/02), Virginia (7/02), Illinois (10/02), Oklahoma (5/03), Alaska (7/03), Arkansas (7/03), Alabama (10/03), South Dakota (10/03), Indiana (5/05), North Dakota (8/05), Kentucky (1/06), Tennessee (1/06), West Virginia (3/06), Florida (7/07), Maryland (10/08 in statute), Washington State (1/09), New Hampshire (5/09 by rule), Texas (1/13), Delaware (8/13), Connecticut (11/13), Vermont (12/14), Nevada (01/17)
ABOUT EBPHI AND THE NHIE
The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors is an independent, not-for-profit organization serving the public interest by establishing the standard of competence for the home inspection profession. EBPHI governs and administers the National Home Inspector Examination specifically to support the regulatory needs of states in identifying the required level of competence to conduct a quality home inspection.
EBPHI Board of Directors:
Don Norman, President
Kristine Messick, Treasurer
Loretta DeHay, Secretary & Public Member
Charlie Sessums, Immediate Past President
Charles Gifford, President Elect
Carl Brakensiek, Public Member
EBPHI has conducted four national role delineation studies (job analyses) for the professional home inspector, one in 1999, 2003, 2008 and again in 2013. Role delineation studies are repeated every three to five years to insure that the resulting test blueprint— the content areas and knowledge, skills and tasks examined—are congruent with current professional practice. Over 6,000 professional home inspectors from from all 50 States, Puerto Rico and Canada participated in the 2013 study.
Professional home inspectors from throughout the country who represent the profession along critical dimensions write questions for the National Home Inspector Examination item bank. These subject matter experts are trained in elements of quality exam question development by professional psychometricians. Each question is reviewed and edited by similarly qualified home inspectors; referenced to an authoritative, published source in the field; validated for importance, criticality, and relevance; and field tested as an unscored item on the exam. This exhaustive process is conducted annually to maintain the highest level of validity and reliability for the NHIE.
Development and scoring of the NHIE adhere to psychometric standards set by relevant organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
The National Home Inspector Examination is both valid and reliable, two qualities required for legal defensibility:
- Validity means the examination is able to measure what it is supposed to measure.
- Reliability is an index of how accurately the examination measures a candidate’s skills. A test must be both valid and reliable in order for it to be considered a “high-stakes” exam for purposes of public protection.
As a result of these safeguards, the National Home Inspector Examination accurately assesses each candidate’s competence to carry out the required duties of a home inspector.
A NATIONAL STANDARD
By requiring home inspectors to pass the NHIE, states participate in the national standard for the professional home inspector. The NHIE addresses the core competencies of home inspection as they apply in all states. Many state regulatory bodies also wish to test knowledge of state-specific laws, regulations or standards for a profession or occupation. EBPHI is able to consult in the development and CBT delivery assistance if needed. The total number of National Home Inspector Exams administered in the US in 2016 was 6,000+.
RELIABLE, COST-EFFECTIVE AND ACCESSIBLE
The NHIE is offered at a reasonable cost to examinees at more than 300 testing centers nationwide and in Canada.
The cost to develop, implement and maintain a high-stakes, legally defensible examination like the National Home Inspector Examination is considerable. EBPHI makes the NHIE available at no direct cost to the state, because it is our mission to set the standard for home inspector competency and to assist states in protecting the public.
The NHIE is offered at a reasonable cost to examinees at more than 300 testing centers nationwide. All centers are equipped with touchscreen computer technology and most are available six days a week. Examinees may register online or by calling a toll-free number.
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National Home Inspector Examination
325 John Knox Rd., Ste. L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
The HomeTeam Inspection Service, Inc.
Only the Living in Place Institute provides professionals training and certification in the skills necessary to help make homes accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone.
This nationally recognized certification training program addresses:
- Best Construction Practices
- Communicating Effectively
- Using the Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist™ (HASAC™)
- Understanding Health Issues and their Impact on Living in Place
- Project Management
- Business Development and Sales Management
- Marketing with Your CLIPP Certification
- And much, much more!
Upon successful completion of the training, professionals earn the Certified Living in Place Professional designation and are able to market their services accordingly, as well as have access to the customizable Home Accessibility and Safety Evaluation Checklist, a valuable resource for assessing home safety.
In most markets, 15% of all real estate listings include a swimming pool and 50% or more of homebuyers are open to owning a home with a swimming pool. With 70,000 new pools built every year in the United States and an estimated 5.3 million homes with pools in the ground, becoming a PoolFax™ Certified Home Inspector is a great way to increase your business income.
PoolFax™ is the only national branded pool assessment program that seeks to help you grow your business.
How You Make Money
As a PoolFax home inspector, you can make up to 25% more on home inspections you’re already doing with inground pools. PoolFax offers you two immediate ways to make more revenue from trips you’re already making.
- Score the pool. Fast, simple and extremely value to your Realtors and homeowners. Generates an additional $50 in service fees.
- Inspect the pool. Spend a little more time gathering information for us to generate the report, and create an average of $200 in service fees.
How It Works
All the home inspector has to do is fill out an online form and upload pictures. PoolFax does the analysis and will forward PDF documents that the inspector can provide to the client. The turnaround time is typically one day.
Being a PoolFax Home Inspector is easy. Making money by providing PoolFax scoring and inspections is easier.
Have a discussion now with a PoolFax manager who can explain the process and answer your questions.
Who needs a PoolFax Certified Inspector & why?
The core market for PoolFax™ home inspectors revolves around real estate transactions – when homes are bought and sold. The problem: no one in the traditional buy/sell process knows enough about the critical pool components for greater homeownership confidence. In addition, there is a growing opportunity for PoolFax certified home inspectors to expand their business by offering valuable, but simple pool assessments (PF Classification & QScore), or even advanced PoolFax certified inspections, to homeowners considering a pool remodel.
The PoolFax™ Certified Inspection removes fear and doubt. Here is what our reports provide:
1. A multi-page report about the condition of the pool
2. A current market classification rating with a “Quality of Ownership” (QScore)
3. Recommendations on improving classification or to forestall pending repairs
4. Assessments on a pool’s eligibility for any extended warranty programs available
Believe it or not, nothing like PoolFax™ currently exists, and the market and need is immense.
RTCA®, Radon Testing Corporation of America, Inc. has been providing radon testing services since 1986. We have been rated the #1 Radon Laboratory by Ralph Nader's Consumer Advocacy Group, Public Citizen and have received high ratings from our professional and government clientele.
RTCA® is the choice of thousands of radon professionals and homeowners nationwide!
Your questions and feedback are welcome:
RTCA®, Radon Testing Corporation of America
2 Hayes Street, Elmsford, NY 10523-2502
Toll Free: 1-800-457-2366
Tel: 914-345-3380 - Fax: 914-345-8546
Vanguard Emergency Management
Leading the Way in Community Response and Recovery
Vanguard EM holds a federal contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct disaster housing inspections in the aftermath of large-scale disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms and earthquakes. Upon receiving notification from FEMA, Vanguard EM deploys inspectors to the declared disaster locations to assess damaged homes and record damages.
As an independent contractor of VEM, you are required :
- To be a US Citizen
- Pass a Moderate Level Public Trust background investigation
- Have the flexibility to deploy to disaster locations as needed
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Joy Outram at (540) 665-3329
We look forward to connecting with you!