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Home Inspector

Stratford's home inspector training course begins by introducing students to the duties and roles performed by a trained home inspector and ends with detailing what is involved in operating a home inspection business of your own.

Students enrolled in this career-focused course can learn both the performance and management work involved in becoming a home inspector and running your own business.

Today's home inspector is an integral part of the real estate, construction and banking industries. Get the knowledge that could lead to valuable career opportunities. Enrol today!
Home Inspector Module 1
Introduction to Appraising and Inspecting Homes

Roles and Activities of Real Estate Professionals
Determinants of Property Value
Introduction to Basic Valuation Concepts
Ethics and Liability for Real Estate Professionals
The Business Side of Real Estate
Diary of a Typical Home Sale

Home Inspector Module 2
The How-to of Home Inspection

Building Sites and Landscaping
Foundations; Building Structures; Roofing
Chimneys and Flues
Interior and Exterior Finishes
Insects, Vermin, and Decay
Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning
Electrical Systems and Plumbing Systems
Getting Started in the Business
Preparing Proper Home Inspection Reports

Home Inspector Module 3
The Home Inspection Business

The Mission of the Home Inspection Business
Qualifications and Standards
Tools of the Trade and Tips for Inspectors
The Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Commissions
The Relationship Between Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors
Hidden Benefits of the Home Inspection
Economics of the Business
Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
The Market Potential Nationwide
The Small Office Operation
The Independent Inspector
Income Potential and Fee Structures

Home Inspector Module 4
More on the Home Inspection Business

Importance of a Good Business Plan
Start-up and Operating Capital
Laws and Regulations
The Business Office and Record Keeping
Collecting Data, Scheduling, Subcontracting
The Customer Questionnaire
Upgrading the Office Operation
The Importance of the Written Report
The Building Analysis Report (BAR) Form
Legal Considerations for the Home Inspector
Liability in Home Inspection
Performing the Inspection
Negligence and Liability Claims

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training. This program is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the material is presented may vary.
Home Inspector Program

"I learned a lot from Stratford. It will be of great help to me now and in the future."

Molly O.

"I had a very good experience taking this course at Stratford. It was very convenient, and I enjoyed it."

Melcher K.