This course focuses on the structural components of a residential dwelling including footings and foundations, floors, walls, and roof/ceiling structures. You will learn to recognize safety concerns and compliance issues that affect system performance.
Each week has required readings from the textbook. There are a total of five assignments and two examinations in this course.
Weeks 1 - 4:
Footings and Foundation
Weeks 5 - 6:
Weeks 7 - 9:
Weeks 8 - 9:
Weeks 10 - 11:
What You Will Learn
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- inspect the types, materials, conditions, safety concerns, and other issues regarding foundations, floor structures, walls and other vertical support structures, and roof and ceiling structures.
- identify the common problems that apply to each structural component named, as well as the causes and implications of each problem.
- describe the inspection procedures involved with each component.
- define and use proper terminology related to residential structures.
By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Home Inspection.
- Established home inspectors with a need to stay current in their chosen industry.
- Those wanting to enter an exciting and growing profession.
- Those wanting a better understanding of how structure components within a residential structure work.
- Property risk managers who want to be more informed to perform their role.
- Home renovators wanting to hone their skills and expand their competencies.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Home Inspection : Required courses