Hours: 12 | Type: Distance
PHII's Defect Recognition Course is comprised of ten lessons. Over 275 interactive computer flash cards include information on Grounds, Exterior, Structure, Roofing, Attic, Basement, Plumbing, Electrical, Interior, and HVAC. Because interactive teaching has been demonstrated to impart knowledge more efficiently, our flash cards display a high resolution image of a defect and challenges you to identify what is wrong. You must also choose the proper course of action. To check your answer, click a button to flip the card. This course can be reviewed over and over again to make sure you understand and remember the content.
Why Do We Use Flashcards?
Home inspection is a visual process - it requires seeing and responding mentally to visible defects, and the ability to determine whether the situation at hand is a problem or not. Flashcards are a demonstrably proven method of reinforcing learning and improving information retention. Remember using flashcards to learn your multiplication tables in elementary school? The only difference is that the flashcards in this course are computerized.
Over the course of years and across the country, we've compiled these defect photos from many homes we've inspected. It is a virtual certainty that you will encounter some defects you have overlooked in the past. Because this course teaches defect recognition for beginners as well as challenging seasoned inspectors to determine what is wrong, this is an excellent course for all levels of home inspectors. In many cases, explaining the problem to the client can be difficult as well.
This course helps you learn how to identify the problem, and communicate that knowledge to your client. As you complete each lesson, you will receive instant computerized feedback so that you can gauge your progress. When you finish the course you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to identify and report on a variety of defects.
What You Will Master
- The typical defects found in both new and older homes.
- Some unusual defects that are interesting and important to be able to identify.
- Detailed explanations for each defect encountered.
- The proper course of action for each defect encountered.
And much more!
- Course CD-ROM
- Online Course Access
- Computerized Flashcards & Testing
- Certificate of Completion
- FREA Errors & Omissions packet
- Toll Free Student Support
- Free Membership in NSHI, the National Society of Home Inspectors.