Home Inspections: Electrical, Structure & Foundation

$10.00

2 credit hours class.

This course covers the types of electrical services, electrical safety devices, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and ARC Fault Circuit Interrupters.  This course will also cover defects and preventive measure of the structure and foundation.

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Home Inspections: Electrical, Structure and Foundation

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Description

About the Instructor

Michael Turner has 30 years of construction industry experience. He holds active state licenses in Electrical and Mechanical and Commercial building licenses. We have owned our own Electrical and A/C business where he performed rough-in’s and final’s for general contractors before opening our own residential building company in 2002. We have built and renovated hundreds of homes in the Greater New Orleans Area. After the real estate downfall in 2008 we continued renovating until becoming a licensed home inspector in 2011.  He is an approved instructor to teach the 90 Hour Home Inspection course at Donaldson Education and does post training of 30 hours platform and 10 live inspections to those finishing up the course. He is licensed to perform termite inspections and is certified to do mold testing.

Course Outline

Slide 1: ELECTRICAL SERVICE TYPES                                                                      3/50                       3/50

Slide 2: TYPES OF SAFETY DEVICES                                                                          1/50                       4/50

Slide 3-7: GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters)                                                16/50                     20/50

Slide 8: AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupters)                                                                 4/50                       24/50

Slide 9-10:   Where should safety devices be installed and what branch circuits should these devices protect in a residential home.                                                                                     6/50                       30/50

Slide 11: Video presentation on breakers              (1:06 seconds)              2/50                       32/50

Slide 12-13: Fundamentals of Electrical Grounding – Grounded of electrical components and its safety                                                                                                                                      5/50                       37/50

Slide 14: Double tapping of wires                                                                                      3/50                       40/50

Slide 15: Outlet locations                                                                                                      4/50                       44/50

Slide 16: Outlet conditions and commonly known faults                                              6/50                       50/50

Structure and Foundation

Slide 1-26: Foundations                                                                                                        25/60                     25/60

Slide 27: Wall Framing                                                                                                         5/60                       30/60

Slide 28: Conditions that cause the most damage to building structures and health effects to humans                                                                                                                                                       10/60                     40/60

Slide 29-30: Exterior wall assembly and materials used                                            2.5/60                   42.5/60

Slide 31-32: Defects and preventive measure of the structure                                   2.5/60                   44.5/60

Slide 33-40: Roof, attic and floor framing components                                                5/60                       50/60

Slide 41-48: Call backs and the effect it has on the public and involved parties      10/60                     60/60

 

Course Description

This course covers the types of electrical services, electrical safety devices, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and ARC Fault Circuit Interrupters.  This course will also cover defects and preventive measure of the structure and foundation.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Recognize home inspectors’ duties and limitations and prepare the home for inspection.
  • Distinguish between the many building components in a residential building and effectively communicate defective and safety conditions with buyer and other personal involved in the transaction
  • Interpret home inspection reports while providing valuable information to the public and buyers
  • Discuss specific safety and hazardous concerns of materials, products, equipment and components

Course Materials

All materials needed for this course are included in this manual. Links to additional materials are included in the Sources section at the end of this manual.

Course Requirements

If this course if given in a live format, then you must be present for the full four hours of the course to receive credit for attending.

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Pre-requisites

There are no educational pre-requisites for this course.

Registration

Registration for this course may be completed by phone, fax or email. Payment is due on or before the start of class. Any attempt to take this course under an assumed identity will forfeit your right to a certificate of completion and may result in sanctions by the Louisiana State Real Estate Commission.

Attendance

You must be present for the entire four-hour session to receive credit for attendance. Partial credit is not given for partial attendance.

Course Participation

Instructors may not, in any venue, answer questions of a personal or legal nature, and students should not interpret any information received from instructors or course content as being legal advice.

Cell Phones

Please turn off all cell phones prior to the start of class.

Course Completion

You must be present for the full four hours of the course to receive credit for attending. You must submit your Louisiana State real estate license number so that we can report your hours to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.