Inspection in the Spot Light
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Release Source: Kaplan, Inc.
Professional Acquires Premier Provider of Home Inspection
Training With Five Schools Across the U.S.
Tuesday June 17, 12:57 pm ET
Kaplan Professional Schools (Kaplan) to Become Part of Kaplan Professional
YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kaplan Professional,
a division of Kaplan, Inc., today announced that it has acquired
Kaplan Professional Schools (Kaplan), a premier provider of
home inspection training in the U.S. Kaplan will become part
of Kaplan Professional Schools, which provide real estate,
insurance and securities licensing and continuing education
programs through live classroom instruction, Internet-based
learning, and correspondence courses.
This move expands the Kaplan Professional Schools into new
markets in Illinois, Florida, California, Virginia and Connecticut.
offers a full suite of home inspection training resources
including business start-up support, reporting documentation
and software systems. Founded in 1987, Kaplan became the first
licensed school for home inspection in the U.S. in 1992. Since
then, Kaplan has served over 16,500 students across the country
through classroom instruction, correspondence courses and
related products. Course information can be found at www.learn2inspect.com.
O'Malley, founder and President of Kaplan, will continue in his
role. "This will enable us to benefit from Kaplan's leading
technologies, financial resources and operational support,"
is a significant move that extends our reach and establishes
Kaplan as the primary player in the home inspection training
market," said Eric Cantor, President of Kaplan Professional.
"Kevin and his team have done a terrific job of building
Kaplan's leadership in this category, providing a breadth and
quality of offerings that are unparalleled in the industry.
We look forward to introducing Kaplan's unique curriculum to
other Kaplan Professional Schools."
the addition of Kaplan, there are now ten Kaplan Professional
Schools across the country. These include Anthony Schools
in California; Leonard-Hawes Real Estate Schools in Texas;
Jones College in Colorado; The Dearborn Real Estate Institute
in New Mexico; and ProSource Educational Services in Minnesota.
In 2002, these schools served more than 150,000 students.
Professional, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a leading provider
of education and training solutions to companies and individuals
in the financial services, insurance, banking, real estate,
legal, information technology, and call center industries.
Kaplan Professional meets its clients training, certification
and continuing education needs through traditional and e-learning
management tools, combining classroom and web-based products
and services designed to maximize the performance of people
and organizations. Kaplan has been providing educational and
career services to students, schools, professionals, and businesses
worldwide for more than 60 years. Kaplan is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO - News).
For more information about Kaplan, please visit http://www.kaplan.com.
contact: Carina Wong, [email protected]
Source: Kaplan, Inc.