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Inspector Specialty Courses

Whether you just started out in the home inspection business or are a seasoned professional with years of experience, there are always opportunities for you to increase your business and make more money! Leonard-Hawes and Kaplan have designed the following Specialty Courses to help you put more money into your pocket by learning how to take advantage of industry niches and markets.

Our Specialty Courses will not only help you become more successful in your business, but they will also satisfy your state-required Inspector Continuing Education (ICE) hours. Typically, the requirements are 8 hours annually for Real Estate Inspectors and 16 hours annually for Professional Real Estate Inspectors.

We offer classroom courses in the Dallas, Houston or Austin areas, and in conjunction with Kaplan University. Location addresses and maps are available here. Be sure you always confirm what you need before you take a class.

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Home Inspection
Manufactured Home Inspection - 8 Hours / 8 ICE Credit Hours
One of the fastest growing inspection markets, manufactured homes are definitely different than other homes. Learn the unique requirements and conditions. Learn the differences between Manufactured Homes and Modular Homes and what the differences mean when you are inspecting them.

Tuition: $145
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

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Home Inspection

Pool & Spa Inspection - 8-hour class/8 ICE credit hours
From diving board to drain cover, this course is designed to help you increase your knowledge and revenue. Pool and spa inspections are a potential source of revenue or liability due to the complex nature of the beasts. Most companies charge additional fees for these inspections to compensate for the time and knowledge required. It seems that every system looks different or has different features. We will help to demystify the world of pools and spas with this informative course. Learn about all the electrical requirements, equipment operation, various common problems, and how to report your findings.

Tuition: $119
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

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Commercial Inspection - 24-hour class/24 ICE credit hours
Multi-story office buildings, strip shopping centers, apartment complexes, industrial warehouses, and many other types of commercial properties are purchased by investors who need quality inspections and information. The commercial inspection business may be the opportunity you are looking for. Using your already developed skills and our method for completing a commercial inspection, a whole new world of business becomes available. Inspectors are venturing into this arena and finding it lucrative and uncrowded.

Our three day course provides guidelines and actual skills necessary to perform a pre-purchase inspection and prepare a written, narrative report on a commercial property. It gives you the confidence and skills you need to get started in the commercial inspection market. The course details the “Team Approach,” which can be utilized, even by the smallest of companies. This course also outlines procedures and methods employed by the “Team Captain” using consultants for large and complicated commercial properties. We designed this course to teach the business of commercial inspecting, including general theory and practical applications of running a successful business, as well as insights into marketing and advertising. This relatively unexploited area of the inspection industry is sure to grow in the future. Enroll today and join a small but growing number of in-high-demand commercial inspectors.

Tuition: $595
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

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Course plus
Radon Getting
Started Package

Residential Radon Measurement Cours - 16-hour class/16 ICE credit hours
The Residential Radon Measurement Course is a sixteen-hour training course designed to instruct present and future Residential Measurement Service Providers on the proper techniques for measuring radon concentrations in residential settings. In addition, course enrollees will receive instruction concerning the nature of radon, its behavior under varied conditions, and its effect on the human body. The course will require two sessions lasting approximately eight hours each, excluding breaks, and will take place over a two-day period. After the last day of class the NRPP (NEHA-National Environmental Health Association) exam is given.

Tuition: $449 course only or $649 with getting started package
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

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Advanced SOP;
Field Application

New! Advanced Standard of Practice; Field Application - 34-hour class/16 ICE credit hours
Experience valuable hands-on training while attending thie four-day course! This is a great opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom to the real world under the supervision of professional inspectors. Visit a builder's development and inspect all phases of new construction from "Dirt to Completion" and conduct inspections on 4-6 additional existing homes. Classroom topics include "Tricks of the Trade", Report Writing and Presentation. This course will give you the confidence to conducg home inspections in a complete and professional manner and present your results in a format that is most useful to your client.

Tuition: $449
Time: 8:30am - 5:40pm

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Disaster Housing
Inspector Course

New! Disaster Housing Inspector Basic Certification Class - 8-hour class/8 ICE credit hours
Are you looking for a way to use your home inspection skills to help people in their time of need, as well as an opportunity to diversify your inspection business? If so, you may want to consider becoming an inspector with PaRR Inspections. When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declares a federal disaster for Individual Assistance, Disaster Housing Inspectors are deployed to the area to inspect and record damages to homes and personal property. These inspectors are all independent contractors, retained on an "as needed" basis, working under the auspices of The Partnership for Response and Recovery (PaRR Inspections). This class certifies inspectors for deployment by PaRR Inspections. The first half of the 8-hour class includes an overview of the disaster response process, an introduction to FEMA policies and procedures, and a walk-through of the Automated Construction Estimation software (ACE 3). After lunch, all trainees will try their hands at doing "simulated inspections" using a pen-tablet computer, followed by a discussion period. The two quizzes at the end of the class will help reinforce class material, as well as gauge trainees' knowledge of basic construction terminology. Approximately 2-3 weeks after successful completion of the class, trainees will receive letters certifying them as Disaster Housing Inspectors with PaRR Inspections. At that time the trainees will also receive their passwords, which will allow them to print out a formal Certificate of Completion from the PaRR website, and to practice their skills using PaRR's online tutorials while waiting for their first deployments.

Tuition: $179
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Inspector specialty courses listed on this page are available for Texas residents only. For specialty courses in other states click here.

We want your experience with us to be nothing short of fantastic. So we're here to guide you through the process and offer advice. Call us anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00-5:30, at 1-800-866-4143.

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ICE Courses start at 8:30 AM and Licensing Courses start at 8:00 AM

NOTE: Classes fill up quickly. Enroll early to secure your seat!

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