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East Coast Seminar

Disaster Housing Inspector Basic Certification Class
1 Day - 8 hours*
Only $179
Course Outline     About Disaster Inspections     Inspector Requirements     About the Instructor     Register Now

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.

* Course Approvals:

  • Alaska - Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - 8 hrs
  • ASHI - American Society of Home Inspectors - 8 MRCs
  • California - BPPVE - 8 CE hours
  • Connecticut - Department of Consumer Protection - 8 hrs
  • Connecticut - Department of Higher Education - 8 hrs
  • FABI – Florida Association of Building Inspectors - 8 CEUs
  • Florida - Commission for Independent Education - 8 CEUs
  • Indiana - Professional Licensing Agency 8 CEU’s
  • NAHI - National Association Home Inspection - 8 CEUs
  • Nevada - Real Estate Division - 8 CEUs
  • New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers - 8 CEUs
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors - 1.5 CE credits
  • Mississippi Home Inspector Regulatory Board - 8 CE credits
  • South Dakota - Real Estate Commission - 8 CEUs
  • Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) - 8 ICE hours
  • Virginia - State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) 8 hrs

Important Instructions for Enrolling in This Course

Step One:
Apply online at the PaRR Inspections website by clicking here and filling out the brief application.

Step Two:
Register online for an upcoming class by clicking here or calling 1-888-323-9235.

Course Outline     About Disaster Inspections     Inspector Requirements     About the Instructor     Register Now


In Partnership with:

Become a Certified Disaster Housing Inspector

FEMA Disaster Housing Inspector
Course Schedule


Courses Start at 8:30 AM (8:00 in Rochester, NY)

NOTE: Classes fill up quickly. Please call to confirm enrollment availability before registering.

Approved for
CE Credits

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