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Home Inspector & the Fireplace
1 Day - 8 hours*
Only $249
Course Outline     Register Now

Kaplan's new 8 hour fireplace inspection course, developed by Fireplace Investigation, Research & Education Service (F.I.R.E. Service), is designed to assist the home inspector in recognizing key concerns on use, condition, installation and malfunction of both gas and solid fuel burning appliances and their venting systems.

Inspecting a fireplace, chimney or vent system requires a general working knowledge of the fundamentals as well as an understanding of the drafting, and malfunctioning characteristics. This course will address these concerns in detail and deliver accurate information to the students. Upon completion of this class students will have a sound introduction to the components, materials and mechanics of fireplaces, chimneys and vent systems that they will encounter and evaluate as home inspectors. Students will have a solid understanding of the inspection process and strategies involved to work within recognized standards and provide useful information to their clients.

Course includes Home Inspector & the Fireplace textbook, published by F.I.R.E. Service. Be the most knowledgeable inspector in your area and Learn to Earn more!

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of:

  1. Nomenclature of fireplace, chimney and vent systems specific to residential dwellings, with special emphasis on the components accessible during a resale home inspection. The proper installation practices of residential fireplaces, chimneys and vents including a history of these systems and their industry.

  2. Inspection methods and strategies for fireplaces, chimney and vent systems ranging from obsolete to modern systems.

  3. Typical conditions found and proper reporting of these conditions..

* Approved for 8 CE hours in Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia and Georgia, and by ASHI, NAHI, CREIA, AII and CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America).


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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
8 CE Credit Hours

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