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Manufactured and Modular Home Inspection
1 Days - 7 hours*
Only $169

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The need for qualified manufactured home inspectors is on the rise in this growing industry and you can fill that need. Seize this opportunity and expand your business. This unique “niche” market opportunity is expected to expand to meet national housing market requirements. As the price of traditional site built homes rise across the country, so does the need for more affordable manufactured housing. In January 2006 alone nearly 12,000 manufactured homes were shipped from HUD certified manufacturers and the production numbers are expected to increase. Single wide to triple wide, these unique, high quality homes are becoming the norm, not the exception. These home owners are educated and savvy. Some homes are now selling for over a million dollars in select locations. Don’t miss out on this exciting inspection market.

*Approved for 6 hours in Illinois.

"I wanted to thank you for the Manufactured Homes Course. It was eye opening, informative and I feel I took some knowledge back with me. It's truly a pleasure to learn from professionals such as yourself. I will highly recommend Kaplan to some of the guys I know in the business. Probably will be signing up for your Mold class and the Fast Track class you described."

Steve Dukette

"James, thank you for teaching the Manufactured Home course this past weekend. I found it very informative and helpful. I am looking forward to my first mobile home inspection. I feel you are a wealth of information and look forward to taking classes with you in the future."

Steve Sanders, Reliable Building Inspection Services, Inc.

Course Outline

Course Description: This one-day course covers the different aspects of mobile and manufactured housing, including regulations for electrical, gas, water and sewer hookups in the mobile home park. Students learn about setbacks for porches, carports and driveways, as well as the methods used by various manufacturers for installation of water heaters, furnaces and electrical panels as well as structural frame support systems. Course training includes U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations as it pertains to the construction of Manufactured home.

Goal: Upon completion of this class students will be able to perform an inspection and write an inspection report on a Manufactured/Mobile home including its systems and components.

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

  1. Nomenclature specific to manufactured and mobile home inspections.
  2. Structural components and proper installation practices for manufactured housing and mobile homes.
  3. Code authoring, code compliance, city and park requirements.
  4. Inspection report writing and communication.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Introduction and History of Manufactured Homes

  • HUD title 24
  • Local governing jurisdictions
  • History - and important dates to remember
  • Personal Property or Real Property

  • Break - 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    10:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon

  • Roofing, and drainage
  • Electrical requirements
  • Plumbing requirements
  • HVAC requirements
  • Under-floors conditions including skirting and access requirements

  • Lunch - 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Ingress and Egress requirement, including landings, stairs, and handrails.
  • Cabana additions and armadas
  • Carports and awnings
  • Setback requirements
  • Ancillary building requirements (Sheds, etc.)

  • Break - 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    • Foundations including permanent
    • Footings, distribution pads, and pier systems
    • Anchor piers and tiedowns
    • Oversize pier requirements
    • Review and Q&A

    Quiz - Manufactured Homes

    Course Schedule
    Sep 13
    Nov 23

    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
    7 CE Credit Hours

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