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FREE Virtual Home Inspection Workshop

Students of both the National Online Home Inspection Course and Correspondence Course are invited to participate in a FREE educational program, the Virtual Home Inspection Workshop. These one-hour workshops are conducted live online with each session devoted to education, your understanding, answering your questions and making you a better home inspector.

Workshops are led by Don Norman, an experienced home inspector since 1985 who has inspected approximately 10,000 buildings and is also the Manager of Home Inspection Training for Kaplan. Don’s weekly workshops will cover areas such as roofing, plumbing, structure and mechanical systems. Occasionally special guest instructors will discuss topics such as insurance, report writing and the cost of doing business.

All workshops are live online classes (workshops are not pre-recorded sessions) in which you log into class via the internet and participate with other distance education students in real time maximizing your learning experience. While not required, we strongly recommend you have a headset with microphone. A high speed internet connection is also beneficial but not mandatory.

Workshops are held once a week on alternating Tuesdays at 12 noon and Thursdays at 6:00 pm (central time).

If you are a National Online Home Inspection Course or Correspondence Course student, click here to RSVP for the next Virtual Home Inspection Workshop!

Mark Your Calendars for these upcoming workshops!

May 15, 2008 

Inspecting Gas Forced Air Furnaces
Gas forced air furnaces are the most common heating system in North America. This workshop will touch on the highlights of what’s required when inspecting these systems and how to inspect them properly.

May 20, 2008 

Inspecting I-Joists in Existing Homes
I-Joists require have very specific installation instructions. Join us to learn what to watch for when inspecting a home with I-Joist construction! 

May 29, 2008 

How Air Conditioning Works
Understanding the physics behind how air conditioning works is not necessary but it makes us better inspectors. Learn the “HOW?” of air conditioning and what to watch for when inspecting an A/C system.

June 3, 2008

Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofing
The most common type of roofing used in North America, learn what to look for when inspecting roofs on homes.

June 12, 2008 

Inspecting Hot Water Boilers
Considered one of the most comfortable types of heat in a home, this workshop will review you what you need to know when inspecting hot water boilers.

June 17, 2008 

Inspecting Sub-panels
Electrical is one of the least understood systems in a home for most home inspectors. Learn how sub-panels should be wired and the differences between a sub-panel in a home versus in a detached building.

June 26, 2008

Exterior Cladding
Learn the areas of concern when inspecting exterior cladding on a home. What sidings have issues and how to identify them.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click Here to RSVP for the next Virtual Home Inspection Workshop!


"I was so excited when I received my invitation for the Virtual Home Inspection Workshop for distance education students. I was feeling a little unsure, but now after attending one session I am fired up and looking forward to the next workshop! I have ordered a headset and I am going to add field training as well."

- Mark Barry from MI

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