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PHII Training Course Catalog

Home Inspector | Environmental | Thermography | Weatherization | Live Training


Home Inspector Courses


Home Inspector Certification Course
Hours: 90  |  Type: Distance  |   Details

This home inspector certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your PHII Home Inspector Certification. The course teaches the
basic fundamentals of home inspection in compliance with national standards of practice. You will learn exactly how to inspect a home and how to complete a home inspection report. Some of the features include computerized flashcards and testing, deluxe manual, videos, inspection forms and toll free support.

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Advanced Continuing Ed. Home Inspector Course
Hours: 32  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This home inspection course, also available in separate 8-hour online modules, teaches the advanced information that home inspectors need to know to prepare for state and national exams or to fulfill continuing education requirements. Some of the features include computerized flashcards and testing, videos, inspection forms and toll free support.
  • Module 1: (8 Hours) - Structure, Exterior, Roofing
  • Module 2: (8 Hours) - Plumbing and Electric
  • Module 3: (8 Hours) - Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Module 4: (8 Hours) - Interiors and Report Methods

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Defect Recognition Course
Hours: 12  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This home inspection course contains over 275 photos of residential defects found in homes across the country, arranged by category. Each image appears on a computerized flash card, which asks you to identify the defect and the proper course of action. You then click the flash card to see the answer. This course is useful for inspectors from every level of experience. It can also be used to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Simple Home Construction Course
Hours: 8  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

The course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides an overview of how typical single family dwellings have been constructed during the last century. It follows the basic order of home construction from the foundation to the framing to elements of the interior rough-in, identifying important components and how they are assembled. The course focuses on the major elements that are most important to residential home inspectors. This course will help new inspectors quickly learn the basics of how a home is constructed and the name and location of each component. It is also a good refresher course for professionals who want to brush up on home construction or complete continuing education requirements.

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House Framing Course
Hours: 45  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

The course, available online and on CD-ROM, teaches you all the types of house framing you are likely to encounter as a home inspector, along with how to distinguish one type of framing from another and where to look for defects. Most house framing is only visible from unfinished areas, making it difficult to spot defects unless you have a solid knowledge of framing. As you complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test and verify your knowledge simultaneously through instant computerized feedback. When you finish the course you will feel more confident and informed about all areas of house framing.

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Marketing & Business Development Course
Marketing & Business Development CourseHours: 12  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

PHII's 12-hour marketing and business development course will show you exactly what you need to do to get your new business up and running. You will learn what works (and what doesn't), so you can save time and money while quickly growing your business. During the course you will learn how to design a marketing plan that meets your business goals. You will also learn sales strategies and the confidence needed to build a referral network for long-term success.

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Manufactured/Mobile Home Course
Hours: 16  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

Manufactured homes (called mobile homes prior to 1976) is one of the fastest growing home inspection markets today. This course, available online and on CD-ROM, teaches you how to inspect a manufactured home compared to a traditional site-built home. Some important points include bracing and support systems, 4-wire electrical services, plumbing, wind/load/thermal zone ratings, metal roofing, skirting, under wrap, and construction methods. Includes Manufactured Home Inspection Report Forms.

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Environmental Courses


Residential Mold Inspector Certification Course
Hours: 90  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your Certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) certification. You will learn how to perform mold inspections in compliance with national standards of practice, including the use of sampling equipment such as air cassettes, tape lifts, and swab kits. Perfect for adding mold inspection services to your home inspection business, or if you want to start an independent mold inspection business.

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Commercial Mold Inspector Certification
Hours: 16  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your Certified Commercial Mold Inspector (CCMI) certification. While most mold inspections are residential, there is a growing market for inspecting commercial property including office buildings, warehouses, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and multi-unit properties where owners or potential buyers are seeking to protect their investments. This course can be taken after obtaining your CRMI certification and is another excellent way to expand your business services.

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Mold Remediation Certification Course
Hours: 40  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your Certified Mold Remediator (CMR) certification. As a certified mold remediator, you can expand your business by cleaning and correcting mold problems found in homes and businesses. The course takes you step-by-step through mold remediation protocols including developing a project plan, pricing, clean-up, and repairs. Take the next step by providing this much-needed service to clients.

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Mold Remediation Protocols Course
Hours: 16  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This protocols course, available online and on CD-ROM, teaches the safe work practices recommended by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation. This continuing education course will help you compare both organizations and determine which set of mold remediation protocols make the most sense for your business to follow.

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Environmental Hazards Course
Hours: 8  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

The course, available online and on CD-ROM, is an introduction to environmental hazards as they relate to the housing and construction industry.  Each lesson identifies a specific hazard, how to recognize it, how people become exposed to it,  how to test for it, and ways to mitigate the problem. After completing the course, you will be more aware of the environmental risks that exist and how to protect yourself and others. You will also learn if a license or certification is required to conduct professional testing or abatement services for clients. The course is accepted for continuing education by most home inspector associations.

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Structural Pest Inspector Course
Hours: 24  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This course, available online and on CD-ROM, is designed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification standards for Structural Pest Inspections. Add a profitable new service to your business by conducting wood destroying organism inspections or applying pesticides. Some of the features include obtaining your pest identification number, computerized flashcards and testing, and toll free support. Note: You can also purchase discounted Pest Inspection Report software.

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Radon Measurement Course
Hours: 16  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

Add radon measurement to your business with this 16-hour certification course, available online and on CD-ROM. Learn the fundamentals of radon exposure along with the proper techniques for measuring and reporting concentrations in buildings. Includes assistance in coordinating and scheduling the recommended National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) exam. Some of the features include computerized flashcards and testing, video clips, online access, certificate and toll free support. Includes Radon Inspection Forms & Checklists.

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Thermography Courses


Level 1 Infrared Thermographer Course
Hours: 60  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your Level 1 ASNT-Compliant Thermographer certification. You will learn how to properly use an infrared camera for a variety of diagnostic, monitoring, and predictive maintenance applications in commercial, industrial and building environments. The course follows the recommended training guidelines established by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT). The course includes a DVD that takes you through a complete infrared property survey, and another DVD that contains a quick-start guide for your infrared business.

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Infrared Moisture Survey Course
Hours: 24  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your Infrared Moisture Surveyor Certification. Providing thermal moisture surveys helps identify the source and full extent of hidden water damage and moisture that cannot be discovered by other non-destructive inspections. A professional infrared moisture survey report can be used to help estimate repairs, to guide those writing mold remediation plans, or to document expensive water damage claims for insurance policies. This course is a recommended addition to Level 1 thermographer training and is an excellent way to expand your business services.

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Infrared Energy Loss Survey Course
Hours: 32  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This certification course, available online and on CD-ROM, provides your Infrared Energy Surveyor Certification. Providing thermal energy loss surveys helps identify the source of insulation and air infiltration problems that cause high energy bills, discomfort, and other problems. A professional infrared energy loss survey report can be used to help correct defective insulation, to seal thermal bypasses, or to document claims for building warranties. This course is a recommended addition to Level 1 thermographer training and is an excellent way to expand your business services.

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Weatherization Courses


Energy Audit Diagnostics Course
Hours: 20  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

The Energy Audit Diagnostics Course shows you how to assess the condition of a home's thermal envelope, test for air leaks, check for gaps in insulation and advise homeowners on which improvements will pay off over time. You will also learn the use of infrared thermal imaging cameras, blower doors, and other equipment used by weatherization professionals. This course is one of four courses needed for energy auditor certification.

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Weatherization and Insulation Remediation Course
Hours: 20  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

The Weatherization and Insulation Remediation Course will give you the training you need to weatherize, insulate and improve the overall energy efficiency of homes. The course covers insulation used during the last 100 years and will not only teach you how to identify insulation defects, but will also show you ways to remediate insulation problems.

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Manufactured Homes Insulation Course
Hours: 12  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This course covers weatherization for manufactured homes, the only type of housing construction in the U.S. that is regulated by federal law. Because every manufactured home is unique, the specific measures for a home will be those that are cost-effective and achieve the most improvement in overall energy efficiency. This course also provides instructions on how to properly perform insulation remediation in manufactured homes.

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Residential Appliance Efficiency Course
Hours: 10  |  Type: Distance  |  Details

This Residential Appliance Efficiency Course covers the ENERGY STAR program and EnergyGuide labels as well as residential systems and home appliances that present opportunities for energy savings. Upon completion of this course, you will have the information and resources needed to advise homeowners on steps they can take to reduce their annual energy costs.

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Live Courses


Home Inspector Classroom Certification Course
Days: 6-12  |  Type: Classroom  |  Details

This 6-day classroom course, offered at our training center in Madison, South Dakota, is designed to help fulfill pre-license education requirements for states that do not accept distance courses. One advantage of PHII's training system is that students are provided with the interactive home study course in advance as homework. This allows students to learn the easy part at home and spend more classroom time learning detailed information.

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Home Inspector Field Training Lab
Days: 1  |  Type: Field  |  Details

Hme inspector field training lab at our school in Madison, South Dakota (free for PHII students), or in the Chicago Illinois-area for an additional fee. Our labs include a live, hands-on property inspection and time working on home inspection reports. PHII students from all over the U.S. and Canada have attend this training.

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Weatherization Field Lab
Days: 1  |  Type: Field  |  Details

Weatherization and Enery Audit field training lab at our school in Madison, South Dakota. Our labs include a property inspection, use of infrared cameras and blower doors, and instruction on different reporting methods. PHII students from all over the U.S. and Canada have attended this training.

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