Home Inspector Defect Recognition Course
Fees: $199 | Hours: 12 | Type: Online | Enroll
PHII's Defect Course contains 10 lessons with over 275 interactive flash cards that include Grounds, Exterior,
Structure, Roofing, Attic, Basement, Plumbing, Electrical, Interior, and HVAC. Each flash card contains an actual
photo of a defect and challenges you to explain what went wrong and what is the proper course of action to recommend
to the client. Click to reveal the answer, then take a final exam at the end of the course. Review the photos over
and over again!
Why Use Flashcards?
Learning home inspection requires time seeing and responding mentally to defects, and flashcards are a proven method
of reinforcing learning and improving retention. Seeing an image with a question makes you stop and use your analytical
skills, just as you did in school. The only difference is that the flashcards are online.
We compiled these defect photos from a variety of distressed homes we've inspected across the country. You are
almost certain to encounter some defects you haven't seen before or may wonder how to describe. This is an excellent
entry course for all levels of home inspectors because it teaches defect recognition for beginners, but it can
also challenge the seasoned inspector to determine exactly what is wrong and how to properly explain it to the
client within the inspection's scope. As you complete each lesson, you will receive instant online feedback so
that you know how you are doing. When you finish the course you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to
report on a variety of defects.