Home Inspection Continuing Education Seminars and the NY State Home Inspection Laws

Real value means great educational opportunities augmented with quality professional materials that you can retain in your professional library. Pay once and continue “re-learning”.

I offer seminars that deal precisely with Home Inspection main line topics. Nothing else. Thus your continuing education requirement is fully supported and your professional resources are increased. This is knowledge you can reference! No other Home Inspection school does this.

These seminars are ALL NYS APPROVED. Each and every seminar has a unique “L” number assigned to it by NYS Dept. of Education. You must take continuing Education seminars that have these “L” numbers with four digits (L-xxxx) assigned to them or you will not receive credit toward your mandatory education requirements. Any other type course will NOT be accepted for your continuing education requirements by NYS, including ASHI, NASHI etc. Do not be fooled, look for the “L” number or you will have taken unneeded seminars and waisted money and time. Still not sure? Call the phone # listed below at NYS!

There currently are 13 seminars available. I have structured each seminar day to give you the maximum continuing education credits (8).  Three (3) days of enjoyable schooling and you are done with your educational requirements for the next two (2) years.

All Residential Home Inspectors in NY State need at least 24 continuing education hours to maintain your license in every two years. Check your license date and read below which was copied directly from the NY State web site. If you have questions about your individual license, please call the NYS Division of Licensing Services at (518) 474-4429. Please have your license number available. You can also visit their linked web site below.

Division of Licensing Services

HOME INSPECTOR CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (as of 10/22/07 in NYS Section 197-3.2)
As required in statute, home inspectors will need to complete continuing education within their two-year license renewal period prior to the expiration date in order to renew their license. In order to fairly implement this requirement, the Home Inspector Advisory Board in conjunction with the Department of State has determined that the amount of hours of continuing education to be completed is dependent upon the renewal date of the license. The required continuing education hours are as follows:

•Applicants whose license expiration renewal dates fall on or before December 30, 2008 will need to complete six hours of Department of State approved continuing education prior to renewal.

•Those that fall on and after December 31, 2008 will need to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education prior to renewal.

Questions about the Home Inspection Laws?

At the below linked web site, you can review the complete NYS law called “Article 12B Real Property Law Home Inspection Professional Licensing”. Please read this information!

http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/homeinspect/hinspector.html

Continuing Education Courses

Dates and Policy:

Classes can be taken when ever you want!  This is unique and I do not know of any other school that offers such flexibility to the students! However, all classes are on a “First Come-First Served” basis.

There is no minimum class size. The only requirement is that you pay “In Full” at least ten (10) days prior to when you want to schedule a class. This is to allow adequate time to purchase your specific class textbook in advance and have them for your class, plus complete all the administrative “paperwork” required by the State. For your convenience you can pay, using “PayPal”, bring cash or a check made out to my name.

Please note that the “sign-in” starts at 7:30 AM. Please be prompt, other students are dependent on your promptness too.

The seminars start at 8:00 AM.
There is a one (1) hour food break at 12:00 noon.
The seminar ends at 5:00 PM.

At the sign-up, we will need to have your current and complete address, your current and complete N.Y. State Home Inspection number (so that we can tell N.Y. State you took this seminar for 8 continuing education credits), your telephone number and any email address you may have. Please consider leaving a business card with us that hopefully has all this information . If you do not sign in, you do not get credits!

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ALL classes are now eight (8) hours long and ALL classes now cost $450.00

Please call me direct at (845) 279-9033 if you have any questions about payment or scheduling.

Thank you.

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Pick any class you want, contact me by phone to schedule an attendance date and then pay the full amount due in advance.  I handle all the rest for you.

Class “sign in” is at 7:30 AM and the class “start time” is 8:00 AM  You will be finished before 5:00 PM

Electrical is the 1st seminar in the series.

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Electrical systems: The standards of practice, Service drop and service laterals, Service size, Service box, Grounding & bonding, Distribution panels, 240 volt and multi-wire circuits, Distribution panel, Introduction to branch circuit wiring, Knob and tube wiring, Aluminum wiring, Lights, Outlets, Ground fault circuit interrupters, Smoke detectors, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection procedures.

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 214 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2104
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Exteriors is the 2nd seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Exteriors:   Architectural styles, Brick, stone and concrete problems,  Overview of conventional stucco, Conventional stucco problems, Synthetic stucco, Wood siding, Wood siding problems, Plywood, hardwood and OSB, Plywood, hardwood and OSB problems, Metal and vinyl siding, Metal and vinyl siding problems, Cement based siding, Cement based siding problems, Clay and slate shingles, Asphalt shingles, Wood/soil contact and exposed foundations, Soffits and fascia, Doors and windows, Doors and window-trim, flashing & caulking, GUtters and downspouts, Flat roof drainage, Retaining wall problems, Garage and carports, Garage floors, Garage doors, Basement walk-outs,  Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedures.

 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 306 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2101
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Gas & Oil Furnaces is the 3rd seminar in the series

This is a 8 hours long seminar that will look at the following areas of Gas & Oil Furnaces: Introduction to Gas Furnaces, Gas piping, Combustion air, Gas burners, heat shields, Heat exchangers, Cabinets, Fan controls, Thermostats, Dating furnaces, Vent connectors, Blowers, Air filters, Ducts and registers, Leaky ducts, Conventional furnaces, Mid-efficiency furnaces, High-efficiency furnaces, Gravity furnaces, Oil heating systems, Oil tanks, Oil burners, Standards of practice,  Inspection checklist, Inspection procedure. 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 263 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2098
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Plumbing is the 4th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Plumbing:  Overview-private water source,  Public water service, Public water sources-shut off valves, Public water sources-supply piping distribution, Water heaters-components & features, Other water heaters, Drain-waste and plumbing vent plumbing, Piping materials and their characteristics, Drain-waste and vent plumbing conditions, Drain-waste and vent plumbing-sewage ejector pumps, Fixtures and faucets, Whirlpool baths, Inspection procedure-plumbing, Septic systems, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedure.

 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 377 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2106
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Structure is the 5th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hours long seminar that will look at the following areas of Structure:  Exterior, Interior, How to build a house, Footing and foundation functions, Footing configurations, Footing and foundation types, Lowered basements, The Macro approach, Footings and foundation settlement, Crack analysis, Shrinkage cracks, Horizontal forces, Horizontal failure, Backfill height, Foundation surface damage, Sills, Columns, Beams, Joists, Engineered wood, Floor slabs, Wall systems, Solid masonry wall systems, Wood framed walls, Brick veneer, Roof framing, Trusses, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedure.

 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 306 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2105
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Insulation is the 6th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour Long seminar that will look at the following areas of Insulation:  Introduction to insulation, Introduction to insulation basics, R Values, Moisture, Building envelope, Insulation inspection, Urea Formaldehyde foam insulation, Radiant barriers, Air/vapor barriers,  Roof ventilation, Living space ventilation, Heat recovery ventilators, Insulation inspection, Attic ventilation-inspection, Flat roof and cathedral inspection, Above grade inspection, Basement and crawl space inspection, Crawl space inspection, Exhaust fan inspection, heat recovery  ventilator inspection, Insulation and ventilation procedure, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedure.

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 206 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2103
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps is the 7th Seminar in the Series

This is a 8 hours long seminar that will look at the following areas of Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps:  Air conditioning and heat pump inspection, Introduction to air conditioners, Water cooled air conditioners, Other types of air conditioners, Cooling capacity of air conditioning, The compressor, Corrosion of the compressor, Compressor coils, Evaporator coils, Condensate system, Refrigerant lines, condenser fans, Evaporator fan, Duct system, Thermostats, Air cooled air conditioners inspection procedure, Water cooled air conditioners inspection procedure, Theory of heat, Introduction to heat pumps, Coefficient of performance, Heat pumps similar to air conditioners, Earth to air heat pump systems, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection procedures.

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 173 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2107
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Roofing is the 8th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Roofing:   Roofing inspection,  Asphalt shingle conditions, Damaged roofing, Ice dams, Wood shingles and shakes, Slate roofing, Clay tile roofing, Concrete tile roofing, Fiber cement roofing, Metal tile roofing, Roll roofing, Valley flashing, Chimney flashing, Hip  and ridge flashing, Stack and vent flashing, Roof / wall flashing, Skylight flashing, Dormer flashing, More skylight flashing, Drip edge  flashing, Roof wall flashing, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist.

 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 240 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2102
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Interiors is the 9th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Interiors:  Overview, Floors, WAlls, Ceilings, Trim and cabinets, Stairs, Windows and solariums, Doors, Surface water control, Foundation flaws, Interior drainage tile, High water table, Implications of wet basements, Wet basement clues, Wet basement cures, Wet basement inspection, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedure.

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 145 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2100
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Chimneys Wood & Heating is the 10th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Chimney & wood heating:Chimney inspection, Flue liners, Chimney caps, Chimney height,  Fire safety, Draft, Chimney damage, Vents, Wood heat, Wood stoves, Wood stove conditions, Oil tank clearances, Wood stove owners manual, Vent connectors, Creosote, Fireplaces, Masonry fireplaces, Masonry and steel fireplaces, Factory built / zero clearance, Factory built components, Footings and foundations, Fireplace hearths, Fireboxes, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedures. 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 233 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2099
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Hot Water Boilers is the 11th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hours long seminar that will look at the following areas of Hot Water Boilers:  Hot water boilers, Boiler controls, Distribution piping, Air vents, Distribution devices, Inspection procedures, Life cycles, Boiler inspection procedures, Reporting defects, Inspection, Problems and implications, Inspection tips, Final inspection thoughts, Standards of practice.

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 118 page textbook
  • Class Number is: 2096
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Steam, Electric & Wall Floor Heating is the 12th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hours long seminar that will look at the following areas of Steam, Electric & Wall / Floor Heating: Steam heat introduction, Steam boiler operation, Steam boiler components, One pipe system, even heating, Hartford loop & equalizer, Main air vents, Distribution pipes and radiators, Traps, Condensate pumps and boiler feed pumps, Low water cut-out, Auto water feeder, Water level gauge, General steam boiler problems, Water hammer, Two steam boiler components, Standards of practice, Inspection tools, Inspection checklist, Inspection procedures.   This seminar  will normally be given in the afternoon, after Chimneys & wood heating is completed.

 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 131 page textbook
  • Class Number is: L-2097
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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Communication & Professional Practice   is the 13th seminar in the series. 

This is a 8 hour long seminar that will look at the following areas of Communication & Professional Practice: Understand what you should inspect and what you should not inspect, Standards, Property conditions, Readily accessible, Installed systems, Written reports, Beyond standards, General limitations & exclusions, Confidentiality, Don’t guess, Don’t lie, Can’t get paid twice, Getting or giving kickbacks, Conflicts of interest, Code compliance, Performance based, Professional Practice, Types of inspections, pressures on the inspector, You can’t please everyone, Harder than it looks, typical clients, Why are we hired, Beware of over-sale, set time goals, know your routine, Introductory discussion, communication issues, Stay in control, Inspection summary, Closing discussion, Report writing, Why write reports, How is it created, Report formats, What should a report contain, Report writing advise, Life expectancy, costs, Liability issues, Report summary, body of report, a few pointers about report writing and much more.

 

 

  • There will be a 1 hour food break.
  • Includes a 225 page textbook
  • Class Number is: 2108
  • Seminar cost: $450.00

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