Programs

Programs Offered

Students who apply to the school will be given a tour of the facilities, a copy of the school catalog, and application papers. Registration requires meeting with the admissions officer to complete all necessary documents for entry into school. The Program is a licensed NJ Private Vocational School. There is a non refundable administration fee due at the time of registration. The student has one year to complete the program. The programs offered are:

Home Inspection Classroom Certification Program (10 Modules)

Module Descriptions

Interior & Insulation Inspection          THII-101
Focus is on the inspection of thermal insulation, Moisture Management techniques & Issues,
vapor retardants and ventilation systems, as well as the interior elements of residential dwellings
such as walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, interior stairs/railings, installed counter-tops and cabinets, and garage doors/door operators.

Roofing Inspection             THII-102
The emphasis in Roofing Inspection is on typical defects of the various types of roof coverings, 
drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations. Students apply their
classroom knowledge of roofing to inspections that focus on system performance, safety concerns, and compliance with existing codes and standards. 

Exterior Inspection          THII-103
Exterior Inspection covers retaining walls, grounds, window wells, lot grading, driveways,
patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops and steps, porches, railings, wall cladding, flashing trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, as well as exterior doors and windows. Students learn to describe the exterior wall covering and inspect all aspects of the exterior named above. 

Structural Inspection          THII-104
Structure Inspection focuses on the following structural components of a
residential dwelling: Foundations, and footings, floors, walls and roof ceiling structures.
Students learn to apply knowledge, of structures to inspections that focus on system performance,
safety concerns, and compliance with good construction practices.

Heating I  Inspection          THII-105
Heating Inspection I covers installed heating systems
(Gas and Oil Furnaces, and Hot Water Boilers).
Emphasis is on the Inspector’s ability to identify the source, material type,
condition, and safety concerns, as well as to inspect the heating equipment.

Heating Inspection II       THII-106
Heating Inspection II covers vent systems, flues, and chimneys, as well as fireplaces,
other wood heating appliances, steam and electric heating systems. Students apply knowledge
of these systems to the role of the home inspector.  

Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps Inspection
      THII-107
 Emphasis in Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Inspection is on cooling systems and heat pumps.
 Students learn to identify typical defects and apply correct inspection techniques.
 
Plumbing Inspection          THII-108
Plumbing Inspection prepares students to inspect, in a residential dwelling, the interior water supply and distribution systems (including fixtures and faucets), as well as water heating equipment and drain/vent/waste systems and their related fixtures. 

Electrical Inspection
          THII-109
Electrical Inspection prepares students to inspect the performance of the following components
of Electrical Systems  within Residential Buildings: Services Drops, Grounding Systems, Service Panels, Wiring Systems, Devices, and Fixtures.

Communications & Professional Practices      THII-110
The home inspector is required, both verbally and in writing, to describe the inspection process and communicate inspection findings to the client. It is imperative that the home inspector be able to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding of an inspection, once conducted. Students in this subject develop their oral and written communication skills, learn to develop the professional communication skills needed to be a Professional Home Inspector. 

Home Inspection Field Mentoring Certification Program     THII-FM
The home inspection field mentoring certification program fulfills the 40 hour field mentoring training required for licensure as a home inspector in New Jersey as governed by the NJ Department of Consumer Affair’s Home Inspection Advisory Committee. The student/applicant accompanies a licensed NJ Home Inspector on 40+ hours (approximately 16 inspections) of real-world home inspections.

The 40 hours/16 inspections are arranged between the instructor and student upon a case-by-case basis.

The Home Inspection Institute, LLC performs the New Jersey approved Home Inspector licensure certification program as overseen by The NJ DCA’s Home Inspection Advisory Committee.

The National Home Inspector Examination