online home inspection education

Oklahoma and Tennessee Home Inspection

ABC is the only Arkansas based company for Home Inspection Training that has been approved by the  Oklahoma Construction Industries Board  – Occupational Licensing Division and the Tennessee Home Inspection Board.

Oklahoma and Tennessee Home Inspection Boards require ninety (90) hours of Home Inspection Training to become an Oklahoma or Tennessee Home Inspector.    Oklahoma and Tennessee Home Inspector Boards will accept correspondence courses and Distance Education (Internet) to fulfill the ninety (90) hours of training needed to take the Exam.

ABC is approved by the Arkansas,  Tennessee, and Oklahoma Home Inspector Boards for pre-registration and continuing education training.  ABC’s eighteen years of experience in Home Inspections and proven record of success will guide you through the sometimes seemingly difficult path to your new Home Inspection Career.

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Call 501-796-3627 for more information. Email abc@tcworks.net

Oklahoma Approval # P-039-I-096- C-115&116

The cost of ABC’s ninety (90) hour Home Study Course is nine hundred and ninety-five dollars and no cents  ($ 995.00) Go to home page and order on top bar or call 501-796-3627

ABC is now offering a 100 Hour National Online Inspection Course and 40 Hour National Online Inspection Course

See details below for 100 hr course below

National Online

Home Inspection Course

Course Details
This approximately 100-hour comprehensive online course reviews all major home systems and provides in-depth coverage of system and component problems, their practical implications, and inspection strategies for finding them.

The National Online Home Inspection Course provides comprehensive, in-depth training for students wishing to enter the profession or enhance their existing knowledge. With clear descriptions, detailed technical illustrations, and useful summaries of products, this course is the most exhaustive distance training available. The National Online Home Inspection Course is based on years of practical experience in both inspecting homes and training inspectors.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the National Online Home Inspection Course, students will be able to:

  • Attain the necessary knowledge indicative of the home inspection industry standards
  • Recognize residential construction materials and techniques of construction
  • Recommend the remedial action required to rectify identified problems
  • Have a working knowledge of inspection equipment, and use, and application
  • Identify personal protective clothing used in home inspection,
  • Identify and prioritize the most common defects found in residential construction
  • Inspect a residence pursuant to general industry standards
  • Report inspection findings consistent with recognized methods
  • Identify and locate resources and technical reference materials

Course Fee: $999

Course Outline

Getting started – 22 hours

How to set-up and run a successful business:

  • Insurance requirements
  • Reporting options
  • Administrative procedures
  • Professional associations
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Understanding professional standards of practice
  • What and how to inspect
  • How to report your findings

Unit 1: Roofing/flashing/chimneys – 8 hours

Reading assignment:

  • Roofing
  • Flashings
  • Chimneys
  • Probability of leakage

Reading comprehension quiz 1
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 1

Unit 2: Exterior – 8 hours

Reading assignment:

  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Lot grading
  • Doors, windows, and trim
  • Wall surfaces
  • Porches, decks, balconies, entrances, and carports
  • Walks, driveways, and landscaping
  • Basement walk-out
  • Garages
  • Retaining walls

Reading comprehension quiz 2
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 2

Unit 3: Structure – 10 hours

Reading assignment:

  • The basics of structures
  • Footings
  • Foundations
  • Configuration
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Roofs
  • Masonry chimneys
  • Termites
  • Other wood boring insects
  • Mechanical damage and fire damage

Reading comprehension quiz 3
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 3

Unit 4: Electrical – 12 hours

Reading assignment

  • The basics of service entrance
  • Service panel
  • Branch circuit wiring
  • Lights, outlets, switches, and junction boxes

Reading comprehension quiz 4
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 4

Unit 5: Heating – 10 hours

Reading assignment:

  • Heating objectives
  • Unitary electric heaters
  • Furnaces (forced air systems)
  • Boilers (hot water systems)
  • Conversion from hot water to forced-air
  • Conversion from oil to gas
  • Chimney liners
  • Efficiencies
  • Capacity
  • Failure probability
  • Gas piping
  • Warm air heating systems
  • Hot water heating systems
  • General
  • Distribution
  • Limitations
  • Steam boilers
  • Combination heating systems

Reading comprehension quiz 5
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 5

Unit 6: Cooling/heat pumps – 6 hours

Reading assignment:

  • Air conditioning
  • Heat pumps
  • Cooling capacity
  • Failure probability
  • Compressor
  • Plenum coil
  • Outdoor coil
  • Water cooled coil
  • Outdoor fan
  • Condensate tray/line/pump
  • Refrigerant lines
  • Indoor fan
  • Ductwork
  • Attic ductwork insulation
  • Supplemental cooling
  • Attic drip pan
  • Water lines
  • Thermostat
  • House fan
  • Evaporative cooler

Reading comprehension quiz 6
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 6

Unit 7: Insulation – 4 hours

Reading assignment

  • Attics
  • Flat roofs
  • Cathedral roofs / sloped ceilings
  • Skylight wells
  • Knee walls
  • Wood frame exterior walls
  • Masonry walls
  • Log walls
  • Basement walls – interior
  • Basement walls – exterior
  • Crawl spaces
  • Floors above unheated areas
  • Pipes in unheated areas
  • Ductwork in unheated areas
  • Exhaust ducts in unheated areas
  • Current standards
  • Existing amount
  • Types of insulation
  • Inspecting and maintaining insulation
  • Ventilation

Reading comprehension
quiz 7
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 7

Unit 8: Plumbing – 8 hours

Reading assignment:

  • Supply
  • Waste
  • Fixtures
  • Gas piping

Reading comprehension quiz 8
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 8

Unit 9: Interior – 8 hours

Reading assignment

  • Major floor finishes
  • Major wall finishes
  • Major ceiling finishes
  • Trim
  • Stairs
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Fireplaces
  • Party walls
  • Basement leakage

Reading comprehension quiz 9
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 9

Unit 10: Appliances – 4 hours

Reading assignment

  • Ranges
  • Ovens
  • Exhaust vents
  • Dishwashers
  • Waste disposers
  • Trash compactors
  • Central vacuums
  • Door bells
  • Laundry facilities
  • Exhaust vents
  • Monthly energy consumption of household appliances

Reading comprehension quiz 10
Interactive exercises
Unit exam 10

Final Exam – 1 hour
(Course Total – 100 hours)

Course Fee: $999