Skilled Trades & Industrial Programs Show Descriptions

Home Inspection

Course CPD072  |  200 hours, 6 months  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $2,295  |  Course Details  |  Register

The Home Inspection Online Training Program covers the major elements of a house and the principal issues and components of a home inspection.  All lessons start with detailed information on residential construction, including basic building design and construction materials and practices.  The focus is on home inspections, including standards of practice  defects recognition, inspection guidelines, and reporting methodologies.  Each module also includes appendices containing extensive glossaries, reference article, inspection procedure lists, and common defect lists.

Each learning unit is independently formatted, so you can take the program in any order desired, or switch between modules. In addition to passing assessments, you must complete all core sections of the program to receive full credit.

You can take this program no matter what state you live in, but please note that some states have home inspector licensing or registration laws that require a classroom component.  Please click here to view the list of states with these requirements.  This online program may not meet the educational requirements in these states; however, in some cases, states waive classroom requirements for applicants with certain home inspection expertise or other related experiences or licenses. Be sure to consult your particular state home inspection regulatory board for specific information.

HVAC Technician

Course CPD073  |  320 hours, 9 months*  |  Instructor-Facilitated  |  $3,095  |  Course Details  |  Register

The HVAC Technician Online Training Program is a comprehensive HVACR training program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration installers and technicians. This program is for you if you're interested in getting started in an entry-level position in the HVACR industry, or if you're seeking continuing education for upgrading skills or becoming certified or licensed.

The program focuses on learning objectives that have been identified by HVACR industry groups as key knowledge for an HVACR technician.

If you wish to see what the industry recommends for study, AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) and NATE (North American Technician Excellence) both have an HVAC curriculum guide posted on their Web sites.

The HVAC Technician Online Training Program has 16 sections, with a subscription length of 60 days per section.  Each section contains 6 modules. The modules cover specific HVACR concepts and incorporate reading assignments, Web site tours, applied exercises, quizzes, industry terminology definitions, video clips, animations, images, and printable handouts.