Online CE Class Information – Exteriors

Exteriors v1.0

Thanks for your interest in this 16-hour online CE class covering the exterior systems. In this class we will cover the basics of all the different components that we’re likely to encounter while inspecting the exterior of a home. From garages and decks to siding and water control, this course covers the lot.

Please note that this course was developed and produced by Kaplan Professional, and is also taught as part of the Systems and Standards home inspection pre-licensing 100-hour course. This course was not created by Joe Cook of the American Inspection Academy (AIA), but is being made available to you by the AIA for the purpose of continuing education. This course covers the basic components of performing ane exterior inspection that every professional home inspector should be familiar with.

This online course includes video instruction, technical illustrations, color photos, interactive exercises, progress quiz questions, and a comprehensive final exam to completely cover the topic of exterior inspections. This course counts for 16 hours of CE credit and costs $169.

Included in the course modules are:

  • Exterior cladding components and materials
  • General inspection strategy
  • Brick, stone, and concrete
  • Conventional stucco
  • Synthetic stucco
  • Wood siding
  • Plywood, hardboard, and OSB
  • Metal and vinyl siding
  • Cement-based siding
  • Clay and slate shingles
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood/soil contact and exposed foundations
  • Soffits and fascia
  • Windows and doors
  • Trim, flashing, and caulking
  • Porches, decks, and balconies
  • Railings
  • Columns, beams, and joists
  • Porch and deck floors
  • Garages and carports
  • Surface water control and landscaping
  • Lot grading
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Flat roof drainage
  • Window wells
  • Walks, driveways, and grounds
  • Retaining walls
  • Exterior inspection procedures
  • Interactive exercises
  • Final Exam

Please note that once you have passed the final exam and completed this course you must contact Joe Cook at the American Inspection Academy to receive your state certificate of completion!

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