Online CE Class Information – Plumbing

Plumbing v1.0

Thanks for your interest in this 10-hour online CE class covering the plumbing system. In this class we will cover the basics of a residential plumbing system. Problems with a home’s plumbing are easily visible to homeowners (due to the quickly rising water underfoot) and frantic calls from inspection clients can often cause a headache for a home inspector. So, it’s important to have a working knowledge of this crucial part of the home inspection process.

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 elements of a plumbing system 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 plumbing systems. This course counts for 10 hours of CE credit and costs $130.

Included in the course modules are:

  • Water entry piping
  • Supply piping
  • Introduction to water heaters
  • Gas-fired, oil-fired, and electric water heaters
  • Common water heater problems
  • Fan-assisted water heaters
  • Introduction to DWV system
  • DWV materials
  • DWV conditions
  • Traps
  • Floor drains
  • Venting system
  • Sewage ejector pumps
  • Basins, sinks, and laundry tubs
  • Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Tub and shower enclosures
  • Shower stalls
  • 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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