Online CE Class Information – Structure

Structure v1.0

Thanks for your interest in this 14-hour online CE class covering the structural system. In this class we will cover the basics of a home’s structural systems. The structural systems provide the foundation upon which everything else in a home is built. Structural problems with a home can quickly get expensive to fix, so it’s crucial that an inspector have the knowledge needed to identify problems (and potential problems) before their client purchases a money pit!

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 structural systems 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 structural systems. This course counts for 14 hours of CE credit and costs $143.

Included in the course modules are:

  • Footing and foundation function
  • Footing and foundation configurations
  • Footing and foundation types
  • Settlement and corrective actions
  • Crack analysis
  • Shrinkage cracks
  • Horizontal forces
  • Backfill and foundation damage
  • Sills, columns, beams, and joists
  • Engineered wood
  • Subfloors and floor slabs
  • Solid masonry walls
  • Wood frame walls
  • Brick veneer walls
  • Arches and lintels
  • Roof rafters, roof joists, and ceiling joists
  • Trusses
  • Roof sheathing
  • Roof framing
  • 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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