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Home Inspection Certificate

Discover the growing field of Home Inspection. These 8 courses will help you prepare for the National Home Inspector Examination that is required for Home Inspector licensing in NH, MA, and other states throughout the country and prepare students to take the National Home Inspection Examination (NHIE). All 8 Core courses must be successfully completed in order to earn the Home Inspector Preparation Program Certificate of Completion required in New Hampshire & Mass. This program complies with both State of New Hampshire and Massachusetts home inspection Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. This comprehensive program will taught by either online learning or classroom learning, or a combination of both by an experienced home inspector and is based on New Hampshire, Massachusetts, InterNachi, and ASHI standards of practice and code of ethics. Students receive a total of 111 hours of instruction. Students are assessed using both attendance record which are logged at each class session as well as quizzes and exams in each course.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam; experienced NACHI  and ASHI “Certified Home Inspector”, real estate agent and pre-licensing educator, owner of Xtra Mile Home Inspection Services of Nashua NH. Awarded the Best of Nashua in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Recipient of the 2018 Hall of Fame Award for being the Best Home Inspection Company in Nashua, NH. Retired US Marine Corps Master Sergeant (E8).

 

Textbook Information

While there may be additional textbooks that students must purchase for program courses, students must purchase the following texts for use or reference in all program courses with the exception of the Home Inspection Overview Course:

  1. Code Check Complete, 2nd edition, Taunton Press, ISBN 978-1600854934, available at online book vendors or at the American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT)
  2. A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 4th Edition, available at AHIT website.

Important Program Notes

* New students interested in this program must take the Overview course as their first course. 

* Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Every reasonable effort is made to notify students by phone as soon as the decision is made. There must be a minimum of 6 students enrolled in each Home Inspection class for it to run. Please register early, as the decision to run the course needs to be made 7 days in advance. 

Contact

New and/or interested students are encouraged to contact:
Sandy Zappala, Program Manager
Email: szappala@necc.mass.edu

Home Inspection Courses

Home Inspection Overview

This course is the required first course in the program .  It stands out from other home inspection programs since it gives the “would be” inspector the opportunity to really understand what is required to be a home inspector in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the educational requirements, the states’ Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, the pros and cons of home inspection, and many more interactive FAQs and Q & As.  Northern Essex is offering this course not only to satisfy state pre-licensing requirements but also to give the student an in-depth knowledge of home inspection. A textbook is not required for this class.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

September 8 to September 22, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm, 3 weeks
Dates/Time: 9/8/2020 to 9/22/2020, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, 3 weeks
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $170
CRN 426: Course Number: HMIN1016 Section:OWB

Attics, Roofs, Interiors, Exterior, Lots & Grounds (ARIELG)

Often referred to as the ARIELG, in this course you’ll learn home inspection for attics, roofs, interiors, lots and grounds, what is required by the State to identify, report , and make recommendations relative to these areas of a house. Course content is taken from several sources including states’ standards of practice, widely used home inspection books and manuals, code-check reference, inspector-instructor experience field pictures, and actual inspection results. A quiz is given at the end of this course.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

Offered Winter/Spring 2021, 6 weeks
Dates/Time: TBD
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $339
CRNCourse Number: HMIN1020 Section

 

Plumbing

Learn the basics of plumbing, including what is required by the state to identify, inspect, report, and make recommendations relative to the plumbing systems of a house. A several hour field/site visit may be included.

This course is Six 3-hour sessions.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

Offered Winter/Spring 2021, 6 weeks
Dates/Time:
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $339
CRNCourse Number: HMIN1017 Section:

 

Structures

Learn the basics of structures (foundations, framing, etc.), what is required by the State to identify, inspect, report, and make recommendations relative to the house structural systems of a house. Course content is taken from several sources including States standards of practice, widely used home inspection books and manuals, code-check references, inspector-instructor experience, field pictures, and actual inspection results.

This course is Six 3-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

September 29 to November 3, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm, 6 weeks
Dates/Time: 9/29/2020 to 11/3/2020, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm, 6 weeks
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $339
CRN: 427  Course Number: HMIN1018  Section: OWB

Electrical Systems

Learn the basics of electricity, what is required by the state to identify, inspect, report, and make recommendations relative to the electrical systems of a house.

This course is Six 3-hour sessions.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

November 17 to December 15, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, 5 weeks
Dates/Time: 11/17/2020 to 12/15/2020, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, 5 weeks
Location: Haverhill
Cost:$270
CRN: 428  Course Number: HMIN 1023 Section: OWA

Heating & Cooling

In this course, the student will learn the basics of heating systems and cooling systems, what is required by the state to identify, inspect, report, and make recommendations relative to the heating and cooling of a house. Course content is taken from several sources including states’ standards of practice, widely used home inspection books and manuals, code-check reference, inspector-instructor experience, field pictures, and actual inspection results. A quiz is given at the end of this course.

This course is Six 3-hour sessions.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

Offered Winter/Spring 2021, 6 weeks
Dates/Time: TBD
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $339
CRN:   Course Number: HMIN1019  Section: OWA

Report Writing/Environmental Testing

The first 3 hours is mandatory for the Massachusetts and New Hampshire requirements and addresses the importance of the home inspection report and includes how to generate a report, available software to generate your reports, and how to write both a beneficial and defensible report with properly worked recommendations.

The second part addresses ancillary home inspector tasks like; how to take a water test, a radon test, etc., how to get certified, and where to set up lab accounts often requested by customers and can expand the inspector’s channels of revenue.

This course is One 6-hour Saturday session.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

May 23, Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1 day
Dates/Time: 5/23/2020, Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1 day
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $125
CRN: 165  Course Number: HMIN1021  Section: OWA

Course Information

December 12, Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1 day
Dates/Time: 12/12/2020, Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1 day
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $125
CRN: 429  Course Number: HMIN1021  Section: OWB

Pools and Spas

The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors how to inspect pools and spas and to prepare the student to take the National Home Inspector Exam.
The objectives of the course are that upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
provide accurate and useful information pertaining to pools and spas for their client;
describe how pools and spas work; inspect circulation, heating and filtering systems and components; inspect electrical components;explain the water chemistry; identify safety issues; list common maintenance recommendations; and follow an inspection procedural checklist.
An inspection procedural checklist and maintenance schedule will be provided to each student at the end of the class.

Instructor: Jesse Stufflebeam

Course Information

Offered Winter/Spring 2021, 3 weeks
Dates/Time: TBD
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $170
CRN:   Course Number:   Section: OWA

More Information

For more details, please contact:

Sandy Zappala

Phone: 978-556-3064
Email: szappala@necc.mass.edu
Email is the preferred method of contact so that additional information can be sent to interested students.

 

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