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    • October 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 124
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    Course #36078

    How many calls have you received for Commercial Inspections but have just turned them down or have referred them to others?


    STOP turning away work and START performing these inspections for yourself. This course will help you gain the necessary knowledge to broaden your inspection portfolio. The course covers a wide variety of material including technical topics, business issues, the scope of work, fee quoting, proposal and report writing, cost estimating and risk management.


    The goal of the Commercial Building Inspection Course (CBIC) is:

    1. To help experienced home inspectors expand their business to include commercial building inspections.
    2. To assist all in understanding the scope of work for performing a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), in accordance with the ASTM Standard E2018-08.


    Course Topics:

    • Business Issues
    • Consultants-The TEAM
    • Scope of Work
    • Specialty Inspection Areas
    • Risk Management
    • Report Writing
    • Cost Estimating
    • Proposals and Contracts
    • Quoting Fees

    REGISTER TODAY!


    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • October 26, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 140
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    Course #36079

    Have you been thinking about adding thermal imaging to your list of ancillary services to provide your clients?

    This one day introduction course is intended to give you the basic knowledge necessary to perform IR investigations of single or multifamily dwellings to identify envelope, moisture, electrical and mechanical issues. This course covers IR camera operation, and basic report generation, fundamentals of IR science and heat transfer principles. Your instructor will cover inspection techniques, tips and tricks, standards and application examples as well as pitfalls to avoid.


    One of the aims is to prepare you to be successful with making measurements and to help you understand the capabilities and limitations of infrared thermography tools and knowledge. The course covers basic heat transfer theory and the theory of application of infrared thermography investigations of building envelopes, insulation, roofs, electrical systems, HVAC systems and moisture intrusion.


    A residential IR investigation survey can identify thermal anomalies that indicate missing insulation and insulation defects due to damage, moisture and improper installation. The IR survey can also provide indication of moisture or wetness as well as air infiltration and exfiltration. IR can easily help you identify overheating receptacles, breakers, electrical connections and aluminum devices during your general home inspection.


    You do not have to currently own an infrared camera to attend this course!


    Course Objectives

    • Set up and operate your infrared camera and accessories
    • Covers critical camera parameters such as emissivity, reflected ambient and distance to target
    • To develop an awareness of the broad range of potential uses of Infrared Imaging
    • Follow written inspection procedures
    • Record quality thermographic data
    • Make basic temperature measurements
    • List environmental influences, constraints, and industry standards
    • Recognize favorable conditions
    • Diagnose temperature patterns
    • Generate a report

    Register Today!

    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • November 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 144
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    TREC Approved Course #29281

    This Electrical Inspection Course will walk you through the electrical system from the Service Entrance to the Electrical Outlet.

    Topics to be covered:

    • NEW IRC and NEC Requirements
    • NEW Standards of Practice as related to the Electrical System
    • CSST and Bonding / Grounding
    • Older Homes vs. New Construction
    • New NEC Arc-fault Circuit-interrupter (AFCI) Requirements
    • New NEC Ground-fault Circuit-interrupter (GFCI) Requirements
    • Grounding & Bonding
    • Testing Techniques
    • Shortcuts
    • Inspection Techniques
    • Report Writing
    • and much, much more!!

    This is one electrical class you do not want to miss.

    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • November 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 44
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    "Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics Update"
    Satisfies Mandatory Continuing Education Course #32804 / 32805

    RETS is offering a NEWLY UPDATED Training Program on the Mandated Continuing Education Course "Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics Update".

    For the SoP portion of the the course we will have an in-depth overage of Sprinkler Systems. 

    This TREC Approved 8 hour course covers and meets the Update requirements and will count towards the 32-hour continuing education requirements needed to renew your license every two years. This two separate 4 hour courses will require a TREC mandatory written exam at the conclusion of each segment.

    The goal of the Update course is to increase Inspectors knowledge of changes to the Standards of Practice, legal issues and continue challenging Inspectors to maintain high ethical standards.

    TREC will not renew your license unless you provide a certificate of completion for this Mandated Texas SoP / Legal / Ethics Update course.

    Don't get caught in the dark when renewing your license.

    • November 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 98
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    TREC Approved Course #36080

    Are you spending WAY too much time writing your report after performing an inspection

    I have heard of inspectors spending 1- to 3- and even 4-hours putting their findings into a written format. Staying up until midnight or getting up at 4 am to finish a report just to go out and do it all over again.

    If you would like part of your life back, spend less time writing reports, and have more time doing whatever it is you like to do; then this is the course for you.

    The course is designed to help you learn how to use technology in report writing. You can write the report at the inspection site or at home, this technology will even let you write your report while you are walking around performing your inspection.

    Report Writing with Whisper Computer Solutions

    Two Tracks: 
    8 hour Beginners / Intermediate Levels Taught by Brian Murphy & Don Stafford
    8 hour Advanced Level Taught By Larry White

    The class will take you through the WhisperReporter Program, from the basics to its more advanced features. It will teach you how to create professional looking inspection reports while showing you at the same time how to save time doing so.

    If you are not a Whisper software user, "NO WORRIES"; before or during class, you can download the WhisperReporter program and use it for free and an additional 14-days after class without any obligation to purchase "AND" you still receive 8 hours of TREC approved Continuing Education Credit.

    NO SOFTWARE PURCHASE IS REQUIRED to recieve your CE credit!

    The following topic areas will be covered in the class:

    • Installation
    • Setup
    • Introduction
    • Creating a report
    • Printing a report
    • Creating a PDF
    • Data Manager
    • Backups
    • Restore
    • Archive
    • Export
    • Merge
    • Working with Images
    • Using Whisper's ImageEditLite
    • Rapid Remarks
    • Picklists
    • Cloaked Text
    • Tables (w/ Formulas)
    • Linked Text
    • Auto Summary
    • ISN Integration
    • Report Designer
    • Creating Templates
    • Room by Room Templates
    • Form Style Templates (WDI)


Past events

September 13, 2019 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - Arlington
September 13, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
August 03, 2019 Foundation Evaluations - Foundation Survey Reading - Arlington
August 02, 2019 HVAC Inspections – Advanced Course!! - Arlington
June 21, 2019 Phase 1 & 2 Inspection Course - Houston
May 11, 2019 Exterior Cladding Inspections – 4 Hours on Stucco - Mansfield, TX
May 10, 2019 Swimming Pool Inspections Classroom & Field Training - Mansfield, Tx
March 29, 2019 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - San Marcos
March 29, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - San Marcos
February 02, 2019 Report Writing with Technology - Arlington
February 01, 2019 Electrical Inspection "Advance Course" - Arlington
February 01, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
October 19, 2018 Phase 1 & 2 Inspection Course - Arlington
September 07, 2018 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - Arlington
September 07, 2018 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
July 28, 2018 HVAC Inspections – Advanced Course!! - Arlington
July 27, 2018 Drone Class For Beginners / Increase Safety and Improve Efficiency
June 02, 2018 Foundation Evaluations - Foundation Survey Reading - Houston
June 01, 2018 PV Solar Panels / Home Generators
April 28, 2018 Electrical Inspection "Advance Course" - Arlington
April 27, 2018 Significant Changes to the 2018 IRC - Arlington
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