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    • January 21, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 22, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 23535 Northgate Crossing Spring, TX 77373
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    RETS - Real Estate Training Systems is offering one of the best New Construction PHASE Inspection courses on the market today!

    TREC Approved 8-hour (each day) Continuing Education

    Sign Up for One Day or Both Days

    This course is designed for anyone wishing to get started in the Phase Inspection Industry or improve your understanding of the components and systems of a residential structure. You will learn the basics of the building process from blue print review, pre-pour foundation inspections and final rough-in inspections, as well as gain a fuller understanding of the Codes and How To Apply Them.

    There is no better time than now to start offering Phase Inspections as one of your inspection services.

    Learning Objectives Covered:

    • Use of the 2018 and 2021 International Residential Code (IRC) and Selected Code Interpretations
    • Engineered Plans Review
    • Pre-Pour Foundation inspection
    • Pre-Drywall Frame Inspection
    • Pre-Drywall Rough-in Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Inspections
    • Inspection of the Delivery System
    • Understanding the Building Process
    • Report Writing
    • Increase your Revenue with New Construction Inspections
    • Increase your Construction Knowledge and Reduce your Liability
    • Become a more Competent Inspector
    • Prepare yourself to become Code Certified by the International Code Council

    In today's competitive market home inspectors have to stand out to be sought out.

    Why Take This Course

    This course is, without a doubt, the single best resource to quickly start inspecting New Structures, at any phase, while providing a solid basis from which you can build on your knowledge base.

    We have distilled the IRC (International Residential Code) down to the meat and bones, and then we shed light on how certain code violations and other gray areas are handled by an experienced inspector.

    It's true, you can find all this code material in other reference books, but what you get here, in this course, is a first-hand inspector's account on how to actually think through an inspection. You're going to learn what to look for and how to report on what you're seeing.

    This is a must-have course on how to get started in phased home inspections with all of the basics covered and enough advanced concepts covered, to give you confidence when discussing defects with your client and/or the site supervisor.

    This Phase Inspections Course provides you with the knowledge to limit your liability by covering contract issues such as plan review. Mainly, why we don't do it and if we do, what to specifically look for and why.

    Your investment for all of this is just $400 which will more than pay for itself with just a couple of inspections, not to mention all the office doors that will be opened to you for your New Construction office presentations.

    COURSE BONUSES

    Bonus #1: New Construction Sample Reports. So you can see for yourself how to create a Phase inspection report like a true pro who's been doing them for years-Value of seeing what a good report looks like. Priceless!

    Bonus #2: A Photo Library with Hundreds of images including connector and framing diagrams so you can follow along with compelling visual aids. Value: $197.00

    Bonus #3: A Resource Link (online) containing the course curriculum and several manufactures installation manuals and installation guidelines. -this is equivalent to a class-in-a-box! Priceless!

    Bonus #4: A set of 12 INSPECTION CHECKLISTS, with Code references, that breaks down the Code Book into the different phase inspections that you will perform. (Pre-pour, Frame, Rough-in Plumbing & Mechanical, and Finals). You will perform a thorough inspection if you follow the Inspection Checklists. These checklists are invaluable to New Inspectors and Veteran Inspectors alike. Value: $67.00

    TREC Approved Courses
    Phase I Course #42483
    Phase II Course #42478


    • March 18, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites 1001 E McCarty Ln San Marcos TX, 78666
    • 70
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    New September 2021 - 2023
    Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics Update

    Satisfies TREC Mandatory Continuing Education
    TREC Approved #41541

    RETS is offering the 2021 NEWLY UPDATED Training Program on the Mandated Continuing Education Course "Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review Course".
    Students Course Manual - "Click Here"

    This course will cover all of the changes to the SOP's and Report Form REI 7-6 that go into affect February 1, 2022. "More Details TREC Website."

    This TREC Approved 8 hour CE 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 courses requires a TREC mandatory written exam at the conclusion of each segment that will be covered and reviewed in class. 

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

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

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

    Registration starts at 7 am the day of the course. 
    Class starts at 8 am. 

    • March 18, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 19, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites 1001 E McCarty Ln. San Marcos, TX 78666
    • 68
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    NAWT Training Programs  

    In 1985, the National Association of Wastewater Technicians, Inc. (NAWT), became the national voice of the wastewater industry. NAWT’s goal is to serve as a communication and education conduit for the industry and, through its members, provide diverse wastewater services that maintain a healthful environment.

    Basic and Inspector Training  

    NAWT has created a successful national certification program for individual sewage treatment system inspection that uses five USEPA-proposed management levels as the basis for inspecting onsite wastewater treatment systems. Over the past four years, NAWT has trained and examined over 2,000 inspectors. Over 1,100 inspectors are registered on the NAWT website. 

    On the first day of the two-day inspection course the basics of sewage treatment and system types is covered using a troubleshooting perspective. The second day goes through a step-by-step procedure to conduct a system inspection. 

    NAWT Inspectors:

    • locate and identify all parts of the onsite treatment system
    • assess the condition and operation of each part and determine whether it must be corrected
    • complete 8 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain their certification
    • Contact information for inspectors who have passed the certification exam will be listed on the NAWT website.

    RENEWALS: 

    As a requirement for recertification you need to earn eight (8) hours of continuing education credits every two (2) years.  These can be obtained by participating in day one of the NAWT Inspector two-day training.   

    Of course, if you are trying to become current after the two year period has lapsed for more than one year, you will be required to complete the full two-day training program. 

    Included in one day of NAWT training is one year of the annual Certification Registration Fee while the two days of NAWT training includes two years of the annual Certification Registration Fee.

    Attention Home Inspectors!

    This course is approved for 16 hours or 8 hours of TREC Continuing Education.

    Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #39964

    Inspections For Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #33307


    • May 06, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Quinta 825 N Watson Arlington, TX 76011
    • 98
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    TREC Approved Course # 42479
    TREC Approved 8-hour Continuing Education

    This Electrical Inspection Course will walk you through the electrical system from the Service Entrance to the Electrical Outlet.
    There are a lot of changes in the Electrical Section of the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC) and the TREC Inspector Advisory Committee is releasing the Updated Standards of Practice with several changes to the electrical system inspection requirements.
    This course will bring you all of the need to know updates for you to start using in the field while performing your inspection. 

    This is a must attend course so you stay up-to-date. 

    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.

    • May 07, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • LaQunita Inn & Suites 825 N Watson Rd. Arlington, TX 76011
    • 76
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    TREC Approved for 8 hours of continuing education.

    TREC Approved Course #41050


    The course INCLUDES ON SITE FIELD EXPERIENCE!

    Pool & Spa inspections are a potential source of revenue, most inspection companies charge additional fees ($75 to $150) for these inspections to compensate for the time and knowledge required.

    We will help to demystify the world of Pools & Spas during this course. From breaking ground on a new pool, to inspecting a 20 year old pool. If you are just getting into the inspection industry or need a refresher class on the newest changes in the pool industry standards, this class is for you.

    You will spend 4-hours in the classroom and 4-hours in the field. We have arranged to visit 3 houses with swimming pools of varying ages in a nearby residential area.


    Topics to be Covered:

    • REPORT WRITING!
    • ON SITE FIELD EXPERIENCE!
    • Construction
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical equipment
    • Heaters
    • Decks
    • Slides and Diving Boards
    • Safety Barriers
    • IRC Codes
    • TREC Standards

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Start Registration at: 7:00 am
    Time: 8 am - 5 pm


    • June 03, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 23535 Northgate Crossing Spring, TX 77373
    • 74
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    New September 2021 - 2023
    Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics Update

    Satisfies TREC Mandatory Continuing Education
    TREC Approved #41541

    RETS is offering the 2021 NEWLY UPDATED Training Program on the Mandated Continuing Education Course "Inspector Legal & Ethics and SOP Review Course".
    Students Course Manual - "Click Here"

    This course will cover all of the changes to the SOP's and Report Form REI 7-6 that go into affect February 1, 2022. "More Details TREC Website."

    This TREC Approved 8 hour CE 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 courses requires a TREC mandatory written exam at the conclusion of each segment that will be covered and reviewed in class. 

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

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

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

    Registration starts at 7 am the day of the course. 
    Class starts at 8 am. 

    • June 03, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 23535 Northgate Crossing Spring, TX 77373
    • 75
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    TREC Approved Course #41047

    8-Hours Continuing Education


    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!


    • June 04, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 23535 Northgate Crossing Spring, TX 77373
    • 75
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    Lawn Irrigation / Sprinkler System Inspections 

    TREC Approved Course #42374
    4 hour CE Course

    A key to inspecting a lawn irrigation system efficiently is to know how it works. This course will educate the inspector on proper installation as related to TCEQ requirements and TREC Standards of Practice. Your instructor will walk you through inspection of various control panels, rain, freeze and wind sensors all the way out to the drip irrigation and spray heads. You will also learn proper system coverage and watering procedure so you can educate your clients on proper maintenance and watering procedures.

    Topics Covered:

    • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Requirements
    • International Residential Code (IRC)
    • Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
    • Irrigation Control Panels
    • Zone Coverage
    • Head to Head Coverage, Head Direction, Irrigation Heads
    • Drip Irrigation
    • Parkway Requirement
    • Pressure Buildup
    • Lawn Soil
    • Double Check-Valve Assembly
    • Back-Flow Prevention
    • Irrigation Manifolds
    • Rain Freeze Sensor Requirements


    Wood Destroying Insects
    Termite (WDI) Inspection and Moisture Investigation

    TREC Approved Course #42375
    4 hour CE Course

    Moisture problems around the structure and conducive conditions listed within the Chapter 3 of the IRC will be covered. 

    The goal of this course is to teach Texas Home Inspectors how to perform wood-destroying insect inspections according to Texas Real Estate Commission and Structural Pest Control Service guidelines, as well as state approved reporting methods using the NEW T-5 Wood Destroying Insect Report forms.

    While wood destroying insect inspections exceed TREC SOP’s, Texas Inspectors may find that their general knowledge, as well as their home inspection services, can be enhanced by becoming familiar with the different Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) in Texas, along with structural threats they pose. The state specific guidelines for WDI treatment can help Texas Home Inspectors add value to their inspection services and provide useful information to their clients.

    This course teaches the inspector how to inspect for indications of infestation of wood-destroying organisms that may exist in a building using a visual examination with the use of specialized equipment.

    Topics Covered:
    • Licensing Requirements by the Structural Pest Control Service. 
    • Identifying conducive conditions that attract wood destroying insects to a structure.
    • Identifying moisture problems in a home, which is a key factor in helping prevent attracting Wood Destroying Insects to a structure.
    • Describe and sketch the biological aspects of common wood-destroying organisms.
    • Identify and describe termites, fungi, and common wood-destroying insects.
    • Communicate treatment and management options for wood-destroying insects.
    • Methods to prevent termite damage.
    • Inspect crawlspaces; basements; and foundation structures by following an inspection checklist and WDIR form.
    • List the critical laws concerning wood-destroying insects.
    • Describe the value of the inspection in relation to the real estate transaction.

    This Course Will Fill Up, Sign Up Today! 

    Start Pre-Registration at: 7:15 am

    Time: 8 am - 5 pm (Pre-Registration starts at 7:15 am)

    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • July 08, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • LaQunita Inn & Suites 825 N Watson Rd. Arlington, TX 76011
    • 100
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    TREC Approved for 8 hours of continuing education.
    TREC Approved Course #42377

    According to recent industry report, 6,500 people have been injured from collapsing balconies and decks in the United States. The North America Deck and Rail Association (NADRA) estimate more than 60 million decks in the U.S. (50m residential and 10m commercial), it is estimated that 30 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired.

    It is crucial for homeowners to have their decks inspected to verify the integrity of their deck to ensure user safety as well as help extend the deck’s life-span, improve appearance, and increase livability.
    Deck Construction Based on the 2021 International Residential Code® puts the provisions of the 2021 International Residential Code® (IRC®) that affect deck design and construction in the hands of the deck industry.

    It is the intent of this course to clearly present the code and establish an understanding of the baseline “minimum standards” such that code designs or designs not covered by prescriptive code are more easily identifiable.

    Topics Covered

    • Best Inspection Practices
    • Identify Minimum Prescriptive Wood Deck Requirements
    • Describe Deck Construction Including Wood Members and Fasteners
    • Deck Attachments to Existing Structures
    • Minimum Fasteners Requirements
    • Prohibited Ledger Attachments
    • Stair, Guard and Rail Requirements
    • Importance of Identifying Wood Rot and Rusted Steel Failure.
    • International Residential Code Requirements
    • North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA)
    • Deck Safety Academy (DSA)
    • American Wood Council

    Here are some interesting facts about deck failure:

    • More decks collapse in the summer than during the rest of the year combined.
    • Almost every deck collapse occurred while the decks were occupied or under a heavy snow load.
    • There is no correlation between deck failure and whether the deck was built with or without a building permit.
    • There is no correlation between deck failure and whether the deck was built by a homeowner or a professional contractor.
    • There is a slight correlation between deck failure and the age of the deck.
    • About 90% of deck collapses occurred because of the separation of the house and the deck ledger board, allowing the deck to swing away from the house. It is very rare for deck floor joists to break mid-span.
    • Many more injuries are the result of rail failure, rather than complete deck collapse.
    • Deck stairs are notorious for lacking graspable handrails.
    • Many do-it-yourself homeowners, and even contractors, don't believe that rail infill spacing codes apply to decks.

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Registration starts at 7 am the day of the course.

    Class starts at 8 am.

    • July 09, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 100
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    Course #42378

    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.

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January 15, 2022 NEW Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
November 12, 2021 Foundation Evaluations - Foundation Survey Reading - Arlington
November 12, 2021 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - Arlington
October 16, 2021 NEW Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
September 18, 2021 Electrical Inspection "Advance Course" - San Marcos
September 17, 2021 Commercial Building Inspections - San Marcos
August 21, 2021 Septic System "Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems" Inspections - Tyler, TX
August 20, 2021 Manufactured / Mobile Home Inspections - Tyler, TX
July 31, 2021 Sprinkler "Irrigation" System Inspections - Unvented Foamed Attics & Crawl Spaces Arlington
July 30, 2021 Setting Up Your Home Inspection Business - Business Development
June 18, 2021 Foundation Evaluations - Foundation Survey Reading - Houston, Tx
June 18, 2021 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - Houston, Tx
May 11, 2021 Prepare Your Listing For Sale and Inspection
May 11, 2021 Online Marketing for REALTORS
May 11, 2021 Social Media Marketing
May 08, 2021 Swimming Pool Inspections Classroom & Field Training - Arlington, Tx
May 07, 2021 Advanced HVAC Inspection Course!! - Arlington, Tx
March 26, 2021 New Construction Phase Inspections Phase I & II
February 05, 2021 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - Lubbock
February 05, 2021 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Lubbock
November 07, 2020 Report Writing with Technology - Arlington
November 06, 2020 Electrical Inspections "Compared to the SoP's" - Arlington
September 25, 2020 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - Arlington
September 25, 2020 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
July 11, 2020 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - San Marcos
July 10, 2020 Foundation Evaluations - Foundation Survey Reading - San Marcos
July 10, 2020 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - San Marcos
May 16, 2020 Advanced HVAC Inspection Course!! - Live Webinar
May 15, 2020 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Live Webinar
April 18, 2020 Septic System "Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems" Inspections
April 17, 2020 Manufactured / Mobile Home Inspections
March 20, 2020 Foundation Evaluations - Foundation Survey Reading - San Marcos
March 20, 2020 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - San Marcos
January 31, 2020 Phase 1 & 2 New Construction Inspection Course - Arlington
November 16, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - San Marcos
November 16, 2019 Report Writing with Technology - San Marcos
November 15, 2019 Electrical Inspection "Advance Course" - San Marcos
October 26, 2019 Introduction To Infrared Thermography - Arlington
October 25, 2019 Commercial Building Inspections - Arlington
September 13, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
September 13, 2019 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - 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 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - San Marcos
March 29, 2019 Septic System Training - NAWT Certification Program - San Marcos
February 02, 2019 Report Writing with Technology - Arlington
February 01, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - Arlington
February 01, 2019 Electrical Inspection "Advance 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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