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    • March 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 42
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    TREC Approved Course #36077

    This course is intended to educate the TREC Licensed Inspector on the proper approach for evaluating the performance of a structures foundation and to make an educated decision when to refer a professional engineer.

    The purpose of this course is to communicate the proper protocol for a TREC Licensed Inspector to take an interview with the client, record field notes, pictures and perform an elevation survey so a Home Inspector can make a determination on the “levelness” and performance of the foundation – both slab-on-ground and pier and beam.

    Wither you use an elevation measuring tool or not, this course is loaded with useful information that will help you make an educated dissension on foundation performance.

    Topics to be covered:

    • The purpose of this course is to communicate the proper protocol for a TREC licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector to take an interview with the client, record field notes, pictures and perform an elevation survey so a Home Inspector can make a determination on the “levelness” and performance of the foundation – both slab and pier and beam.
    • Introduction to the Standard Protocol of the American Society of Professional Engineers (ASCE) on the investigation of Foundation Performance including L/360 and 1% tilt.
    • Procedure for taking field notes: This includes, interview with the client, taking the required pictures, taking an elevation survey (including CAD) and delivering the information to the engineer.
    • Introduction on Deflection and Tilt Analysis to determine the criteria of foundation performance.
    • Pier and Beam inspections including critical factors such as drainage, ventilation, component performance, structural load path from attic to foundation.
    • Technical Discussion on Taking an Elevation Survey using a Zip-Level 2000.
    • Pictures and Examples of various types of cracking and what they indicate: vertical, horizontal and diagonal.

    Course Instructor: Michael D. Gandy, P.E. , Professional Engineer

    • Principal owner and managing member of Lighthouse Engineering, LLC
    • Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas - P.E. MEC #95672 (06/02/2005)
    • Licensed Professional Real Estate Inspector - TREC #8720 (10/01/2005 - inactive)
    • International Code Council Certified (Residential Combination) - ICC #8012008
    • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1998
    • Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Arlington, 2004
    • Performed as engineer-on-record for over 15,000 inspections since 01/2006
    • http://lighthouseeng.com
    • Design repair plans and forensic analysis for slab foundations, pier and beam foundations, retaining walls, attic structures, load bearing headers and columns for both residential and commercial properties.
    • Private Pilot’s License
    • Secret Level Government Security Clearance (expired)


    • March 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 21, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 63
    Register

    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 CE.

    Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #35117

    Inspections For Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #35116


    • April 17, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tyler South 2421 E SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
    • 30
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    TREC Approved Course #38228

    Texas Manufactured Housing Rules and Inspection

    Manufactured Homes also referred to as mobile homes one of the fastest growing home inspection markets in the country. This course covers how to perform an inspection on a manufactured home and how to write an inspection report that properly addresses its components and systems.

    The term "manufactured home" was adopted in 1980 by the the U.S. Congress to describe a type of house that is constructed in a factory to comply with a building code developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the past, manufactured homes were called "mobile homes," a term that many people still use. However, "mobile" is no longer an accurate name because fewer than 5% of such homes are ever moved off the owner's original site.

    Texas Manufactured Housing must be inspected differently than traditional site-built housing because they are built to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Laws & Rules which affects the design and construction methods. Some important points include the non-removable chassis, bracing and support systems, the 4-wire electrical service common to all manufactured homes, polybutylene supply piping, wind/load/thermal zone ratings, metal roofing, skirting, under wrap, and potentially hazardous aluminum wiring.

    You will learn to distinguish manufactured homes that use higher quality construction materials from those that use lower quality materials. The course will teach you the different construction methods and how to recognize them. You will also learn about the HUD Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standards, and the regulations for electrical, gas, water and sewer hookups.

    Topics Covered:

    • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Laws & Rules
    • HUD Standards
    • Code Comparisons
    • Ratings & Foundations
    • Report Writing
    • Understanding manufactured, modular, and site-built
    • Reading HUD Labels and interpreting Data Plates
    • Comparing HUD code with common residential code
    • Foundations, piers, and stabilizing systems
    • Common structural defects from lower quality materials
    • Inspecting the skirting, crawl spaces and belly wrap
    • 4-wire electrical panels and proper neutral buss bonding
    • Recognizing fire hazards and HUD-required egress

    REGISTER TODAY!


    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • April 18, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tyler South 2421 E SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
    • 28
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    TREC Approved Course #38227

    Inspections Of
    Texas Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems “Septic Systems”

    Have you been wanting to learn more about inspecting Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems “Septic Systems” or have been considering adding Septic System inspections to your ancillary services to offer your clients?

    Most home inspectors are charging $200 to $300 to perform a septic system inspections along with the home inspection.

    RETS has developed a Septic System inspection course for TEXAS Home Inspectors that covers Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) installation and maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems “Septic Systems”.

    This course will cover Traditional Systems, Aerobic Systems and Low Dose Drip Systems related to Texas soils and environment.

    When you have completed the RETS Septic System Inspection course, you will be able to perform Traditional and Aerobic Septic System inspections with confidence.

    After successful completion of the RETS training, you will be able to:

    1. describe the different types of onsite wastewater (septic) treatment systems;
    2. understand different techniques for inspection septic systems;
    3. perform functional inspections; and
    4. document the inspection findings in a report.

    Topics Covered

    • Installation
    • Maintenance
    • Setbacks
    • Tank Sizing
    • Aerator Pumps
    • Absorption Fields
    • and much, much more.

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education

    • May 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Spring Branch Meeting Rooms 2600 N. Gessner Houston, Texas 77080
    • 499
    Register

    TREC Approved Course #38221
    4 hour CE Course

    Tankless Water Heaters

    Rinnai -Tankless Water Heaters on insulation and inspection. This will be a hands on class, YOU don't want to miss. Your Instructor (Scott Regan) will be breaking down thankless water heaters in class so you can see all the in's and out's of the working components of a tankless water heater. 

    With the installation of more and more Tankless Water Heaters, it is important to know and understand how tankless water heaters operate and how to properly install tankless water heaters. 

    All attendees will be given a Level 1 certification from Rinnai, and access to future training from Rinnai's on-line system for free.

    Sign Up, To Get Certified Today.

    Lawn Irrigation / Sprinkler System Inspections 

    TREC Approved Course #38220
    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:

    • Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
    • Irrigation Control Panels
    • Zone Coverage
    • Head to Head Coverage, Head Direction, Irrigation Heads
    • Pressure Buildup
    • Lawn Soil
    • Double Check-Valve Assembly
    • Back-Flow Prevention
    • Irrigation Manifolds
    • Rain Freeze Sensor Requirements

    Sign Up Today!

    • May 16, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Spring Branch Meeting Rooms 2600 N. Gessner Houston, Texas 77080
    • 499
    Register

    TREC Approved Course #36076


    Your Instructor Scott Regan will provide inspection details for current mini splits, ERV, operation of fresh air, zone damper systems, Heat Pump Furnaces, Air Handlers, Carbon monoxide and return grill proper sizing. Home Score with Green MLS is coming, and this is where inspectors can earn more money and so much more.


    This Advanced and Comprehensive 8 hour course is designed to deliver diverse and comprehensive information related to residential HVAC systems. 

    This will be a hands on course that has lots of props that you will break down to see all of the internal components of HVAC equipment. 


    Topics to be covered:

    • New TREC Standards of Practice as related to the HVAC System
    • Comparing the SoP's to the IRC Codes for HVAC installation requirements
    • Understanding Code and Manufacture Requirements
    • Heating Equipment (Gas & Electric) Equipment
    • Cooling Equipment
    • Heat Pumps
    • Proper Cooling Temperature Measurement
    • Duct System
    • Learn how to find the Age, Size and SEER rating through the Serial and Model Numbers
    • Inspection Techniques and Inspection Shortcuts
    • Report Writing "Documenting your Findings"
    • and much, much more!!

    Don't Miss Out, Sign Up Today!

    • June 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham 4435 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407
    • 33
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    TREC Approved Course #38228

    Texas Manufactured Housing Rules and Inspection

    Manufactured Homes also referred to as mobile homes one of the fastest growing home inspection markets in the country. This course covers how to perform an inspection on a manufactured home and how to write an inspection report that properly addresses its components and systems.

    The term "manufactured home" was adopted in 1980 by the the U.S. Congress to describe a type of house that is constructed in a factory to comply with a building code developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the past, manufactured homes were called "mobile homes," a term that many people still use. However, "mobile" is no longer an accurate name because fewer than 5% of such homes are ever moved off the owner's original site.

    Texas Manufactured Housing must be inspected differently than traditional site-built housing because they are built to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Laws & Rules which affects the design and construction methods. Some important points include the non-removable chassis, bracing and support systems, the 4-wire electrical service common to all manufactured homes, polybutylene supply piping, wind/load/thermal zone ratings, metal roofing, skirting, under wrap, and potentially hazardous aluminum wiring.

    You will learn to distinguish manufactured homes that use higher quality construction materials from those that use lower quality materials. The course will teach you the different construction methods and how to recognize them. You will also learn about the HUD Manufactured Home Construction & Safety Standards, and the regulations for electrical, gas, water and sewer hookups.

    Topics Covered:

    • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Laws & Rules
    • HUD Standards
    • Code Comparisons
    • Ratings & Foundations
    • Report Writing
    • Understanding manufactured, modular, and site-built
    • Reading HUD Labels and interpreting Data Plates
    • Comparing HUD code with common residential code
    • Foundations, piers, and stabilizing systems
    • Common structural defects from lower quality materials
    • Inspecting the skirting, crawl spaces and belly wrap
    • 4-wire electrical panels and proper neutral buss bonding
    • Recognizing fire hazards and HUD-required egress

    REGISTER TODAY!


    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • June 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham 4435 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407
    • 34
    Register

    TREC Approved Course #38227

    Inspections Of
    Texas Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems “Septic Systems”

    Have you been wanting to learn more about inspecting Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems “Septic Systems” or have been considering adding Septic System inspections to your ancillary services to offer your clients?

    Most home inspectors are charging $200 to $300 to perform a septic system inspections along with the home inspection.

    RETS has developed a Septic System inspection course for TEXAS Home Inspectors that covers Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) installation and maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems “Septic Systems”.

    This course will cover Traditional Systems, Aerobic Systems and Low Dose Drip Systems related to Texas soils and environment.

    When you have completed the RETS Septic System Inspection course, you will be able to perform Traditional and Aerobic Septic System inspections with confidence.

    After successful completion of the RETS training, you will be able to:

    1. describe the different types of onsite wastewater (septic) treatment systems;
    2. understand different techniques for inspection septic systems;
    3. perform functional inspections; and
    4. document the inspection findings in a report.

    Topics Covered

    • Installation
    • Maintenance
    • Setbacks
    • Tank Sizing
    • Aerator Pumps
    • Absorption Fields
    • and much, much more.

    REGISTER TODAY!


    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • July 10, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 147
    Register

    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.

    • July 11, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 148
    Register

    "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.

    • August 21, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 100
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    TREC Approved Course #38226

    Report Writing / Focusing on Legal CYA

    We all like inspecting houses. It’s fun and challenging and we are really good at seeing things that most individuals can’t. The “show and tell” with clients is rewarding, and the appreciation they feel at the end of the process gives us real job satisfaction.
    But, let’s be honest; most of us don’t get the same high from writing reports.

    This course bridges the gap between technical knowledge and quality report writing. Learn the “Do's and Don'ts” of the TREC mandated report form and how to create a comprehensive inspection report that will deliver the true condition of the property to the client and reduce your liability without scaring everyone involved.

    Your instructor will teach you how to identify and use appropriate report writing terminology and phraseology that stands up in court. Topics that we will cover.

    Report writing is an essential element of the home inspection process and it is important that these reports accurately communicate the findings of a home inspection. A well-written report will result in satisfied customers, more referrals, and most importantly, will help keep the inspector out of court and ward off any potential lawsuits.

    This course will teach home inspectors how to effectively write and communicate the findings of a home inspection in a written report. This course will help the home inspector in choosing the best report writing format, key words to use in the report, and how to protect the inspector from possible legal action.

    The goal of this course is to teach the home inspector to write a comprehensive home inspection report according to the TREC standards and the inspector's observations.

    Topics Covered:

    • TREC Rules for the Standard Report Form "Do's and Don'ts'"
    • TREC Standard Report
    • Sample Reports that Violate TREC Standards
    • Narrative Reports vs. Check Box Reports
    • Report Generation (When and How)
    • Sample Terminology and Phraseology Text "Words to use and NOT to use".
    • List the Three Functions of a Report Narrative (Comment)
    • List Ways Inspectors Can Avoid Lawsuits by Writing Great Inspection Reports.
    • Legal Issues
    • Report Formats
    • Reporting Software (Choosing and Using)
    • Report Writing Time
    • Report Length
    • Writing and Library Organization; and more!

    Sign Up Today!

    TREC Approved for 8 hours of CE

    • August 22, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 97
    Register

    TREC Approved Course #38224

    Termite (WDI) Inspection and Moisture Investigation

    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! 

    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

    • September 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 44
    Register

    "Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics Update"
    Satisfies Mandatory Continuing Education Course #37032 / 37033

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

    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.

    • September 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites 825 N Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 98
    Register

    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 CE.

    Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #35117

    Inspections For Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #35116


    • November 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington Texas 76025
    • 95
    Register

    TREC Approved Course #38222

    This Electrical Inspection Course will walk you through the electrical system from the Service Entrance to the Electrical Outlet.
    We will break down the electrical section of the TREC SoP's and pinpoint them to the Codes. Have you ever asked yourself, where can I put my finger on the Code for this SoP required reported item. Then this is the electrical course for you. 

    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
    • Arc-fault Circuit-interrupter (AFCI) Requirements
    • 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 07, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 97
    Register

    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)

    Approved for 8 hours of Continuing Education

Past events

January 31, 2020 Phase 1 & 2 New Construction Inspection Course - Arlington
November 16, 2019 Report Writing with Technology - San Marcos
November 16, 2019 Texas Standards of Practice / Legal / Ethics UPDATE Course - 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 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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