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    • July 27, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites - 825 N Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 146
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    TREC Approved Course #31712

    Learn everything you need to know to get started. Drones have proven themselves to be a valuable tool for home inspectors. They provide a safe and effective method to gather high-definition imagery of roofs and other areas where damage can occur. This intensive Workshop will teach students how to safely and effectively maneuver their aircraft in order to gather and analyze the data necessary for a successful inspection.

    Topics Covered:

    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations for commercial drones.
    • What to consider before you purchase your new drone.
    • Drone models and equipment
    • Drones and the weather, when to fly your drone and when not to
    • Step-by-step guide to registering your drone.
    • Drone safety guidelines and flight checklist.
    • Industry trends, forecasts, jobs and market projections
    • Learn to get the best shots. The use of aerial photography and taking the perfect picture depend on the angel and height of your drone.
    • Learn about other opportunities to earn money with your drone outside of home inspections.

    Drone Rules and FAA Regulations

    • The Basics of Part 107 Regulations
    • Registering Your Drone
    • Operation Limitations
    • FAA Compliance
    • Flying Visual Line-of-Sight

    National Airspace System (NAS)

    • Special Use Airspace
    • Class B – G Airspaces

    Reading Sectional Charts

    • What is a Sectional Chart
    • Latitude and Longitude
    • Airport and Radio Frequencies
    • Maximum Elevation Figures

    Airport Operations

    • Reading a Chart Supplement
    • Right-of-Way
    • Towered vs. Untowered Airports

    Weather and Micrometeorology

    • Clouds, Ceilings and Visibility
    • Moisture, Fog and Frost
    • Wind and Currents
    • Stable vs. Unstable Air

    Drone Flight Operations

    • Pre-Flight Checklist
    • Hazardous Flight Operations
    • Lost Link Procedures
    • Radio Communications
    • 5 Hazardous Attitudes

    Practice Tests, Cram Sheet & FAA Exam

    • Practice Tests
    • Test Day Checklist
    • Using IACRA to apply for your Remote Pilot Certificate


    • July 28, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 144
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    TREC Approved Course #31714

    This is an informative and hands-on course that will deliver important information on Zoned Damper Systems, Heat Pumps, Furnaces and Air Handlers and Mini Split System installation and testing. We will have condensers and wall units to open up and see the insides and learn how all of the components work together.

    We will cover proper installation of Zone Dampers Systems, Heat Pumps, Furnaces and Air Handlers, Carbon monoxide components. We will also cover return air grill sizing to match tonnage and explain why over 80% of the HVAC returns are undersized.

    There are new State Wide Texas Requirements as related to House Bill 1736 Home Performance. You need to find out what that means to inspectors and how
    YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY with Texas going to be a GREEN MLS 2020.

    Other Topics to be covered:

    • HVAC Recalls current and past units that are causing fires and endangering your clients How to read and, and where to find this information understand Manual J’s.
    • Understanding Manufacturer Requirements
    • Why to use a stick thermometer compared to a hand held infrared thermometer for Delta T. 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,

    Instructor: Scott Regan of Green Loads Services

    • Over 30 Years’ experience HVAC Service, Load Cunctation (manual J’s)
    • Designing HVAC System's for Residential, Green Building & Commercial
    • Energy Auditor and Pass Code writer for D.O.E, Austin Energy and Texas
    • One of the first in Texas to receive home energy certificate from E.F.L & B.P.I
    • Over 15 Years Home Inspector TREC 8919 and Builder


    • September 07, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • La Qunita Inn & Suites 825 N. Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 48
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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".

    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 07, 2018
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • September 08, 2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites 825 N Watson Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 95
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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 CE.

    Introduction To Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #31396

    Inspections For Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems TREC Course #31397 


    • October 19, 2018
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • October 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites / 825 N. Watson Rd Arlington, Texas 76011
    • 148
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    TREC Approved Course #30445, #30446

    RETS - Real Estate Training Systems is offering one of the best New Construction PHASE Inspection courses on the market today!

    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 2015 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 Folder 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 Folder 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

    REGISTER TODAY!!


    • November 16, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Holiday Inn - 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 99
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    TREC Approved Course #33802

    The goal of this seminar is to familiarize inspectors with many of the important changes in the 2018 International Residential Code® (IRC®).

    The major changes from the 2015 IRC to the 2018 IRC will be presented. Participants will discuss the changes, reasons for the changes, and take part in knowledge review activities. 

    Information presented will allow participants to apply these new code requirements to design, plan review, and/or inspection. The seminar uses the publication, Significant Changes to the International Residential Code, 2018 Edition.


    • November 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Holiday Inn 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 50
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    TREC Approved Course #31717

    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)


    • November 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn - 105 Bintu Dr. San Marcos, Texas 78666
    • 97
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    TREC Approved Course #33804 / 33803

    Water Well Inspection and Sample Collection

    The goal of this course is to teach good practices related to inspecting systems and components in private wells. It is intended to raise the awareness and understanding of the importance of well water quality and safety. Learning and understanding these standards will allow the inspector to effectively recognize defects in condition and installation of well components and systems.

    Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

    • identify and describe three basic types of wells
    • report to clients defects observed in a well system during inspection
    • check the well meter and interpret the results
    • understand and describe the strengths and weakness of certain types of well construction
    • describe the water system
    • understand the steps in water treatment
    • identify health and safety hazards in the well system
    • create an opinion as to a well's condition
    • generate important points about inspecting wells
    • determine the important steps to take after a flood
    • list how water is used in homes
    • collect well water for testing
    • understand and abide by state regulations
    • troubleshoot common well problems

    Lawn Irrigation System Inspections.

    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
    • Irrigations 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


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