Our courses are offered on the campuses of Technical Colleges throughout South Carolina. Check our course schedule for a location nearest you. We can also deliver to your site.
Home Energy Rating Field Inspector Training (NEW) Expand your home inspection business by becoming a Certified Home Energy Rating Field Inspector and profit from the boom in green building. The Home Energy Rating Field Inspector Training course is ideal for home inspectors, trade contractors and those with technical aptitude looking for a new direction in their careers. In this 24-hour InterNACHI approved course, learn the fundamentals of building science, the protocol for home energy rating data collection, how to perform pressure testing on a house to find air infiltration and duct leakage rates, and other important information necessary for becoming a certified rating field inspector. The course fee of $775 includes the RESNET National Field Inspector Test given at the end of the course. Bring your InterNACHI membership card on day one and receive an immediate 10% discount. Coastal Training Consultants will only be offering this course quarterly at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC and class size is limited to 25 so register early to reserve your seat. To register online go to www.tridenttech.edu/ce.htm or call 1-843-574-6152 .
Home Inspection Training
A standard home inspection consists of a visual inspection of a home's construction and major mechanical systems as they exist on the day of the inspection. Many states are now requiring home inspectors to be licensed which generally means passing an examination. This 45 hour course meets the pre-licensing requirements for taking the examination for the State of South Carolina. It has also been approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) for continuing education credits. Cost is $795. (Textbook is not included but can be purchased for approximately $90.)
Residential Home Builders Examination Prep
This 14 hour course prepares you for the South Carolina Residential Home Builders Examination administered by PSI. The instructor takes you through the seven text books used in the open book examination. Content includes operating a business and business law, construction management, construction techniques and building codes. Cost is $375 (Books are not included. They can be purchased separately or as a bundle for approximately $300.)
EIFS Inspection Training
This 7.0 hour course is based on the content of ASTM C1397 with a discussion of EIFS with drainage which is becoming more common in residential construction. If you are wanting to expand your home inspections to include EIFS or if you are looking to perform third party EIFS inspections, then this course is for you. The course is recognized by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the South Carolina Building Codes Council for continuing education credits. Cost is $229 including books.
Building Code Interpretations
Residential contractors, home inspectors, and individuals interested in contracting their own homes will become familiar with the "International Residential Code for One-and- Two-family Dwellings." This 9-hour course has also been approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the South Carolina Buiding Code Council for continuing education credits. Cost is $125 not including books. Participants should bring a copy of the 2006 edition of the code.
Introduction to Sustainable Building
Building environmentally friendly and energy-saving structures makes good sense from an environmental standpoint, and knowledge of sustainable building practices leads to more business opportunities.This 6-hour course approaches building construction using logical combinations of past practices, the International Energy Conservation Code, Energy Star and EarthCraft House concepts and the best of today’s technology. The ultimate goal is to produce buildings that last and give more to people. This course has been approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the South Carolina Building Codes Council for continuing education credits. Cost is $149.
BPI Building Analyst Training
Coastal Training Consultants, a BPI Affiliate, offers this 5-day intensive course that leads to BPI Building Analyst certification. The class will cover basic building science concepts and combustion safety material. Through a combination of classroom and field instruction, you will learn the “house-as-a-system” approach to energy auditing and home performance contracting. You will learn to diagnose and correct problems associated with health, safety, comfort, energy efficiency and durability, without compromising other systems in the home.
Course fees include lunch, study manuals, three days in the classroom, field training, the online exam taken in class and scheduled time for the proctored field exam. The written exam is a two hour, online test containing 100 questions (50 questions if you are a HERS rater).
You must pass the exam with a minimum score of 70% on the overall exam, and 85% on the CAZ and CO modules to obtain BPI certification. Cost is $1850.