NEW! AAOHI CONTINUING EDUCATION NEW!
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
 
8 hrs., 16 hrs., 24 hrs., 32 hrs. of Continuing Education (C.E.) Courses Approved by TN Home Inspector Licensing  Program
 

Q.  WHO NEEDS TO RENEW A HOME INSPECTION LICENSE?

A.  ALL Tennessee Home Inspectors MUST renew their licenses within 2 years of the license issuance date.
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Tennessee Home Inspector License Act of 2005    TCA 62-6-301 Section 7 states:
“If the commissioner determines that an applicant meets the requirements of this chapter and is qualified for a home inspector license, the commissioner shall issue a license to the applicant that shall expire two (2) years following the date of issuance unless evoked or suspended prior thereto. The expiration date of the license shall appear on the license and no other notice of its expiration need be given to its holder. The commissioner shall maintain a roster, which shall be made available to the public, showing the name and place of business of each home inspector currently licensed. A licensee shall notify the commissioner immediately of any change of name, name under which the licensee conducts business, or business address”.
 

Q.  HOW MANY CONTINUING EDUCATION, C.E., HOURS OF EDUCATION DO I HAVE TO HAVE TO RENEW MY HOME INSPECTION LICENSE?

A.  32 hours of education APPROVED by the Tennessee Home Inspector Licensing Program.
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Tennessee Home Inspector License Act of 2005    TCA 62-6-301 Section 8 states:
"(a) To renew a current, valid home inspector license, the holder of such license shall submit an application on a form as prescribed by the commissioner. The application for renewal shall be accompanied by the fee (AAOHI Note: $200) specified in Section 4 of this act.   All documentation and fees that are prerequisite to the renewal of a license shall be neither delivered to the commissioner not earlier than one hundred twenty (120) days nor later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date of the license then held.
(b) Applicants for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant:
  1. Has completed thirty-two (32) hours of commissioner-approved continuing education;
  2. Has not violated the provisions of this chapter or any rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; and
  3. Has obtained a certificate of insurance in an amount required by the commissioner for general liability as well as errors and omissions to cover all activities contemplated under this chapter."     

Q.  I NEED 8 hours, 16 hours, 24 hours, or 32 hours of CONTINUING EDUCATION?

A.  American Academy of Home Inspection, AAOHI, has developed a series of eight correspondence 8-hour courses to meet various combinations of needed continuing education.  You simply choose one course for 8 hours, two courses for 16 hours and so on to meet the desired number of hours you need to renew your home inspection license.
 
Q.  WHAT TYPE OF STUDY MATERIALS WILL I RECEIVE WHEN I ORDER AN AAOHI CE COURSE?
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A.  First, AAOHI has partnered with Dearborn Education and Carson Dunlap & Associates to offer these eight approved continuing education courses to not only meet your mandatory CE requirements to renew your license but to increase your knowledge  and professionalism.  Carson Dunlap & Associates wrote the course material drawing on their decades of experience as one of the oldest and largest home inspection firms in North America.  Also, Carson Dunlap & Associates provides course content material to American Society of Home Inspectors Inc., ASHI®, for some of its educational programs.

Next, besides the course book, you receive quizzes and a final examination.  Even though you will send the completed quizzes and final examination answer sheets to AAOHI for processing; you do not have to pass the quizzes or final examination by a certain percentage to receive course credit.  But for your own records, AAOHI will email  your final examination score.

The list of approved 8-hour courses is shown below.  If you would like to see more details of the course such as an overview, table of contents or a sample chapter, please click on the name of the course in the listing below.

 
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
For course descriptions, click the Open Item before each course listed.
INTERIOR INSPECTION 8 HRS. CE - Click Here

InteriorsPrinciples of Home Inspection: Interiors
The interior is often the portion of the home inspection of most interest to home buyers. From floors to ceilings, this comprehensive text provides an in-depth introduction to the major components of a home’s interior. Interiors discusses strategies for inspecting floors, walls, ceilings, trim, counters, cabinets, stairs, windows, skylights, solariums, and doors. The text gives special consideration to the pervasive problem of wet basements.

CONTENTS Floors · Walls · Ceilings · Trim, Counters and Cabinets · Stairs · Windows, Skylights and Solariums · Doors · Wet Basements and Crawlspaces · Standards of Practice · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Inspection Procedure · Answers to Review Questions

 

AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMPS 8 hrs. CE - Click Here
Air ConditioningPrinciples of Home Inspection: Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps 
Inspecting air conditioners can be challenging, so the book provides a step-by-step description of normal air conditioner operation before delving into components, conditions and inspection strategies.
The text summarizes differences and similarities between air conditioners and heat pumps to help inspectors distinguish between these systems that share many components but perform different tasks.

CONTENTS
Principles of Air Conditioning · Compressor · Coils · Condensate System and Refrigerant Lines · Condenser Fan and Evaporator Fan · Duct System and Thermostats · Evaporative Coolers · Whole-House Fans · Heat Pumps in Theory and Practice · Problem Conditions in Heat Pumps · Air-Cooled Air Conditioning · Water-Cooled Air Conditioning · Evaporative Coolers · Whole-House Fan · Heat Pump · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Inspection Procedure · Answers to Review Questions.

 

STRUCTURE INSPECTION 8 hrs. CE - Click Here

StructurePrinciples of Home Inspection: Structure
Structural conditions are often the most serious and expensive area to correct, and are among the most difficult for home inspectors to identify.

This comprehensive text walks inspectors through challenging topics such as cracks, soil conditions, footings, and distinguishing solid masonry from masonry veneer walls.

CONTENTS
An Overview of Footings and Foundations · Conditions of Footings and Foundations · An Overview of Floors · Sills · Columns · Beams · Joists, Subflooring and Concrete Floor Slabs · Solid Masonry Walls · Wood Frame Walls · Masonry Veneer Walls · Arches and Lintels · Introduction to Roofs · Rafters, Roof Joists, and Ceiling Joists · Collar Ties, Knee Walls, and Purlins · Trusses, Wood “I” Joists, and Roof Sheathing · Seismic and Wind Resistance · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Inspection Procedure · Answers to Review Questions.

 

ROOFING INSPECTION 8 hrs. CE - Click Here
Roofing

Principles of Home Inspection: Roofing
This comprehensive text explores the fill range of roofing materials and installation procedures.

Since most roof leaks are flashing related, this critical topic is covered in-depth, including valley, chimney, pipe, sidewall, hip and ridge, skylight, drip edge, and dormer flashings. For inspectors in cool climates, the important topic of ice damming also is thoroughly covered.

CONTENTS
An Overview of Steep Roofing · Asphalt Shingles · Wood Shingles and Shakes · Slate · Clay Tile · Concrete Tile · Fiber Cement Shingles · Metal · Roll Roofing · Steep Roof Flashing · Types of Flat Roofing · Flat Roof Flashings · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Inspection Procedure · Answers to Review Questions.

 

EXTERIOR INSPECTION 8 hrs. CE - Click Here

ExteriorsPrinciples of Home Inspection: Exteriors
This text is organized into major sections on exterior cladding, exterior structures, and surface water control and landscaping. Wall surfaces — a challenging issue for home inspectors — are covered in a material-by-material organization, including thorough treatment of synthetic stucco (EIFS).

CONTENTS
An Overview of Wall Surfaces • Brick, Stone and Concrete • Traditional and Synthetic Stucco • Wood, Hardboard, Plywood and OSB Siding • Metal and Vinyl Siding • Clay, Slate and Fiber Cement Shingles • Insulbrick and Asphalt Shingles • Wood/Soil Contact and Exposed Foundations • Soffits, Fascia, Windows and Doors • Trim, Flashings and Caulking • Porches, Decks and Balconies • Garages and Carports • Basement Walkouts • Lot Grading • Gutters and Downspouts • Window Wells • Walks, Driveways and Grounds • Retaining Walls • Inspection Tools • Inspection Checklists • Inspection Procedure • Answers to Review Questions.

 

PLUMBING INSPECTION 8 hrs. CE - Click Here
Plumbing

Principles of Home Inspection: Plumbing
This text is organized into major sections on supply plumbing; water heaters; drain, waste, and vent plumbing; and fixtures and faucets.

The mechanics and practical implications of water flow and pressure are covered first, to prepare for discussions of specific problems that can occur. Summary tables of piping materials help readers keep track of the variety of components they will see in practice. The text also delves into safety and efficiency issues.

CONTENTS
Principles of Supply Plumbing · Private Water Sources · Public Water Service · Supply Piping Distribution System in the House · An Overview of Water Heaters · Fuel Supply and Venting Systems for Water · Conventional Tank-Type Water Heaters · High Efficiency Systems, Combination Systems and Tankless Coils · Public and Private Sewage Disposal · Drain Piping Materials · Traps and Floor Drains · Venting Systems · Pumps · Components and General Strategy · Fixtures and Faucets · Septic Systems · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Inspection Procedure · Answers to Review Questions.

 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION 8 hrs. CE - Click Here
Electrical

Principles of Home Inspection: Electrical Systems
For many inspectors, the electrical inspection is the most difficult because of the invisible nature of electricity, the non-intuitive terminology, and the safety issues involved.

This thorough book addresses these difficulties both for beginners who need an in-depth introduction to electrical system inspection and more advanced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding.

CONTENTS
The Basics of Electricity · Service Drop, Service Entrance Wires, and Service Size · Service Box and System Grounding · Distribution Panels · Branch Circuit Wiring · Lights, Outlets, Switches and Junction Boxes · Smoke Detectors · Standards of Practice · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Inspection Procedure · Answers to Review Questions.

 

COMMUNICATION & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 8 hrs. CE - Click Here
Communication

Principles of Home Inspection: Communication & Professional Practice
Only half of a home inspector’s challenge is technical — the other half is effective communication with clients.
This text is designed both for beginners who need an in-depth introduction and more advanced practitioners looking for tips, sample dialogue and documents, and an understanding of the scope and ethical aspects of a home inspection. Inspection Checklists summarize the important components and problems home inspectors will encounter, and can be used for actual inspections.

CONTENTS
Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics · Inspections and Inspectors · Typical Clients · The Inspection Process · Liability · The Real Estate Transaction · Theory and Principles of Verbal Communication · Report Writing · The Step-by-Step Home Inspection · Inspection Tools · Inspection Checklists · Answers to Review QuestionS.

 
Course Fees:
8 hours One 8 hour Course $99 plus $9.95 S&H
16 hours Two 8 hour Courses $189 plus $12.75 S&H
24 hours Three 8-hour Courses $279 plus $15.30 S&H
32 hours Four 8-hour Courses $369 plus $16.90 S&H
To order courses CLICK HERE
 

Q.  HOW DO I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR MY CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS AT THE TENNESSEE HOME INSPECTOR LICENSING PROGRAM?

A.  It is very easy!  After reading the course book, you complete the course quizzes and the final examination.  You then send the completed answer sheets to AAOHI for processing.  For your records, AAOHI will email you a course certificate showing you have successfully completed the course or courses and your final examination score.  Next, AAOHI will send the Tennessee Home Inspection Licensing Program a form showing that you successfully completed the course or courses and CE hours will be recorded in your file at the Tennessee Home Inspection Licensing Program.

 
 
 
 
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