Each day of your training, you will participate in an educational session led by highly skilled instructors in their respective trades. Our instructors are individuals who know how to teach technical inspection material and who understand the business of property inspection. You’ll receive education in the following areas:
Electrical. Learn proper inspection procedures for inspector safety. You will learn to identify proper wiring techniques, grounding and bonding; how to properly identify service wires; how to access panels and disconnects; and how to use inspection test equipment. NPI will also teach you how to properly state issues in your inspection report.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC). NPI’s expert instructor will teach you how to determine whether HVAC system components are operating within industry standards. You’ll become a better and more competent inspector once you know how to identify various systems and what to look for, and once you understand, for example, what the refrigerant is doing, what direction it is flowing, and what the various components of a furnace or air conditioner do.
Plumbing. When it comes to plumbing, there is a lot more to know than just whether something leaks. NPI’s plumbing training course will teach you about the various types of plumbing materials, proper pitch, drainage, fittings, pressure and flow. You will learn what to look for and how to comment about your observations in your inspection report.
Structural Elements. Footings, foundations, framing techniques, doors, windows, siding and roofing — when it comes to a building or home’s structure, there is a lot to know about and look for. After nearly 30 years of training inspectors, NPI knows how to present the structural training material in a clear and concise manner, at a pace that makes it enjoyable and understandable.
Commercial Inspections. When you become an NPI franchise owner, you’ll also attend our commercial inspection training so you can diversify your business by performing commercial building inspections. Apartments, warehouses, office buildings, restaurants, light industrial — the opportunities to use your skills as a commercial property inspector are endless. Learn who our commercial clients are, what they want to know about a building, how to use NPI’s commercial report templates, and where to find and how to solicit commercial clients.
Technical Summary. On most technical training days, a quiz at the end of the session will help measure what you’ve learned and boost your confidence. At the end of training, you’ll take our final exam, which is designed to prepare you for the National Home Inspector Examination or your state exam.