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Class Schedule

TENNESSEE HOME INSPECTION
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
A recommended schedule of events for the 6 hour TREC approved Tennessee Home Inspection Course is as follows.

Schedule of Events

(NOTE: Classes at the Brentwood Library start at 09:30 and go to 4:30)

Introduction and Over-View – 08:30 – 09:00

Administration (Sign-In and collect fees), Introduction of Speaker, review schedule. 5 slides, 5 minutes

HI Overview and Rules – 65 slides, 25 minutes

The purpose of the Introduction and Overview is to review general topics and issues required by the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce, Home Inspection Licensing. Topics include the Home Inspection Written Contract, the Home Inspection Written Report, definitions, insurance, general inspection requirements, timing, and what is not required of the Home Inspector.

Hour 1 – 9:10 – 10:00

HI Exterior Surface and Components - 135 slides, 50 minutes

Purpose is to review exterior components of the house to include exterior shell material, windows, doors, drainage, landscape material, driveways, walkways, patios, decks, steps, stoops, porches, electrical connection, plumbing devices,

Discussion will include requirements of the State, how the Inspector completes the Inspection and what the Home Inspector is looking for. Session is followed by a 10 minute break.

Hour 2 – 10:10 – 11:00

HI Interior Spaces and Components – 130 slides – 50 minutes

Purpose is to review interior topics such as wall, floor, ceilings, doors, windows, kitchen appliances, laundry rooms, garages and basements.

Discussion will include requirements of the State, how the Inspector completes the Inspection and what the Home Inspector is looking for. Session is followed by a 10 minute break.

Hour 3 – 11:10 – 12:00

Structural and Foundation – 70 slides, 15 minutes

Purpose of the session is to discuss how the building structure is constructed looking at the building from the foundation up and into the attic. Items covered include materials used, construction methods and installation, ventilation, insulation, and water management.

Roof and Attic – 100 slides, 35 minutes

Purpose of the session is to discuss the exterior roof coverings and water management systems and to discuss the inside of the attic spaces with special attention as to how the attic components make up the roof and attic ventilation.

Discussion will include requirements of the State, how the Inspector completes the Inspection and what the Home Inspector is looking for. Session is followed by a 10 minute break.

LUNCH – 12:00 – 1:00

Hour 4 – 1:00 – 1:50

HVAC Section – 130 slides, 50 minutes

Purpose is to review the systems used for heating, venting and air conditioning the structure. Session discusses furnaces, air conditioning systems and fireplaces.

Discussion will include requirements of the State, how the Inspector completes the Inspection and what the Home Inspector is looking for.

Hour 5 – 2:00 – 2:50

HI Electrical Section – 107 slides, 50 minutes

Purpose of the session is to discuss electrical components including panels, conductors, circuit breakers, outlets, switches, lights, and the grounding electrode system.

Discussion will include requirements of the State, how the Inspector completes the Inspection and what the Home Inspector is looking for.

Hour 6 – 3:00 – 3:50

HI Plumbing Section, Kitchen Plumbing Devices and Bathrooms – 135 slides, 50 minutes

Purpose is to review plumbing issues including supply piping, drain/waste/vent system, leak identification, pipe support, faucets and fixtures, plumbing fixtures and hot water heaters and issues common to these areas such as appliances, sinks, showers, toilets, GFCI electrical, drains and ventilation.

Discussion will include requirements of the State, how the Inspector completes the Inspection and what the Home Inspector is looking for. Session is followed by a 1:00 lunch break.

3:50 – 4:00 - Program Review, Questions/Answers as required.

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