This course provides students with the thorough academic preparation for becoming knowledgeable and competent home inspectors. Topics include: licensing law, building science fundamentals, principals of house construction and applicable building code history, an in-depth and on-going review of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, a thorough study of all the systems of a house that must be inspected - structure, roof, exterior, interior, heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, insulation and ventilation and appliances. Time will also be spent on developing report writing skills. The course is approved by the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board and meets their new standard for the classroom training required in preparation to sit for the licensing exam. It is also approved by the SC Residential Builders Commission as preparation for their exam.