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Sept. '07 Exteriors/Siding Module

 

"This is my second module and I really enjoy the presentations. . . . I'm happy to know that the time will be well spent and that I will leave with a lot of valuable information, insight, and advice.  Keep up the good work."

 

"I find your seminars very practical and job specific and not stuffy and theoretical.. . .   Siding samples are good to see."

 

"Full of fun information.  Great lunch!  See you next time.  Thanks again." 

 

 

July '07 Marketing Module

 

". . . Good guys, friendly, good lunch, good information.  Really enjoyed the class/people."

 

"I found that with all the seminars available PIE is surely the most informative, along with the hands on electrical, Heat-Air classes.  These have helped me very much in starting up my new business here in Oregon."

 

"Lots of good ideas -  Good interaction!  Seemed to cover a wide spectrum of topics."

 

April '07 HVAC Module

 

"Very good class.  Open forum is a good way to go.  Sometimes you learn also from questions asked."

 

"You guys have done a great job with PIE and Thanks for the additional information.  It's helped my business grow.  Thanks again."

 

"I really enjoyed this module and presentation of the information (structured but free exchange of info. and ideas).  I'm looking forward to my next attendance."

 

2007 Full Training Programs

 

"The best money I've spent in a long time!  Great work guys."

 

"I was here for the Oct. 05 4-day seminar and all I could say was WOW!  Today's class on exteriors, WOW!  You guys do a great job.  Looking forward to many more.  Thanks."

 

 

 

 



"Energetic, positive, encouraging, helpful.”
- Aug. ’04 Plumbing Seminar

 

  “Clear, simple presentations...  Excellent visuals...  Excellent guest speaker...  The program is well organized from beginning to end.”
- Dec. ’04 HVAC Seminar

 

 “. . . your classes are top notch!”
- Dec. ’04 Electrical Seminar

 

 “Very interesting and informative . . . I appreciate the “inspectors’ perspective” of your presentations.” 
- Feb. ’05 Roofing Seminar

 

 “Having three professional inspectors that were enthusiastic, entertaining, and fun to talk to was a tremendous boost in my own enthusiasm for this business"  
- March ’05 Full Program 4-day Class

 

 “Overall, very impressed with presentation, class time, and curriculum . . . well worth the time and effort and expense  . . . ” 
- Oct. ‘05 Full Program 4-day Class

 

Sept. '07 Exteriors/Siding Module

 

"This is my second module and I really enjoy the presentations. . . . I'm happy to know that the time will be well spent and that I will leave with a lot of valuable information, insight, and advice.  Keep up the good work."

 

"I find your seminars very practical and job specific and not stuffy and theoretical.. . .   Siding samples are good to see."

 

"Full of fun information.  Great lunch!  See you next time.  Thanks again." 

 

July '07 Marketing Module

 

". . . Good guys, friendly, good lunch, good information.  Really enjoyed the class/people."

 

"I found that with all the seminars available PIE is surely the most informative, along with the hands on electrical, Heat-Air classes.  These have helped me very much in starting up my new business here in Oregon."

 

"Lots of good ideas -  Good interaction!  Seemed to cover a wide spectrum of topics."

 

April '07 HVAC Module

 

"Very good class.  Open forum is a good way to go.  Sometimes you learn also from questions asked."

 

"You guys have done a great job with PIE and Thanks for the additional information.  It's helped my business grow.  Thanks again."

 

"I really enjoyed this module and presentation of the information (structured but free exchange of info. and ideas).  I'm looking forward to my next attendance."

 

2007 Full Training Programs

 

"The best money I've spent in a long time!  Great work guys."

 

"I was here for the Oct. 05 4-day seminar and all I could say was WOW!  Today's class on exteriors, WOW!  You guys do a great job.  Looking forward to many more.  Thanks."



"Energetic, positive, encouraging, helpful.”
- Aug. ’04 Plumbing Seminar

 

  “Clear, simple presentations...  Excellent visuals...  Excellent guest speaker...  The program is well organized from beginning to end.”
- Dec. ’04 HVAC Seminar

 

 “. . . your classes are top notch!”
- Dec. ’04 Electrical Seminar

 

 “Very interesting and informative . . . I appreciate the “inspectors’ perspective” of your presentations.” 
- Feb. ’05 Roofing Seminar

 

 “Having three professional inspectors that were enthusiastic, entertaining, and fun to talk to was a tremendous boost in my own enthusiasm for this business"  
- March ’05 Full Program 4-day Class

 

 “Overall, very impressed with presentation, class time, and curriculum . . . well worth the time and effort and expense  . . . ” 
- Oct. ‘05 Full Program 4-day Class

 

 

Sept. '07 Exteriors/Siding Module

 

"This is my second module and I really enjoy the presentations. . . . I'm happy to know that the time will be well spent and that I will leave with a lot of valuable information, insight, and advice.  Keep up the good work."

 

"I find your seminars very practical and job specific and not stuffy and theoretical.. . .   Siding samples are good to see."

 

"Full of fun information.  Great lunch!  See you next time.  Thanks again." 

 

 

July '07 Marketing Module

 

". . . Good guys, friendly, good lunch, good information.  Really enjoyed the class/people."

 

"I found that with all the seminars available PIE is surely the most informative, along with the hands on electrical, Heat-Air classes.  These have helped me very much in starting up my new business here in Oregon."

 

"Lots of good ideas -  Good interaction!  Seemed to cover a wide spectrum of topics."

 

April '07 HVAC Module

 

"Very good class.  Open forum is a good way to go.  Sometimes you learn also from questions asked."

 

"You guys have done a great job with PIE and Thanks for the additional information.  It's helped my business grow.  Thanks again."

 

"I really enjoyed this module and presentation of the information (structured but free exchange of info. and ideas).  I'm looking forward to my next attendance."

 

2007 Full Training Programs

 

"The best money I've spent in a long time!  Great work guys."

 

"I was here for the Oct. 05 4-day seminar and all I could say was WOW!  Today's class on exteriors, WOW!  You guys do a great job.  Looking forward to many more.  Thanks."



"Energetic, positive, encouraging, helpful.”
- Aug. ’04 Plumbing Seminar

 

 

  “Clear, simple presentations...  Excellent visuals...  Excellent guest speaker...  The program is well organized from beginning to end.”
- Dec. ’04 HVAC Seminar

 

 “. . . your classes are top notch!”
- Dec. ’04 Electrical Seminar

 

 “Very interesting and informative . . . I appreciate the “inspectors’ perspective” of your presentations.” 
- Feb. ’05 Roofing Seminar

 

 “Having three professional inspectors that were enthusiastic, entertaining, and fun to talk to was a tremendous boost in my own enthusiasm for this business"  
- March ’05 Full Program 4-day Class

 

 “Overall, very impressed with presentation, class time, and curriculum . . . well worth the time and effort and expense  . . . ” 
- Oct. ‘05 Full Program 4-day Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Training Schedule


March 23rd ELECTRICAL MODULE: Register now!

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Full Training Programs
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Date Location
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4 Day Full Training Program TBA TBA 
     
     
     

Continuing Education Modules

Date Location

Electrical

Fri. March 23, 2012 Red Lion on the River Portland
New classes TBA    
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Full Training Program




8 am - 6 pm Daily;  Lunch Included, Breaks as Needed

 

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13 Total Points Toward OCHI Exam Requirements:

3 days of Classroom Instruction (30 Hours)
10 Points

2 In-Field Practice Home Inspections
2 Points

Recommendations from OCHI Trainers
1 Point

Our Training Program has Three Aspects:
 

First   Order the Home Study materials, Principles of Home Inspection:  Systems & Standards Textbook & 8 CD ROM Reference Volume.  As you study, you will become familiar with the standards, methods and systems of Home Inspections.  

Second   Attend three days of Classroom Instruction. Our Power Point Presentation combined with Hands On Demonstrations with Actual Components allows you to expand upon your home study. 

Third   Join other students and the trainers on two In-Field Home Inspections at properties in the Portland area.  You will combine techniques of the Inspection and Report process.

  Principles of Home Inspection: Systems & Standards

Topics Covered:
Systems:  Exteriors, Roofing, Structure, Insulation, Interiors, Electrical Systems, Furnaces and Heating Systems, Hot Water Heaters, Wood Heating, AC and Heat Pumps, Plumbing, Appliances

The Inspection Process, Report Writing, Tools, Marketing and Starting Your Business.

Advantages of Training with PIE:

You'll experience Two In-Field Inspections and both are approved with the OCHI / CCB for Ride Along Points.  Other training schools may have fees for actual in-field inspection ride-alongs.

PIE training gives you ASHI based standards with an Oregon Standards of Practice Emphasis, this better prepares you to take the OCHI exam.

Dearborn Text:  Systems & Standards:  Principles of Home Inspection has quality extensive and detailed diagrams of the inner workings of every system discussed in the text (see list above), with definitive explanations of each system and the methods for inspecting them.  In addition, the accompanying book: Systems and Standards Review Questions and Answers is excellent review and test preparation tool.  We know of no other text series that is as in-depth and comprehensive as the Dearborn texts.   The Dearborn produced 8 CD-Rom or Video reference media is dozens of hours of additional narrative and visual instruction for overview, reinforcement, perspective and review on every system discussed in the training and text.

Small class size, which means more instructor interaction for our students.

Local Trainers who are a phone call or email away to assist you with follow up.  Because we are also full time Certified Inspectors as well, we offer you a 'real-world' perspective of training.

Our 4 day program along with at-home study of the texts and media is designed to give you an opportunity to make the transition to the career of Home Inspections with minimal time away from your current schedule.  Our training will give you a thorough preparation for the OCHI Exam and a solid foundation to begin your Inspection Business.  You may spend more time in class with other training schools, and only you can decide if that is necessary for you; but, with PIE you walk away from training with more points, and that means less time that you spend acquiring those points elsewhere.

PIE Full Training Programs prepare you to perform quality inspections and produce quality reports that give your Inspection business a competitive edge, no 'test prep course' alone can give you that experience.

Textbook study is excellent and necessary; but, nothing compares to the live interaction of Hands-On In-Class Training, In-Field Inspections, and in-person advice for starting your business.  

We'd be pleased to assist you in your career transition.  If you have more questions, just call or email, we'd be happy to speak with you.

Course Fee:  $2,595 Includes:
Systems & StandardsText
8 CD rom Study Media,
3 day In-Class Instruction (30 Hours) 
2 In-Field Inspections
Trainer / Inspector Recommendations

Click Here for the Full Training Program Registration Form

We offer 'Pest & Dry Rot' Inspections in addition to Full Home Inspections:  Attend our Wood Destroying Organism Class (See information this page). This Class is an excellent supplement to the Full Training and will prepare you to perform 'Pest & Dry Rot' Inspections. Click on link:
Wood Destroying Organism Inspections and Report Writing


Textbooks are not optional with Full Home Inspection Education Course. 
Prior study of Texts is required for maximum course benefit.

 

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Wood Destroying Organism Inspections and Report Writing

  
(optional book)


Friday, Dec. 09, 2011
Topics Covered:

Thorough WDO Inspection and Report Writing Fundamentals including:  What are WDOs: Primary and Secondary Wood Pests, Common Non-WDOs, Who may perform WDO Inspections in OR, WA and for FHA/VA, Biology/Identification and control of Pacific NW WDOs including: Termites, Beetles, Ants and Wood Decay Fungi, Proper Inspection Techniques, Most Common Issues, Safety Concerns, Samples, & More! This is a good WDO prep. class for Dept. of Ag testing too!

8am- 4pm

Instruction, CE Credits only: $159 or register early for $139
Sign up for both classes (Dec. 9 WDO and Dec. 10 Siding/Exterior class) for a $40 discount.

Includes Lunch!

Approved:
7 Oregon (OCHI), WA Home Inspector Licensing and  WA Dept. of Ag. Continuing Education Units

6 CEUs for OR Dept. of Ag. 

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Siding/Exteriors Module

Topics Covered:  Exterior Cladding such as Vinyl, Wood, Shingles, and Hardboard;  Exterior Structures such as Decks; and Surface Water Control and Landscaping issues such as Lot Grading and Gutters and Downspouts. Each Section describes components and their functions; outlines and details what to look for on inspections; and focuses on practical performance issues:  why things should be a certain way and what happens when they aren't.

Saturday, Dec. 10th
8:00 am to 4:00pm
$159
Registration Fee Includes Lunch, 7 Continuing Education Units for Oregon and Washington Inspectors.  Register early and save $20!
Sign up for both classes (Dec. 9 WDO and Dec. 10 Siding/Exterior class) for a $40 discount.


Click Here for Fax Registration Form

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HVAC Module 


 

Topics include: Air conditioning and Heat pumps. Gas and Oil furnaces, Fireplaces and Chimneys, General Heating, Boilers, , Electric heating, Gas Piping, Combustion Air, Gas and oil Burners, Heat Shields, Heat Exchangers, Controls and Thermostats, Dating Furnaces, Vent Connectors, Blowers, Filters, Ducts & Registers, Mid and High Efficiency Furnaces, Gravity Furnaces, Inspection Strategies and Techniques, Most common issues, Safety concerns, Testing equipment and More!

 

 
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Electrical Module

Red Lion Jantzen Beach
Portland, OR

Friday, March 23, 2012
$154  7 CEUs for WA and OR inspectors. Includes Lunch! and End of day drawing.
Register by March 16th for $20 discount

Topics: Electrical Inspection Fundamentals and Key Inspection Areas including Service Drop, Service Panels, Breakers and Fuses, Sub-Panels, Branch Circuit Wiring, Old Knob and Tube Wiring, GFCI and AFCI Breakers and Testing, 3-Wire versus 4-Wire Panels, Grounding and Bonding, Lights, Outlets, Switches, Junction Boxes, Proper Inspection Strategies and Techniques, Most Common Issues, Safety Concerns, Samples, Testing Equipment with Displays and More!

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 Inspecting Manufactured homes/New Home Construction Inspections

Red Lion Jantzen Beach
Portland, OR




Manufactured homes differ from site built homes in several aspects. We will be going over the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation  Specialty Code (2010) and WAC 296-1501-0310 so that you can accurately inspect and identify deficiencies with respect to the property inspection.
New home construction Inspections: We will go over many of the concerns you should be watching for when inspecting a new/newer homes. This is not a code compliance inspection class however, if you inspect new/newer homes you do not want to miss this class.

 

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 Electrical/HVAC/Plumbing Inspection Module

This is a great new class we have put together to cover the wide variety of systems we need to properly inspect. It will cover Electrical, HVAC & Plumbing and we will discuss the states Standards of Practice in each of these areas for both Washington and Oregon. We will be going over common inspection techniques and tips for properly and thoroughly evaluating these important systems, and how and what to document for our clients. The presentation will include many photos /samples from actual inspections with the goal of learning/reinforcing safety issues and common deficiencies.It will include Main Electrical Panels, Sub Panels and 3 versus 4 wire feeds, GFCIs and AFCIs, Heat Pumps, AC units, Gas Furnaces, Combustible Clearances, and much more! End of day raffle drawing too.!

Red Lion Jantzen Beach
Portland, OR

 

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Home Inspector Marketing in a Downturn



 

Topics:

Under these tough housing and economy conditions, successful marketing is more important than ever.  But most importantly you can't stop marketing!  Making every marketing dollar count is key.  We will help you improve and focus your marketing efforts to bring in more inspections and more dollars, whether you are a newer inspector or a seasoned professional.  Our class will include: Sales, Marketing, and Advertising; Sniper Marketing Rather Than a Shotgun Approach; Low-Cost Promotions; Sales and Selling; Generating and Maintaining a Company Identity; Defining What Services Your Company Provides; Tips on Setting Your Fees; Client Management; Turning Complaints into a Positive; Building Networks for Referrals; Basics of Public Relations; and much more.  You can't afford to miss this class - Come join us for a motivating day filled with numerous ideas that you can implement today!  

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