Originally Posted By: Keith Silvas
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I took a Home Inspection Distance learning course through PCDI (professional career development institute) which was approx 6mo. long. The course gave detailed information on plumbing, hvac, electrical, and structural aspects of residential dwellings. Does anyone Know of anyone that has had this type of training or how it might be looked upon if I were to approach a home inspection company with the diploma of completion looking for an entry level position as a home inspector. I just want to be able to maybe assist in inspections in the field first to get some on the job training since I believe I have the “book smarts” behind it. I know it cant be done with book smarts alone which is why I’m not even going to attempt to advertise my services independently. Hypothetically speaking, any idea if this type of distance learning would be reasonably accepted or looked down upon? I’ve passed the Online examination, but again that’s just book smarts. Sorry the long post. I’m just a newbie really interested in getting into the field. The only experience in construction I have is working on heavy equipment, although I have worked with builders in the past, but nothing very technical. Any comments are appreciated.