Western Suffolk BOCES offering NACHI approved home inspection course.

Western Suffolk BOCES recently received approval from NACHI to endorse our continuing education program in home inspection. The following is the course description. For more information on this course, visit our website www.wilsontech.org/registration/display.cfm?code=0733

For additional information, please call 631-667-6000 X320

Home Inspection-Building Science, Continuing Ed.
This 3-part course is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirement for the Home Inspector, but it may also be interesting for a homeowner or ‘do-it-yourselfer’. The class begins with building science and the “house as a system approach”. It covers thermodynamics, heat transfer, moisture evaluation, indoor air quality issues, air and vapor barriers, proper construction methods, heat loss and energy saving measures. It is the basis for the Energy Starprograms that are currently in place, and which will be required in new construction in several townships on Long Island starting in 2008.

The second part of the course consists of a discussion of the thermal boundary, the different types of insulation, how they work and their proper installation. It covers how to inspect for thermal bypasses and how to correct them by air sealing methods. The proper ways to insulate attics, exterior walls, basements and crawl spaces to prevent excessive heat loss and moisture concerns, weather stripping windows and doors, lighting, and how to evaluate buildings for proper R-valve and U-value using scientific testing methods.

Class 3 starts with a discussion on high efficiency heating and hot water systems, as well as ventilation systems. It will cover furnaces, boilers, geo-thermal, and additional heating methods, with an emphasis on energy saving methods on heating and cooling the house. You will learn how to properly size them using Manual J and Manuel D calculations. You will be able to determine if the house is too “tight”, and the correct ventilation methods to provide proper air quality and humidity levels inside the house. High efficient hot water heaters will be covered, as well as indirect storage tanks. Cooling loads will also be discussed, and how to inspect duct systems for air leakage. Student questions and participation is encouraged.

The classes will be offered twice a week in the evenings, 6:00pm-9:30pm.

After speaking to them the agree they have not been approved for Home Inspection continuing education in NYS at the present time. They are hopeful that they will be approved in the Fall.

They will send you the update when they have the approval in hand.

The following is a list of aproved ce schools in NYS for Home Inspectors
taken from the State web site as follows:
Home Inspection Continuing Education Schools

Appraisal Education Network ( www.merrellinstitute.com )
1461-16 Lakeland Ave
Bohemia, NY 11716
(631) 563-7720

Building Performance Contractors Assoc of NYS
21 North Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
(315) 638-1757

Cardinal Learning Center of WNY
2597 Pleasant Ave
Lake View, NY 14085
(716) 649-4381

Cromlech Architect, PC
12 Interlaken Rd
Paterson, NY 12563
(845) 279-9033

Hudson Valley Chpt of ASHI
PO Box 304
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 228-1237

Southern Tier Assoc of Home Inspectors
27 Downs Ave
Binghamton, NY 13905
(607) 770-9098

Turn Key Home Inspection System
25 Palmer Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
(800) 338-7717

Upstate Training
763 Harry L Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 231-0254

Western New York School of Real Estate
PO Box 702
E Amherst, NY 14051
(716) 741-1333

This list is current as of May 15, 2007