Inspection Pre Licensing
This course is designed to prepare the student for the Structural Inspection field in Nevada. The practice of structural inspection is commonly referred to as Home Inspection and the license is most commonly used when inspecting real property under 10,000 square feet. Below is a brief description as to what the structural inspection field entails.
An inspector will assess a particular attachment to land (under 10,000 square feet), finding specific defects that will be disclosed to all interested parties.
The state of Nevada will require the completion of a three step process to activate a structural inspection license:
Step 1 -The completion of at least 40 hours of academic structural inspection education in preparation for the Nevada licensing exam. (This step is completed in the course 101)
Step 2 -Passing the Nevada structural inspection exam with a 75% or better. (90 questions, given approximately one week after the end of the course)
Step 3 -The completion of either 25 inspections with an existing inspector or the equivalent in education (Click here to review the course equivalent for step 3 / 102 course)
The goal of this course is to complete the states initial requirements for licensure and some practical insight into the field. NAC 645D.210 Requirements for certificate as certified residential inspector. (NAC 645D) See 210 Section 1 of the requirement is fulfilled with this education.
Some of the things that you will inspect:
- Systems and Standards of the home
- Driveways, walks, patio, deck, porch…integrity
- Roof Surface- remaining life estimate
- Mechanical Workings of the home…appliances
- Windows- condition of caulking, glazing, storms and panes
- Gutters- rust, extension, pitch, or splash block problems
- Paint, Siding or Trim- peeling or separations
- Electrical Service- proper loops, panel box inspection, circuit testing
- Structural Integrity- house & foundation, sags and humps in roofs and floors
- Garage- Structural integrity, door opener safety check, roof.
Class size is determined by the admissions office. You must register and pay for the course prior to the day the course begins. You must attend all days to receive your course completion certificate. The tuition of the course is $630.00, the tuition includes the textbook by Russell Burgess, the state law manual, applications and all materials necessary for the course.
The following is a complete list of the course and test dates for the 60-hour Structural 101 (Step 1) Inspection course for the calendar year.
|Las Vegas Course 101 Dates||Reno Course 101 Dates|
|February 2-20 2015||March 16-31 2015|
|April 6-22 2015||September 8-23 2015|
|June 8-24 2015|
|August 3-19 2015|
|October 5-21 2015|
|December 7-23 2015|
|Hours of the Course 6:00 PM to 10:00PM Classroom lecture times Mon – Fri. Held at 3650 East Flamingo Las Vegas NV 89121||Hours of the Course 12:00 PM to 5:00PM Classroom lecture times Mon – Fri. Held at Western Title5390 Kietzke Ln., Ste. 101 | Reno, NV 89511*NOTE: A minimum number or students is required to hold the scheduled RENO courses. Students will be notified one week prior to the course offering if a minimum number of students are not enrolled to hold the course.|
The Nevada Inspector of Structures exam is step 2 in the 3 step licensing process. The exam is administered by the PSI testing center. The exam is 90 multiple choice questions and is based on the content presented in the 101 course. Most applicants take the exam between course 101 and 102. The exam fee is $100 and this fee is paid directly to the PSI testing center when scheduling the exam. The testing center website is www.PSIexams.com or PSI can be contacted via phone at 800 733 9267
After taking the structural inspection course, many prospective licensees chose to meet the state of Nevada’s licensing requirements through further education. Many students elect to continue their education with Key Realty School’s On site inspection class. This course is used as an On Site inspection training course meeting all of the state of Nevada’s post test requirements. (Equivalent of 25 inspections with an existing inspector)
This course is designed to complete section 3-II of the NAC 645.210 Requirement of licensure. The instructor of the Onsite Inspection training course has been approved by the Nevada Real Estate Division to offer the equivalent of 25 observation inspections.
This class will include at least 6 onsite inspections with the full analysis of each site inspected. The instructor will guide each student through the entire inspection, then the class will discuss the inspections performed. The lecture will be taught toward the structural standards of which an inspector inspects as well as the procedures an inspector needs to perform when inspecting. The lecture will also discuss the inspection report as well as the presentation of the inspection report to all interested parties. This is THE practical course.
Sample “generic” inspection forms will be used in the onsite inspection of the properties.
Class size is determined by the admissions office. You must register and pay for the course prior to the day the course begins. You must attend all days to receive your course completion certificate. The tuition of the course is $630.00, the tuition includes the Code Check and Home Check student manuals as well as trial versions of inspection software. (3 different inspection software providers)
The following is a complete list of the course dates for the Structural Inspection 102 (Step 3) course for the calendar year:
|Las Vegas Course 102 Dates||Reno Course 102 Dates|
|January 5-21 2015||No Reno 102 courses currently scheduled|
|March 2-18 2015|
|May 4-20 2015|
|July 6-22 2015|
|September 8-24 2015|
|November 2-18 2015|
|Hours of the Course 6:00 PM to 10:00PM Classroom lecture times Mon – Fri. Two Saturday’s of onsite inspection training from 10AM to 2PM||Hours of the Course 1:00 PM to 5:00PM Classroom lecture times Mon – Fri. Two Saturday’s of onsite inspection training from 10AM to 2PM*NOTE: A minimum number or students is required to hold the scheduled RENO courses. Students will be notified one week prior to the course offering if a minimum number of students are not enrolled to hold the course.|
Las Vegas courses held at: 3650 East Flamingo Las Vegas NV 89121/Reno course held at: 1610 Meadow Wood #101 Reno NV 89502
After the completion of the 3 steps noted, the applicant should use the Inspector of Structures licensing application to apply for the Nevada Inspection license in the method noted with the application.