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Inspecting Restrooms at Commercial Properties

A standard commercial property inspection according to the ComSOP should include the visual inspection of permanently installed restrooms throughout the property. While this is generally a visual-only inspection, the general operation of some fixtures, devices, valves, and stoppers is typically required using basic manual techniques in order to test their normal functionality. Any fixture or…

The International Plumbing Code (IPC) and Commercial Property Inspections

Definitions and Acronyms You Should Know: building code: rules and regulations adopted by the governmental authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) over the construction and/or remodeling of the commercial property. code official: the officer or other government-designated authority charged with enforcement of building codes. IBC: International Building Code ICC: International Code Council IPC: International Plumbing Code The…

Fillable PDF Proposal Feature on Inspection Fee Calculators

CCPIA’s Inspection Fee Calculators include a feature that allows users to easily generate a proposal for prospective clients based on the calculator’s suggested bid. After computing a bid that you’re satisfied with, select the checkbox for the proposal under Step 3 to get started. The proposal form generated by the calculator auto-populates information about the…

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Announcing Rob Claus as CCPIA’s Director of Education

BOULDER, Colo. (May 23, 2022) — The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association – CCPIA – has hired Certified Master Inspector® Rob Claus as its full-time Director of Education. He is moving to Boulder, Colorado to join the organization at its headquarters in July 2022. CCPIA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization and federally tax-exempt membership trade…

Glossary of Inspection Terminology

The Glossary of Commercial Property Inspection Terms is a tool for commercial property inspectors and commercial real estate professionals. It includes technical and business-related terminology. The user can search the glossary for specific words or browse it alphabetically. Glossary for Commercial Property Inspectors Commercial property inspectors can use the glossary as a resource for completing…

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ICC Approves Introduction to Commercial Property Inspections 3-Day Class (Bloomsburg, PA)

International Code Council (ICC) has approved Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association’s (CCPIA) Introduction to Commercial Property Inspections 3-Day Class (Bloomsburg, PA) for 2.7 CEU. Course type: In-Person Course #: 32070 This three-day, in-person class will help individuals confidently enter the commercial sector of the inspection industry. Students will learn about essential business practices, such as…

Multi-Unit Inspection Fee Calculator

CCPIA has created a Multi-Unit Inspection Fee Calculator to help inspectors determine what to charge for inspecting apartment complexes, condominiums, townhomes, hotels, motels, and other multi-dwelling or lodging properties. Bids are calculated based on the cost per the size of the property and an additional flat fee per unit. The flat fee accounts for inspecting…

Instructions for the Multi-Unit Inspection Fee Calculator

The Multi-Unit Inspection Fee Calculator can help you determine what to charge for inspecting apartment complexes, condominiums, townhomes, hotels, motels, and other multi-dwelling or lodging properties. Bids are calculated based on the cost per the size of the property and an additional flat fee per unit. The flat fee per unit accounts for the extra…

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CCPIA Cap

The CCPIA Cap is black and has the CCPIA logo on a rubber patch on the front of the cap. It has a black cotton front, black poly/nylon mesh back and adjustable snapback. Visit Inspector Outlet for additional information and to place an order. Inspector Outlet also has other apparel, accessories, and tools for commercial…

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CCPIA Polo Shirt

The CCPIA polo is black and has the CCPIA logo embroidered on the front chest. It’s made in the USA and is 100% cotton. It’s the perfect weight for performing inspections or attending meetings. Visit Inspector Outlet for additional information and to place an order. Inspector Outlet also has other apparel, accessories, and tools for…

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Introduction to Commercial Property Inspections 3-Day Class (Bloomsburg, PA)

This three-day, in-person class will help individuals confidently enter the commercial sector of the inspection industry. In a series of lectures and class discussions, students will learn about the most significant differences between commercial and residential inspections, ranging from business practices to building systems and components. Students will also perform an entire mock inspection of…

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Members Receive 15% Off Commercial Narratives Library for Inspection Reports

Members of CCPIA are eligible for a 15% discount on InterNACHI® Narratives Library’s (INL) Commercial Templates. The commercial templates contain narratives for inspectors to use in their inspection reports. It has descriptions for all of the items an inspector should report on, according to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP), and…