CCPIA News - Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association

Join us at InterNACHI’s Annual Professional Inspectors Convention in Atlantic City on October 12th-14th, 2023. For the first time, CCPIA is hosting a Commercial Inspection Workshop Track. The track in includes options for home inspectors interested in adding commercial inspections to their services and for commercial property inspectors to sharpen their skills. The instructors are among the best in the industry and are bound to teach valuable takeaways for success.

Review the information below for a list of instructors and workshops. The workshops will be approved for various continuing education credits for home inspection state licenses and InterNACHI®. For the workshop schedule and to register for the event, visit:

Rob Claus

- CCPIA Director of Education

Moving From Residential to Commercial Inspections

Are you a residential home inspector interested in expanding your business to include commercial property inspections? The Moving From Residential to Commercial Inspections workshop is designed for you. This workshop provides a straightforward approach to getting started in commercial inspections and highlights the differences between residential and commercial inspections

Starting from the ground up, this workshop covers the essential steps necessary to make the transition a success. Topics include branding your business, commercial clients to target, getting certified, business practices, insurance requirements, and standards of practice. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will have the knowledge and confidence to take the next step in their careers and start offering commercial property inspections.

Understanding the Commercial Standards of Practice

The Understanding the Commercial Standards of Practice workshop is designed to help inspectors gain a better understanding of the ComSOP, the preeminent standard for commercial property inspections developed by CCPIA and InterNACHI.

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the ComSOP, including its definition of a commercial property inspection, the inspection procedure, and the scope of the inspection, including the systems and items to inspect. Many inspectors struggle with separating residential and commercial inspection standards, but this session takes the audience through the ComSOP section by section, providing a clear understanding of the procedure, inclusions, and exclusions. By the end of this workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of the ComSOP and how to apply it to their commercial property inspections.

The Inspection from A to Z: Fees, Pricing, and Proposals

If you’re a commercial property inspector, the first few phone calls can cause anxiety and uncertainty. Questions like, “What should I charge? How do I inspect this property? How do I create a proposal?” can leave you feeling overwhelmed. The Inspection A to Z – Fees, Pricing, and Proposals workshop will help remove this anxiety and show you how to land jobs.

Topics include determining a fee structure and methods to help determine fees, and the process of answering phone calls is mapped out step-by-step, including researching the property, working with fee schedules, interviewing the client, creating proposals, conducting the inspection, and getting paid.

Dillon Winiecki

- Owner Arizona Commercial Property Inspections & Protect Property Inspections

Safe Practices for Commercial Property Inspectors

The Safety in Commercial Inspections workshop at the convention highlights the importance of safety knowledge and its practical application. Recognizing potentially unsafe situations and having the courage to resist performing unsafe inspection tasks is critical for inspector safety. This workshop aims to raise situational awareness of potential hazards and provide real-life advice on how to implement safe practices into the inspector’s routine. Participants will learn about the proper equipment needed, how to maintain it in good condition, and how to use it correctly. They will also learn where to look for potentially hazardous conditions and how to exercise good judgment when encountering them. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of how to recognize and respond to potential hazards during commercial property inspections.

Britt Treece

- WBTREECE Consultants

Inspecting Commercial Kitchens

This workshop is designed to provide commercial property inspectors with the knowledge and skills required to inspect commercial kitchens found in food service establishments. It will cover the key differences between commercial kitchens and other spaces, and will provide insights into navigating the dangers involved in such inspections. It will also cover what commercial kitchens contain and what is included and excluded during an inspection. An inspection checklist will be provided.

Lance Coffman

- Focus Building Inspections & Forever Home Inspections

Cost to Cure Reporting

This workshop focuses on cost-to-cure and remaining useful life (RUL) reporting for commercial buildings. learn about the importance of RUL in a client’s short-term and long-term planning, and how to determine RUL for commercial systems while highlighting key differences from residential systems. It also includes examples of cost-to-cure reports and instructions for how to create them. The goal of this class is to empower commercial property inspectors to offer additional value to their clients beyond a ComSOP inspection.