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 the training facility.
Commercial Property Inspection Training in Florida
Business Practices Session
The business practices session will teach inspectors how to start and operate a commercial property inspection business. Students will walk away with practical knowledge to use in the field and sample agreements, proposals, reports, and other business documents. The main topics covered include the ComSOP, setting a fee schedule, writing proposals, narrating reports, marketing for commercial property inspections, landing repeat business, and other insider tips to start landing outrageously profitable jobs.
Systems and Components Sessions
The systems and components sessions provide a general overview of technical information specific to commercial buildings. It reviews several systems outlined in Section 6 Walk-Through Survey of the ComSOP that should be evaluated during an inspection, including roofing, exterior, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, life safety, and cooking areas. Students will learn how to take inventory of building systems and components, identify common deficiencies, and determine if a specialty consultant is needed for a more in-depth assessment.
Mock Inspection of Commercial Building
The class will perform a mock inspection of the training facility in adherence to the ComSOP, including all of its systems and components. This exercise provides hands-on experience and allows students to ask the instructor about actual items they will come across in the field. The mock inspection is scheduled for the second half of the last day of the class.
Class Dates, Location, and Registration for Florida
- April 12-14, 2023 (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day)
Venue: InterNACHI® House of Horrors® II at Pro-Lab® Campus (Weston, Florida United States 33326)
- CCPIA members: $1,250.00
- Non-members: $1,500.00
The class size is limited to 25 students, so reserve your spot now!
Continuing Education Approvals
Florida: 17.5 continuing education hours for home inspectors in Florida by the DBPR. For information, visit Continuing Education for Florida Home Inspectors.
InterNACHI: 24 continuing education credits by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) to maintain the Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® designation.
The InterNACHI® House of Horrors® II is located at the Pro-Lab® Campus. The address is 1675 North Commerce Parkway, Weston, FL 33326.
The House of Horrors® is an entire house with a thousand defects purposely built in. Inspectors can practice performing home inspections in the House of Horrors® to advance their inspection knowledge and skills. Students are welcome to schedule a tour outside of the class dates or explore it during class breaks. Learn more at InterNACHI® House of Horrors®.
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for completing this class. It is approved for InterNACHI® continuing education credits. Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- Implement business strategies to better compete in the commercial inspection industry, improve your safety, and reduce your liability.
- Take inventory of building systems and components and determine if a specialty consultant is needed for a more in-depth assessment.
- Effectively work with specialty consultants and communicate your findings with your clients.
The class is a series of lectures and class discussions. We cannot provide a copy of our PowerPoint slides, but you will receive your own binder containing relevant class materials.
Be sure to bring your preferred note-taking materials. Laptops are permitted. Lunch and beverages will be provided.
The facility is located about 25 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Please visit hoh.nachi.org/hotel-deals for directions and nearby accommodations.
Rob Claus, CMI®, is the instructor for the lectures in this class. He is the Director of Education of CCPIA.