This three-day, in-person class will prepare students to confidently perform commercial property inspections. In a series of lectures and class discussions, students will become familiar with inspecting a variety of commercial building systems, and learn essential business practices to thrive in the diverse commercial real estate landscape. Students will have the opportunity to apply the class material by actively participating in a mock inspection.
Business Practices Session
The commercial real estate market has its own unique language and practices. The business practices session equips inspectors with the necessary skills to effectively communicate within this industry and implement the appropriate procedures that that cater to the unique needs of clients and buildings. 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, CRE terminology, 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.
Commercial Building Systems and Components Session
The systems and components sessions offer a comprehensive overview of the technical information relevant 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 kitchens. Students will learn how to follow an inspection procedure for inventorying building systems and components, identifying and describing common deficiencies, and evaluating overall building condition.
Mock Inspection of a Commercial Building
As part of the class, students will visit a local building to participate in a mock inspection. Students can anticipate exploring low-slope roofs, examining roof-mounted equipment, entering electrical rooms, and gaining firsthand experience with all aspects of the building. This hands-on exercise allows students to ask the instructor about actual items they will come across in the field. The mock inspection occurs on the second half of the last day of class. Transportation will be arranged if needed.
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for completing this class. It is approved for InterNACHI® and ICC continuing education. Please check the location below for state-specific continuing approvals for home inspector licenses.
- CCPIA members: $1,350.00
- Non-members: $1,600.00
Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided daily. Prefer a payment plan? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locations and Registration
Select a location below to view class dates and to register. To view a schedule for all upcoming classes, visit our Commercial Property Inspection Training Calendar.
Upcoming Dates (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day):
- November 1-3, 2023 (Register Here)
- June 5-7, 2024 (Register Here)
Location: InterNACHI® Headquarters and House of Horrors® (Boulder, CO 80301)
The training facility is about 50 minutes from Denver International Airport. Please visit Visiting Boulder for directions and nearby accommodations. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided daily.
Upcoming Dates (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day):
- June 7-9, 2023 (Register Here)
Location: InterNACHI’s House of Horrors® at the Northeast Training Institute (Bloomsburg, PA 17815)
This venue located about 140 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport. Other nearby airports include Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport (approx. 50 miles away), Harrisburg International Airport (approx. 90 miles away), and Lehigh Valley International Airport (approx. 90 miles away). Please visit hoh.nachi.org/hotel-deals for directions and nearby accommodations. Lunch and beverages will be provided daily.
- January 24-26, 2024 (Register Here)
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port (Dania, Florida 33004)
The class venue is located about 5 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The address is 180 SW 18th Ave, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Students are not required to stay at this hotel. Lunch and beverages will be provided daily.
The class held in Florida is approved for 17.5 continuing education hours for home inspectors in Florida by the DBPR (course number: 0001820). For information, visit Continuing Education for Florida Home Inspectors.
- February 21-23, 2024 (Register Here)
Location: Inspection Career Training Academy (Phoenix, AZ 85053)
The class venue is located about 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Lunch and beverages will be provided daily.
- May 8-10, 2024 (Register Here)
Location: Envision Conference Center (Brentwood, TN 37027)
The class venue is located about 35 minutes from Nashville International Airport. The address is 9010 Overlook Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027. Lunch and beverages will be provided daily. Please check back for continuing education approvals by the Tennessee Home Inspector Licensing Board.
- March 13-15, 2024 (Register Here)
Location: Niles Memorial VFW Post 3579 (Niles, IL 60714)
The class venue is located about 25 minutes from O’Hare International Airport. The address is 7255 N Caldwell Ave, Niles, IL 60714. Lunch and beverages will be provided daily. Please check back for IDFPR continuing education approvals.
- April 3-5, 2024 (Register Here)
Location: Home2 Suites by Hilton Euless DFW West (Euless, TX 6039)
The class venue is located about 25 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The address is 2570 TX-121, Euless, TX 76039. Lunch and beverages will be provided daily. Please check back for TREC continuing education approvals.