This three-day, in-person class hosted by the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) 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 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.

Cost

  • CCPIA members: $1,350.00
  • Non-members: $1,600.00

Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided daily. Prefer a payment plan? Email fastreply@ccpia.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):

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.

Class Schedule

Day 1:
Business Practices
Low-Slope Roof Inspections

Day 2:
Commercial HVAC Inspections
Commercial Plumbing Inspections
Commercial Structure and Exterior Features Inspection

Day 3:
Commercial Electrical Inspections
Life Safety Inspections
Commercial Cooking Areas Inspections
Mock Inspection

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