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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Annual Building Maintenance Inspection

An Annual Building Maintenance Inspection is a comprehensive, visual examination of a commercial property within a 12-month period. It is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components as delineated in the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP) and to monitor the condition of a building over a period of time…

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CCPIA Member ID Card

The CCPIA member ID card is free to all CCPIA members in good standing. It includes a QR code for quick membership verification on the job or at CCPIA classes and events. It also includes your photo, name, member ID number, and additional information for someone to verify your membership status.  For the best results,…

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Commercial Property Inspection Fee Calculator

CCPIA has created a Commercial Property Inspection Fee Calculator to help inspectors bid on jobs more accurately and efficiently. The calculator is desktop and mobile-friendly for ease of use in the field. It bids jobs primarily using a cost based on the size of the building. The calculator allows users to customize a fee schedule…

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Instructions for the Commercial Property Inspection Fee Calculator

The fee calculator can help you determine what to charge for a commercial property inspection. Bids are calculated based on the cost per the size of the building. You can customize a fee schedule and store the values in your account for future calculations to bid jobs more accurately and consistently. Step 1: Customize Your…

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CCPIA Long Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt

The CCPIA long sleeve pocket t-shirt has the CCPIA logo screen printed on the front and the text “INSPECTOR” down the sleeve. The t-shirt is made in the USA from 100% heavy-duty, pre-shrunk cotton. It’s only available to members of CCPIA. Visit Inspector Outlet for additional information and to place an order. Inspector Outlet also…

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Document Research: Why It Matters

by: W. Britt Treece, CMI®, SPM, with Grace Davis Bjork, PM I. Why Dig? Have you ever heard anyone say, “We bought our house blindly! We didn’t even hire an inspector – in fact, we never set eyes on it!” Of course not. Who would want to invest 30 years of mortgage payments in something…

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Image Gallery for Commercial Property Inspectors (Technical Renderings and Building Code Illustrations)

CCPIA’s Commercial Property Inspection Image Gallery contains technical renderings of commercial building systems and components, as well as illustrations related to building codes. The gallery also contains other useful informational and marketing images for inspectors. The gallery allows users to browse and search various categories. Members will find the images featured in CCPIA’s online courses,…

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Commercial Property Inspection Image Gallery (Building Illustrations)

CCPIA has created a Commercial Property Inspection Image Gallery that includes technical images of building systems and components and building code illustrations. The gallery also includes other educational and marketing images useful to commercial property inspectors. The main gallery categories include: Accessibility Buildings Cooling Fire Protection Heating Interior Kitchen Marketing Plumbing Roofing Safety Structure Ventilation…

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ICC Approves CCPIA’s Commercial Property Inspection 2-Day Boot Camp

International Code Council (ICC) has approved Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association’s (CCPIA) Commercial Property Inspection 2-Day Boot Camp for 1.6 CEUs. Course type: In-Person Course #: 30790 This two-day, in-person training will help inspectors adopt the mindset to effectively offer commercial property inspections and navigate the commercial real estate environment. Students will learn inspection procedures…

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ICC Approves CCPIA’s Introduction to Commercial Property Inspections 3-Day Class

International Code Council (ICC) has approved Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association’s (CCPIA) ICC Approves CCPIA’s Introduction to Commercial Property Inspections 3-Day Class for 2.7 CEUs. Course type: In-Person Course #: 30789 This three-day, in-person class will help individuals confidently enter the commercial sector of the inspection industry. Students will learn about the most significant differences…

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Free Commercial Property Maintenance Book for CCPIA Members

Members of CCPIA are eligible for a free copy of Commercial Property Maintenance by Scott Harris, CMI®. He has 35+ years of international engineering, construction, and inspection experience. He is also the instructor of CCPIA’s Commercial Property Inspection 2-Day Boot Camp. This book provides excellent insight for commercial property inspectors. It reviews the items of…

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