NEW COURSE APPROVALS: Florida Home Inspector

RedVector is happy to announce that the following 3 courses for 6 hours were approved by the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) for Florida Home Inspector.

Bath Planning: Accessibility in Practice – 2 CE hours

The goal of this course is to first clarify the differences and overlaps between universal design and design for accessibility. We will also provide examples for customizing the bathroom to your client, with respect for their sensory, cognitive, or physical abilities. While not the focus of this course, remember to assess the needs of your client before you starting designing. This will give you a great start to gathering information that can help you identify and plan for each client’s needs. When a specific chronic condition or disability is involved, the client will often be your best source of information regarding unique needs and solutions. In addition, health professionals involved with your client, such as occupational or physical therapists make great team members. Their expertise is the human body and its workings, whereas yours is the space and its function and components. Keep in mind that when specific medical equipment is involved, your role as the designer may be to provide appropriate space planning and to involve the equipment expert to execute the plan. Posted by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Copyright © 2013. All rights reserved.

Inspecting for & Filling out the 4-Point Form – 1 CE hour

In this course, you will learn about the Four Point form where you will learn how to examine four points of a building; the electrical system, the plumbing system, the heating system, and the roofing system.  Why do we need a 4-point form filled out? According to insurance underwriter actuaries, these four systems have been statistically expensive to repair or replace. There are statistics showing how the 4-point inspection has saved underwriters substantial dollar amounts. Why should we care? Well, because 80 percent of the population lives in a home that is more than 20-years-old, and if you don’t live in one of these homes today, you will eventually as your house grows older. That said, the insurance industry is becoming more proactive when it comes to insuring a home against issues that will cost them money. The boundaries are getting tighter, and the deductibles are getting higher.

The Importance of the International Building Code (IBC) in the Design and Construction of Safe Buildings Webcast – 3 CE hours

This three-hour webcast gives participants an introduction to the International Building Code (IBC), which is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). The IBC Codes provide minimum safeguards for people with regard to building safety. The focus will be on the importance of the code in regard to fire prevention, ingress/egress, and structural stability. Discussions will also include additional codes (e.g., International Plumbing Code) that when referenced by the IBC are adopted, as well. This webcast distills the IBC down to relevant code sections, chapters, and working examples that illustrate fundamental code concepts.

Reminder:

Licenses expire July 31st of even years. 14 hours of continuing education is required for renewal.

14 hours required

2 hours of hurricane wind mitigation

12 hours of general coursework

The 2-hour course of hurricane wind mitigation must be pre-approved by the Home Inspector Licensing Unit.  You will find the approved course to meet that requirement under FL Home Inspector, Hurricane Mitigation.

If you are seeking online continuing education hours or have any questions about these courses, contact an educational advisor or our client support department today.

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