Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

head_left_image

Fundamentals of Home Inspection Course

 

 

I looked at the calendar today and, surprised, realized that the week after next is the beginning of the next fundamentals of home inspection training class at Bellingham Technical College. Monday, March 8, is the day.

The beginning of the class, without fail, means I have to watch my schedule. Although there are several of us who teach the class, classroom duties on certain days, shall we say, make scheduling inspections for clients a challenge.

This is a four week course and the first three weeks are comprised of 120 hours of fundamentals training and instruction while the last week consists of 40 hours of field training.The student who passes the course, both sections, will be approved to sit for the state home inspector licensing exams. This is, of course, a fully state approved course, approved by the Washington State Department of Licensing, Home Inspector Division. Anyone wishing to obtain more information may call 360-752-8796.

 

 

 

Steven L. Smith

 

GeoLogo207

 

 

Steven L. Smith

If you enjoy nostalgia and music of yesteryear, click on Elvis' gold record to visit This Day In History. To explore The Stories Behind The Music blog posts click on the electric guitar. 

 

        

 

 

 

 

Comment balloon 3 commentsSteven L. Smith • February 27 2010 08:41AM
Fundamentals of Home Inspection Course
share
I looked at the calendar today and, surprised, realized that the week after next is the beginning of the next fundamentals of home inspection training class at Bellingham Technical College. Monday, March 8, is the day. … more
Vapor Barriers and Cellulose Scraps
share
One of the most common problems seen in the new house is a vapor barrier that is not complete, builder shortcut. Along with that, much of the time, the inspector will also find scraps of wood and cardboard left over in the crawl space… more
Spoiling Everyone's Day
share
One tough find, especially at a new house that looks good otherwise, is discovering a wet crawl space. Dry is necessary in a crawl space. It is important to keep not only the lumber in the crawl space dry but the humidity levels… more
Sudden Valley Serenity
share
I was out at Sudden Valley the other day. That is a community south of Bellingham. You go by Lake Whatcom and suddenly you are at Sudden Valley. It has it's own little lake -- Lake Louise. I remember going to see Lake Louise as a kid,… more
True Ghost Story -- Bellingham Home Inspector (King of the House Home…
share
I had a chilling experience the other day while up on a roof that was icy on one side. I did not go over to that side, for safety. But there was an interesting phenomenon in play. Have any of you ever heard of spirit photos? During the… more
Just A Little Stroll In The Neighborhood
share
I have, over the last several years, made a habit of posting my deer photos at ActiveRain. Deer are very photogenic. Over and over again, when I see deer, it is at home inspections at Sudden Valley. Heck, they might be on the road but,… more
Silly Gimmicks and Worthless Gadgets
share
This photo is very descriptive of the topic of this post. See the gimmick in the gutter? It looks kind of like a badminton birdie. Here in the northwest, where we have lots of runoff water, it seems like people are always looking… more
Supplemental Home Inspector Education -- Bellingham Technical College
share
Bellingham Technical College is now an approved provider for the supplemental training course that is mandatory for those home inspectors who require more education in order to meet state licensing requirements. Many home… more
Fundamentals of Home Inspection Training -- March 8 at Bellingham…
share
Bellingham Technical College has another Fundamentals of Home Inspection training course beginning on March 8. This state approved course will provide instruction in structure, exterior and interior inspections, electrical, plumbing, wood… more
New Construction Specific Issue
share
You do not see this one often at older houses because the yard is usually done. But you see it fairly often around my area at new construction. This is a photo from a new home that is being purchased in the near future. The buyers want… more