Below is a list of the continuing education courses that we currently have available. If you are interested in scheduling a course with ValueCheck Inspections , please click on the Schedule Course button below the course that you are interested in and we will contact you to finalize a date and time. If you have any questions about our continuing education program, please contact us at: 810-750-0000.
Avoiding the Aggravations of Home Inspections
Course Description:

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. A home inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by helping them to be better educated and prepared for the home inspection process. Many aggravations can be avoided if the real estate agent prepares the buyer and seller before the inspection takes place. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Set expectations for the buyer

•       Explain common components of an inspection agreement

•       Avoid aggravations by preparing the seller

•       Avoid aggravations by preparing the buyer

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Going Green: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

A home’s energy efficiency has a direct impact on the owner’s wallet. Real estate agents are often asked by clients questions regarding a home’s energy efficiency, including questions about the home’s heating and cooling system, construction, and appliances. In addition, many people are becoming more aware of how their lifestyle decisions directly affect the environment. This course is designed for real estate agents who want to better advocate for clients that are concerned with a home’s energy efficiency and environmental impact. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between ‘green’ and ‘green-washed’ products and services
  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of green appliances
  • Describe the benefits of green systems that can be installed within a home
  • Identify characteristics of green construction
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Lead Safety: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Any structure built before 1978 is at risk for containing lead paint. The prevalence of lead paint may impact a buyer’s decision on whether or not to purchase a property. Sellers may have more realistic expectations regarding the sale of their property if they are aware of the implications of lead-based paint that may be present on their property. Real estate agents can help to communicate the implications of lead-based paint to their clients if they are better educated on the subject. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Define lead abatement and explain why lead based paint is prevalent in buildings prior to 1978.

•       Identify and explain the health implications of lead based paint poisoning.

•       Describe risks of performing renovations on areas afflicted with lead based paint.

•       Explain government regulations that address lead based paint.

•       Describe tests available to determine if lead based paint is prevalent in a building.

•       Communicate implications of lead based paint to clients. 

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Managing the Home Inspection
Course Description:

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. A home inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by helping them to be better educated and prepared for the home inspection process. A good home inspection should be thorough so that all parties have confidence when completing the home buying process.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Direct their clients to the best inspectors
  • Better equip the buyer for the home inspection
  • Advise and prepare the seller
  • Anticipate frequently asked home inspector questions
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Mold: What you Need to Know About Mold and How to Read Air Sampling Reports
Course Description:

The presence of mold can derail the home buying process. Participants of this course will learn common causes of mold and how they can be addressed in order to diminish the impact of mold when buying and selling a property. 

Learning Objectives:

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Define mold and explain its common causes

•       Describe health effects of mold

•       Provide answers to buyers’ commonly asked questions regarding mold

•       Describe the impact of mold on the real estate transaction

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Radon and the Real Estate Transaction
Course Description:

Any home, regardless of when it was built, its location, or the materials used to build the home, can expose its residents to radon. Many states require that a home’s radon history be disclosed to potential buyers. As a result, radon testing may play an important role in the real estate transaction process. Real estate agents that are better informed on the potential hazards associated with radon as well as mitigation techniques will be able to better guide their clients through the real estate transaction process. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Identify risks associated with long-term radon exposure.

•       Describe ways that radon can infiltrate a house.

•       Explain testing measures that can be used to identify the presence of radon in a home.

•       Describe the benefits of radon mitigation systems.

•       Guide their clients through the real estate transaction process with particular sensitivity to radon. 

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Septic System Basics: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know
Course Description:

The home inspection process is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of an inspector’s report. A home, well, or septic inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by better educating and preparing all parties for the home inspection process. Many aggravations can be avoided if the real estate agent prepares the buyer and seller before the inspection takes place.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Set expectations for the buyer
  • Explain common components and purpose of a septic system
  • Explain the best use practices of a home septic system
  • Provide the buyer general guidance on maintenance of a septic system
  • Identify which jurisdiction will require a Point of Sale inspection in order to transfer the real estate
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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The 10 Most Common Home Defects: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Many issues identified during the home inspection, if left untreated, can lead to significant costly repairs later, or even unsafe and hazardous living conditions. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. A home inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by helping them to be better educated and prepared for the home inspection process. This course will identify the most common problem areas in a home inspection and provide real estate agents with tools and strategies they can use to allay their clients’ concerns. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Better equip the buyer for the home inspection
  • Advise and prepare the seller
  • Assist their clients in understanding issues of concern raised by the home inspector
  • Anticipate frequently asked questions regarding the home inspection process
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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Understanding Residential Electrical Inspections: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires across the United States. Since electrical inspections are important for the safety of one’s home, they often cause anxiety to those purchasing or selling a home. Real estate agents who take this course will be guided through the steps of an electrical inspection. By understanding the process of performing residential electrical inspections, real estate agents can help give peace of mind to all parties involved in the home-buying process.

*KY CE: This course qualifies for 1 PLE Mandatory Continuing Education Hour. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define basic safety rules to use when inspecting live electrical components, including panels and enclosures
  • Identify common failures that can lead to unsafe conditions around the home
  • Identify different types of electrical panels and common problem areas in each
  • Understand connections and defects inside the service panel
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Michigan) 
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