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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Siena Hall, Room 106
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3550

Home Inspection

Home Inspection Continuing Education

Molloy College offers continuing education courses for home inspectors to maintain their New York State license. If you are a licensed NYS home inspector click here for information on Continuing Education courses.

Home Inspection Licensing

New - Home Inspection Licensing now at Molloy's Suffolk Center.

Click here for the current schedule of classes.

Molloy College offers a New York state-approved program for you to become a licensed home inspector. This "in-demand" profession will have you inspecting newly built or previously owned homes, condominiums, town homes, apartments and even commercial buildings. Home inspection is now a standard practice in the home-purchasing process. Typically, home inspectors are hired by prospective home buyers to inspect and report on the condition of a home's systems, components and structure. Home inspectors are usually hired immediately - prior to the purchase offer of a home - or as a contingency to a sales contract. They examine structural quality, all home systems and features, including: roofing, exterior elements, attached garages or carports, foundations, interiors, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems.

New York State legislation mandates that all home inspectors in New York obtain a license. An applicant must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent and complete 140 hours of approved training, including 40 hours of unpaid inspection experience under the direct supervision of a licensed inspector, or have 100 hours of paid or unpaid inspection experience under the direct supervision of a licensed inspector. Molloy College offers the approved 140-hour course of study consisting of the 5 Modules listed below under, "Curriculum and Scheduling".

The applicant must also pass a written exam. Home inspectors are licensed for two years and must pay an initial fee of $250 and renewal fees of $100 every two years thereafter. Further information regarding home inspection licensure can be found on the New York State web site at: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lcns/homemain.htm

Modules 1-4 can be taken in any order and do not have any pre-requisites. Module 5 must be taken last and is only open to Molloy students who have completed Modules 1-4 at Molloy.

All of our courses are taught by licensed and New York State approved instructors. While attending our courses you will learn construction methods, inspection standards and regulations and electric, heating, air conditioning, plumbing inspection techniques and how to start your own business.

Free Career Seminar

Not sure if this career is right for you? Attend our free career seminar. This career seminar is led by experienced professionals who will offer real advice about career and academic paths and talk about both the satisfactions and challenges of their own chosen careers. The seminar is one and a half hours long, given in the evening and offered twice a year - every September and January. There is no charge for the seminar, which is held on our Rockville Centre campus. Click here for a current schedule of classes and to register.

Curriculum and Scheduling

Molloy College offers the approved 140-hour course of study consisting of the following five modules:

- Home Inspection Module 1: Structure, roofing and exteriors
- Home Inspection Module 2: Interiors, electrical systems, insulation and ventilation
- Home Inspection Module 3: Heating, cooling and plumbing
- Home Inspection Module 4: License law, overview of profession and report writing
- Home Inspection Module 5: Field training

Modules 1-4 are offered one night a week for 9 weeks from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at our Rockville Centre campus and for 6 weeks from 6:00 p.m. - 10:10 p.m. at our Suffolk Center campus in East Farmingdale. They can be taken in any order. However, Module 5: Field Training, must be taken last and can only be taken by students who have completed Modules 1-4 at Molloy College. Module 5 will be conducted off-campus, with only part of the first session done on campus. Module 5 is scheduled on an hours-arranged basis with the faculty member, but it is usually held on Saturdays or Sundays. The classes are scheduled on an on-going basis throughout the year, September - July.
Note: It is possible to take two courses at a time.

Remember, while it's possible to complete the program in less than six months, you can proceed through the program at your own pace. There is no time limit.

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalog or join our mailing list.

Click here for a current schedule of classes.

OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU!

If you take a course, have attended each class, and still do not master the course work, we invite you to re-register for the same course, same level, free of charge. Your registration will be accepted on a space available basis within one year of the course end date. Re-registration in the course is required.

In addition, during the first hour of class the instructor will present an outline of the course, along with the course goals and objectives. If the student does not feel that this course will meet their expectations, then a full refund will be granted if the student presents their refund request on the first business day after the class has met. 

If you have any questions, please call our office at 516-323-3550 for clarification.

Course Descriptions, Faculty and Tuition Rates


Your Career in Home Inspection

2 hours, No prerequisites
Course Number: HI-9999
Tuition:
No charge, but you must register.
Considering a career change? If you find yourself in a position where your instincts are telling you to change course, this free career seminar might just be what you need. This career seminar is led by experienced professionals who will offer real advice about career and academic paths and talk about both the satisfactions and challenges of their own chosen careers. The seminar is two hours long, given in the evening and offered twice a year - every September and January. There is no charge for the seminar, which is held on our Rockville Centre campus.
Click here for a current schedule of classes.

Home Inspection Module 1: Structure, Roofing and Exteriors
25 hours, plus exam; No prerequisites
Course Number: HI-1000
Tuition:
$395
Offered twice a year, September-November and February/March-April
Prepare for the New York State home inspection professional examination with the first of five mandatory license-qualifying courses. This course focuses on procedures for inspecting the structural, exterior, and roof components. Topics include: footings, foundations, basements, crawlspaces, floor, wall and roof framing, wall coverings, doors, windows, decks, garages, wWalkways, roof styles, materials, installation, drainage and flashing,
Instructor: Dennis J. DeVoti, P.E. is a New York State Professional Engineer with over 10 years experience as a home inspector. He has over a decade of teaching experience - three teaching an Overview of Home Inspection course at Molloy College. He is also certified by the National Institute of Building Inspectors. DeVoti holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and Jamie Schaefer, licensed home inspector and owner, Professional Home Inspector Inc.
Click here for a current schedule of classes.

Home Inspection Module 2: Interiors, Electrical Systems, Insulation and Ventilation
25 hours, plus exam; No prerequisites
Course Number: HI-2000
Tuition:$395
Offered twice a year, November - January and May - July.
Module 2 covers procedures for inspecting interior components, insulation, ventilation and electrical systems. Topics include: doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, steps, railings, balconies, cabinets, appliances, air/vapor , barriers, exhaust systems, electrical service, entrance and panels, amperage/voltage, wiring; grounding equipment, switches; outlets, circuit interrupters, light fixtures, and smoke detectors.
Instructor: Dennis J. DeVoti, P.E., see Bio under course number: HI-1000
and Jamie Schaefer, see Bio under course number: HI-1000
Click here for a current schedule of classes.

Home Inspection Module 3: Heating, Cooling and Plumbing
25 hours, plus exam; No prerequisites
Course Number: HI-3000
Tuition:
$395
Offered twice a year, September-November and February/March-April
Module 3 covers procedures for inspecting the heating, cooling and plumbing systems. Topics include: energy sources, hot water boilers, furnaces, fireplaces, chimneys, vents, flues; distribution; controls, thermostats, safety controls, exhausts, duct systems, heat pumps, water sources, piping and water main lines, valves; main shutoff, fixtures, faucets, water heaters, waste disposal systems and drains, vent piping and systems.
Instructors: John Weiburg, P.E., Engineer and licensed home inspector and Jamie Schaefer, see Bio under course number: HI-1000.
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Home Inspection Module 4: License Law, Overview of Profession and Report Writing
25 hours, plus exam; No prerequisites
Course Number: HI-4000
Tuition: $395
Offered twice a year, November -January and May - July
Module 4 covers: license law, code of ethics, standards of practice, overview of the profession, pre-inspection agreement, elements of a contract, liability issues, safety concerns and report writing, including checklist, narrative, and forms.
Instructors: John Weiburg, P.E., Engineer and licensed home inspector and Jamie Schaefer, see Bio under course number: HI-1000.
Click here for a current schedule of classes.

Home Inspection Module 5: Field Training
40 hours, no exam, prerequisites: Modules 1-4; Only open to Molloy Students.
Course Number: HI-5000
Tuition: $695
The course is usually offered four times a year: February-April, April-May, May-July and November-January.
Forty (40) hours of supervised home inspections. Hours are arranged with the instructor, usually on Saturdays or Sundays. 
Instructor: Les Jansson, P.E.
Click here for a current schedule of classes.

Tuition

Tuition for Modules 1-4 $395 per course and tuition for Module 5 is $695. There are no course fees. Tuition payment is due at the time of registration. However, if your company is paying for the course we will invoice your company. Please provide us with your company's purchase order, educational voucher or documentation on company letterhead stating that they are responsible for payment along with the registration form and we will process an invoice directly to your company. Invoicing is available only if you register by mail or fax.

Registration

Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.

To register online, in person, by phone, by fax or by mail, click here. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for Veterans Benefits, as well as for Displaced Homemakers and/or Dislocated Workers.
See financial assistance for details.

New York State Licensing Information

The applicant must pass a written exam. Home inspectors are licensed for two years and must pay an initial fee of $250 and renewal fees of $100, every two years thereafter. You will need to send your certifciates of completion for Modules 1-5 with your NY State application. The application and more information regarding home inspection licensure can be found on the New York State web site by clicking here.

Faculty

All of our courses are taught by licensed and New York State approved instructors. Faculty bios can be found in the course descriptions above.

Textbook

Required text for all modules: The Home Inspection Book: A Guide for Professionals, by Marcia Darvin Spada, Thomson Publishers, 2007. The textbook will be available in the bookstore, which is usually open Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. The bookstore is located in the Public Square Building on the first floor. Call to ask the availability of the textbooks - 516.323.3550.

Mailing List/Request a Catalog

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year (January and July) to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalogJoin our mailing list.

Questions

Should you have any questions, contact Louis Cino at lcino@molloy.edu, call 516.323.3550 or attend our free career seminar by clicking here.

 

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