Below is a list of the continuing education courses that we currently have available. If you are interested in scheduling a course with Level Up Home 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: 469-744-2717.
Going Green: For Real Estate Agents (2 Credits)
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 (Texas) 
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Home Inspections 101 (2 Credits)
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
  • Assist their clients in understanding issues of concern raised by the home inspector
  • Anticipate frequently asked home inspector questions
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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Inspecting the Peripherals: From Garage Doors to Sprinkler Systems (2 Credits)
Course Description:

Often times a home’s landscape and outdoor amenities play into the sale of a house. Participants of this course will learn about the basic functions of common outdoor amenities, including the garage door, sprinkler systems, and outdoor cooking equipment. Completion of this course will allow participants to provide increased insight on outdoor amenities to their clients. 

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe the basic characteristics of outdoor amenities that are included in the inspection and sale of a home including garage doors, doorbells, fire protection systems, and outdoor grilling cooking systems.
  • Identify common problems associated with outdoor amenities.
  • Explain what a home inspector looks for when inspecting the area outside of a home. 
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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Kitchen and Bath Appliances: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know (2 Credit)
Course Description:

Interested buyers and sellers often ask real estate agents basic questions regarding kitchen and bath appliances. Participants of this course will learn about the different types of kitchen and bath appliances available to consumers, the basics of how those appliances function, and common problems associated with those appliances. Completion of this course will allow participants to provide increased insight on kitchen and bath appliances to their clients.  

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe the basic characteristics of kitchen appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, food waste disposals, ranges, ovens, exhaust vents, microwave ovens and trash compactors.
  • Describe the basic characteristics of bathroom appliances including mechanical exhaust vents.
  • Identify common problems associated with kitchen and bath appliances.
  • Explain what a home inspector looks for regarding each appliance. 
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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Lead Safety: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know (2 Credit)
Course Description:

Any structure built before 1972 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 1972.
  • 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 (Texas) 
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Managing the Home Inspection (1 Credit)
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 (Texas) 
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Mold: What you Need to Know About Mold and How to Read Air Sampling Reports (1 Credit)
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 (Texas) 
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Performing Residential Electrical Inspections (3 Credits)
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. 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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Understand the importance of safety when evaluating electrical systems in the home
  • Define basic safety rules to use when inspecting live electrical components
  • Define and identify components of Service Entrance equipment
  • Identify common failures that can lead to unsafe conditions around the home
  • Understand safety issues related to inspection of panels and enclosures
  • Understand connections and defects inside the service panel
  • Define current standards for outlets in and around the home
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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Residential Structural Inspections (2 Credits)
Course Description:

The overall structure of a home is essentially the backbone that holds everything in place. For many, the structural integrity of a home is often viewed as the most crucial part of the home-buying process. By being able to observe and report on these critical matters during the structural portion of a home inspection, real estate agents are in a unique position to offer expertise and peace of mind to all parties involved in the home-buying process.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Define terms commonly used during the structural portion of the home inspection process.
  • Understand common causes of structural damage.
  • Understand risks associated with inspecting structural components during a home inspection.
  • Define what to consider during structural portion of the home inspection, including attics, basements, crawlspaces, floors, ceilings, windows, and doors.
  • Define common concerns related to the inspection of the exterior structure and related components, including property lots, decks, porches and foundations.
  • List examples of limitations that should be noted in a report of the structural inspection.
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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The Basics of Heating Systems: For Real Estate Agents (2 Credit)
Course Description:

One of the house’s most integral operating systems is the heating system. As a result, potential buyers may have questions or concerns about the condition of a home’s heating system. Real estate agents will be able to serve as advocates for their clients during the home buying process as a result of participating in this course.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe the steps a home inspector takes when inspecting a heating system as well as the appropriate recommendations an inspector is qualified to make regarding a heating system.
  • Identify and describe the fundamental components and characteristics of heating systems.
  • Describe characteristics and risks associated with gas furnaces.
  • Locate furnace maintenance recommendations. 
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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The Basics of Heating Systems: For Real Estate Agents (1 Credit)
Course Description:

One of the house’s most integral operating systems is the heating system. As a result, potential buyers may have questions or concerns about the condition of a home’s heating system. Real estate agents will be able to serve as advocates for their clients during the home buying process as a result of participating in this course. 

Learning Objectives:

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

•       Describe the steps a home inspector takes when inspecting a heating system as well as the appropriate recommendations an inspector is qualified to make regarding a heating system.

•       Identify and describe the fundamental components and characteristics of heating systems.

•       Describe characteristics and risks associated with gas furnaces.

•       Locate furnace maintenance recommendations. 

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education (Texas) 
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Understanding Residential Electrical Inspections: For Real Estate Agents (2 Credit)
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.

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 (Texas) 
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