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Thursday, May 1, 2014

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Leadership Day

Specialized training for all chapter officers and state board members. Invite will be sent under separate cover. No fee to attend and lunch will be provided. INCLUDES CERTIFIED TRAINER TRAINING. Details coming soon.

Friday, May 2, 2014

7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Exhibits Open

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CREIA Store Open

All tracks: 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on own; 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall

7 a.m. - 12 noon CREIA Invitational Golf Tournament
Contact George Harper by April 3, 2014 at for details.

2 p.m. - 6 p.m. CREIA Board of Directors Meeting

Members welcome to observe.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m. California Residential Building Code Boot Camp - Day One
Skip Walker

The 2013 California Residential Code (CRC) took effect in most areas Jan. 1. 2014. This is not your typical code review class. The CRC Boot Camp class is hands on and intended to develop your comfort level in navigating the actual code book. The class will go through the CRC codes chapter by chapter. The class is perfect for those that those interested in really knowing the CRC, those planning on taking the ICC California Residential Building Inspector Certification Exam (J1) or those interested in achieving a CREIA MCI designation. Each attendee will need to have a copy of the CRC with speed tabs to properly participate in the class. CRC books and speed tabs can be preordered through CREIA by calling 800-848-7342. All books must be paid in full at the time of ordering. CREIA is selling the books below the normal ICC member cost. Only a very limited supply of books will be available on-site available on a first-come, first-served basis.


8 a.m. - 12 noon Inspection Basics and Report Writing
Mike Schindler

This session is a must for Candidates, as well as individuals interested in becoming a home inspector and experienced inspectors to fine tune your skills and share your knowledge. Half of the day will be in the classroom, followed by an off-site home inspection. Taking this course will also fulfill the Candidate requirement for a group inspection. Mike Schindler is guaranteed to give you a valuable learning experience.

1 pm - 5 p.m. Off-Site Group Inspection

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hazardous Building Materials and Defect Recognition
Steve Gladston

3:30 p.m - 5 p.m. Inspecting Solar Panels
Michael Foschaar

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Check out what new products and services our exhibitors have to offer, mingle with old friends and enjoy a bite or two. Exhibitor information will be updated on the CREIA website as they sign up so check back often to see who's there.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CREIA Store Open

All tracks: 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted Luncheon; 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Chairman's Welcome


8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The California Residential Building Code Boot Camp Continued
Part two of yesterday's session. See above for details.



8:30 a.m. - 12 noon A Day Around the Pool
Rick English

Rick English' keynote will focus on gunite/concrete pools, however, vinyl and fiberglass pools will also be covered briefly. Topics include but are not limited to:

- tile and coping

- pool decking problems and symptoms

- fill device connections to the potable water supply

- manual and automatic pool covers

- drains and drain entrapment

- plaster problems

- electrical issues

- fence and barrier codes

- and much more!

12 noon - 2 p.m. Awards Luncheon & General Membership Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Inspecting Different Control Panels and Other Equipment
Bill and Jay Schultz

Sunday, May 4, 2014

7:30 a.m. - 12 noon Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Exhibits Open

7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. CREIA Store Open

All tracks: 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall


8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Inspecting Antique Homes
Steve Gladston

10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Inspection Photography
Steve Carroll


8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Bonding & Grounding
Joey Lee

10:30 am - 12 noon Inspecting Flat Roofs
John Shepherd

12 noon - 12:30 p.m. Prize Drawing & Thank Yous in Exhibit Hall

Monday, May 5, 2014 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Commercial Inspection Course, Presented by ASHI School. Go to for additional details.



Confirmations will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the registration form. If you do not have an e-mail address, we will send your confirmation to the address furnished on the registration form.
Tax Deductions of Expenses
See Treasury Regulation 1.162.5 Coughlin v. Comm., 203 F.2d.307.
Cancellation Policy
Refunds (less a $50 cancellation fee) are available until April 4, 2014. Full refund if CREIA cancels the program. NO refunds for cancellation requests received after April 4, 2014. All cancellations must be received in writing by mail, email or fax.
Special Accommodations
The seminar facilities are accessible to the physically disabled. Requests for accommodations for the disabled should be made at the time of registration, but no later than two weeks prior to the start of the seminar. Call 800-848-7342 for assistance.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach CA 90802, The deadline for room reservations at our group rate is April 10, 2014 and only a limited number of rooms are available, so don’t delay. The special room rate is $119 per night single/double occupancy (all room prices subject to applicable taxes). Call the hotel directly at (562) 437-5900 for room reservations or click on this link to book your room online. Be sure to mention CREIA to receive the discounted rate. All attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Area Attractions

  • Queen Mary
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Whale and dolphin watching harbor cruises
  • Battleship IOWA Educational Museum
  • Catalina Island
The Long Beach Airport is just 11 miles from the hotel. Flights to/from Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland are serviced by JetBlue. Alternative air transporation is available at the John Wayne (Orange County) Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, both just 24 miles from the hotel. The hotel does NOT provide any airport shuttle service. Independent taxi, shuttle and rental car service is available at the airport.
CREIA members are eligible for discounted rental car rates through Hertz. Just mention the CDP card #0472858 when making your reservation at (800) 654-2200, or at You will need to present a member discount card for identification when you get to the Hertz counter. To obtain your card, contact Linda Albracht at 800-848-7342.

CREIA guests receive complimentary self-parking. Valet services are available.

CREIA Continuing Education Credits available for this program are: 
Day 1 = 8 hrs total (all tracks)
Day 2 = 7 hrs total (all tracks)
Day 3 = 4 hrs total (all tracks)
CREIA members are required to have 30 CECs by the end of their membership year. At least 10 of these 30 CECs must come from CREIA sponsored events.
Entire Conference, May 1-4): $365 early bird, $405 after April 4.
One Day Pass: Friday, $135 early bird, $155 after April 4.
                         Saturday, $165 early bird, $185 after April 4.
                         Sunday, $100 early bird, $120 after April 4.

To register, please visit the Upcoming Events section on the right-hand side of the Home Page.

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