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Education for California Inspectors!

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The CREIA Annual Conference has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most stimulating and worthwhile education opportunities for inspectors in California. Join the California Real Estate Inspection Association for its 2017 Annual Conference, Home and Commercial Education for California Inspectors to be held May 5-7, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel!

Sharpen Your Skills & Broaden Your Business through Commercial Inspection Opportunities. And, protect your business liabilities against flip property disclosure issues!

The 2017 Conference Committee has built a conference schedule to cover inspection basics; niche/special opportunities geared to those with intermediate to advanced knowledge; and commercial inspections.

The CREIA Conference is a not to miss event!  Click here to register today!

A note about registration and CECs: Please note that you will be asked to select the sessions you would like to take during the Conference. If on-site you wish to change, you will need to complete a session switch form so that your classes and CECs are accurately applied. CECs will be auto-entered into your membership record this way.

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2017 CREIA Conference Exhibitors

Interested in Exhibiting? Click here for details.

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  • Wednesday and Thursday Pre-Conference Session, ICC Electrical Exam Prep*
  • Thursday Group SOP Inspection
  • Thursday Chapter Leadership Day (for Chapter Leadership and Board only)
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Educational Sessions
  • Saturday Annual Business Meeting & Awards Lunch
  • Saturday Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Grand Opening
  • Exhibitor Showcase ~ view the latest products and services offered by the many vendors that will be present
  • Several opportunities for networking with your peers
  • Opportunity to sit for the CREIA SOP/Ethics Exam
  • Conference Session, ADA ICC Certification Exam Prep*

*Separate fee applies or registration fee included with Full registration

Don’t Miss the Inspector Event of the Year! Early Bird registration ends April 4, 2017!

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altSchedule-at-a-Glance (Tentative)

Wednesday and Thursday, May 3-4, 2017 Pre-Conference

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pre-Conference Program (2 Day; 16 CECs) ICC Electrical Exam Prep Class, Skip Walker, MCI
(Priced separately; included in Full and Join & Register registration types. Materials priced separately.)

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Chapter Leadership Day; Group SOP; Board Meeting

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
CREIA Chapter Leadership Day, facilitated by Rich Zak, MCI and David Pace, MCI
For Chapter Leaders and Board only; 8 CECs
Click here to register for Leadership Day (not Annual Conference Registration)

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Group SOP Inspection (Offsite) – Details are TBA

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibitor Set-Up

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Claims and Legal: Home Inspectors Q & A with State Farm Special Products Division
2 CECs

6:00/6:30 p.m.
CREIA Board of Directors Dinner Meeting

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:30 a.m.
Conference Registration/Check-in

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall and CREIA Store

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • Inspecting Defects of Flipped Properties, Jack Gironda,, MCI
  • Inspection Photography: From Top to Bottom, Steve Carroll, MCI
  • Roofs: Commercial, Gary Weaver

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • The Cost Of Business - Price For Success, Brian Hannigan
  • Commercial Inspections Overview, Dennis Parra
  • Flip Properties Plumbing Disclosure Issues, Michael Casey, MCI

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Own

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • Commercial Plumbing Inspection, Michael Casey, MCI
  • Moisture Intrusion/Building Envelope, Rod Calkum
  • Flashings Issues - TBA

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • Basic HVAC: Flip Properties Disclosure Issues, Dan McLaughlin
  • Pool and Spa Inspections, Michelle Kavanaugh
  • Legal Issues - TBA

Saturday, September 24, 2016

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall and CREIA Store

8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Chairman’s Welcome Message in Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ( 6 CECs) All-Day Session
American Disabilities Act ICC Certification Preparation Program, Ian Livingston (Text not included.)

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Session

  • How To Reduce Your Risk and Make More Money, Bob Pearson
  • Commercial Restaurant Type I Exhaust Hoods, Dan McLaughlin

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • Science of Radon & Mitigation Protocols: Radon is Real, What your Clients Need to Know, Fred Ellrott
  • Residential Water Heater Systems, Dan McLaughlin

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Annual Business Meeting and Awards Lunch

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • Roof: Flip Properties Disclosure Issues, Gary Weaver
  • Understanding Drainage: Simple signs that can positively impact home inspection reports and decrease litigation issues, Tom Anderberg

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Breakout Sessions

  • Roof Drainage – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You, Phil Dregger
  • CREIA SOP/Ethics Exam Prep Class, Rich Zak, MCI & David Pace, MCI

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Exhibit Grand Opening

Sunday, September 25, 2016

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Exhibits and CREIA Store

Sunday Breakout Sessions

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (1.5 CECs)

  • Commercial Roof Infrared Inspections, Bill Fabian

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (6 CECs)

  • FEMA P-50, Simplified Seismic Assessment of Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings Evaluation Tool, Kelly Cobeen (with Marianne Knoy, CEA)

10:30 a.m. to  5 p.m. (4.5 CECs)

  • Intro to Commercial Inspection with Michael Casey, MCI

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Own

CLICK HERE FOR SESSION DESCRIPTIONS AND PRESENTER BIOS

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altRegistration Fees

Full Registration:
On or Before 4/4/17: Member $365 and Non-Member $495
After 4/4/17: Member $405 and Non-Member $535

*Join CREIA and Register for the Full Conference:
On or Before 4/4/17: For Non-Members $505
After 4/4/17: For Non-Members $565

Pre-Conference Program:
ICC Electrical with Skip Walker, MCI
Does not include Materials.
On or Before 4/4/17:  $125 and Non-Member $175
After 4/4/17: Member $150 and Non-Member $200

Single Day/Friday:
On or Before 4/4/17: Member $135 and Non-Member $185
After 4/4/17: Member $155 and Non-Member $205

Single Day/Saturday:
On or Before 4/4/17: Member $189 and Non-Member $215
After 4/4/17: Member $200 and Non-Member $235

NOTE: Conference Session, ADA ICC Certification Exam Prep
Does not include Materials. Cost for materials is TBA

Single Day/Sunday:
On or Before 4/4/17: Member $100 and Non-Member $125
After 4/4/17: Member $125 and Non-Member $145

Guest Registration:
On or Before 4/4/17: Member $95 and Non-Member $95
After 4/4/17: Member $105 and Non-Member $105

*Join and Register: If you are not a member of CREIA, register for the Full Conference and Join CREIA today with CREIA's promotional "Join and Register" Conference and Membership discount. The Join and Register fee does not include any study materials for the NHIE. Please visit the CREIA Store to purchase the books separately. This category includes Exhibits and Educational Sessions; Continental Breakfasts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Annual Business Meeting and Awards Lunch on Saturday; Saturday's Welcome Reception. (Does not include the Pre-Con ICC Electrical Class or Materials. Does not include the ADD Materials)

Full Conference Registration: This category includes Exhibits and Educational Sessions; Continental Breakfasts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Annual Business Meeting and Awards Lunch on Saturday; Saturday's Welcome Reception. (Does not include the Pre-Con ICC Electrical Class or Materials. Does not include ADD Materials.)

Guest Registration: Guest must accompany a CREIA member. Fee covers admission to the Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfasts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Annual Business Meeting and Awards Lunch on Saturday; Saturday's Welcome Reception. (Does not include Educational sessions, syllabus, program materials, or CEC credit.)

Special Accommodation: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodation and plan to attend the CREIA Conference, please contact the CREIA office at info@creia.org or by calling 949-715-1768. Please allow as much advance notice as possible to ensure we have ample time to meet your needs.

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations will be accepted in writing until April 4, 2017. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received after April 4, 2017.

NOTE! The Early Bird registration deadline is April 4, 2017.

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Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport
1177 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
www.sfocp.com
Room rate: $129 (Wed-Sun nights - limited availability!)
Room cut-off date: April 17, 2017
Refer to block code REI or group name California Real Estate Inspectors when calling 1-877-252-1558 to make their reservation.

Parking:
Hotel self-parking is discounted at $10/overnight.

Shuttle:
There is complimentary SFO airport shuttle service. 

Internet:
Complimentary Internet in guest rooms and meeting space.

Getting There: 
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Mapquest:  http://www.mapquest.com/ (Please note, not always 100 percent accurate)

Welcome to Burlingame:
Welcome to Burlingame, an American suburban city of approximately 28,000 people in San Mateo County, California. It is located on the San Francisco Peninsula and has a significant shoreline on San Francisco Bay. The city is named after Anson Burlingame who was an attorney and a diplomat. Burlingame was settled by wealthy San Franciscans looking for a better climate.

It is known for its high residential quality of life and is often referred to as the City of Trees. Temperatures average from a high of 66 F and low of 51 F in the month of May.

To do while in Burlingame (tripadvisor):
Shorebird Sanctuary
Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Peninsula Museum of Art
Click here for more information

altNearby Restaurants (tripadvisor):
West Bay Cafe
Fattoria E Mare 
Max's Bar and Restaurant
Mokutanya
Maverick Jack's
Gabriel and Daniel's Mexican Grill
Click here for more information on these and other restaurants

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