California Real Estate Inspection Association

 CREIA Approved Education


CREIA Education that has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. This list constantly changes and the courses are valid for up to a year from the approval date. If there is an educational provider that you are looking to be approved, but not on this list, then you must fill out and submit a Non-CREIA Sponsored Education CEC Review & Request. Each CEC could cost up to $25 per CEC requested for review, depending on which Affiliate Category you membership may fall in. If you are looking to get a CREIA Chapter event approved, please contact your local Chapter Leaders. Only Chapter Presidents and leaders may submit toolbox and event approvals unless otherwise directed by the executive board.

You may take any of these classes listed to obtain CECs but the member is responsible for cost/price for all education; if you are looking for pricing, please click the website link provided.

In addition to this list, We accept all educational programs, certifications and classes publicated by ASHI (American Society of Home Inpsectors), ICC (International Code Council) and BPI (Building Performance Institute) education provider(s). Not their like affiliates and educational sponsors.


  Approved in 2014


Date Approved Until
Education Source CECs Granted Course Title
November 25th, 2015

Home Inspection University

1 Air Conditioning and High Efficient Furnace Inspection - Online Class
 November 25th, 2015

McKissock 100% Education

 3  Appliance and Peripheral Inspections - Online Class
November 12th, 2015
2 Sealing and Insulating A Home - Online Class
 October 28th, 2015       

Michael Casey Associates       

 MCA Live Home Inspection Class & Final Exam

  • Also satisfies Group SOP Exam requirement for CREIA's Path To Success Program.
 40  Fundamentals of Home Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam
 100  Principals of Home Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam
 4  House: Buy - Fix - Sell - Online Class & Final Exam
 2  Claims Consultant - Online Class & Final Exam
 4  The Truth About Mold - Online Class & Final Exam
 8  Pool and Spa Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam
 8  Pre-Drywall Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam
October 9th, 2015

Buliding Performance Institute


Building Science Principles Certification Knowledge

  • Self study, online or classroom courses accepted. Promotional code for 20% off this class available to all CREIA members.
October 5th, 2015

McKissock 100% Education


Basics of Green Building for Real Estate - Internet

September 8th, 2015 2

Energy Efficient Home Inspections - Internet


A Sporifying Encounter - Internet


Basic Foundations Construction - Internet


Safety Precautions for Home Inspectors - Internet


Home Inspection: From the Group Up - Internet


Inspecting What's Outside the Home - Internet


Thermal Imaging for Home Inspectors - Internet


Electrical Inspection Inside & Out - Internet


Residential Sewage Disposal Systems - Internet

8 Inter and Exterior Inspections of Key Areas - Internet
August 19th, 2015

American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)

120 Master Course - Internet
300 Home Inspection Home Study Course - Internet
20 2014 Inspection Conference - 10.13 - 10.15, 2014
April 30th, 2015

McKissock 100% Education
2 Radon Inspection for Residential Inspection - Internet Course
3 HVAC Systems and Ductwork - Internet Course
4 Practical and Successful Reporting - Internet Course
April 22nd, 2015

Infrared Training Center

29 Level 1 Thermography and Certification Event (4.14.2014 - 4.18.2014 only)
April 14th, 2015


A Better School of Building Inspection

20 Home Inspection Training Webcast - Internet
20 Building Evaluation Training - Internet

McKissock 100% Education

4  Roof Inspection - Internet
April 9th, 2015

American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)


8  Report Writing for Risk Reduction - Internet
 8  Advanced Heating - Internet
 8  Pools and Spas - Internet
 February 17th, 2015

 Michael Casey Associates

 20   COA/IN’s 2014 Inspection Conference (4.13.14 - 4.17.14 only)




Click here for more information! Early Bird registration deadline is on April 14!

Welcome to the CREIA Website!

The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) began in 1976 when a group of home inspectors came together to contemplate what this new and emerging profession should become. CREIA has grown incredibly since those early days, but still carries on the original mission. We have always been a group of home inspectors sharing knowledge and experience to improve the quality of home inspections, the home-buying experience, and to protect the home-buying public.

CREIA is the only organization dedicated to the education and professional development of California home inspectors and the protection of California home buyers. Likewise, CREIA is the only organization with a Standards of Practice and professional contracts written specifically to meet California’s unique legal requirements. CREIA is also the only organization where home inspectors in California can join together in monthly meetings throughout the state to network and improve professional skills. CREIA holds the only statewide conference for home inspectors each year here in California. Home inspection is an incredibly demanding and knowledge-intensive profession and CREIA is dedicated to keeping members up-to-date and on top of the profession.

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Please scroll down to go to Common Resources to get started with reporting your CECs, education, documents and membership related material.

If you are a Chapter Leader/President - Click Here for Chapter specific resources.


CREIA 2015 Annual Conference: Our annual conference registration forms are now live! Click here to see full information such as: conference at a glance, early bird rates, golf event, Leadership Day, Path to Success meeting and much more! We encourage all of our members to reach out and invite a guest or a friend. There will be 23 CECs that can be applicable towards your requirement and waive you from your annual audit! Don't miss out!

Chapter Calendar: CREIA's chapter meeting calendar is now complete and has recurring chapter meetings throughout the year. Please sure to check out the upcoming events for meetings/toolboxs in chronological order.

Reporting CECs: As a friendly reminder, each member is required to report and upload all CECs to their member profile. As of January 1st, 2014, last year, CREIA made the announcement that changes in reporting were going to be made. There are calls that are still coming in from members asking to sending in their CECs.

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Common Resources


Looking for Contracts, Bylaws or Standards of Practice?

Click here for more documents.

Click here for the General Release of Liability form.

Uploading/submitting Your CEC(s) or Requesting an Education Review?
For all member classifications of CREIA. Please click here to report CECs recieved or to submit
a review/approval for both CREIA and Non-CREIA approved education.
To view your CEC records in your member profile, please follow these steps:
  1. Go to the CREIA Website at
  2. Press the "Member Login" menu item at the top right navigation bar.
  3. Enter in your username and password at the login screen  (You may edit your username and password by clicking on editing profile after logged in).
  4. Click on the "Profile" menu item near the top left.
  5. Hover over "My Profile" until you see the drop down list and click on "View Transactions."
  6. Here you will see a listing of your CEC entries and other transactions. Click on the receipts to see each actual entry.
  7. If the total here does not match your records, please contact us right away so that we can assist you in updating your profile.
Note: For an expedited process, please provide either CREIA Education Approval 
and CEC Review Request form or a Non-CREIA Sponsored Education CEC Review Request
(Provided Below)

Need Forms for Approval of Education/CECs or Toolboxes?
  • For Chapter Leaders/Board Members and Educational Affiliates
CREIA Education Approval and CEC Review Request form, click here.
Payment required for approval to conduct a chapter toolbox at $10 per/CEC requested.
Example: 10 units requested x $10 = $100 total payment
CEC payment is waived for Premiere Educational Affiliates.
For Non-CREIA approved Educational Providers/Companies will be required to pay up to $25 per/CEC requested.
Example: 10 units requested x $25 = $250 total payment
  • For All Inspector Members/Candidates
A Non-CREIA Sponsored Education CEC Review Request, click here.
 -  For members who have an education/CEC(s) that is not hosted or approved by CREIA.
Educational providers that are not on this list must be reviewed and approved before CEC(s) becomes applicable your membership requirement.
Payment required for unapproved CECs for members at $10 per/CEC requested.
Example: 10 units requested x $10 = $100 total payment

Looking for a list of CREIA Approved Education?

Click here for approved educational sources.

Time to renew your membership?
Please click here for 2nd year Candidate Membership Renewal
Please click here for CCI or MCI Member Renewal
Please click here for Affiliate Member Renewal

Looking for membership requirements?
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Need a CREIA Member logo?
Please click here to send an email request for a CREIA Member logo.
*CCIs and MCIs can use the CREIA member designation logo for  advertising on business cards, letterheads, promotional materials, advertising, etc.

Marketing Yourself to the Public or Real Estate Agents? Try these:
How to Choose a Home Inspector
Buying an Investor-Owned Property

Do you have an Ethics violation to report?
Please click here to complete the online Ethics Violation report.
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Looking for Chapter meetings in your local area?
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Please contact the CREIA office should you need any assistance.

65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

P 949-715-1768
F 949-715-6931