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Education for California Inspectors!

 

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 2018 Annual Conference, Are Your Business and Inspection Skills Elevated for New Technologies & Energy Systems?

The 2018 Annual Conference will be held April 27-29, 2018 at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California!

The 2018 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! 

  • Conference Highlights
  • Schedule-at-a-Glance
  • Registration Fees
  • Plan Your Stay!
  • Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios
  • CEC Information
  • Conference Program Book

2018 CREIA Conference Exhibitors

Interested in Exhibiting? Please click here for complete information!

Set-Up
Thursday, May 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or
Friday, May 5 from 6 to 7:30 a.m.

Exhibits Open
Friday from  7:30 am to 5 p.m.
Friday Welcome & Exhibitor Appreciation Reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Move-out
Saturday 5 to 7 p.m. 

Conference Highlights

  • Wednesday and Thursday Pre-Conference Sessions
  • Thursday Group SOP Inspection
  • Thursday Chapter Leadership Day (for Chapter Leadership and Board only)
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Educational Sessions
  • Friday CREIA Welcome and Exhibitor Appreciation Reception
  • Saturday Annual Business Meeting & Awards Lunch
  • Saturday Associate Member Meet & Greet, Q&A with Seasoned Real Estate Inspectors and Reception - Back by demand!
  • 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
  • Sessions are approved for ASHI/CREIA CECs
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Schedule-at-a-Glance

Wednesday & Thursday, April 25 & 26: Pre-Conference Sessions

7:30 a.m.
Pre-Conference Check-in, Registration, & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Programs (2 Days; 16 CECs)

Thursday, April 26: Chapter Leadership Day & Pre-Conference Activities

8:30 a.m.
CREIA Chapter Leadership Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 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-Event)
Check-in at the Conference registration desk
San Francisco Peninsula Chapter, co-sponsor and facilitators a TRULY UNIQUE Group SOP Inspection Toolbox with Patrick Burger, CCI and Bret Husted, CCI

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

Friday, April 27

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

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

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Chairman's Message in the Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

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

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Break

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

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

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

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Break

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

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
CREIA Welcome and Exhibitor Appreciation Reception ~ All conference attendees are welcome to experience this exceptional networking event with exhibitors, prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, and a drink on us!

Saturday, April 28

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

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

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

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

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1.5 CECs)
Annual Business Meeting, Legislative Update, Awards Presentation & Lunch

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

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

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Associate Member Meet & Greet, Q&A with Seasoned Real Estate Inspectors and Reception ~ All conference attendees are welcome to experience this exceptional networking, meet & greet, casual Q & A, prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, and a drink on us!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

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

Sunday Breakout Sessions

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

Session Descriptions and Presenter Bios

Presenter Disclaimer

Presenters were chosen because of their expertise in the subject matter presented. The views and opinions expressed by presenters do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or official policy of the California Real Estate Inspection Association.

Registration Fees

Full Registration:
Member $365 and Non-Member $495
At Door: Member $405 and Non-Member $535

*Join CREIA and Register for the Full Conference:
For Non-Members $505
At Door: For Non-Members $565

Pre-Conference Program:
ICC
Does not include Materials.
$125 and Non-Member $175
At Door: Member $150 and Non-Member $200

Single Day/Friday:
Member $135 and Non-Member $185
At Door: Member $155 and Non-Member $205

Single Day/Saturday:
Member $189 and Non-Member $215
At Door: Member $200 and Non-Member $235

Single Day/Sunday:
Member $100 and Non-Member $125
At Door: Member $125 and Non-Member $145

Guest Registration:
Member $95 and Non-Member $95
At Door: 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; Reception on Friday and Saturday. (Does not include the Pre-Con  or 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 Class or 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 March 30, 2018. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received after March 30th.

CEC Information

Please note:

  1. You will be asked to select the sessions you would like to take during the Conference directly on the on-line registration form.
  2. If on-site you wish to change or have not selected your session, you will need to complete a session change/update form so that your classes and CECs will be recorded in the actual conference registration receipt in transaction in your member profile. CECs will be auto-entered into your membership record this way. There is no certificate to upload.
  3. There will also be sign-in sheets in back of each session room, which are used for auditing purposes. Do not forget to sign-in each session.

Plan Your Stay!

Reserve Your Guestroom 

Parking:

Shuttle:

Internet:

Getting There: 

Welcome to Costa Mesa, California!

Things to do:

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CREIA Approved Education


The education listed in the Events Calendar are CREIA-sponsored education or education approved by CREIA for continuing education credit. CREIA Associates (formerly Candidates), CREIA Members, Certified CREIA Inspectors, and Master CREIA Inspectors must report and document to CREIA at least thirty (30) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) per membership year. At least ten (10) of those CECs must be CREIA-sponsored programs (Conference, online education, chapter events). Up to 20 CECs may be gained in a renewal year by any of the approved educational partners.

Click here for other ways to earn CECs with CREIA and CEC guidelines.

You may take any of the education listed to obtain CECs, but the member is responsible for all costs outside of membership; if you are looking for pricing, please click the website link provided to their respective pages. CREIA does not recommend specific courses, however, the education listed is in compliance with CREIA's Standards of Practice and § 7195 California Business & Professions Code for Home Inspectors in the State of California. All courses are submitted annually and reviewed by the CREIA Education Committee.

In addition to others specifically named in the Event List/Calendar continuing education from the following organizations are approved:

American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)
ASHI--Allied School of Home Inspection
BPI--Building Science Principles
Carson Dunlop
CREIA
CREIA/ASHI Chapters
Home Inspection University
IAPMO
Inspection Certification Associates (ICA)
ICC
Michael Casey Associates (MCA)
McKissock 100% Education
Monroe Infrared
NADRA
National Swimming Pool Foundation
PDG&E
Professional Home Inspection Institute
Simpson Strong Tie
SoCal Edison
https://www.laddersafetytraining.org/
Trane
United Infrared

 Education Source | Course Title | # CECs
Premier Educational Affiliate

CREIA, Michael CaseyMichael Casey Associates (MCA)

Through June 2018

  • Live Home Inspection Training Class (60) - CREIA members receive $50 off live training. Be sure to let them know you are a CREIA member for the discount. (See Website for dates) Registration fees have not increased in seven years in an effort to maintain costs for prospective home inspectors.
  • Commercial Inspection Management - Online Course (16)
  • CREIA Report Writing Standards Online - Online Course & Final Exam (1.5)
  • Fundamentals of Home Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam (40)
  • Principals of Home Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam (100)
  • House: Buy - Fix - Sell - Online Class & Final Exam (4)
  • Claims Consultant - Online Class & Final Exam (2)
  • The Truth About Mold - Online Class & Final Exam (4)
  • Pool and Spa Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam (8)
  • Pre-Drywall Inspection - Online Class & Final Exam (8)

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United Infrared

Through May 2018

  • The Home InspectIR; (4)

A 4-hour online training course teaching home inspectors how to use infrared technology in their home inspections.

  • SewerScan (4)

A 4-hour online training course teaching home inspectors how to grow their current business with underground piping inspections via a sewer camera.

  • Residential Construction Performance Guidelines (2)

A 2-hour training course approved by the National Association of Home Builders to help home inspectors understand construction guidelines. Registration includes a free workbook.

Through June 2018

  • ElectricIR (8)

An advanced, online course in Electrical Thermography

  • RoofScanIR (10)

This online training is an intensive course that will prepare you to perform on-roof infrared surveys of flat and low-sloped roofing systems. The course curriculum includes twenty-one (21) separate presentations about both technical and practical aspects of roof moisture surveying. Included are instruction in the chemistry, physics and thermodynamics of roofs, industry standards, applications of commercial and industrial roofing, and exactly how to perform scans on flat and low-sloped roofing systems

American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)AHIT, CREIA

Through August 2017:
  • OnCourse Real Estate, Inc. dba American Home Inspectors Training (120) CREIA CEC's for their Professional Home Inspection Online Course.
  • Home Inspection Master Course Plus Three Days Hands-on-Training - Online & Live Course (120) + (27)

Through November 2017:

  • Alternative, Renewable, Sustainable, and Green Energy (1)
  • Atoms, Conductors, Insulators, and Flow (1)
  • Biomass Energy: An Overview (1)
  • Business Etiquette (1)
  • Business Writing Skills (1)
  • Circuits and Wires (1)
  • Commercial Building Energy Conservation (1.5)
  • Customer Service- Face to Face and On the Phone, (2)
  • Direct and Alternating Current (1)
  • Direct Mail Marketing Techniques (2)
  • Electricity Distribution (1)
  • Geothermal Energy (1)
  • Home Energy Use: Helping Lower Electricity Bills (1.5)
  • Oral Communication Skills (1.5)
  • Smart Meters (1)
  • Solar Energy for Electricity and Heating (2)
  • Stress Management (1.5)
  • Time Management (1.5)
  • Voltage, Current, and Resistance (1)
  • Report Writing for Risk Reduction (8)
  • Inspector Safety (3)
  • Inspecting Pools and Spas (4)
  • Advanced Electrical - Online Class (8) through 3/2016 only

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Through October 2017

  • AC & High Efficiency Furnace Inspection online (1 CEC)
  • Basement & Attic Inspection Online (1 CEC)
  • Composition Roofing Inspection (1 CEC)
  • Electric Panel Inspection (2 CECs)
  • Exterior Inspection (1 CEC)
  • Interior Inspection (1 CEC)
  • NEC 2014 Update for Home Inspectors (1 CEC)
  • Pool Inspection (1 CEC)
  • Roof and Floor Truss Inspection (2 CECs)

Inspection Certification Associates (ICA)

ICA, CREIA Educational AffiliateThrough October 2017

  • Real Estate Inspection Certification Program - Interactive Online Class (120)

CREIA, McKissockMcKissock 100% Education

Through June 2018

  • Home Inspection From the Ground Up - Online Course (3)
  • Inspection What's Outside the Home - Online Course (2)
  • Interior and Exterior Inspections of Key Areas - Online Course (8)
  • Safety Precautions for Home Inspectors - Online Course (2)
  • Thermal Imaging for Home Inspectors - Online Course (3)
  • Electrical Inspection Inside & Out - Online Course (3)
  • Energy Efficient Home Inspections - Online Course (2)

Through September 2017

  • Radon Inspection for Residential Properties - Online Class (2)
  • Practical and Successful Reporting - Online class (4)
  • Roof Inspection - Online Course (4)
  • HVAC Systems and Duct work - Online Class (3)
  • Roof Inspection Course - Online Class (4)

Through July 2018

  • Radon Inspection for Residential Properties online education course (4)
  • Practical and Successful Reporting online education course (4)

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Through October 2017

  • Initial/Basic Course (90 hours)
  • Advanced Course (32 hours)
  • Commercial Mold Inspection (16 hours)
  • Defect Recognition (8 hours)
  • Energy Audit Diagnostic (20 hours)
  • Environmental Hazards (8 hours)
  • House Framing (45 hours)
  • Infrared Level 1 Thermography (60 hours)
  • Infrared Moisture Survey (24 hours)
  • Manufactured Home Inspection (16 hours)
  • Mold Remediation Certification (40 hours)
  • Mold Remediation Protocols (16 hours)
  • Pool and Spa Inspection (14 hours)
  • Radon Measurement Certification (16 hours)
  • Residential Mold Inspection (90 hours)
  • Structural Pest Inspection (24 hours)
  • Weatherization & Insulation Remediation (24 hours)

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Through March 2018
  • Certified Pool/Spa Inspector Online Course (3)
  • Home Pool Essentials Online Course (2)


 

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QUICK LINKS:

Profile--Update your CREIA member profile here
Technical Information Exchange (T.I.E.) Form--See Guidelines by clicking here
Member Documents (Residential Contract,General Liability, Bylaws, etc.)
Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
CEC Submission Form--Upload your CECs with this online form - see instructions to view below.
CEC Payment Form (for non-approved education credit)
CEC Guidelines and Information regarding earning CECs
Inspector Journal and CREIA eNews archives
Lost/Replacement Badge Request
Click here to read the Fall 2016 Inspector Magazine

CHAPTER LEADERS: Click here for the Leadership Center. Click here for the Continuing Education review form.

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If you are not receiving notices for the Conference, it is likely that you accidentally opted out of Constant Contact, please contact the office at info@creia.org so that we can send you a re-subscribe link.


ABOUT CECs:
CREIA members are to be keeping track and reporting their own CECs. Recertification requires 30 CECs and at least two chapter meetings per year.

CREIA members have a choice regarding reporting CECs:

1. Create a Word doc or PDF listing the education taken over the year and upload it (in one file with any related documentation) directly in the CCI/MCI membership renewal form upon renewing your membership (similar to how ASHI members report their CECs).
2. Others prefer to upload CECs as they receive them, so they use the CEC Reporting online submission form accessible when you enter your username and password on the Member Center page (see in Quick Links called CEC Reporting above).

IF CREIA chapters submit their meeting and/or toolbox sign-in sheets, staff will upload those CECs to member profiles. As well, if the member transactions folder lists CREIA full conference registration, that generally means the member obtained 20 CECs directly from CREIA.

Please note that as you may know, re-certification requires 30 CECs and attending two chapter meetings per year. Twenty CECs of the 30 CECs needed for recertification each year may be "CREIA-approved" education and 10 CECs per year must be "CREIA-sponsored" education. CREIA accepts non-approved education, but the member is required to pay $10 per CEC. The CEC Payment form is also available under Quick Links in the Member Center.

Click here for the link to the CREIA Website for CREIA approved education: http://www.creia.org/approved-education
Click here for the link to the events calendar: http://www.creia.org/events
Click here for the link to the chapter meetings: http://www.creia.org/state-chapters

To view your CECs in your member profile
From here (--if you venture away from the Member Center, you can return by hovering your cursor over "Members" on the main menu bar and click on "Member Center") click on "Update Your Profile" located next to the "Hello my name is" section above, hover your cursor over "My Profile," and click on "View Transactions." Here you can view CEC reports have been submitted as well as other CREIA events or forms you completed.

MEMBER INFORMATION

Hotel DISCOUNT Program
Click here to visit the CREIA/HotelStorm Website.  Your password is: CREIAMEMBER

Locate Your Legislator
http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION/RESOURCES

CREIA's 2018 Annual Conference
Are Your Business and Inspection Skills Elevated for New Technologies & Energy Systems?
April 27-29, 2018
Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
https://www.creia.org/2018-annual-conference


Do you have questions, ideas, concerns?
Contact the Board of Directors by sending an email to info@creia.org or contact staff by phone or email (please note that we may need to seek your answers from committee or board members, thus, in some circumstances, email may receive speedier results) - 949-715-1768.
Please click here to send your email. (info@creia.org)

Board of Directors Meetings and  Minutes of the Meetings
Monday, August 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 during the Annual Conference
Monday, June 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Reminder that all members are able to call-in and listen into Board meetings: all dates are listed online in the calendar and on the member landing page. Members can email ahead of time to let us know they will be attending and receive the call-in information. Members cannot participate in board meetings. If members have a program/proposal for consideration of the  Board, they can send a request to the office and it will be added to the agenda.

For Chapter Leadership Information, please visit the Leadership Center or contact
Michele Hyson at michele.hyson@creia.org

June 13, 2017 Minutes - Coming soon
March 27, 2017 Minutes - Coming soon
January 17, 2017 Minutes
January 30, 2017 Minutes
December 5, 2016 Minutes

October 24, 2016 Minutes
September 23, 2016 Minutes

August 22, 2016 Minutes
July 25, 2016 Minutes

July 8, 2016 Minutes
May 13, 2016 Minutes
January 23, 2016 Minutes
November 16, 2015 Minutes
October 19, 2015 Minutes
July 29, 2015 Minutes



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