California Real Estate Inspection Association

CREIA Approved Education

The following courses are approved by CREIA for continuing education credit. CREIA Candidates/Associates, 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. Up to 20 CECs may be gained in a renewal year by one of the sources below.

Regarding CARRY OVER CECs: Members with five years membership are allowed to carry over 5 excess CECs from previous years toward any future year’s requirements. Members with ten years membership are allowed to carry over 10 excess CECs from previous years toward any future year’s requirements.

You may take any of these classes 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 yet all listed have proven in compliance with CREIA's Standards of Practice in accordance with § 7195 California Business & Professions Code for Home Inspectors in the State of California. All courses are submitted annually and reviewed by CREIA's Education Committee.

In addition to this list, continuing education from the following organizations is approved: CREIA, CREIA/ASHI Chapters, ASHI, ICC, IAPMO, BPI and F.I.R.E.*

 Date Approved Until Education Source | Course Title | CECs Granted
Mar 2017

American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) alt

  • Advanced Electrical - Online Class (8) through 3/2016 only
  • Report Writing - Online Class (3)
  • Advanced Heating - Online Class (8) through 3/2016 only
  • Inspector Safety - Online Class (3)
  • Inspecting Pools & Spas - Online Class (4)
Feb 2017

CREIA, McKissockMcKissock 100% Education

  • Roof Inspection - Online Course (4)
Feb 2017
ICA, CREIA Educational Affiliate

Inspection Certification Associates (ICA)

  • Real Estate Inspection Certification Program - Interactive Online Class (120)
Jan 2017

altHome Inspection University

  • Ultimate Inspection Conference
    March 13th - 16, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV - Monte Carlo (21)
Jan 2017

CREIA, McKissockMcKissock 100% Education

  • Radon Inspection for Residential Properties online education course (3)
  • HVAC Systems and Duct work online education course (3)
  • Practical and Successful Reporting online education course (3)
Oct 2016

CREIA, Michael CaseyMichael Casey Associates (MCA)

  • MCA Live Home Inspection Class & Final Exam
    Also satisfies Group SOP Inspection requirement for CREIA's Path To Success Program (60)
  • 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)
Sept 2016

CREIA, McKissockMcKissock 100% Education

  • Home Inspection From the Ground Up - Online Course (3)
  • Inspection What's Outside the Home - Online Course (3)
  • 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)
Sept 2016

CREIA, Michael CaseyMichael Casey Associates (MCA)

  • CREIA Report Writing Standards Online - Online Course & Final Exam (1.5)
Aug 2016

AHIT, CREIAAmerican Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)

  • Home Inspection Home Study Course - Online Course (300)
  • Home Inspection Master Course Plus Three Days Hands-on-Training - Online & Live Course (120)
Jun 2016

CREIA, Michael CaseyMichael Casey Associates (MCA)

  • Commercial Inspection Management - Online Course (16)
Mar 2017

CREIA, McKissockMcKissock 100% Education

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

 * CREIA does not accept education from affiliates, sponsors, partners of the organizations listed above.


Chairman's Message

David Pace, MCI

Dear CREIA Member,

     I am truly honored to have been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the Chairman of the Board for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. I would like to thank Steve John for his leadership and commitment to this Association in guiding us through a success management transition.

     Russell Simmons, the American business magnate once said, "I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me execute the vision I have." Likewise I am honored to have the opportunity to work with a very talented group of staff, board members, chapter leaders and committees. We are ready to roll up our sleeves and make this the best year ever for CREIA.

     In a 1996 article in the Harvard Business Review James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras made the observation that, “Companies that enjoy enduring success have core values and a core purpose that remain fixed while their business strategies and practices endlessly adapt to a changing world."  This observation applies to our individual businesses as well as to our association.  It’s what sets you apart from your competition.  Your purpose, values and goal are a picture of WHO you are.  What is the Core Purpose of CREIA? What are our Core Values and what is the primary goal of our Association?  These were established some time ago at one of our Strategic Planning Meetings.



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