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.

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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:

 Individual Courses Approved for CREIA CEC's

American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT)AHIT, CREIA

Course Title # of CECs
Professional Home Inspection Online Course 120
3-Day Professional Home Inspection Blended Course 147
5-Day Professional Home Inspection Blended Course 165
Alternative, Renewable, Sustainable, and Green Energy 1
Atoms, Conductors, Insulators, and Flow 1
Biomass Energy: An Overview 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 1
Direct and Alternating Current 1
Direct Mail Marketing Techniques 2
Electricity Distribution 1
Home Energy Use: Helping Lower Electricity Bills  1.5
Inspecting Pools and Spas 4
Inspector Safety 3
Oral Communication Skills 1.5
Report Writing for Risk Reduction 8
Smart Meters 1
Solar Energy for Electricity and Heating 2
Stress Management 1.5
Time Management 1.5
Voltage, Current, and Resistance 1
Business Etiquette 1
Geothermal Energy 1

American Society of Home Inspectors

2021 Virtual Summit Course Title # of CECs Approved Through
100 Most Commonly Missed Electrical Defects 2 3/21/2022
ASHI Standard Deck Inspection 2 3/21/2022
Electrical Panel Inspection 2 3/21/2022
Home Inspection Methodology and Learning from Mistakes 2 3/21/2022
How to Identify Major Exterior Water Problems 2  3/21/2022
Major Foundation Failures 2  3/21/2022

CREIA, McKissockMcKissock 100% Education

Course Title # of CECs
The Components of Electrical Systems 2
Practical and Successful Reporting 4
Radon Inspection for Residential Properties 2
Pool, Spa, and Sauna Inspections 1
Roof Inspection 4
Electricity and Electrical Inspections: From the Inside Out 3
Exterior Inspections: Siding, Garages, and Carports 3
Inspection of Foundations 3
Introduction to Inspecting Built-In Appliances 1
Inspection of Plumbing Systems 2
Introduction to Inspecting Cooling Systems 1
Pests and Environmental Hazards 2
Interior Inspections 1
The Importance of Insulation 1
Framing Inspections: Floors, Walls, and Roof 3
Introduction to Inspecting Heating Systems 2
Conventional Heating and Cooling Inspections 6
Fireplace Inspections 2
Inspecting Water Heaters 2
Structural Home Inspection 2
Water Management: Proper Grading and Drainage Slopes from Foundations 1
Energy Efficient Home Inspections 2
Home Inspection - From the Ground Up 3
Inspecting What's Outside the Home 2
Safety Precautions for Home Inspectors 1.5