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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CATS will be conducting evening webinars by each of our instructors at the normal class time and date. After you register we will send you a link that you will be able to use to attend the webinar, within a few days of your registration the class text book will be UPS’d to you. The entire program will be provided to you via a live webinar that will be streamed at 6:00 PM on two nights each week.

This includes all continuing education offerings by CATS home inspection school.

Total Price $1,800.00

Package Type Modules Included Price
Full Package Modules 1 through 5 $1,800.00
Individual Module Module 1 (Structural, Exterior, and Roof Components) $600.00
Individual Module Module 2 (Interior Components, Insulation /Ventilation & Electrical) $600.00
Individual Module Module 3 (Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Systems) $600.00
Individual Module Module 4 (License Law, Overview Of Profession & Report Writing) $600.00
Individual Module Module 5 (Mock Inspections & Field Work) $800.00

Payment Options

Method #1 - Full payment on first night of $1,800.00 (check, credit card, or cash)

Method #2 - 4 monthly payments of $500.00* (payments will be made by debit or credit card)

Method #3 - 11 Monthly payments of $200 (payments will be made by debit or credit card)

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Evening Schedule

All evening classes will be Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.

2021 Class Start Dates

Start Date Class
January 4th License Law
February 1st Structural Components
March 1st Electrical Systems
April 5th Heating Systems
May 3rd License Law
June 7th Structural Components
July 5th Electrical Systems
August 2nd Heating Systems
September 8th License Law
October 5th Structural Components
November 1st Electrical Systems
December 6th Heating Systems
January 3rd, 2022 License Law

*Students can start the evening program on any Module start date

Remember — There are only 7 nights a month that classes are held. The first 7 Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Start Date: Any Month

At CATS of Fishkill the availability and convenience of our scheduling is a big priority. Our four month program is offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This allows our students to maintain their work schedule during the time they are taking the course.

Our program is sectioned into five modules that need not be taken in order; with the fifth module running throughout the other four. This non-sequential design allows our students to begin on the first Monday of any month.

We understand that time is a big factor when deciding on a new career path and the CATS program keeps our students' needs in the forefront.

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Practice Inspections Weekly

Practice Home Inspections | CATS of White PlainsOne key to learning is the opportunity to take what you learn in a classroom setting and use it in a real world application. By trying out new knowledge in practice and going back to the classroom to review and learn from your mistakes the technical aspects of the lessons are brought to life and the practice gives real meaning to the lessons.

Our program is designed to give every student this opportunity. You will attend two evening classes per week and one supervised practice inspection on Saturday. After each practice inspection you will write a report; just as every licensed home inspector is required to do. Your report will be reviewed and critiqued, not only for the technical applications of what you have learned but also your report writing ability.

As you learn and practice, you will improve. Each week new material will be in the classroom and you will gain new confidence and skill as a home inspector, honing not only your professional eye but your all important report writing.

Home inspection is a specialized field, and no one just picks it up and can write a thorough and professional report the first time (or even the 5th). However, after four months you will be confident in your inspections and reports.

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Free Reporting System

Home Inspection Report | CATS of White PlainsGet free access to a professional home inspection reporting system during this course.

Home inspection is a systematic occupation. Good systems make good inspectors. You will be able to train on and learn to use a reporting system that you can use after graduation in your business.

This reporting system is included in your tuition – there are no hidden costs.

Each student learns to use the same system; the system used by your instructor in their business.

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Payment Plan

On your first night of class you can pay in full – $1,800.00 or you can pay as you go with $500.00 per month for the 4 month program. If you choose to avail yourself of the payment plan, all payments will be made with a debit or credit card on the 11th of each month you attend.

$200 payment on the first night, then 11 monthly payments of $200 per month.

Refund Policy — Refunds will be issued for any unattended modules – $350.00 per module.

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Saturday Inspections

The Module 5 Component consists of 10 practice inspections.

The practice inspections are held on Saturday mornings throughout the 4 month course. Although these Saturday inspections are voluntary, 10 inspections must be attended in order to get the Module 5 certificate.

There will be three Saturday mornings inspections scheduled per month so that you will be able to complete the Module 5 requirement as you complete the other four Modules. Other home inspection schools have students complete all 10 practice inspections after all the course work has been completed. The advantage of our program over that method is that you are able to apply what you learn as you learn it, and have your reports reviewed and improved as you go.

If you cannot complete the ten inspections concurrent with the four month educational program you are welcome to attend the Saturday inspection until you have completed your Module 5 requirement.

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Continuing Education

All Continuing Ed Classes

Course Date & Start Time Hours Cost  
Exterior Grading & Drainage 12/23/2020 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Inspecting Decks 12/30/2020 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Report Writing 1/6/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Measuring Equipment 1/13/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Mobile Homes 1/20/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
The New Mold Law 1/27/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
License Law & Code of Ethics 2/3/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
How SOP's Protect You 2/10/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Decks, Porches, & Balconies 2/17/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Exterior Inspection 2/24/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Inspecting Post & Beam 3/3/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Inspecting Decks 3/10/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
NY State License Law 3/17/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Floor Systems 3/24/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Windows & Doors 3/31/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Ground Water Runoff 4/7/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Vehicle Doors 4/14/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Mechanical Venting 4/21/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Exterior Wall Coverings 4/28/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Insulation & Ventilation 5/5/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Building Exteriors 5/12/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Maintenance Interior & Exterior 5/19/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Manufactured Housing 5/26/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Home Inspection Components 6/2/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Garages & Outbuildings 6/9/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Electrical Wiring Dangers 6/16/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Conventional House Framing 6/23/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Supply & Drain Piping 6/30/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Furnaces & Boilers 7/7/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Protecting From a House Fire 7/14/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
City Plumbing & Sewer 7/21/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Different Foundation Types 7/28/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Advanced Furnaces 8/4/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Electrical Safety Practices 8/11/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Basic Windows & Doors 8/18/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Electrical Defect Recognition 8/25/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Kitchen & Bathroom Inspection 9/1/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
General Interior Inspection 9/8/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Attics & Ventilation 9/15/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Report Writing 9/22/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Measuring Equipment 9/29/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Mobile Homes 10/6/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
The New Mold Law 10/13/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
License Law & Code of Ethics 10/20/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
How SOP's Protect You 10/27/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Decks, Porches, & Balconies 11/3/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Exterior Inspection 11/10/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Inspecting Post & Beam 11/17/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Inspecting Decks 11/24/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
NY State License Law 12/1/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Floor Systems 12/8/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Windows & Doors 12/15/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Ground Water Runoff 12/22/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link
Vehicle Doors 12/29/2021 - 6:00 PM 3 $50.00 Course Link

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Located in Fishkill, NY

25 Westgate Dr.
Fishkill, NY 12524
dosborn@catsofalbany.com
888-838-1488

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