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Environmental Hazards

South Dakota Environmental Hazards Information

Approved for 8 hours of South Dakota home inspector continuing education credits!

Delivery Method: Online

Asbestos, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, and radon are known as environmental hazards, and are recognized to be outside the scope of a standard home inspection. However, these dangerous and sometimes life threatening hazardous materials exist in many homes and many homebuyers and homeowners are rightly concerned. For this reason, environmental hazard inspections are often included as an additional optional service when someone requests a home inspection.

This course is an introduction to environmental hazards as they relate to the housing and construction industry, with regard to mitigating human exposure to the damaging effects they can have. Each lesson identifies a specific environmental hazard, teaches the student how to recognize it, describes how people become exposed to it, how to test for it, and ways to solve or lessen the problem. Being aware of the environmental risks that exist and how to protect yourself and others from them is very important, and after completion of this course you will know how to examine a home for these hidden dangers. Additionally, this course contains information as to whether a license or certification is required to perform professional testing or abatement services for customers.

Our Environmental Hazards course is also accepted for continuing education credits by most home inspector associations. The course is conveniently available online and can be taken at your convenience. Each lesson contains instantly-graded quizzes and interactive computerized flash cards so you can test your knowledge retention on the spot. Our advanced, secure system records your quiz and exam answers in real-time so you can effortlessly track your own progress or resume where you left off. After finishing the course and passing the final exam you will be more informed and better able to make good decisions about the various environmental hazards that exist in residential homes.

Learning Objectives You Will Master

Indoor Air Quality

  • Define what makes up indoor air quality
  • Evaluate potential health risks
  • Sources of indoor air pollutants
  • How outdoor pollutants affect IAQ
  • How humans are exposed to pollutants
  • Ways to mitigate and improve IAQ
  • Testing procedures for indoor air quality

  • Understand the properties of asbestos
  • Evaluate potential health risks
  • Understand sources of indoor asbestos
  • How humans are exposed to asbestos
  • List ways to mitigate an asbestos problem
  • Asbestos testing and abatement
Carbon Monoxide

  • The properties of carbon monoxide
  • Evaluate potential health risks
  • Understand sources of carbon monoxide
  • Ways humans are exposed to CO
  • Prevention of carbon monoxide exposure
  • Testing for levels of carbon monoxide

  • The properties of formaldehyde
  • Evaluate potential health risks
  • Understand sources of formaldehyde
  • Humans exposure to formaldehyde
  • Ways to mitigate formaldehyde exposure
  • Testing procedures for formaldehyde

  • Understand the properties of lead
  • Evaluate potential health risks
  • Understand sources of lead poisoning
  • Learn how humans are exposed to lead
  • Ways to prevent lead exposure
  • Testing procedures for lead

  • Understand the properties of radon
  • Evaluate potential health risks
  • Understand the potential sources of radon
  • Learn how humans are exposed to radon
  • Understand radon mitigation methods
  • Describe radon testing procedures
Water Quality

  • Define what makes up water quality
  • Evaluate potential health risks from pathogens, heavy metals, nitrates, radionuclides, and synthetic organics
  • Sources of water contamination
  • Affects of exposure to contaminants
  • Mitigation of some water quality problems
  • Testing procedures for water quality

Package Includes:
  • Online Course Access 
  • Computerized Flashcards & Testing 
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Toll Free Student Support
  • Free $149 Membership in NAMRI, National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors

South Dakota Environmental Hazards Course Approval

South Dakota course approval - 1665378000environmental.pdfThe Environmental Hazards course has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education credit in South Dakota. To remain on active status, the licensed/registered home inspector must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education by December 31st of the year the license/registration expires. Home Inspection Licenses need to be renewed every 2 years.  Course Number: 4607R825

Continuing Education Approvals

Environmental Hazards can be used for continuing education credits in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, West Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, South Dakota, & Oregon

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Environmental Hazards $199.00