The Home Detective - established 1996

Continuing Education

Home inspectors are required to obtain 15 hours of continuing education credits every 2 years   

Date                       Education Credits             Sponsoring  Organization               Professional Speaker and description of course

1/14,2015                          16                               CBAS, Inc                                                  Dr Douglas Mose, Professor of Environmental Chemistry (Ret)

                                                                                                                                                           "Radon measurement specialist re-certification"   

1/17                                      8                                  MAHI                                                         Ralph Adams-  VP of Oil & Energy Service Professionals   

                                                                                                                                                           “Heating Systems”  "Analysis and Reporting on Gas, Oil, Electric Boilers" and " Steam Heating Systems"                                      

                                                                                                                                                              Sergio Pacheco- Manufacturer's representative for James Hardie 

                                                                                                                                                             “Evaluation of Hardie Board Siding for Home Inspectors”

                                                                                                                                                              Jim Mailey- North American Deck and Railing Association

                                                                                                                                                             “Deck Evaluation for Home Inspectors”

1/24                                        8                                 MAC-ASHI                                                Mike Casey- Nation Speaker for the Home Inspection Industry

                                                                                                                                                             “Updates on Electrical Systems”

                                                                                                                                                              JD Grewell- Certified Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             "Defect Recognition, Reporting and the Maryland SoP”

3/18                                        2                                 MAHI                                                          Nathan Thornberry- National Speaker for Home Inspection Industry

                                                                                                                                                             “Frequency and Causes of Malfunctions in HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing  and  Appliances”

4/8                                           2                                 MAC-ASHI                                                Colin McKenzie, PE  with McKenzie Engineering Services

                                                                                                                                                             “Myth Busting”  Structural Issues and Framing Issues, Shrinkage Cracks,  Types of Damage to Joists, Trusses,          

                                                                                                                                                              Signs to Look For, Types of Repairs, Reporting on Our Findings, When to Suggest an Engineer’s Opinion"

4/9                                                                               MRWA                                                        Maryland Rural Water Association in conjunction with Maryland Department of the Environment  

                                                                                                                                                             “Drinking Water Sampler Certification” 

4/11                                        6                                  NOVA-ASHI                                            Reggie Marston- Certified inspector, Home Builder

                                                                                                                                                             “Pre-drywall Inspections, New Construction Inspections, Final Inspections and Warranty Inspections”

                                                                                                                                                             Kenny Hart- National Speaker for the Home Inspection Industry

                                                                                                                                                             “Heating Systems” and “A/C Systems”

4/28                                        2                                  NOVA-ASHI                                            John Pollard c/o Pollard Environmental

                                                                                                                                                            “Underground Storage Tanks, Heating Oil Storage Tanks, Rules and  Regulations, Testing Methods, Inspectors    

                                                                                                                                                             Responsibilities, Liability, Methods of Mitigating Leaking Tanks"

5/16                                        8                                  MAC-ASHI                                               John Rossi, PE, Residential Engineering Solutions

                                                                                                                                                            “Settling Cracks and Foundation Failures”                         

                                                                                                                                                             Cecil JohnsonAuthor, Instructor in HVAC and Refrigeration, Nation Speaker for the Home Inspection Industry

                                                                                                                                                             “Thermodynamics and Design/Operation/ Evaluation of HVAC Equipment”

5/20                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Angelo Grandinetti c/o New Drain Pipe Services

                                                                                                                                                             “Inspection Diagnostics and Repair of Waste Pipes in Older Homes”

5/26                                        2                                  NOVA-ASHI                                            Seth Hurlbert, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             “Meeting code certification”  Different code organizations to including IRC, UBC, ICC, etc 

6/10                                        2                                  MAC-ASHI                                               John Vaugn, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             “Standards and Report Writing”
7/14                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Steve Long, E. R. Long Associates

                                                                                                                                                             “Inspection of Thin Stone Veneers and Hard-coat Stucco”

9/16                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Alek Vujic, dba The Crack Man

                                                                                                                                                             “Concrete Foundation Crack Assessment and Repair”

11/7                                        8                                  MAC-ASHI                                                Joe Konopacki, Licensed Home Inspector, National speaker

                                                                                                                                                             “Attic and Crawl Space Ventilation”                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                              John Cooper, Master Combination Inspector and Residential Plan Reviewer for Fairfax, Virginia

                                                                                                                                                            “Maryland SoP and the IRC”

11/18                                     2                                  MAHI                                                          Jerry Pickholtz, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             “Inspecting Home Exteriors"  and "Introduction to Drone Technology for Inspection Reporting”

12/8                                        2                                  MAC-ASHI                                                Joseph Denneler, Esq.

                                                                                                                                                             “Inspection contracts and litigation

                                                                                                                                                              Jerry Mannix, Owner of Mannix HVAC

                                                                                                                                                             “HVAC Evaluation, Venting, Service, Design"

                                                                                                                                                             "New Water Heater Design and Requirements"
1/16/2016                           8                                  MAHI                                                         Steve Long, E.R. c/o Long Associates   

                                                                                                                                                            “Inspection and Diagnostics Including Faux Stucco, Stucco,  Brick and Stone Veneers”

                                                                                                                                                             Erich Black c/o Black and Associates

                                                                                                                                                            “Thermal Imager Technology”

                                                                                                                                                             Tim Shotzberger and Eric Garrett of Homeland Septic

                                                                                                                                                            “Well and Septic  Inspections”

 3/16                                       2                                  MAHI                                                         Philip Carl, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                            “Pre-Drywall Inspections as per Maryland Home Inspection Standards of Practice”  
3/26                                        7                                  NOVA-ASHI                                            Glenn Mathewson, Master Code Professional, National speaker to home inspection in

                                                                                                                                                             “Decks- The Existing Structure”  and “Furnaces and Heaters”
5/14                                        8                                  MAC-ASHI                                                Joseph Denneler, Esq, Nation Speaker for the Home Inspection Industry

                                                                                                                                                             “Understanding and Applying the Maryland Home Inspector Minimum Standards of Practice”
                                                                                                                                                             David Rushton, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             “Inspecting Old Houses”

7/20                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Russell Allen, George Fish, Larry Wasson, Licensed Home Inspectors

                                                                                                                                                             “Special Inspection Requirements for Attached  and Detached Garages

8/27                                        6                                  MAHI                                                         Richard H. McMonagle, BS, MD, Ph. D., CIE , Douw Smit, BA, MPA, CIE, Ronald Mazur, BA

                                                                                                                                                             “Fundamental of Inspecting for Mold and Mold- Conducive Conditions”

9/21                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         John Sharrow, Master Electrician

                                                                                                                                                            “Inspecting Electrical   Service and Circuit Defects”

9/17                                        8                                  NOVA-ASHI                                            Gerry Aubrey, Nation Speaker for the Home Inspection Industry

                                                                                                                                                            “Asphalt Shingle Roofing”, “Flat Roofing Systems”, “Specialty Roofing Systems”
                                                                                                                                                             Dave Rushton Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                            “AFCI and GFCI- What’ is the Difference”

11/12                                     8                                  MAC-ASHI                                               Doug Horgan, Constuction Manager c/o BOWA

                                                                                                                                                            “Steep and Low-sloped Roofs” and  “Water Management in Masonry”
                                                                                                                                                             Tom Feiza, National Speaker for Home Inspectors

                                                                                                                                                            "Water Intrusion Into Buildings” and  "Home Scene Investigations”

11/16                                     2                                  MAHI                                                         Ralph Adams, President of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals  

                                                                                                                                                            “Inspection Update for New HVAC Requirements”

12/2                                        2                                  MAC-ASHI                                               Edward Fogle, Operations Manager of SERVPRO

                                                                                                                                                            "Testing, Cleanup and Protocols for Moisture Damage, Mold, Hazmat Sites"

1/14/2017                           8                                  MAHI                                                         Tim Underhill,  Executive Director National Slate Association

                                                                                                                                                            "Identifying & Evaluating Slate and Metal Roofs" 

                                                                                                                                                             Michael M. Wheat, Master Plumber, Master HVAC, WSSC Code Committee Member

                                                                                                                                                            "Inspecting Water Heaters"

                                                                                                                                                             Chris Tesi,  c/o JES Foundation Repair

                                                                                                                                                            "Identifying & Evaluating Poly-injection & Mud-jacking Repairs to Structural and Non-structural Concrete"

2/8                                           2                                 MAC-ASHI                                                Chuck Hall,  Winston’s Chimney Services, CSIA Certified, F.I.R.E certified inspector, Licensed contractor

                                                                                                                                                            “Fireplace and Chimney Inspections”

3/8                                           2                                  MAC-ASHI                                               Ken Isman, PE Fire Protection engineer,

                                                                                                                                                             "Smoke Alarms and Sprinklers for Residential Homes in Maryland"

3/10                                        16                               CBAS, Inc                                                  Dr Douglas Mose, Professor of Environmental Chemistry (Ret)
                                                                                                                                                             "Radon measurement specialist re-certification"   

3/15                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Robert Goldberg, Maryland Inspector,  VA certified inspector, ASHI certified inspector

                                                  6                                  (Instructor)                                                    "Identification, Conditions and Concerns Regarding Attic Insulation and Vapor Retarders"  

3/18                                        8                                  NOVA-ASHI                                            Michael Casey, ACI, MCI

                                                                                                                                                            "Manufactured Home Inspections,  Updates in the 2014 National Electrical Code, Built-In Appliance,                                                                                                                                                              Inspections, New Plumbing Rules and Components"     

5/6                                           8                                  MAC-ASHI                                              Steve Thomas, Montgomery County Dept of Permitting- Division Chief

                                                                                                                                                            "Inspecting and Reporting on  Main Electrical Panels and Sub-Panels"

                                                                                                                                                             Mark Parlee, The Building Consultant, Inc

                                                                                                                                                            "Inspecting the Exterior Envelope"

5/10                                       1                                    MAC-ASHI                                              Jeff Fishman, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                            "Home Safety and Security for Home Inspectors"

7/19                                       2                                     MAHI                                                       John Mitchell, VP of Manufacturing, Thompson Creek Window Company

                                                                                                                                                            "Window & Exterior Door Construction, Installation and Use Factors to Consider During Inspection"

9/31                                        2                                  MAC-ASHI                                               Kevin Friday, Manufacturer's representative for Simpson Strong Tie, manufacturer of connective hardware

                                                                                                                                                            "Intro to Deck Design"

9/27                                       2                                   MAHI                                                         Jaime Kotanko, President of DuradekUS 

                                                                                                                                                            "Understanding and Inspecting Vinyl Roof Deck & Balcony Membranes"         

11/15                                     2                                  MAHI                                                         Mike Hodge, c/o Griffith Energy Services

                                                                                                                                                            "Checklist for Inspecting a Boiler Heating System"

1/13/2018                           8                                  MAHI                                                         Lorraine Anderson—Chief, Asbestos Division, Maryland Dept of the Environment

                                                  6                                   (Technical development)                               Paula Montgomery—Chief, Lead Compliance and Accreditation Division, Maryland Dept of the Environment  

                                                                                                                                                             Captain David Reines— Howard County Office of the Fire Marshal 

                                                                                                                                                             Roland Asp— Manager,  Installation Standards,  National Fire Sprinkler Association  
                                                                                                                                                             Edward Cottingham— Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust
                                                                                                                                                             Kurt Evers— Chair, Government Affairs Committee, Mid-Atlantic Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association
                                                                                                                                                             Michael Picarello—Code Enforcement Officer, Georgetown, DE 

                                                                                                                                                            "Top 50+ Safety Matters"

5/15                                       2                                   MAHI                                                         Capt David Reines, MD Fire Marshall

                                                                                                                                                             Kathleen O’Donnell, Administrator Baltimore County Rental  Inspection Program       

                                                                                                                                                            "Inspection Protocols for 2018 Changes in MD Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Laws"

8/23                                       4                                   MAHI                                                         Edward Riesner, Chief Electrical Inspector, Baltimore County, MD

                                                                                                                                                            "Common Electrical Inspection Challenges"

1/11/2019                           8                                  MAHI                                                         Francina Thadigiri, EMLab P&K,   

                                                  3                                   (Technical development)                               David Myrick, AMRT, CMRS, MRS, Valor Mold Removal,

                                                                                                                                                             Richard Lantz, National  Air Duct Cleaners Association

                                                                                                                                                           "Mold Workshop"

1/12                                        8                                  MAHI                                                         Jason Fiack, InspectorPro Insurance Program

                                                  3                                  (Technical development)                               Eric Friedman, Montgomery County MD Office of Consumer Affairs

                                                                                                                                                             Karen Berlin, Realtor, SRS, ABR,SRES

                                                                                                                                                             Bill Grande and Fran McGovern, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc  

                                                                                                                                                            "Where, Why and How Home Inspections Most Often Go Wrong"

2/25                                        16                              RTCA                                                           Andreas George, Radon Specialist

                                                                                                                                                            "Radon measurement specialist re-certification"   

5/16                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         George Fair, Maryland Home Inspector and Chair, Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers,

                                                                                                                                                             Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors; members of MAHI Technical Committee

                                                                                                                                                            "Home Inspection Report Writing: Requirements for Maryland Licensed Home Inspectors"

7/18                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Robert Goldberg, Maryland Inspector,  VA certified inspector, ASHI certified inspector

                                                  2                                   (Instructor)                                                     Maryland licensed home inspectors and members of the MAHI Technical Committee

                                                                                                                                                           "Real World Inspection Challenges" photo clinic with analysis of SoP's, proper identification and reporting"

9/18                                        2                                  MAHI                                                         Jim Ogg, Delmarva Building Services, LLC, Certified EIFS Inspector and Moisture Analyst (EDI) and

                                                  2                                   (Technical development)                               Certified EIFS Professional (AWCI)                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                         "EIFS-  Basics of Inspecting and Reporting"

11/19                                     2                                  MAHI                                                         Doug Horgan, VP, BOWA and BPI Certified Building Analyst, Member of MAHI Technical Committee 

                                                                                                                                                            "Understanding and Inspecting Fresh Air Ventilation Requirements and Methods"


1/10/2020                          7                                  MAHI                                                          Jim Thompson, Technical Trainer, Washington Gas

                                                                                                                                                           "All About Inspecting Natural Gas Systems"

                                                                                                                                                            Greg Kemp, PE, Maryland licensed home inspetor

                                                                                                                                                           "Inspecting Elevated, Multi-tier, Multi-Level Decks"

                                                                                                                                                            Kevin Friday, Simpson Strong-Tie, ICI Specialist and MAHI Technical Committee member

                                                                                                                                                           "Overview of Connective Hardware for Decks" 

1/11                                        8                                  MAHI                                                         Kenny Hart, Lead instructor, KC Hart and Company

                                                                                       (Instructor)                                                      Robert Goldberg, Maryland Inspector,  VA certified inspector, ASHI certified inspector

                                                                                        (Technical development)                                "All About Inspecting Bathrooms"

                                                                                                                                                            "Minus Pressure Dwelling Hazards & Concerns"

                                                                                                                                                             Nathan Thornberry, Inspector Services Group

                                                                                                                                                            "35 Things That  Go Wrong After the Home Inspection"        

10/5                                        2                                   ASHI                                                          Bruce Barker, ASHI Certified Inspector, national speaker and author

                                                                                                                                                             "ASHI Standard Pre-Drywall Inspections" 

11/21                                     8                                   ASHI                                                          Jerry Isenhour, Business coach/consultant and advisor 

                                                                                                                                                             "Real World Chimney Inspections for the Home Inspector "

                                                                                                                                                              Bronson Anderson, Accredited Certified Inspector

                                                                                                                                                              "Log Home Inspections"

                                                                                                                                                              Michael Conrad,  ACI, CRT, CMI,Council-Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI),  EDI Certified EIFS/Stucoo/AMSV                                                                                                                                                                      Inspector and Moisture Analyst (ECI-3),  Certified Residential Thermographer (CRT)

                                                                                                                                                              "Introduction to Barrier and Reservoir Claddings"

                                                                                                                                                              Mark Parlee, Certified EIFS, Stucco and Stone Inspector /Moisture Analyst/Quality Control , Level I Infrared                                                                                                                                                                                  Thermographer and Certified Residential Thermographer, author and national speaker

                                                                                                                                                              "Inspecting the Exterior Envelope"       

1/13/2021                          2                                     ASHI                                                          Jerry Konopacki, ASHI Certified Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             "Combustion Safety Basics"

2/11                                      1                                    MAC-ASHI                                                Doug Horgan, Building Scientist/investigator, VP of Best Practices for BOWA Construction   

                                                                                                                                                              "Building Diagnostic Tools"   

2/16                                      16                                 CERTI                                                          Jan Fisher, Director of Education, CERTI

                                                                                                                                                             "Conducting (Radon) Surveys in Schools and Large Building"

3/12                                        2                                  ASHI                                                            Shannon Cory, ASHI Certified Inspector

                                                                                                                                                             "100 Most Commonly Missed Electrical Defects"  

                                                  2                                                                                                         Bruce Barker, ASHI Certified Inspector

                                                                                                                                                              "Deck Inspection- ASHI Standard

3/13                                        2                                   ASHI                                                            Reuben Saltzman, Home Inspector,  ASHI technical committee

                                                                                                                                                              ​"How to Identify Major Exterior Water Problems"     

                                                   2                                                                                                          Mikki Mertz, ASHI Certified Inspector

                                                                                                                                                               ​"Home Inspection Methodology & Learning from Mistakes"

8/28                                        2                                    MAHI                                                          Nate Heavel, Durakek MidAtlantic, MAHI technical committee 

                                                                                                                                                                 "Understanding and Inspecting Vinyl Roof Deck and Balcony Membranes"

2/12-14                              13                                    MAHI                                                           Dave Rushton, Licensed Home Inspector

                                                                                                                                                                 "Inspecting Old Houses"

                                                                                                                                                                 Mike Kimble, Robert Kenney, Jerry Pickholtz, Dwight Velez, Richard Beck

                                                                                                                                                                 Home Inspectors, Members of MAHI Technical Committee​

                                                                                                                                                                 "Inspection Tools"

                                                                                                                                                                   Roland Asp, Manager, Installation Standards,  National Fire Sprinkler Association

                                                                                                                                                                  "Inspecting Fire Sprinklers"

                                                                                                                                                                   Reuben Saltzman, Home Inspector, Member of MAHI Technical Committee 

                                                                                                                                                                   "Identifying Water Intrusion"   and "Inspecting New Construction"