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Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Anatomy of a House

North Carolina Career Enhancement Online Course

Learn about home components and how they are constructed.

Increase your confidence when asked questions regarding the construction of the homes you market. NC CE credit can be added to this course for $10.
$50.00
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Included Standard:

Online Course Includes Video Downloadable Workbook Printable Certificate

Optional Add-Ons:

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Elective Designation Renewal Credit NC CE Credit

Online Course

All learning is online. Start immediately. Learn on your own schedule.

Includes Video

Video segments highlight important points

Downloadable Workbook

Downloadable workbook includes worksheets and exercises.

Printable Certificate

Download and print your own certificate.

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Elective Designation Renewal Credit
Optional Add-On

Licensees who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation can purchase this course with 4 hours of elective CRS Credit towards renewing their CRS designation.

NC CE Credit
Optional Add-On

Continuing education credit towards renewing your North Carolina real estate license can be added to this course.

This course is designed to help real estate professionals better serve their clients and increase their confidence when asked questions regarding the construction of the homes they market. The student will learn about the structure of houses, both new and existing, and focus on how floors, walls, and roofs are built. This course will empower real estate professionals to give accurate generic construction information to their clients without taking on personal liability while recognizing when to defer to the assistance of qualified experts. 

Hours: 4 hours
Available Add-Ons: North Carolina CE Credit (+$10), CRS Elective Renewal Credit (+$20)

Summary

Price: $50.00 (USD)
Category: Real Estate > Professional Development > North Carolina
Purpose: Learn about home components and how they are constructed.
Features: Online Text, Online Video, Downloadable Workbook, Printable Certificate

Courses Provided By:

North Carolina REALTORS®
4511 Weybridge Lane,
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 294-1415

Beneath the Surface: Understanding the Anatomy of a House

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This is a non-credit course. Not for license renewals.

North Carolina real estate licensees may add 4 hours of continuing education credit to this course for an additional $10. Although you have 30 days to complete the CE version of this class, all CE for the current renewal period must be completed by June 10. CE will not be available from June 11 to June 30. 

Licensees who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation can purchase this course for 4 hours of elective CRS Credit towards renewing their CRS designation.

Licensees have the option to select this credit at checkout for an additional $20.

For additional information about CRS, please visit www.crs.com.

This course is designed to help real estate professionals better serve their clients and increase their confidence when asked questions regarding the construction of the homes they market. You will learn about the structure of houses, both new and existing, and focus on how floors, walls, and roofs are built. This course will empower real estate professionals to give accurate generic construction information to their clients without taking on personal liability while recognizing when to defer to the assistance of qualified experts.

The modules covered in this course are:

  1. Basic Structural Principles
  2. Floor Assembly
  3. Wood Types
  4. Floor Structure
  5. Floor Surface Materials and Floor Problems
  6. Wall Framing
  7. Wall Part Names
  8. Roof Structures
  9. Roof Surfacing
  10. Roof Problems Part I
  11. Roof Problems Part II
  12. Roof Problems Part III

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explain the importance of providing generic construction information without violating professional standards.
  • explain the significance of soil, footings, and foundation as the basis of support for the constructed home.
  • identify the four basic components of a home’s construction.
  • communicate the probable cause of common problems of a house as they relate to its time of construction.
  • describe and define Dead Load and Live Load.
  • list the common uses of hardwoods and softwoods in residential construction.
  • list three wood framed floor system types.
  • outline sub‐floor surfacing materials and their features, advantages, and disadvantages.
  • identify ways to fix squeaking floors.
  • explain how wood’s dynamic characteristics regarding water, moisture content, and flammability affect wall systems.
  • compare and state the benefits of the different wood frame wall assembly systems.
  • list features and disadvantages of the different roof surfacing options.
  • list signs of a roof leak from within a walk‐up attic.
  • list the problems associated with front entry porches and other home additions.

Course Content

Each module will begin with an informational video lecture from the course instructor, followed by interactive activities to expand upon the module's subject. At the end of each module is a short quiz to help remember the important points you should now be better familiar with.

After completing all of the modules and a short feedback survey, a course completion certificate will be issued. Keep this completion certificate for your personal records. If you choose to purchase continuing education credit at checkout, a real estate continuing education certificate will also be issued. North Carolina REALTORS will then upload your course completion credit to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. 

Course Completion Requirements

  1. Download Student Manual
  2. Complete each module
  3. Complete course evaluation
  4. Pass final exam

Course Access

Access to this course is allowed for 45 days, with a 45-day extension, if needed. Contact Tech support (see contact info below) for an extension. The course will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless there is scheduled system maintenance. If this course is not completed within the given amount of time, a reinstatement fee may be charged.

North Carolina Real Estate CE Credit Disclaimer - Although you have 30 days to complete the CE version of this course, all CE for the current renewal period must be completed by June 10. CE credit will not be available from June 11 to June 30.

Technology Requirements

This course is compatible with all major web browsers and operating systems. This includes Internet Explorer 8+ and current versions of Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Firefox. Current Android and iOS mobile devices are supported.

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Instructors

Although this course is largely self-guided, you may contact your instructor at barrystranz@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns about the course content.

Issuance of Course Credit

At the end of this course, you will receive a link to download a legal completion certificate. This certificate can be printed on your personal printer. If you do not have a printer, you may contact OnlineEd Tech Support to have a copy faxed or mailed. Credit will not be issued for incomplete or partially completed courses.

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Keynote online course pricing is available on the purchase page for each course. No refunds are available for this course. Cancellation requires no notification and students may discontinue the course at any time.

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Cheating on courses that supply completion certificates, designations, or official credit is not tolerated. OnlineEd is not obligated to continue to furnish credit or continued support for students caught cheating on any part of the coursework or testing. 

This course will remain available to students for 45 days after enrollment.