CCPIA Introduction to Commercial Inspections

This three-day, in-person class conducted by the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) will prepare students to confidently perform commercial property inspections. In a series of lectures and class discussions, students will become familiar with inspecting a variety of commercial building systems, and learn essential business practices to thrive in the diverse commercial real estate landscape. Students will have the opportunity to apply the class material by actively participating in a mock inspection.

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Business Practices Session

The commercial real estate market has its own unique language and practices. The business practices session equips inspectors with the necessary skills to effectively communicate within this industry and implement the appropriate procedures that cater to the unique needs of clients and buildings. Students will walk away with practical knowledge to use in the field and sample agreements, proposals, reports, and other business documents. The main topics covered include the ComSOP, CRE terminology, setting a fee schedule, writing proposals, narrating reports, marketing for commercial property inspections, landing repeat business, and other insider tips to start landing outrageously profitable jobs.

Course Content

Commercial Building Systems and Components Session

The systems and components sessions offer a comprehensive overview of the technical information relevant to commercial buildings. It reviews several systems outlined in Section 6 Walk-Through Survey of the ComSOP that should be evaluated during an inspection, including roofing, exterior, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, life safety, and kitchens. Students will learn how to follow an inspection procedure for inventorying building systems and components, identifying and describing common deficiencies, and evaluating overall building condition.

Mock Inspection of a Commercial Building

As part of the class, students will visit a local building to participate in a mock inspection. Students can anticipate exploring low-slope roofs, examining roof-mounted equipment, entering electrical rooms, and gaining firsthand experience with all aspects of the building. This hands-on exercise allows students to ask the instructor about actual items they will come across in the field. The mock inspection occurs on the second half of the last day of class. Transportation will be arranged if needed.

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion for completing this class. It is approved for InterNACHI® and ICC continuing education. Please check the location below for state-specific continuing approvals for home inspector licenses.

Meet The Expert

Rob Claus

Rob has been an active member of the inspection industry for 32 years, performing residential inspections and commercial property inspections, and teaching inspection-related workshops and classes nationwide. He is a longtime member of both InterNACHI® and CCPIA, and has become one of CCPIA’s leading instructors and published members. Claus joins CCPIA from his position as Managing Director of the Commercial Division and Director of Training and Development at The BrickKicker in Naperville, Illinois. His extensive knowledge and experience in inspecting, teaching, and management will provide CCPIA members with new resources to excel as inspectors.

Who Should Take this Course?

Inspectors who want to make more money through additional service offerings.

Inspectors who want to help their clients throughout the construction process.

Inspectors who want to deepen their understanding of the building process.

*This is an introductory course and is not intended to fully prepare you to conduct commercial inspections.  It is a primer and will provide you with the information you need to determine if commercial inspection matches your interests and business goals. Additional training and education should be considered necessary to enter into this market segment and competently offer this service

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This event is live and in-person and will be conducted at a Charlotte area classroom 

Class Times

Dates TBD
Fall 2024

(September or October) 


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Space is limited


Casa HQ

219 N Hayne St.
Monroe, NC 28112


Refreshments  Provided

Cancelation Policy

Stuff comes up, we get it. If you need to cancel, refunds are only given if the cancelation takes place at least 1 week prior to the start date of the course you registered for. If you need to cancel within 1 week of the course start date, then you will be issued a credit that can be applied to a future course.

What about COVID?

We recommend you follow safe practices when it comes to your health and those around you.  There is always a risk when conducting in-person meeting and interacting with others.  If this presents a concern then you should take precautions and practice social distancing when possible. 


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