Educational Webinar Schedule

Following is the Spring 2021 Educational Webinar Series:

Each webinar has a unique Zoom registration form.  If you wish to attend mulitple sessions, please register for each session by clicking the 'Register Today'.

All webinars listed below are FREE.

Members are required to complete 20 hours of educational training per year and record their Membership Renewal Credits (MRCs) at time of renewal.  One (1) hour of training = one (1) MRC.

Tarion 101 and PDI Training

May 4, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT
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Tarion 101 is suited to new and experienced home inspectors, this course is a fulsome introduction to Tarion, our processes and the resources available to help home inspectors assist their clients throughout the warranty process.
At Tarion, we often hear confusion about the PDI and its purpose. In our PDI training session, we'll take home inspectors through best practices to educate homeowners about their new home, how to document damaged or missing items, and how to explain the features and limitations of the warranty.

Presenter: Bryan Stott
Bryan graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Law and Security Administration and a certificate in Home Inspection. In the following years Bryan gained experience in residential and commercial construction and was able to apply his education within the home inspection industry where he operated his own business. In 2007, Bryan joined Tarion Warranty Corporation as Field Claim Representative. As an FCR, Bryan conciliated hundreds of disputes between builders and homeowners and was successful in resolving some of Tarion’s most complex files. In 2011, Bryan joined Tarion’s Enforcement Department where he was responsible for investigating complaints related to illegal vendors and builders. Many of Bryan’s investigations led to fines and even jail time for some of the most chronic offenders. Recently, Bryan was promoted to Manager of Warranty Services where he assists his team in fairly and accurately resolving disputes between builders and homeowners as well as ensuring Tarion delivers on its business plan. Bryan has recently received his paralegal license from the Law Society of Ontario and has used this training in his new role as Manager of Early Resolution and Stakeholder Outreach.

Presenter: Sharon Henderson
Sharon has been with Tarion for over 20 years, and during this time has taken on various roles. She started as a Customer Service Representative in Warranty Services and was liaison between homeowners and builders in this role. She worked her way from there to Supervisor of Customer Service to Manager of Customer Service, a role that she had for over eight years. Sharon then went on to become Manager, Training and Development for Warranty Services, and while there, she successfully completed Part 9 and the required Legal courses to obtain her BCIN. Sharon then moved over to the Stakeholder Relations department, where she remains today and her daily outreach includes service to builders, realtors, home inspectors, and Ontario’s Members of Provincial Parliament.

Basic Building Science

May 11, 2021
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT
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Why home inspectors should understand the key principles which influence housing performance and building envelope conditions that often are encountered.

Presenter: Claude LawrensonClaude Lawrenson 2021 resized
Claude Lawrenson is a retired college professor of architecture and building technology program coordinator. He operated a home inspection business for approximately 25 years in Windsor Ontario area. His primary work is now focused as a building consultant specialist for First Nation housing and Inspection Support Services. Several other key roles are related to his accomplishments on DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) and as a credentialing specialist. Claude is one of the founding members of OAHI, and the longest-term member for the advancement of the National Initiative - National Certification Program and Test Inspection (TIPR) process.

Plumbing: Hot Water Tanks and Tankless Hot Water Systems

May 18, 2021
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT
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Dave will be presenting what to look for in a tankless hot water system and a standard hot water tank along with piping sizing, venting and other issues that can crop in these units.

Presenter: Dave SmytheDave Smythe
Dave Smythe Dave has been plumbing for 20 years and has owned his own residential plumbing service company since 2004. He has spoken at two CAHPI National events and is an accomplished author with two books so far,and working on the next one. He is an advocate for showing the value that trades people bring to the world and is aiming to be the first plumber in space with Virgin Galactic!

Fire Protection

May 25, 2021
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT
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The elements of construction and building design of structures relating to fire protection are emphasized. How building construction and codes affect fire and life safety are discussed.

Presenter: Claude LawrensonClaude Lawrenson 2021 resized
Claude Lawrenson is a retired college professor of architecture and building technology program coordinator. He operated a home inspection business for approximately 25 years in Windsor Ontario area. His primary work is now focused as a building consultant specialist for First Nation housing and Inspection Support Services. Several other key roles are related to his accomplishments on DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) and as a credentialing specialist. Claude is one of the founding members of OAHI, and the longest-term member for the advancement of the National Initiative - National Certification Program and Test Inspection (TIPR) process.