2018 Convention Schedule

 North Carolina Licensed Home Inspector Association Convention and Education Conference

March 2-3, 2018 

at the 

Oceanfront Courtyard by Marriott

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Take advantage of the most diverse home inspection training event in the region. Have the opportunity for specialized training to enhance your inspection business and learn from industry leaders in the field. Get up close and personal with industry vendors and network with other home inspectors. Join us at the beach to receive your 12 hours of NC continuing education, learn from nationally recognized speakers, have fun with your family and friends. Below is the slate of options that will be offered.  

Students and Vendors: Click here to register for the convention and continuing education.  Please note that there are separate entries for Students and Vendors and choose the entry appropriate for you.

Pre-Conference Offerings:

Wednesday and Thursday – February 28 & March 01


This Infrared certification and training will be led by Monroe Infrared.  Please go directly to their website for details and to sign up.  Click here for more information or to register. 

Please note that there is a separate registration and cost for this class.

Wednesday – February 28

SPEND THE DAY WITH MIKE CROW:  Come Spend The Day With The Home Inspector’s Best Friend.  Learn how to build your business and protect yourself and your client.  8 AM to 5 PM.

This is a free event.

Thursday – March 01


10:00 am – Noon: Marketing & Branding (Session One) – Presented by Clipboard

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Business Operations: Tools for Success (Session Two) – Presented by Clipboard

(This is an opportunity to get acquainted with the technology you need to better serve your clients and stay ahead of the competition.)

TALKING THURSDAY: National speakers and vendors will be describing and demonstrating their products and show how to increase your ancillary sales and services.  This session is designed to help your sales and increase your bottom line.  

All Thursday events and presentations are free.

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm: Sam Butler with Monroe Infrared Technologies

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm: To be announced soon

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm: Bethany Smith with HomeGauge

4:30 pm – 5:20 pm: To be announced soon

THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER  – Havana’s Restaurant

We have reserved space for dinner on your own at this local favorite restaurant less than one block from the Hotel.  We will go as a group at 7:00 PM.  This annual social event is a favorite for attendees and is a great time to network with vendors and fellow inspectors.

Education Conference Begins

March 2-3

Friday – March 2 Continuing education will begin Friday at 10:00 AM.  The 4 hour NCHILB mandatory class will be offered that afternoon.  Lunch is on your own and will not be provided on Friday.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Changes to the 2018 NC Residential Building Code(2 credit hours): North Carolina has moved to a 6-year revision cycle for its building codes starting with the 2018 NC Codes which will be effective January 1, 2019. The 2018 NC Codes are based upon the 2015 International Codes, with amendments. Be ahead of the curve and learn what these changes are and how they affect your business. This course is a must if you inspect new construction homes. (CEC552)

Instructor – Robert Privott is the Director of Codes and Construction for the North Carolina Home Builders Association. Robert is a frequent speaker at the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference. Robert is a Certified Green Professional, a North Carolina Accredited Asbestos Inspector, a North Carolina Licensed Electrical, Plumbing and General Contractor.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own – Eat at the hotel or at any of the restaurants within walking distance that surround the hotel. Vendor drawings at 1:15pm – must be present to win!

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Suggested Language Statements(4 credit hours): This is the Mandatory NC Home Inspector Licensure Board Update Course for 2018. This course will explore the NC Home Inspector Licensure Board’s suggested language statements for the reporting of known building industry failures and consumer concerns. The goal is to review all suggested language statements and investigate their purpose and use. (Mandatory)

Instructor – Dave Hahn is the owner of Metrolina Inspection Services, LLC. In addition to being a licensed Home Inspector in North and South Carolina, Dave is also a certified Building Analyst/Envelope Professional with the Building Performance Institute (BPI), a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and a Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist™ (CIE), board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). Dave has taught courses on various subjects including building science, energy efficiency and weatherization. Dave is the current Vice President and Education Coordinator for the NC Licensed Home Inspector Association (NCLHIA).

Vendor ReceptionImmediately following the mandatory class on Friday, walk next door to the Vendors’ Reception and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you get up close and personal with all of our wonderful exhibitors. This is a great time to have extended discussions with vendors about their products and services.  We are also hopeful that we can again get enough participants for a Corn Hole tournament after the vendor’s reception.

Saturday – March 3 Classes will begin promptly at 8:00 AM with a dual-track option and will end at 3:30 PM.  This change in start and stop times will give you time to take advantage of the surrounding area or to get an earlier start home.  Lunch is provided on Saturday.


8:00 am – 12:00 pm:

(Track One) Historic Building Inspections (4 credit hours): This course identifies material defects found in homes built prior to 1900. There will be an in depth look at specific materials and common building methods and inspection techniques used in older homes. Note: This course is run simultaneously with another dual-track option. (CEC551)

Instructor – William Kibbel III has been a building inspector with Tri-County Inspections for over 30 years and has inspected well over 12,000 residential and commercial buildings between 100 and 350 years old. As an expert in historic building materials and methods, in addition to being a popular speaker at education seminars, Bill has had articles published in national and regional publications about historic buildings and home inspections.


(Track Two) Unique Tools to Assist in a Better Home Inspection (4 credit hours): This course will explore the use of infrared themography and drones and how they can assist you in your home inspection and inspection business. Note: This course is run simultaneously with another dual-track option. (HS05)

Instructor – Eric Coates is co-owner of Home Inspection Educational Seminars, LLC (HIES). HIES is the oldest provider of home inspection courses in the Southeast Atlantic region, offering in-person classes, moderated webinars and online classes. Eric Coates is also President of Detailed Home Inspections Inc. and has been inspecting homes since 1997. He is currently the Treasurer and Immediate Past President of the NC Licensed Home Inspector Association (NCLHIA), as well as former Vice President and former President of the Triangle Chapter.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: NCLHIA Annual Meeting and Lunch (provided). Vendor drawings at 1:15pm – must be present to win!

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Fireplace and Chimney Inspections for the Home Inspector (2 credit hours): This course will illustrate and explain common fireplace and chimney issues which are visible to a home inspector. This will include a look at signs of moisture, chimney failures, sagging fireboxes, lintels and facial brick, proper clearances to combustibles, wood stoves, factory built fireplaces and more. (CEC553)

Instructor – Bob Priesing is owner/operator of Havlock’s Chimney and Venting. Bob provides services ranging from basic maintenance to major restoration of hearth appliances, masonry chimneys, and venting systems, as well as conducting worker training in safety, repair, maintenance techniques, operational procedures, and equipment use. In addition to this course, Bob has taught subjects on chimney sweep training, factory built fireplace removal and replacement, and chimney physics. Bob is a NC licensed general contractor, NC licensed home inspector, Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Master Chimney Sweep, and National Fireplace Institute (NFI) Certified Gas Specialist and Wood Specialist.

* Call 910-458-2030 and use reservation code: LHIN

To reserve your oceanfront room for the conference

Click here to register for the 2018 Education Convention and Conference

For Questions contact:

Robert Wilson 704-622-2607

NCLHIA Executive Director

Education Provider Number HS-10