Course Description

The goal of CEG’s Property Condition Assessment training is to provide necessary depth of building science knowledge to perform a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) inspection to the ASTM E2018-15 standard. When the property condition assessment training is complete a PCA Inspector in training will be prepared to inspect a simple project. Candidate will receive a certificate of completion of CEG PCA E-Learning.


Advantages, Benefits and How We Are Different

  1. Our Educators work for CEG and we are the nation’s best partner for Environmental Site Assessment and Property Condition Assessment training.  This means we are experts in this niche service. Through our prior experience, we have seen a wide variety of protocols, templates, scopes, problems, and solutions. This makes us uniquely qualified to not just teach but develop financially and professionally successful Environmental Professionals.
  2. Industry first Property Condition Assessment training and E-Learning that allows you to go at your own pace. No need to show up at a specific time as this works on your schedule and no need to spend additional costs on airfare and hotels.
  3. Our industry is in need of great people as year over year our workloads continue to grow and many of our senior leaders are retiring faster than the new generation is entering the workforce.


"CEG's PCA training course was exactly the program that I needed to add a new skill set to my professional resume. The thorough and comprehensive coursework was organized in discreet segments that allowed for easy integration into my schedule. From broad concepts to minute details, the training sessions did an exemplary job of providing a solid knowledge base to properly perform assessments on a wide range of projects. The self-paced format of the course gave me the flexibility to adjust the learning sessions to fit my often-unconventional schedule and allowed me to leverage my free time to make significant progress in a relatively short period of time. While many content-heavy courses suffer from a certain plodding progression, CEG did a great job at breaking up the sessions with wit and humor, something that I was not expecting, but which I appreciated nonetheless. The program itself is excellent and the staff at CEG were a pleasure to work with. On all counts, I recommend this program without reservation."
- Mario Calabretta, P.E., M.ASCE

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 63 lessons Time: 30 day
  • PCA Definitions, Guidance, and Writing Tips  2 lessons 0/2

    • Guidance Documents
    • Cost Theory
  • Property Description, Reliance & Scope   4 lessons 0/4

    • Scope of a PCA
    • Site Summary
    • Building Summary
    • Specific Property Types
  • Field Inspection Tips   4 lessons 0/4

    • Photographs 101
    • Inspector Field Kit
    • Records of Communication
    • Documentation Review
  • American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)  6 lessons 0/6

    • General Principles and Concepts
    • Accessibility of the Site
    • Accessibility of the Project
    • Accessibility of the Building
    • Accessibility of the Common Areas
    • Accessibility of the Guestrooms
  • Exterior Site Characteristics   6 lessons 0/6

    • Utilities
    • Pavement
    • Drainage & Erosion Control
    • Topography & Landscaping
    • General Site Improvements
    • Other Structures
  • Building Elements   8 lessons 0/8

    • Substructure
    • Roofing types and Construction
    • Roof Finishes
    • Stairs
    • Windows and Doors
    • Unit Types, Finishes and FF&E
    • Patios, Terraces and Balconies
    • Exterior Finishes
  • Mechanical; HVAC   8 lessons 0/8

    • General Identification and Documentation
    • Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) & Through-wall Units
    • Split Systems
    • Specialized Cooling Equipment
    • Packaged Units
    • Radiant Heat
    • Miscellaneous Systems
    • Ventilation & Make-up Air
  • Mechanical; BIG box Central Systems   5 lessons 0/5

    • General Principals
    • Air Handling Units
    • Central Heating
    • Central Cooling
    • Supplemental Heat, Air Distribution & Zoning
  • Mechanical; Plumbing, Electrical, Elevators   3 lessons 0/3

    • Domestic Hot Water & Supply
    • Sanitary Sewer Piping and Sumps
    • Electrical Systems Elevator & Vertical Transportation
  • Mechanical; Fire Protection   3 lessons 0/3

    • Alarm Systems & Safety Devices
    • Fire Suppression Systems
    • Other Fire and Life Safety Equipment
  • Red Flags   14 lessons 0/14

    • ABS Piping Recalls
    • Cadet/Encore Wall Heater Recalls
    • Dishwasher Recalls
    • Engineered Wood Siding
    • Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)
    • Federal Pacific Stab-Lok Electrical Panels
    • Fire Retardant Treated (FRT) Plywood
    • Fused Electrical Panels
    • Galvanized Water Piping
    • Polybutylene Piping
    • Guardrail Codes
    • PTAC Recalls
    • Title XIV – Pool & Spa Safety
    • Chinese Drywall



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