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 Content

Total learning: 63 lessons Time: 30 days
PCA Definitions, Guidance, and Writing Tips
Guidance Documents
Cost Theory
Property Description, Reliance & Scope
Scope of a PCA
Site Summary
Building Summary
Specific Property Types
Field Inspection Tips
Photographs 101
Inspector Field Kit
Records of Communication
Documentation Review
American's with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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
Drainage & Erosion Control
Topography & Landscaping
General Site Improvements
Other Structures
Building Elements
Roofing types and Construction
Roof Finishes
Windows and Doors
Unit Types, Finishes and FF&E
Patios, Terraces and Balconies
Exterior Finishes
Mechanical; HVAC
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
General Principals
Air Handling Units
Central Heating
Central Cooling
Supplemental Heat, Air Distribution & Zoning
Mechanical; Plumbing, Electrical, Elevators
Domestic Hot Water & Supply
Sanitary Sewer Piping and Sumps
Electrical Systems Elevator & Vertical Transportation
Mechanical; Fire Protection
Alarm Systems & Safety Devi
Fire Suppression Systems
Other Fire and Life Safety Equipment
Red Flags
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