Why Home Study?
Until fairly recently, most inspectors got their training at the
school of hard knocks-many tedious years of learning on the job, without ever being quite
sure that what they knew, or did, or said, was correct. Within the last few years, several private training schools have been
established to provide the basics of technical knowledge and professional guidance.
Nevertheless, not everyone can afford the cost or inconvenience of travel, hotel accommodations, and extended periods of time away
from work and family in order to obtain this education. In addition, two weeks
is the longest classroom course typically available, and that simply isn't enough
time to properly cover the necessary material.
Home study (also commonly referred to as correspondence courses or
distance education) offers a realistic solution to this real problem. Studies
show that distance learners are very highly motivated and, in fact, have a higher rate of
course completion than traditional, on-campus students. We have found that individuals
with the self-discipline to stick to a consistent study routine are excellent candidates for
home study. We also have found several advantages to this method:
As teachers, we can go into more detail. In fact, our texts are encyclopedic
Students can work in the comfort of their own home.
Students can arrange their study schedule to accommodate their
That means having the choice of keeping one's current job or
studying full time.
Teaching and technical support are close at hand, via phone, fax,
e-mail, or traditional mail.
There is no need to learn speed writing ... students can take
leisurely notes as needed.
Students can learn at their own pace, and review material a second
or third time if they wish - something one can't do in a classroom setting.
There are no distractions or delays caused by other students. The
distance learners time is focused and productive.
Before we created the Infinity Training System, we investigated
thoroughly to see what distance education options were already available. We believe our
system is unique because it combines the science of learning with the instruction of home