ICA School’s home inspection course gives you the education materials that you need to succeed. But there are other important tools that you can bring to the table to improve both your experience and outcome.
Not every tool is a tangible thing; some are a matter of mindset. Here are 6 that can help you get the most out of your training:
#1: Budget Your Time Wisely
Any online learning experience depends on you and your own self-motivation skills. With a paced program, such as ICA School’s home inspection course, its doubly important. A paced program means you decide how fast or slow you want to take it. But it’s easy to get distracted when you don’t have a deadline. So budget your time wisely, and don’t let the lack of deadlines turn you into a procrastinator.
#2: Keep Technology Current
You don’t need the latest technology to take ICA Schools course, but it does help. The newer your technology, the easier your work will be. The same applies to your Internet connection. The bare minimum can mean your videos will load more slowly, and you could have difficulty accessing resource materials. With more current technology and a fast connection, you’ll have less opportunity for frustration.
#3: Set and Keep Goals
Goals keep you moving forward and give you something to aim for. That’s important in a paced program where you don’t interact with other students, and you can become certified as long as you pass the course. With goals, you’ll stay challenged, perform better, and have a better experience than if you only do the bare minimum. You’ll also become a better inspector in the long run.
#4: Find a Work Space
Although you can study anywhere you have the technology and an Internet connection, Cengage Learning explains that a dedicated spot to work enhances the learning experience. If you don’t have a home office, create a space where you can work free from distractions. Just because you can study on the sofa in front of the TV doesn’t mean that it’s optimal.
#5: Make Yourself Comfortable
When you find or make that work space, pay attention to your comfort level. The more comfortable you are, the more you’ll be able to focus on your studies. Ergonomics helps, says iSeek Education, and you don’t need a special desk and chair to get it. As long as you have good lumbar support and your forearms align with the plane of the desktop, you’ll have less stress and strain on your back and neck, which helps you concentrate with less change of fatigue.
#6: Communicate When You Need To
Nothing spells disaster for an online student quite like missing the opportunity to ask questions. With ICA School, you’ll always have the ability to contact an instructor. If something in the course materials isn’t clear or if you need information about how to navigate the education portal, all you have to do is reach out. An instructor is waiting to help.
A well-rounded home inspection course depends on both you and the materials that you’ll study. ICA School provides some of the best training in the industry. With you doing your part, you’ll learn more, and you might even enjoy it!
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not home inspection is the right career choice for you, get a free demo. You’ll see firsthand just what a day in the life of an ICA School student is really like.