Online Class: Home Safety

The information in this course will provide you with the means to protect your home and help it recover from hazards when they strike.

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Course Description

 Protecting Your Home From Hazards

Having a place of your own is exciting and can be seen as a major milestone in life. It doesn't matter if it's a house or an apartment, own or rent, big or small, or where it is--it's yours. Unfortunately, a home can be stressful and carry a lot of responsibilities.

Between the upkeep and maintenance costs, there are a lot safety issues that can bring harm to your home and your family. These hazards can be a product of the environment or from the actions of others. You worry about what you would do if faced with these hazards and wonder if your home is protected.

So what can you do to keep your home safe? This course seeks to answer that very question by providing you with necessary information about the potential hazards your home may face at some point. Some topics will include:


  • Natural Disasters--Fires, floods, tornadoes, and other naturally occurring phenomenon that can wreak havoc to your property.
  • Structural Damage--Issues with the materials used in your home and dangers such as lead or asbestos. 
  • Uninvited Guests--Molds, pests, and burglars; outside forces that you want to keep out of your home as long as possible.
  • Prevention and Preparation--What to do when disaster strikes and what actions you can take to keep the damage to a minimum.
Many of the hazards discussed can happen regardless of where you live or what kind of home you have. The information in this course will provide you with the means to protect your home and help it recover from hazards when they strike. Let's get to it!
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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(662 votes)

Lesson 1: Protecting Your Home From Hazards

Looking at the potential hazards that can harm your home can help you prepare for when disaster strikes. Additional lesson topics: Home Safety: The Visual Guide for Hazards and Dangers at Home; Home Safety Tools 51 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: Fire

In this lesson, you will learn about three different types of fires that may be a threat to your home's safety, what can be done to prevent them, and how to handle the situation when they occur. Additional lesson topics: Find and Prevent Electrical Fire Dangers in Your Home; Avoid Electrical Fires At Home; Protecting Your Home From Smoke, Gas, and Fire; How to Prevent Arson in Your Community 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: Asbestos

This lesson will provide an explanation as to what asbestos is and what it can do to the safety of your home. Additional lesson topics: Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk;; Master Photo Guide to Asbestos-containing Products and Materials; How Much Should You Worry About Asbestos in the Home?; How to Identify Asbestos Insulation 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Lead

In this lesson, you will learn about the dangers of lead, what forms it can take, how to prevent exposure, and what you can do to get it out of your house. Additional lesson topics: Conducting a Risk Evaluation for Lead; Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home; How to Recognize Symptoms of Lead Poisoning; Recognizing and Preventing Lead Exposure Risks in the Workplace 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Mold

This lesson will cover some of the more common types of mold that are found in homes, what they can do, how to prevent them, and how to safely get rid of them. Additional lesson topics: What to Do If Your House Has Mold Or You Think It Does ; A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home; Moisture and Mold Problems: Preventing and Solving Them in Your Home; How to remove on Walls, Ceiling, Windows; Mold Types Found In Homes 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Chinese Drywall

In this lesson, you will find information about Chinese drywall, including what it is, what it can do for your home, and how to identify it. As always, information about how to keep it out of your home and how to address it if it is present also will be included. Additional lesson topics: The Telltale Signs of Chinese Drywall; How Can I Tell If My Home Has Problem Drywall?; Home buyers need to remain aware of Chinese drywall 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Water Damage

Depending on where you live, water damage may be one of the most severe hazards that your home may ever face. Additional lesson topics: Tips for Cleaning Your Home After Water Damage; Several Things You Need to Know About Water Damage; How to Prevent Water Damage; Quick Tips for Preventing Water Damage 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: Pests

While the chances that your home will attract some of the pests discussed in this lesson are significantly higher if you live in a rural or suburban area, they can be found deep in the heart of a city. Additional lesson topics: How to Manage Your Winter Pest Problem; Do's and Don'ts of Pest Control; What's Causing the Pest Problem in Your Home? 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Corrosion

This lesson will cover information about corrosion, including what it can affect, how it develops, and what you can do to both stop and prevent it. Additional lesson topics: Corrosion Control; Corrosion in the Home Environment 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: Sewage And Septic

Often viewed as separate from other water-related problems, hazards caused by sewage and septic issues can bring about a lot of unexpected damage to your home and property. Additional lesson topics: Septic vs Sewer: What You Need to Know; Septic System Failure Causes Sewage Backup in House; Several Symptoms of a Damaged Sewer Pipe; Diagnose and Fix Clogged Drains and Septic System Backups 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 10

Lesson 11: Earthquake

In this lesson, you will learn about earthquakes and what dangers they pose to your home's safety. Additional lesson topics: Earthquake Safety Tips; Earthquake Safety at Home; Tips to Make Your Home Earthquake Ready; The Science of Earthquakes 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 11

Lesson 12: Wind Damage

In this lesson, we will look at the different forms wind can take on to damage your home and what protective actions you can do. Additional lesson topics: Know what's covered before the storm hits; Several Tips to Protect Your Home from Wind Damage; General Storm Damage Faq's; What causes hurricanes?; What causes tornadoes? 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 12

Lesson 13: Gas Leaks

The wide spread usage natural gases, the full extent of which most people are unaware of, means that leaks are a very real and possible threat. Additional lesson topics: How to Spot Signs Of a Gas Leak; Gas leaks: how to prevent and detect a leak; How to Check for Gas Leaks In a Home : Home Safety 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 13

Lesson 14: Other Safety Issues

Some hazards can be unpredictable, everyday occurrences that can happen anywhere and to anyone. However, their commonplace nature does not mean that you should just brush them off as non-issues. Additional lesson topics: If you're unhappy about poor service 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz 14

Lesson 15: Additional Resources

This final lesson will discuss two additional resources that you can use to protect your home from hazards. They are disaster relief and assistance agencies, and insurance options. Additional lesson topics: FEMA; American Red Cross 400 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Quiz 15
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe in general what home safety constitutes and why it is necessary to do.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for fire.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for asbestos.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for lead.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for mold.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for Chinese drywall.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for water damage.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for pests.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for corrosion, sewage, and septic.
  • Describe home safety strategies you can use for natural disasters.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Home Safety
Course Number: 9770491
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (662 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: January 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This class gave lots of information for homeowners and renters." -- Diane D.
  • "A comprehensive course, very useful." -- Stephen C.
  • "This course was very helpful." -- Lilly D.

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