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As a professional Realtor, you owe it to yourself and clients to have an understanding and knowledge regarding the "nuts and bolts" of home construction whether it is in new construction or the resale market. This course will provide you with essential information that you can use on a daily basis!

Tom Chelednik
RE/MAX Realty Associates
Camp Hill, PA

I absolutely loved this program! I work with a builder now and feel that I gained a lot of really practical and usable information. Not only did I enjoy the course which I found to be more challenging than I anticipated, but it was presented in a fabulously professional format. It was a great way to learn … I felt I was in class right in my own office. Needless to say, Dennis is a great teacher! The course was well worth the money spent!

Beth Colaizy
RE/MAX on the River
Osceola, WI

Yes! This course was particularly helpful, the terminology and information shared will be hugely beneficial. I have a much greater understanding of the building process because of this course and much more confidence. Thank you for a job well done. 

Jeffrey Allen Dodson
RE/MAX Heritage
Sugar Land, TX

Real Estate's Most Comprehensive Residential Construction Training

Essential Product Knowledge for Resale

and New Home Sales Professionals

Residential Construction Certified New Home Sales and Resale Designation Training

Take your knowledge of residential construction, design, materials, terminology and blueprint reading to a professional level to better serve your customers in all areas of your business.

Do You Speak Their Language? 

 We teach you to speak the Language of New Construction

We'll Teach You to Speak

"New Construction" Fluently! 



CHNS/RCC Courses 
5-minute Overview 

  • The most comprehensive residential construction course in real estate gives you the product knowledge you need as a true Residential Real Estate Professional.
  • Covers materials, methods, terminology, systems and design — information you can use to set yourself apart from the competition.
  • Communicate more confidently and professionally with buyers, sellers, appraisers, inspectors, designers, lenders, engineers and construction professionals.
  • Use your expertise to help your customers make their best decisions — and assure both customer satisfaction and referral recommendations.
  • Offers the convenience of self-paced study and provides a valuable reference you can use again and again. Your RCC™ Certification Workbook, filled with your notes from the course, becomes a valuable resource that many students describe as an “encyclopedia of residential construction information”.
  • Provides credit towards the popular Certified New Home Specialist™ certification, real estate’s #1 choice for new home sales professionals.
  • Combining audio, video and hundreds of graphics & onsite construction photos, this program takes your training experience far beyond what can be done in the typical classroom setting.
  • The RCC™ program is delivered in an engaging, interactive self-study format, taking you page-by-page through the RCC™ Certification Worksheets. When finished with the training, you then complete the open-book, online test.The correct test answers will be found in the notes you have taken in your RCC™ Certification Workbook. A score of 80% or better earns your RCC certification.
  • Once your test is processed, you receive a hard copy certificate and a link to download the RCC™ logo and a sample press release for use in your marketing, promotional materials and on your web site.


Certified New Home Specialist and Residential Construction Certified Training earn credit toward the CRS Designation The RCC Interactive Training Program is approved
by the Council of Residential Specialists to provide 8 elective credits toward the CRS designation.

Residential Construction Certified™ is included in your purchase of the Certified New Home Specialist™ Designation Training package -- or can be purchased separately.

  Please Call 800-428-1122, ext. 120 if you would like to make arrangements for a flexible payment program.

Course Topics Include
  • Architectural Drawings,
  • Dimensions & Scales
  • Material & Plan Symbols
  • Site Design & Evaluation
  • Site Evaluation Checklist
  • Dynamics of Scheduling
  • Foundation Types & Considerations
  • Foundation Details
  • Structure & Terminology
  • Panel Materials
  • Earthquake & Wind Resistance
  • Floor Construction - Double & Single Layer
  • Floor Construction - Wooden I-Joists
  • Roof Construction - Types & Pitches
  • Trusses, Sheathing, Terminology & Materials
  • Stair Construction
  • Concrete Materials & Quality
  • Pressure-Treated Lumber
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Siding Materials
  • Doors & Windows – Symbols & Components
  • Doors & Windows – Types & Construction
  • Masonry Fireplace Construction
  • Factory-Built Fireplaces
  • Electrical Symbols
  • Heating & Cooling Systems
  • HVAC System Layout
  • Plumbing Symbols & Systems
  • Energy Efficient Construction
  • Insulation Materials
  • Roof Ventilation
  • Green Building
  • Interior Wall Surfaces
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Moldings & Trim
  • Paint Types & Quality
  • Stains & Finishes
  • Building & Zoning Codes 
Your Instructor

Dennis Walsh, CEO and author of the Residential Construction Certified Designation TrainingDennis Walsh is recognized as one of real estate’s most dynamic and informative speakers and has presented to more than 150,000 real estate professionals. He and his wife Teresa are known throughout the real estate industry as the leading authorities in all areas of residential construction, remodeling and new home sales and marketing. Their Certified New Home Specialist™ (CNHS) and Residential Construction Certified™ (RCC) courses are respected as the very best of their kind and are endorsed by the nation’s leading real estate organizations.

Prior to his work as a consultant and trainer, he owned and operated various construction-related businesses, working professionally in custom home building, remodeling, manufactured housing, building material sales and architectural design. Known for his high energy and fun presentations, Dennis shares powerful ideas and strategies you can use to take your business to a higher level of success!

RCC Graduates Say

This was the best training I've ever had in residential construction. I've learned a lot and I can always refer back to the manual if I'm unclear about something. Very informative, the workbook was the best! Thank you for producing it Dennis Walsh!

Betty M. Biernacki
Gierczyk Light Harbor Realty
New Buffalo, MI

Incredible - I couldn't wait to do this. I was an office manager for an architect over 19 years ago prior to going into real estate. I thought that was good but then after taking this program I have a whole new level of confidence, education and I think everyone in real estate should be "forced" to do this! It would make all of us more informed for our clients. Thank you sooooo much.

M. Denise Athas
Athas & Associates Realty
Novato, CA

Dennis has a wonderful professional presentation style, with easy to understand examples. He makes any subject interesting and easy to learn.

W. Richard Smith
Beverly Hanks & Associates
Asheville, NC

Yes! This course was particularly helpful, the terminology and information shared will be hugely beneficial. I have a much greater understanding of the building process because of this course and much more confidence. Thank you for a job well done. 

Jeffrey Allen Dodson
RE/MAX Heritage
Sugar Land, TX

Exceptional training! Now I have completed both the Certified New Home Specialist Training and the Residential Construction Certification. I work as both a new homes salesperson and have my general real estate business.  I was the new home salesman of the year last year for Coldwell Banker Coastal Properties and it could not have happened without your training.

Bob Ramella
Coldwell Banker Coastal Properties
Charleston, SC

Once again, a GREAT job, just as with the CNHS designation course. I truly would like to thank you for creating such a course and think that this is one course that will benefit any agent in the business today. In my books I speak of a realtors obligation to his client and his Fiduciary Responsibility. Part of that responsibility is to know the construction of a home and to be present when inspections are preformed on your clients home and that includes the Home Inspection. Your designation will educate realtors on just that subject and you are to be commended for that. THANKS AGAIN!

Robert J. Williams Jr.
Weichert Realtors
Erial, NJ

This program was very comprehensive. I enjoyed it greatly. This is one of the first construction programs I have taken that was actually taught in a real world way by someone who truly understands and has been in the industry. The locals here trying to teach new construction classes better keep their day jobs. Yours is a real hands on program.

Scott Reinert
Management Strategies
St Cloud, MN

As a Realtor, learning in depth about the product we sell, houses, has been the most beneficial designation I believe I can secure. This knowledge will serve long term with listing appointment, buyers, and will set me apart as a Realtor.

Sandi Solomonson
Chase International
Incline Village, NV