The Leak Detection Academy – Built by The Leak Detection Institute
The Leak Detection Academy (LDA) is a full service training academy for owning, operating and growing a leak detection business. LDA offers basic certification training as well as continuing professional education for the detection and remediation of leaks in residential homes. As part of the mission to train professionals in Leak Detection, the Academy also offers business services to assist students and graduates in all aspects of running a Leak Detection business. The Academy is comprised of three main entities:
- Certification Curriculum
- Business Services
- Financial Services
Certification Curriculum initially will focus on Leak Detection. The courses that complete the curriculum are as follows:
- Leak Detection Boot Camp (4 day, $1,600, max capacity 15 students)
- Advanced Leak Detection (2 day, $1,200, max capacity 10 students)
- Leak Detection Field Experiences (Varies, $400 per day, max capacity 6 students)
- Leak Detection Certification Exam (3 hour, $100 per attempt, unlimited)
- Leak Detection Continuing Professional Education Series (2 hour, $30/month, 6 months included in class)
- Leak Detection Restoration Integration (2 day workshop, $1,200, max capacity 15 students)
- Leak Detection Business Management (3 day workshop, $1,200, max capacity 15 students)
- Leak Detection SEO Internet Marketing (2 day online workshop, $600, max capacity 10 students)
- Financing Your Leak Detection Business (1 day, $225 add-on day)
Leak Detection Boot Camp (4 day, $1,600, max capacity 15 students) LDBC is an intense, hands-on introduction to Leak Detection. The objective of the course is for the student to learn the concepts of leaks causes, equipment usage and leak detection and opening a minimally invasive path to the leak. Equipment is provided for the student and instructors are experienced leak detection professionals. During this course, we will review the primary causes of leaks, leak detection equipment, the ‘art’ of listening for leaks, listening before rolling, ultrasound leak detection, thermal imaging, and pressure detection. Other topics include client management and communications, referrals, seasonal patterns, and an introduction to remediation.
Advanced Leak Detection (2 day, $1,200, max capacity 10 students) AVLD is designed for the professional that has experience with leak detection who is looking for the advanced detection obstacle course designed by our staff with over 10,000 leak detections. Real world examples of the most difficult leak detections encountered by our staff have been recreated on our advanced obstacle course. During this class, the student is challenged with phone callers looking for leak detection and in a scenario based setting the class will have hands on opportunities to react to the situations then reconvene to discuss the approaches taken. This class is filled with surprising scenarios that help even the most experienced professional deal with difficult clients and leaks!
Leak Detection Field Experiences (Varies, $400 per day, max capacity 6 students) LDFE is a ride along program where up to 3 students ride with a master Leak Detection professional for a day of detection. This experience will include up to 6 leaks where each student will be asked to perform the detection under the supervision of the instructor. Ultrasound, thermal and pressure may be used in the field and the instructor gives one on one instruction to each student.
Leak Detection Certification Exam (3 hour, $100 per attempt, unlimited) An exam is available for all of the core classes.
Leak Detection Continuing Professional Education Series (2 hour, $30/month, 6 months included in class) LD CPE Series is for the continuing professional education needs of a leak detection professional. The series provides 2 hours of instruction per month to all subscribers for the base subscription fee. Topics include reviews of new equipment, tips on getting the most from your equipment and stories from the field. Professionalism, business management and customer satisfaction will always be a focus. 6 months of this subscription will be included in the fees for any class taken.
Leak Detection Restoration Integration (2 day workshop, $1,200, max capacity 15 students) LDRI is designed to be a hands on, scenario based workshop that helps the professional understand how to add remediation on to leak detection. This course includes scenarios from the initial call to arriving, detection and readiness. Students will use specialized vehicles to fulfill various scenarios and the insurance company requirements will be discussed, reviewed and practiced.
Leak Detection Business Management (3 day workshop, $1,200, max capacity 15 students) LDBM is designed to address all of the ‘back-office’ functions of running a leak detection business. Dispatching, tracking, when to add a truck, financial management, dealing with insurance companies, referrals and what ‘Not Customers’ should I get rid of. SEO and Internet Marketing will be discussed but the course on this subject will be hands on building of your brand and message. The course is designed to be an intense, interactive learning experience based on discussion integrated with learning points. The student will leave this course with a better understanding of how to grow the business and what to focus on as you grow.
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Financing Your Leak Detection Business (1 day, $225 add-on day) is a workshop designed to explore the options of each students individual situation for arranging financing of all or part of their leak detection business. Each student will bring their own financial information that they will use as a ‘real’ example of how to approach financing and how much they can expect to finance. This is a preparation course for going to financial institutions.
In addition to courses, the LDA will be offering Business Services that assist the business owner with ‘back-office’ as well as field expertise and performance of tasks. Services include the following:
- Leak Detection Assistance
- Answering Service/ Lead Qualification and dispatching
- Insurance Services Claim filing and follow-up
- Lead Generation with SEO
- Referral service (Mold, Construction and remediation)
Financial services are offered exclusively for Leak Detection and Restoration Service business owners. The services offered are financing for new to the industry business professionals in addition to equipment purchase or leasing. Please contact us for more information regarding our financial services division.