VIS Resources

VIS provides a blended method of resources to assist in being a successful inspector. Whether you are a brand new inspector or an experienced veteran in the disaster housing inspection industry, VIS will provide ongoing resources and support to keep you ready for deployment.

VIS University – Learning Management System

Vanguard IS University
is where the journey begins. All inspectors are encouraged to complete resource modules prior to deployment. We recommend that you complete all of our available courses as soon as possible in order to be ready when you are called for deployment.

Suggested Modules

The ultimate goal of Vanguard Housing Inspection Services is to provide quality disaster housing inspections to FEMA. In order to meet this goal, VIS has developed an extensive library of modules to guide inspectors on their journey.

Below is a list of courses in VIS University that offer assistance in better understanding information shared prior to attending an in person training session or being deployed. Please see suggested modules to complete before the events mentioned. These modules can also be found on the University home page under “Suggested Training”.

ACE4 Mock Inspection:

  • Inspector Payment and Invoicing
  • Business Code of Ethics
  • Privacy Notice
  • VIS Travel Policy
  • Introduction to Vanguard Housing Inspection Services (Vanguard IS)
  • ACE4 Inspector Training Video Part 1
  • ACE4 Inspector Training Video Part 2
  • ACE4 Inspector Training Video Part 3
  • ACE4 Inspector Training Video Part 4

ACE4 Intermediate Inspector and Deployment:

  • All ACE4 Mock Inspection Requirements
  • Typical Flood Damages
  • General Conduct and Ethics
  • Customer Service
  • PII and Privacy Awareness
  • VIS Safety Orientation
  • Habitability Repairs Required Determination
  • Habits of a Successful Inspector
  • Interacting with the Applicant


VIS University – Classroom Training

VIS offers classroom training for inspectors during periods of readiness and as part of disaster deployments. Mock Inspection Training is an introductory 8-hour, hands-on training class that provides inspection basics and interactive simulated inspections. Our experienced training team will provide assistance on entering disaster damages in ACE 5 while viewing rooms in the VIS 3D disaster tents. Inspectors can register for a class scheduled near them in the Inspector Portal.

Classroom training schedule and registration is located in the Inspector Portal under the Training tab. Click on Training Sessions to view and register for upcoming classes. Allowable reimbursable expenses for traveling to classroom training are covered in the VIS Travel Policy.

Maximum allowable travel expenses for training are:

  • 1 hotel night at the GSA rate
  • Per diem per VIS’s Travel Policy & GSA rules
  • Mileage up to 150 miles each way.
  • All exceptions must be approved in writing by Vanguard IS Training prior to attending the class
  • Associated parking & toll fees (Valet parking is NOT reimbursable)

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