Algonquin College

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Home Inspection (Part-time)

Algonquin College

Faculty:Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector


Home inspectors provide an objective, independent and comprehensive analysis of a home's major systems and components. Students in this College Certificate program learn the technical skills to assess and report on the condition of a home and its systems, as well as the business communication skills to build a successful practice in the home inspection field. Topics include roofing, insulation, structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and interior/exterior structures and systems in residential dwellings.

The program delivers the authorized curriculum as developed by Carson Dunlop and Associates. The courses fulfill the core academic requirements for Candidate Membership in the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI), which is one step towards the "Registered Home Inspector" (RHI) designation that is granted by OAHI. The RHI designation incorporates the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors and the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (ASHI/CAHPI).

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
    Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      CSA approved safety footwear (boot or shoe style) and safety glasses are mandatory safety equipment for all courses in this program.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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