Home Inspection

  • Type: Online
  • Credential: Statement of Completion
  • Starts In: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Time to Complete: 5 Years
  • Plan #: #C0130

About this part-time program ( What's this?)

For many people, buying a home is one of the largest investments they will ever make, which is why, more and more potential home buyers are procuring the services of Home Inspectors. Home Inspectors provide a consulting service that assists home buyers to make informed decisions about their potential new home prior to their purchase.

The systems and components of a home include roofing, structural, electrical, heating, air conditioning/heat pumps, plumbing, insulation and the interior.

The ten subjects in this part-time Home Inspection program have been organized to address each of these systems and components of a new home, as well as to provide communication skills and knowledge of professional practice required to be successful in this growing industry.

Career Opportunities

Since the 1970s, home inspections have become a standard practice in real estate closures. The consumer demand for this type of consultative service has risen dramatically.

It is estimated that approximately 60% of resale homes in North America are inspected prior to sale/contract closures. By all accounts, there is considerable room for growth in this profession.

Possible career paths include:

  • Licensed Home Inspector
  • Consultant
  • Sole Proprietor

Program Benefits

Successful completion of this Home Inspection program fulfills the baseline accreditation requirements of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI). The following two courses: Defect Recognition and Reporting Subject, and Ontario Building Code: Part Nine – Building Envelope: Part Nine – Health and Safety must be taken through the OAHI directly.

Note that in order to receive professional accreditation from OAHI, additional requirements may be necessary. Please contact the OAHI directly for further information on receiving the Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation. Visit oahi.com for additional accreditation/professional liability insurance requirements, or you may call 416–256-0960 or 1-888-744-6244.

How to Register

Students do not apply to our part-time programs. Instead, enrol in and successfully complete each course listed in the Program Delivery section. Once you have successfully completed all of the required courses, you may apply to graduate. If you aren't sure how to enrol in a course, you can learn more here.

Apply for Statement of Completion

Have you successfully completed the requirements of this program? Learn how to apply for your Statement of Completion.

Program Delivery

Prerequisites may be required for these courses. Please refer to individual course descriptions for specific requirements.

Students wishing to use these courses towards their Registered Home Inspection designation (RHI) must achieve a minimum grade of 70%.

Note – Course Materials: Visit Online Learning for information about how to get the materials needed for Home Inspection courses.