- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramConestoga College, in partnership with Carson Dunlop, is pleased to offer the Home Inspection Certificate Program. Emphasis is on practical knowledge of the performance of the systems and components of a house. This exciting program incorporates the Standards of Practice of the OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) as well as the ASHI (American Society of Home inspectors). The Standards of Practice define a minimum and uniform standard for private, fee-paid Home Inspectors.
Home Inspections involve a visual inspection to assist home buyers/sellers by providing information related to the condition of a home prior to sale. Home Inspectors must be knowledgeable with all aspects of residential building systems and their operation. They must be able to recognize and report on conditions and/or the potential for failure. The systems and components of a house include roofing, structure, electrical, heating, air conditioning/heat pumps, plumbing, exterior, insulation and the interior. The ten subjects in this certificate course have been organized to address each of these, as well as to provide students the communications skill and knowledge of professional practice required to be successful in this growing industry. Successful completion of this program fulfills the OAHI Baseline Academic Requirements including
- Residential HVAC Inspection
- Residential Electrical Inspection
- Introduction to Home Inspection - Practical
- The OAHI Defect Recognition and Reporting Course which must be taken through OAHI directly. Conestoga also offers Building Code courses.
- Ontario Building Code; Part 9 - Building Envelope
- Ontario Building Code; Part 9 - Health & Safety
Students wishing to use these Program Courses towards their Registered Home Inspection designation (RHI) must achieve a minimum grade of 70% or better.