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Home Inspection Certificate (Online)

Program Highlights

Home Inspection has become a standard part of the home purchase procedure. Get certified by a program that has been developed in cooperation with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) and incorporates the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors/Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (ASHI/CAHPI). The courses are organized into subject areas that describe the materials used in the construction of each house system and how these are assembled. Possible causes and implications of problems that result from the construction of a home are integrated within each course. The program gives you clear direction on what to look for during an inspection.

All of the certificate requirements must be completed in order to obtain the certificate. These courses are offered on-line only.

Note: Textbooks for these courses need to be ordered directly from the publisher prior to the start of the course.

As a Fleming College student you will receive a discount on your purchase. Please apply the coupon code "ONFleming" at Checkout.

Is This You?

To be a successful home inspector, you need to be thorough with good investigative skills. You will also require excellent interpersonal skills to communicate your findings in laymen's terms to your customers, with diplomatic sensibilities, when the results are not as anticipated.

Most home-inspector enjoy the freedoms and responsibilities of being self-employed. You can set your own hours and take pride in providing a service that is in demand by home owners and real estate agents. This is a good career transition for anyone in the construction trade or with a background in architecture or civil engineering.

Career Prospects

Self-employment as Home Inspector
Home Inspector for Real Estate Development companies
Building Consultant

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus bookstore in-person or online: Peterborough Bookstore or Lindsay Bookstore.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Home Inspection Certificate (Online)

Details and registration below

Mandatory Courses

Roofing Inspection (CNST106)

The emphasis in the course is on typical defects of the various types of roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations. You will apply your knowledge of roofing to inspections that focus on system performance, safety concerns and compliance with existing codes and standards.

Structural Inspection (CNST107)

Focus on the structural components of a residential dwelling. Topics include foundations and footings, floors, walls and roof/ceiling structures. You will learn to apply knowledge of structures to inspections that focus on system performance, safety concerns, and compliance with good construction practices.

Electrical Inspection (CNST099)

Acquire the knowledge to inspect the performance of the following components of the electrical systems within residential buildings: service drops, grounding systems, service panels, wiring systems, devices and fixtures.

Heating Inspection I (CNST101)

Focus on inspection of installed heating systems (gas and oil furnaces and hot water boilers). Emphasis is on the inspector's ability to identify the energy source, type, material, condition, and safety concerns, as well as inspecting the heating equipment.

Heating Inspection II (CNST102)

Focus on inspection of vent systems, flues and chimneys, as well as fireplaces, other wood heating appliances, steam and electric heating systems.

Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Inspection (CNST097)

Study the details of cooling systems and heat pumps. You will learn to identify typical defects and apply correct inspection techniques.

Plumbing Inspection (CNST105)

Prepare to inspect the interior water supply and distribution systems (including fixtures and faucets), as well as water heating equipment and drain/vent/waste systems and their related fixtures.

Exterior Inspection (CNST100)

Explore inspection of retaining walls, grounds, window wells, lot grading, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops and steps, porches, railing, wall cladding, flashing trim, eaves, soffits, fascia as well as exterior doors and windows. You will also learn how to describe exterior wall coverings.

Interior/Insulation Inspection (CNST103)

Delve into the inspection of thermal insulation, vapor retarders and ventilation systems, as well as the inspection of interior elements of residential dwellings such as walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, interior stairs/railings, installed countertops and cabinets and garage doors/door operators.

Communication/Professional Practices (COMM052)

As professional home inspector you must be able to describe the inspection process and communicate inspection findings to the client, both verbally and in writing. Gain the skills to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding of an inspection, once conducted. You will develop your oral and written communication skills and learn the reporting requirements and proper conduct required of a professional in this industry.

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