Home Inspection - 171
Enter an exciting and growing profession! Home inspection is a consulting service that helps homebuyers make informed decisions about their prospective new home. Mohawk College,in partnership with Seneca College, Carson Dunlop and Associates and in cooperation with the Ontario Association of Home Inspections (OAHI) is offering a ten subject Home Inspection Certificate that incorporates the Standards of Practice of ASHI/CAHPI (American Society of Home Inspectors (opens new window) / Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (opens new window)).
Successful completion of this program fulfills the academic entrance requirements of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) provided that a 70% average is maintained in each of the subjects being submitted to OAHI for consideration. Students must still complete the Defect Recognition and Reporting Subject, which must be taken through the OAHI directly, as well as the following Ontario Building Code Subjects:
- Part 9 - Building Envelope
- Part 9 - Health and Safety
Please contact the OAHI regarding the need for, and availability of, Professional Liability (Errors and Omissions) Insurance. Please contact directly: 416-256-0960 or 1-888-RHI-OAHI
- Students will have taken 10 courses within the scope of conducting a residential home inspection
- These courses will assist the student in becoming a certified home inspector through the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
- All courses are completely online, except for any required in-person final exam writing
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Experience in the construction industry is an asset
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
Textbook Information: Textbooks must be purchased directly from the Carson Dunlop online store. Visit https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/mohawk-college.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||HRAPHI003||Heating Inspection I||42.00|
|N/A||HRAPHI004||Heating Inspection II||42.00|
|N/A||HRAPHI006||Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Inspection||42.00|
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Learn the fundamentals of inspecting thermal insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, and other residential fittings
- Learn to conduct an exterior inspection
- Learn to inspect installed heating systems, vent systems, flues and chimneys
- Learn to inspect plumbing
- Learn to identify typical defects for cooling systems and heat pumps
- Learn to inspect the performance of electrical systems
- Learn to inspect foundations and footings
- Learn to identify typical defects in roof coverings, drainage systems, flashing skylights, and other roof penetrations
- Develop professional communication skills, verbally and in writing with emphasis on writing report documents and the ability to articulate findings to customers
Many students finishing this program will be self-employed as Home Inspectors.