Home Inspection FAQs

Is the complete certificate available online?

Yes, all 10 mandatory courses are available online.

When are courses offered?

Courses are offered every semester.

  • Fall Semester: September to December
  • Winter Semester: January to April
  • Spring/Summer Semester: May to August

How do I register for courses?
Registration usually opens 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. Once open, students can register in person or by fax using the Continuing Education Registration Form (opens PDF, 102kb).

How much does this cost?

Continuing Education students pay on a per-course basis at the beginning of each term. Exact course costs are listed in the catalogue each term.

Is there any Financial Assistance available?
Students should review the CE Financial Assistance webpage and contact a Financial Advisor directly about bursary and loan opportunities for part-time students.

What is a Program of Studies?

The Program of Studies - commonly referred to as 'POS' - indicates all the courses required to graduate with a specific credential. Presently, the Home Inspection Program of Studies has 10 required courses. However, through Program Review, a POS may change to reflect Ministry mandates and industry updates. Visit the Program of Studies section of the web for details on the current POS.

What is the meaning of the number of hours given for each course?

The number of hours shown are "equivalent classroom hours". Thus, the workload for a 42 hour distance education course would be about the same as if you took a course through the traditional classroom delivery that is offered three hours per week for 14 weeks. We estimate that the student workload for one course is approximately 6 - 10 hours per week.

How many courses can I take per semester?

You may take as many courses as you want per semester. However, depending on your other time commitments, you may want to start with one or two courses. Then you will get a sense of the workload relative to your personal situation. Also, you must keep in mind the prerequisite courses and ensure that you have satisfied this requirement.

May I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you may take more than one course at a time. Please keep in mind that you are expected to access your course every 48 hours.

Are the courses self-paced?

No, there are specific start and end dates for these courses and a schedule for courses activities. You must follow the schedule so all course work can be completed on time and be evaluated before your final exam.

Where do I write exams, if there are any?

Final exams are usually written in person at the college during the last week of the course. Approximately six weeks before the end date of the course, you can view exam booking information online. If you live outside a 100 km radius from the college, you are eligible to write with a proctor at another University or College test centre

What are the computer requirements?

You need regular access to a computer with internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience. Some courses have more advanced system requirements. Although all OntarioLearn courses will work with a dial-up connection, It is preferable to have hi-speed access as some files and links are not able for viewing through a dial-up connection.


Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher


Compatible Operating System: OS X

Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari


Individual courses may have additional software requirements. This may include video or audio playing software or a specific software application

Most courses require word processing software

In some stances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their Flash or Java versions.

Other Devices:

Depending on the learning management system being used to deliver your course, you may access and interact with most course elements, readings, multimedia, email and discussions through tablets and smartphones. Tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow of some completion of course work, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas.

We recommend that students do not attempt quizzes when using a mobile device such as smartphone or tablet, due to compatibility issues.

Web Browser:

A graphical browser is required. In some instances, it may be necessary for some users to upgrade their web browser programs.

What are the withdrawal/refund procedures?

See Refunds to view this information

How do I receive my final grade?

Approximately four to six weeks after the end of your course, you can log into MoCoMotion and view here. If you are waiting for grades outside of this timeframe, please contact the Academic Records & Registration Department.

How can I apply for an Exemption?
Students who have taken courses similar to those in the Program of Studies at Mohawk College or another academic institution may apply for an exemption to receive credit for the course(s). Exemptions are processed online after students have been accepted to the program. A valid student number is required. It is recommended that students have successfully completed at least one core course prior to applying for an exemption. Note that exemptions are granted by the individual academic area. Visit Academic Records and Registration to read more about the exemption process.

Can I get credit for Prior Learning/Experience?

Students who have experience inside and outside the traditional classroom, in volunteer and work settings, maybe eligible to receive credit for their learning. Credit for Prior Learning is processed after students have been accepted to the program. A valid student number is required. Visit the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition website for more information.

What services are available to me during my studies? Counseling? Tutoring? Career Advising?
Continuing education and part-time students can access many services through Mohawk College. Details about Accessible Learning, Dispute Resolution, Library and Technology Support, Resume Writing, etc. can be found on the CE Student Services webpage

How do I apply to Graduate?

When you receive your final grades for all mandatory courses in a program, you may request your Certificate. Visit the Preparing for Graduation webpage to download the Certificate Request Form.

When is the graduation ceremony?
There are two convocations ceremonies each year: June and October. Part-time diploma students can participate in either one, depending on when they complete their studies. All students must register by the deadline to apply - April for the June ceremony and August for the October ceremony. Once applied, all students are responsible for ensuring their name appears on the list prior to convocation. More information is available on the Preparing for Graduation webpage.

Who can I talk to if I still have questions?
After reviewing this webpage and the FAQs, don't hesitate to contact cecommunity [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Continuing Education) if you still have questions.