This course will assist students in combining requisite technical home inspection theory with practical onsite home inspections. The course will include 50 hours of practical site visits with a professional home inspector who will guide you step-by-step in helping to develop your understanding and techniques with respect to site inspection protocol, occupational health and safety – how to work safe and maintain a safe environment for all, the use of home inspection tools and equipment, the development of a home inspection process, methods for recording and processing deficiencies and communication strategies for conveying information to clients in verbal and written form.
Note: Students will be asked to allow inspection of their own homes, as part of the on-site visits. The schedule for site visits will be developed by the instructor. Inspections will be scheduled for Saturdays and/or Sundays or at a time and date amicably agreed upon with all parties. Dates and times may change due to varying circumstances and students must ensure they are available. Students will be required to sign a liability waiver for all site visits. Students will need leather gloves, safety glasses and rubber-soled shoes for site visits.