The Home Inspection Certificate program is delivered in two delivery modes – online (via a web browser) and classroom-based (at Humber's North Campus).
Home inspection is a rapidly growing profession that offers you an exciting and challenging career with the opportunity to operate your own business. Every day brings with it a new challenge and variety because every house tells a different story. If you can enjoy helping people and like the challenge of finding problems so that your client can make an informative purchase decision then this career may be for you.
Home inspection involves the assessment of the condition of residential and light commercial buildings. It is a unique discipline, being distinct from construction, engineering, architectural or municipal building inspection, requiring its own set of professional guidelines and qualifications.
The Home Inspection Certificate program focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to work as a home inspector. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to utilize their skills and knowledge to inspect and report on the physical condition of the various system of the home including the roof, exterior, foundation, plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, interiors and insulation.
Humber College offers a mentorship program to help students obtain field hours needed to become a registered home inspector, for more information see HMIN 505.
Successful completion of the program fulfills the academic entrance requirements of the OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) accreditation process leading toward the Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation, except for the OAHI Defect Recognition and Reporting course. This course must be taken through the OAHI directly. Students should be in direct contact with the OAHI to find out the member qualification process in order to become a registered home inspector. See oahi.com/webdocs/Feb.2011-MQSFlowChart.pdf to obtain more information from OAHI on what is required to become a registered home inspector.