Structure Inspection

Home Inspection
Course Aim
To familiarize the student with procedures involved in inspecting structures of homes.
Of Interest To
Individuals interested in pursuing a career as home inspectors, in a home inspection firm, starting their own home inspection business, or owning a franchise, and furthering their knowledge of structure inspection.
Method of Delivery
Learning supported by a qualified off-site instructor; students are provided with course content that includes all of the required courseware, and are supported by a live technical instructor during regular business hours. Students have access to an instructor via e-mail outside of regular business hours.

Course Introduction

This course provides a complete overview of inspecting the structure of a home. It focuses on the following structural components of a residential dwelling: foundations and footings, floors, walls, and roof/ceiling structures. The student learns to apply knowledge of structures to inspections that focus on system performance, safety concerns and compliance with good construction practices.

Course Prerequisites


Course Notes

Course manual provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

Section 1: Footings and Foundations

Section 2: Floors

Section 3: Wall Systems

Section 4: Roof Framing