Home Inspection


Launch a new career with skill and confidence

Buying a home can be the most important financial decision of a person’s life. That’s why professional home inspectors are so crucial—and so in demand. Dalhousie’s Certificate in Home Inspection will give you the core knowledge, technical skills and communication savvy to launch yourself into this rewarding industry.

Our certificate program provides comprehensive training. From roofing to drainage and structure to electrical systems, you’ll learn to inspect all the key components of a home with confidence. You’ll also develop expertise in industry standards and ethics, and in drafting and delivering reports.

Take control of your future
Distinguish yourself by studying with Dalhousie, the only Canadian university to offer a Certificate in Home Inspection. Developed by industry experts, our program keeps step with all the latest trends and standards and allows you to start a business for yourself. We offer:

  • 100% online course delivery so you can study when it works for you
  • Hands-on home inspection exercises with expert consultation
  • Preparation for the National Home Inspectors Exam—the industry’s most recognized credential

A technical background is not required for admission.

Certificate in Home Inspection

If you’re interested in completing the full certificate program, you need to submit an application form before registering for courses. We’ll help you determine the best plan of action to meet your career goals.

Certificate in Home Inspection

The 10 required courses will give you the skills you need to start your own home inspection business.

Home inspection courses

All of our home inspection courses can be taken on a stand-alone basis. They’re ideal for anyone—within the home inspection profession or not—who wants to improve specific skills or gain deeper, up-to-date knowledge in a certain area.

Electrical Inspection
Learn to evaluate wiring systems, service panels, grounding systems, devices, fixtures and more.

Plumbing Inspection
Gain a comprehensive knowledge of residential plumbing supply, distribution, heating and drainage systems. 

Communication and Professional Practice
Understand industry ethics and standards; learn effective communication with clients and stakeholders.

How to register

1. Download the application form.
2. Complete the form.
3. Submit by email to Chris.Abraham@Dal.Ca 


Chris Abraham