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Home Inspection Courses

Home Inspection Courses


Becoming a home inspector is one of the most rewarding careers you can embark on. It’s no secret that most home inspectors retire in this occupation. At the Canadian Institute of Home Inspectors, our goal is to create the finest home inspectors in Canada. It is not back breaking work. Your overhead is minimal allowing you to operate from your home needing little more than a vehicle and small bag of tools.


Most Home Inspection companies are corporations, which allow for maximum tax savings allowing you to retain more of your earnings. In fact, one of the hardest things as an owner of a home inspections company is finding legitimate ways to reduce your tax bill. You don’t have to work away from home to make $100,000 annually.


Once your schooling and tools are paid for, expenses are minimal besides fuel and insurance (some Provinces require insurance for a home inspections business). Aside from offering the most comprehensive schooling in Canada, we plan on offering additional courses designed to help increase your bottom line. We offer courses for inspecting residential sewer lines, ozonation (removal of odours such as tobacco, cooking, pets, fire, etc.), mold testing, asbestos testing, and thermal imaging.


Offering add on services to your clients typically increases your annual earnings by 5-15%. While it may not sound like much, this could add $5,000 - $15,000 or more annually. Many of our students and instructors go on to earn over $150,000 and $200,000 yearly so you can quickly see that these small increments will significantly add to your bottom line.


In addition, industry professionals such as Realtors, mortgage brokers and insurance companies prefer Home Inspection companies that are one-stop shops. Home Inspectors who can perform sewer camera inspections, mold and asbestos tests, industry standard thermal imaging are highly sought after as they save time and money for homeowners while allowing you to recommend add on services. We at the Canadian Institute of Home Inspectors highly encourage and recommend our students enroll in these additional, valuable courses to help balloon their earnings.


Home Inspector Training

Home Inspector Training

Home inspector training in Canada varies from one provider to another. While Alberta and British Columbia are currently the only provinces that regulate the home inspections industry, the Canadian Institute of Home Inspectors provides the most comprehensive home inspector training for all provinces.


Choosing where you obtain your training from is one of the most important steps to make in your home inspections career. Choosing the right school will provide you with the most thorough education which includes both course content (books) and hands on training (in class). This will allow you to be a professional inspector who can educate your future clients about their home(s) while guarding against possible defects that could become a financial disaster for you or your client.


The Canadian Institute of Home Inspectors aims to provide the most comprehensive training in Canada for future home inspectors using detailed, easy to understand, course material. We recommend you study this material before arriving for the in class portion of your home inspector education. During the in class portion of your home inspector training, you will join other students beginning their new careers as home inspectors allowing you to establish a peer network.


We encourage you to visit our webpage to view the qualifications and biographies of our instructors, as they are a great resource. We look forward to meeting you and setting you on the path to your new Home Inspector career through our in-depth training program.

Home Inspection Careers

Home Inspection Careers

A Home Inspection career is one of the most rewarding careers you will come across. Being able to work from home, for yourself if you choose, while earning a high income is one of the main reasons people chose a Home Inspections career. This job does not put physical strain on a person, which will allow you to have your career for many years to come.

If you have an affinity towards learning how systems such as plumbing supply / drain lines, boilers, water heaters, softeners, sump pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, air handlers, humidifiers, electric heaters, electrical wiring, heating systems, interactions between insulation and ventilation: then a home inspection career is just for you. You will never experience ground hog day, as every home is different. Every client is different. Your local economy will have recessions and booms, yet you will always learn something new.


Using your past knowledge from course materials and previous work experiences, you will inspect homes for your clients noting deficiencies (and positive features) allowing them to make informed decisions whether to continue with the purchase of the home or move on to the next. It is one of the most rewarding feelings when a client thanks you for your time and expertise which allowed them to make an informed decision regarding the property.


While a Home Inspection career does not require you be a journeyman trades person, you will soon learn that as a Home Inspector you understand how a home functions as a whole system rather than individual components. A journeyman trade understands his part in the home very well but you will become an expert in the overall function of a home.


You will become friends with your industry referral partners such as Realtors, mortgage brokers, property management companies, restoration companies, other trades business owners, and even other home inspectors. Developing a strong core of industry partners will help you become the local expert in all things related to homes. No other trade or profession requires a single individual to understand all the minute details in a home and how they work together.