Program Description

OAHI logoEnter an exciting and growing profession! Home inspection is a consulting service that helps homebuyers make informed decisions about their prospective new home. Mohawk College,in partnership with Seneca College, Carson Dunlop and Associates and in cooperation with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (opens new window) is offering a ten subject Home Inspection Certificate that incorporates the Standards of  Practice of ASHI/CAHPI (American Society of Home Inspectors (opens in new window) / Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (opens in new window).

Program Highlights

  • Study the ten main subject areas within the scope of conducting a residential home inspection.
  • Assists you in becoming a certified home inspector through the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors.
  • All courses are completely online, except for any required in-person final exams.

Important Notice

Successful completion of this program fulfills the academic entrance requirements of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) provided that a 70% average is maintained in each of the subjects being submitted to OAHI for consideration. Students must still complete the Defect Recognition and Reporting Subject, which must be taken through the OAHI directly, as well as the following Ontario Building Code Subjects:

  • Part 9 - Building Envelope
  • Part 9 - Health and Safety

You must contact the OAHI directly at 416-256-0960 or 1-888-RHI-OAHI regarding the need for, and availability of, Professional Liability (Errors and Omissions) Insurance.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Experience in the construction industry is an asset.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Learn the fundamentals of inspecting thermal insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, and other residential fittings.
  • Learn to conduct an exterior inspection.
  • Learn to inspect installed heating systems, vent systems, flues and chimneys.
  • Learn to inspect plumbing.
  • Learn to identify typical defects for cooling systems and heat pumps.
  • Learn to inspect the performance of electrical systems.
  • Learn to inspect foundations and footings.
  • Learn to identify typical defects in roof coverings, drainage systems, flashing skylights, and other roof penetrations.
  • Develop professional communication skills, verbally and in writing with emphasis on writing report documents and the ability to articulate findings to customers.


Career Opportunities

Many students finishing this program will be self-employed as Home Inspectors.

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Completion Requirement

10 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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