Home Inspection Certificate

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A home inspection is a documented, professional opinion of a home, based on a visual evaluation and operational testing of the home's systems and components to determine their current condition.

What does a Home Inspector do?

A typical home inspector spends his or her day inspecting homes for buyers, writing reports, speaking with prospective clients and marketing to consumers and real estate agents. A typical home inspection begins when a client or real estate agent calls and books an inspection. An inspection may last from two to four hours or longer. The inspector looks at the building interior and exterior and includes any basement or crawlspace, the living spaces, and any accessible attic or roof spaces. He or she explains the findings to the client, describing the building's condition and any improvements recommended. Inspectors frequently offer tips for operating and maintaining the home as they go, (e.g. explaining how to turn off water and power in an emergency, how and when to change furnace filters, etc.).

About the program

This 10-course online certificate program provides students with the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the home inspection field. Students learn how to conduct visual examinations and deliver written reports on the physical and operational condition of homes or housing units.


The 10 modules will be delivered though a blended approach of printed material and online sessions. Each of the ten modules requires a minimum of 42 hours of study and you can work from the comfort of your home or office. Exercises and practical quizzes allow you to check your level of understanding with feedback. With the mixed mode format you can stay connected with your instructor and other learners  and share ideas with participants in your online community. Support will also be available by telephone or email and instructional videos. CD-ROMS are included and self-testing quizzes will help you measure your knowledge. Modules can be taken in any order. Link here for more information about each of the modules listed below.

Roofing, Structure, Electrical, Heating I, Heating II, Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps, Plumbing, Exterior, Insulation & Interior, Communication & Professional Practice.

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Carson Dunlop and ASHI - SCC is proud to partner with Carson Dunlop to offer this American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) endorsed home inspection certificate program. Carson Dunlop is one of the largest independent home inspection firms in North America. They have focused on the home inspection profession since 1978 and are anxious to share their expertise with you.

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Is this job right for you?

Are you the kind of person who

  • Doesn't want to be tied to a desk all day
  • Has a desire to run a small business
  • Is interested in construction and how things work
  • Has a technical mind and likes to figure things out
  • Is organized and clear-thinking
  • Enjoys meeting and helping people
  • Is willing to learn and take initiative
  • Is searching out an initial career
  • Is looking for a second career
  • Comes from the construction or trades industry
  • Has good mechanical and technical aptitudes
  • Is looking for part-time work
  • Is semi-retired
  • Would like a new hobby

If that sounds like you, then now is the perfect time to start taking steps toward a challenging and rewarding career in home inspection!


Register online at www.stchas.edu/LearnForLife (search Home Inspection)  or call 636-922-8233.

Tuition for each of the ten modules is $395 or $3,950 for the entire program. This tuition includes instruction, course materials and textbook, a reference book to be used throughout the program, and technical/tutorial support.

A payment plan is available for students registering for three or more modules at one time. A $10 processing fee applies. A non-refundable down payment of $250 per module is due at the time of registration (for example, for  three modules, a down payment of $750 would be required). The balance due will be split into two equal payments due at four week intervals. Call 636-922-8233.

Included in cost of tuition.