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Learn From the Best

We created the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program to help you enjoy a successful career in this evolving professional consulting practice. Our goal is to provide the best tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

Why choose Carson Dunlop? We’ve been passionate about home inspection since 1978. We’re one of North America’s oldest and largest home inspection firms — performing home inspections, providing inspection reporting systems and training inspectors. We are the only consulting engineering firm in North America dedicated to all aspects of the building inspection profession.

The Carson Dunlop Difference

What makes the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program better?

  • Built on experience and knowledge — we’ve conducted over 150,000 inspections and trained thousands of home inspectors across North America
  • Developed by experts — we partnered with professional education consultants and distance education specialists to bring you the best home inspection training possible
  • College funding — Carson Dunlop is a Registered Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005; you may be eligible for government funding
  • Financing — we partnered with LendCare to provide you with financing options and payment plans. Speak to one of our Education Consultants to learn more.
  • Most recognized training program — partnerships and endorsements with leading universities, colleges and home inspection associations
  • Self-paced home study program — start whenever you are ready, work at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • 10 in-depth courses — with clear text and 1700+ illustrations and thousands of photos, plus real-world case studies, exercises, interactive visual learning tools and videos
  • 10 live webinars included — virtual classroom
  • Help whenever you need it — from experienced home inspectors
  • Carson Dunlop graduate logo — build your credibility as a Carson Dunlop graduate after you graduate

After graduation

  • Free support forever — we are always available to help with answers and advice
Carson Dunlop is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Our Program

Created by Home Inspectors, for Home Inspectors

Our comprehensive Home Inspection Training Program is based on 40 years of field experience. Along with the thousands of home inspectors we have trained over the years, we also use this Program to train our own inspectors. We have 16 home inspectors and six commercial inspectors.

The gold standard of Home Inspection Training Programs

The Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program is considered the gold standard of Home Inspection Training Programs and is widely recognized and adopted by schools, colleges, universities and professional associations.*

Education Partners

The program is available directly from Carson Dunlop and through any of our Education Partners.

Dalhousie University

Assiniboine College

Seneca College

George Brown College

Sheridan College

Georgian College

Conestoga College

Centennial College

Algonquin College

Niagara College

Mohawk College

Cambrian College

Canadore College

Confederation College

Durham College

Fanshawe College

Fleming College

Lambton College

Loyalist College

St. Clair College

St. Lawrence College

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Norquest College

Bow Valley College

Ashton College

Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI), the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI), Home Inspectors Association of British Columbia (HIABC), Alberta Professional Home Inspectors Society (APHIS) formerly CAHPI-AB.

The Truth About Home Inspection Education

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Why Choose Carson Dunlop guide

We have learned over 40 years that there are a number of things competent home inspectors need to know. When building our 10-Course Training Program, our education design consultants forced us to determine exactly what these things are. We were assisted in refining this by role delineation studies in the US and national occupational standards in Canada.

As a result, our ever-evolving Program gives students all of the skills they need to have a successful career in home inspection. From understanding house systems to evaluating their performance to writing reports and advising clients, our unique and complete Program covers it all.

The Benefits of Home Study

Our Program is delivered in a distance education format for your convenience. The advantages of home study include:
  • Start whenever you want and work when you want from the comfort of your own home
  • No need for travel and no accommodation costs
  • Work at your own pace — no need to take time off work
  • Communicate with instructor by phone, email or online
  • Interactive exercises, webinars and online videos bring learning to life
  • Client support is always available

We Are With You Every Step of the Way

We are devoted to giving our students the best chance at succeeding in their home inspection career. A great education is just the beginning, so our support doesn’t end when you graduate. We will help you for as long as you need us with a full range of on-going support services and products.

Over 40 Years in Home Inspection Services

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Carson Dunlop is a registered private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. That means our program is held to a higher standard than non-registered programs, so you get increased peace of mind, knowing you will get what you pay for.

The program is available directly from Carson Dunlop and through any of our Education Partners including Dalhousie University and Seneca College.