Home Inspection Training with Carson Dunlop

Proven Training from the Home Inspection Professionals

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Want to Earn $100,000 a Year As an Independent Home Inspection Consultant?

Industry statistics show that the average home inspector earns $70,000 per year – and almost 20% of home inspectors earn over $100,000 a year.  You can earn this too, if you are prepared for success. Home inspection is a professional consulting practice. You need a professional education program to learn what you need to become a leader in our industry.

Why We Developed the Carson Dunlop Training Program

Founded in 1978, Carson Dunlop saw a need for practical and comprehensive training in the young profession of home inspection. With nearly 4 decades of experience, Carson Dunlop has trained countless inspectors providing them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in the field.

Carson Dunlop’s program continues to evolve to meet the unique needs of students across North America and to prepare them for success in one of the fastest growing industries.

Carson Dunlop’s home study approach puts you in control of your training – study at your own pace, avoid travel and tedious classroom settings.


When It Comes to Your Education – One Size Does Not Fit All

Carson Dunlop has designed programs to meet your specific training needs. (For US only)

Quick Start

$895

Perfect for anyone looking to fast track their training by using their extensive technical knowledge from the trades.

HRB and Study Guide

60 hours of study time

Narrated presentations

Case studies and interactive exercises

FREE Horizon report writing system

Intermediate

$1,595

Perfect for anyone looking to become a home inspector by using their existing inspection or trade experience.

HRB and Study Guide

120 hours of study time

Narrated presentations

Case studies and interactive exercises

FREE Horizon report writing system

10 recorded webinars

Digital apprenticeship

National Home Inspectors Examination Study Guide and Exam Prep

Code Check reference book

FREE website design and hosting for 6 months

Illustrated Home

Master

$2,495

Perfect for anyone looking to build a successful home inspection business with complete mastery of the field.

Home Study System

420 hours of study time

Narrated presentations

Case studies and interactive exercises

FREE Horizon report writing system

10 recorded webinars

Digital apprenticeship

National Home Inspectors Examination Study Guide and Exam Prep

Code Check reference book

FREE website design and hosting for 6 months

Illustrated Home

Building Your Home Inspection Business marketing course

Technical Reference Guide

Personalized coaching

Not sure which program is right for you? Call us at 800-268-7070.

What Makes Our Education Program Better?

  • Home inspection is visual. It’s why we have over 1700 illustrations, thousands of photos and easy to understand text.
  • The practical, real-world case studies, exercises and unique interactive visual learning tools give you the benefit of years of experience in a fraction of the time.  It’s like an apprenticeship at your fingertips.
  • The program was developed with professional education consultants and distance education specialists.
  • We are always available after graduation to help with answers and advice.
  • You can market yourself as a Carson Dunlop Graduate – an important differentiator and sign of quality.
  • Partnerships and endorsements with leading universities, colleges and home inspection associations.
  • We’ve conducted over 150,000 inspections, and trained thousands of home inspectors across North America – we know the business better than anyone.
  • The only training program with Insight– the online apprenticeship tool that is the equivalent of hundreds of ride-along inspections to help you learn faster and inspect more confidently

  • Home inspection is visual. It’s why we have over 1700 illustrations, thousands of photos and easy to understand text.
  • The practical, real-world case studies, exercises and unique interactive visual learning tools give you the benefit of years of experience in a fraction of the time.  It’s like an apprenticeship at your fingertips.
  • The program was developed with professional education consultants and distance education specialists.
  • When you complete the course, we’ll get you started with:
    – an amazing report writing system free for six months ($395 value)
    – a professional website for you – also free for six months,
    – optional access to field training and a personal business coach
  • We are always available after graduation to help with answers and advice.
  • You can market yourself as a Carson Dunlop Graduate – an important differentiator and sign of quality.
  • Partnerships and endorsements with leading universities, colleges and home inspection associations.
  • We’ve conducted over 150,000 inspections, and trained thousands of home inspectors across North America – we know the business better than anyone.
  • As Carson Dunlop is a registered private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, you may be eligible for government funding if you are over the age of 55 or receiving Employment Insurance (EI). Call us today at 1-800-268-7070 to see if you qualify.
  • The only training program with Insight– the online apprenticeship tool that is the equivalent of hundreds of ride-along inspections to help you learn faster and inspect more confidently

Now Includes the Revolutionary New Insight App

Insight is the bridge between learning and apprenticeship in the field. It has over 10,000 photos of common defects that provides instant, real-world examples of any issue that you’ll see in the field. And it includes report wording used by some of North America’s leading inspectors.

It’s like an accelerated apprenticeship – you gain experience lightning fast, seeing real-world examples of what you will find in the field.  It gives you the benefit of hundreds of ride-along inspections in a fraction of the time at no added cost. There is nothing like it anywhere!

Here’s What You Get in this 10-Course Home Study Program

Each of the 10 courses includes:

  • Richly illustrated textbooks and instructional material
  • 30 hours of webinars and interactive tutoring from live instructors provide an opportunity to ask questions and interact with experts in the field
  • Online case studies and interactive exercises designed to bring the subject matter to life and get you involved
  • Interactive online quizzes that help you track your progress
  • Practical field exercises that allow you to apply your knowledge
  • Inspection procedures that serve as your roadmap going forward
  • Instructors that are available by phone or email for help when you need it

This is not an introductory or overview program. It is a thorough and complete education in all areas of the home inspection field. When you graduate, you will have the knowledge you need and the confidence to show you can be among the best!


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Let’s Take a Look at a Sample Course

Course 1 - Structure

Course 1 - Structure


You’ll master all the structural elements of buildings as this course explains construction from the foundation to the roof. Elements of good construction are illustrated along with common problems and how to identify them.

Why We Developed the Carson Dunlop Training Program

Founded in 1978, Carson Dunlop saw a need for practical and comprehensive training in the young profession of home inspection. With nearly 4 decades of experience, Carson Dunlop has trained countless inspectors providing them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in the field.

Carson Dunlop’s program continues to evolve to meet the unique needs of students across North America and to prepare them for success in one of the fastest growing industries.

Carson Dunlop’s home study approach puts you in control of your training – study at your own pace, avoid travel and tedious classroom settings.


Get The Home Inspector Training You Need

  • This is your opportunity to get both the technical knowledge and business tools to achieve success in home inspection. Simply click below to enroll in the 10-course Home Inspector Training Program at a cost of only $4495.
  • Includes free use of home inspection software and free website development for six months after graduation – over $500 in services to start your business.
  • It’s an amazing value! You get the training that you need to earn $100,000 a year – and it pays for itself in the first 10 inspections!


Or call us at 800-268-7070 to get started now!

Call us at 800-268-7070 to get started today.

What Our Clients Say

  • The information layout of the manuals combined with the videos is a tool that can only be described as value-added. The details such as description, what to look for, reasons why and what to do for each module are very well formatted and have greatly expanded my knowledge. In conclusion I have to take a word from the MasterCard commercial, the Carson Dunlop Home Inspector Courses are PRICELESS.

    D.H.

  • Your training was clearly the best course available and I opted to purchase it even though full VA reimbursement was available for some other home based training courses. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the training provided by your program.

    M.H. Captain

  • It was very thorough! I do not come from a construction related career and was looking for a complete training program to feel comfortable with my new career. This program was great. I am finding that I know things that other seasoned inspectors don’t. This is exactly what I needed.

    Ben P.

  • I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in your fine program. I have always tried to create the very best career opportunities that I could for myself. My education years ago as an IBEW trained Apprentice and subsequent graduation to Journeyman Wireman has proven invaluable to me in my career as an electrician. Now as a Carson Dunlop trained inspector, I feel comfortable knowing I have again received the very best training and education available.

    O.N.

  • A Buyer’s Choice believes in quality education. Carson Dunlop’s Home Inspection Training Program is the best in the industry, bar none. It’s why we partner with them to educate our franchises. We’ve looked at them all, and they stand alone.

    Bill Redfern, CEO of Global Franchise Opportunities

  • The course material and testing were both very good, well explained and I do believe that it covered every possible aspect of Home Inspections. I am looking forward to starting my new business and this course has put me on the fast track to becoming a successful Home Inspector. I also want to thank all your staff at Carson Dunlop for being there for me through this process and for your friendly down to earth service. I am looking forward to continuing a future relationship with Carson Dunlop and Horizon.

    Earl Mercier

  • I’ve worked with Carson Dunlop Associates since the 1980’s, as a home inspector, building failures researcher, writer, publisher, educator, so this very positive review of the company is hardly neutral. The company provides home inspection services in Canada and the U.S., home inspection eduction, and home inspection reporting services. The company and the people at Carson Dunlop with whom I’ve dealt over decades has been without equal in professionalism, competence, honesty, and generosity. As a result Carson Dunlop has become both a “Go-to” resource for building inspection and building science, and the home of people whom I count as trusted friends.

    Daniel Friedman, Editor, InspectApedia.com