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With Carson Dunlop, a great reporting system is just the beginning. Our goal is to help you build a successful business. We offer support in many forms. Here are some examples:

Technical Reference Guide – Determine the size and date of heating and cooling equipment: Home Inspectors need to educate their clients on the age and capacity of furnaces, boilers, air conditioners and water heaters. Available in paperback and eBook, this text provides valuable information on these systems in an organized and easily accessed format. Buy Now – US / Canada or contact us at 800-268-7070 Ext. 232 or education@CarsonDunlop.com.
Illustrated Home – Our renowned picture book of homes: The Illustrated Home is a remarkable assembly of over 1700 color illustrations that help home inspectors and their clients understand how houses work. The Illustrated Home proves that a picture is worth 1000 words. Buy Now – US / Canada or contact us at 800-268-7070 Ext. 232 or education@CarsonDunlop.com.
Field Training – Because there is no substitute for experience: Our one-week intensive field training program provides an opportunity to work with a seasoned inspector/facilitator. You will have an opportunity to inspect homes with the facilitator, write the report, and discuss the results with the facilitator. At the end of the day, there is no substitute for experience. To learn more, contact us at 800-268-7070 option 2 or education@CarsonDunlop.com.
Sales and Marketing Training – Building Your Home Inspection Business: This 40-hour course is designed for those who have graduated from the training program. It describes the sales and marketing approaches that have worked for Carson Dunlop. Buy Now – US / Canada or contact us at 800-268-7070 option 2 or education@CarsonDunlop.com.
Dalhousie University offers – Building your home inspection businessCreate a Custom Marketing Plan. Your marketing plan may be the one piece missing to achieving your goal of building your successful home inspection business. This 10-week online course will help you avoid pitfalls and focus on winning strategies. Our business enterprise professionals will provide one-on-one feedback to help you create a customized two-year marketing plan. Your success will depend as much on your marketing ability and human relations skills as your technical competence.
Continuing Education – earn your CE credits: The 10 courses in the training program not only provide great education for prospective home inspectors, they have been recognized by ASHI as valuable continuing education programs for practicing inspectors. Each of the 10 courses qualifies for continuing education credits as noted below.

  • Roofing
  • Structure
  • Heating I
  • Heating II
  • Communication and Professional Practice
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Exterior
  • Insulation and Interiors
Commercial Inspection – A Day in the Life DVD: In this exciting new instructional DVD, Carson Dunlop Weldon fills the gap between the classroom and the electrical room. Follow Richard Weldon, (P. Eng., LEED AP, and the Carson Dunlop Weldon team through a commercial inspection, from the initial discussion with the client, through the inspection process, and finally to preparing the report. It’s like field training from the comfort of your home or office. To learn more about the benefits of this DVD. Buy Now – US / Canada or call 866-964-3246.
Commercial Inspection – Commercial Inspection Walk-Through CD: This CD walks you through an inspection of a low-rise office building. More than simply watching a video, this product is like attending a seminar. High resolution photographs and voice narration carry you through a complete inspection of a commercial building from start to finish. It’s like being at the inspection, only better as you can watch it over and over again at your convenience. To learn more about the benefits of this CD. Buy Now – US / Canada or call 866-964-3246.
Commercial Inspection – CommQuote: CommQuote is an Excel-based solution that works with Microsoft Word, to help you prepare commercial inspection quotes and reports faster and easier than ever before. CommQuote is Excel-based which means you’re able to deliver consistent quotes. When preparing to write your report, CommQuote merges with Microsoft Word to allow you to create great looking proposals. To learn more about the benefits of this software. Buy Now – US / Canada or call 866-964-3246.
Inspector’s Edge – A high quality, cost effective website: Through our relationship with Neglia Design, you can have an incredible website for your company, without the complexity and high cost. You get a professional site that makes you look experienced, successful and accomplished. As a bonus, your business cards, letterhead, envelopes and brochures are built around the look of your website. A professional integrated look goes a long way to establishing your credibility. To learn more, click here or contact us at 800-268-7070 option 2 or education@CarsonDunlop.com.
One-on-One Business Consulting: Carson Dunlop has collaborated with Kevin O’Hornett of PROSPEX, an experienced home inspection consultant and business coach. Kevin provides incredible value for a nominal cost, delivering several services from helping set up your contract and report, to on-the-fly technical support. Kevin is a unique asset in the profession, putting decades of experience and expertise at your fingertips.To learn more, go to PROSPEX Home Inspector Consulting Services. To learn more, contact us at 800-268-7070 option 2 or education@CarsonDunlop.com. Buy Now – US / Canada.
  Other services you can offer: Home inspection consultants have several opportunities to add more value for clients. These include swimming pool and spa inspections, mold, termite, radon, asbestos and lead based paint, just to name a few. You can also add commercial inspection services, new construction inspections and energy assessments, for example. We can help you open these doors when the time comes. We are with you every step of the way.