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.
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.
Carson Dunlop has designed programs to meet your specific training needs. (For US only)
HRB and Study Guide
60 hours of study time
Case studies and interactive exercises
FREE Horizon report writing system
120 hours of study time
10 recorded webinars
National Home Inspectors Examination Study Guide and Exam Prep
Code Check reference book
FREE website design and hosting for 6 months
Home Study System
420 hours of study time
Building Your Home Inspection Business marketing course
Technical Reference Guide
Not sure which program is right for you? Call us at 800-268-7070.
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!
Each of the 10 courses includes:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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