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Insulation & Interiors Course Description

This Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform a professional home insulation, ventilation system and home interior inspection
Forms of insulation illustration
Forms of insulation — This illustration shows the common forms and how they are typically used. It is from our Insulation and Interiors Course. All of our 10 Courses contain easy-to-understand illustrations.

Course Overview

In the Online Insulation & Interiors Course, you will learn to inspect thermal insulation, vapour barrier and ventilation systems. You will also learn how to inspect interior elements of homes such as walls, ceilings, floors, basements, doors, windows, interior stairs/railings, countertops and cabinets, and garage doors/door operators.

Study Sessions are included to help you make your way through the material. Quick Quizzes will help you check your progress. Several Field Exercises will help turn your knowledge into real-world experience.

Course Outline

Insulation and Ventilation

  • How heat moves, controlling heat flow, controlling moisture flow, building envelope issues
  • Insulation types, air/vapour barrier
  • Attics, flat and cathedral roofs, walls above grade, basements and crawlspaces, floors over unheated areas
  • Venting roof spaces, venting living spaces


  • Floors, walls, ceilings, trim, counters and cabinets, stairs, windows, skylights and solariums, doors
  • Wet basements and crawlspaces

Course Duration

  • 39 hours

Learning Assessments

  • One midterm and one final exam — online
  • 70% passing grade overall (ON & BC slightly different)


  • $4995* for the full Program (all 10 Home Inspection Courses) or $595 for any single Course**
    Includes all learning materials, tests, exams, tutor support and ongoing postgraduate support

    * For students in Ontario, the full Home Inspection Training Program is approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005 and successful completion leads to a certificate. ** Not available in Ontario.

  • Financing options available. Speak to one of our Education consultants to learn more

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