Find your career in a $2 billion industry.

Start your own business. Buy a franchise. Join an existing firm.

You want a better life for you and your family. Our program gives you what you need to enjoy a better life as an accomplished home inspector.

We help you get into business and earn the money, respect and credibility you deserve. Our training program teaches you more than a checklist. We explain the how and the why behind the systems in a home, so you can educate your clients and help them make a sound decision about their largest investment.

Here are 3 easy steps to success.

Starting a new career is a big step.

But you don’t have to walk alone.

We get it. We’ve walked a lot of miles in your shoes. We aren’t just training providers—we’re home inspectors. Back when we started in 1978, inspections were rare. We had to convince buyers, sellers and real estate agents that we could help them. Today, we have 17 inspectors in our company, and have trained thousands across North America. That means you benefit from our 40+ years of field experience and delivery of more than 50,000+ courses.

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You wouldn’t climb Mount Everest without an experienced guide. Don’t try to become a home inspector without one! Our training program is considered the gold standard in the industry across North America.
Our curriculum is used by:

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Associations

Carson Dunlop is a registered private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Our program is held to a higher standard than unregistered programs. Enjoy the peace of mind of getting great value.


That’s how you succeed in home inspection.

We’ve created a truly comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow program that combines richly illustrated text with interactive training exercises and videos that make the material easy to follow. Real-world case studies and tutor support bring the learning to life. Full time students typically complete the course in three months. Part time students take longer, of course.

What You Get

  • Easy to follow program
  • Tons of color illustrations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Case studies
  • Live webinars
  • Videos
  • Monthly study group with an experienced inspector
  • Free use of state-of-the-art reporting software while you learn
  • Free access to our apprenticeship app – Insight
  • Tutor support from experienced home inspectors
six-month free trial of Horizon home inspection software

Lots of help along the way to make sure you…


DO: enjoy work, take action, stay the course, learn from the best, know your stuff

  • Enjoy work
  • Take action
  • Stay the course
  • Learn from the best
  • Know your stuff

Don't: have regrets, procrastinate, quit too soon, be poorly trained, make rookie mistakes

  • Have regrets
  • Procrastinate
  • Quit too soon
  • Be poorly trained
  • Make rookie mistakes

We are

  • Pioneers in home inspection since 1978
  • Trainers of home inspectors since 1989
  • Consulting engineering firm
  • Private career college
  • Owners of a 16-inspector home inspection firm
  • Owners of a 7-inspector commercial inspection firm.
  • Providers of Horizon Report Writing Software to thousands of inspectors

Are you ready to become a home inspector?

This is your opportunity to get the knowledge you need to become a successful home inspector

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Not ready for the full program?

Take our short Quick Start to Home Inspection course. At only $795, it’s a great value. You can also apply the $795 fee to the full program fee at any time.

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