THE course

Price: $795

Our intensive Introduction to Home Inspection Course will help you build a sound foundation and prepare you for the ASHI@HOME Home Inspection Training Program. The cost of the Course and your time can be applied to the ASHI@HOME Program if you wish to take it afterwards.

  • Online home study program — start whenever you want, work at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • Includes the Home Reference Book and Study Guide
  • Built around the ASHI Standard of Practice
  • Defect photos and discussion — narrated by Alan Carson
  • Case Studies — an opportunity to apply your learning in real-world scenarios
  • Interactive exercises — practice your skills and learn to think like a home inspector
  • Self-assessment questions  — so you can make sure you are picking up the key points

Course outline

  • Roofing, Flashings and Chimneys
    • Materials, methods, common problems
  • Exterior
    • Gutters & downspouts, lot grading, wall surfaces, doors, windows & trim, exterior structures, garages & carports, walks, driveways, retaining walls
  • Structure
    • Why buildings move, configuration, footings, foundations, floors, walls, roof framing, masonry chimneys, things that cause structural problems
  • Electrical
    • Basics, service entrance, service panel, branch circuit wiring, outlets, lights, switches, junction boxes
  • Heating
    • Heating objectives, generating heat, turning heat on and off, moving heat through home, furnaces, boilers, electric heat, failure probability
  • Cooling/Heat Pumps
    • Air conditioning, heat pumps, evaporative coolers
  • Insulation
    • Basics, materials, location, current standards, air/vapor barriers, ventilation, heat recovery ventilators
  • Plumbing
    • Introduction, supply, waste & venting, plumbing fixtures
  • Interior
    • Floors, walls, ceilings, trim, cabinets, counters, windows, doors, stairs, fireplaces, wood stoves, basement leakage, smoke & carbon monoxide detectors

Course duration

  • 60 hours


  • Ability to read at a high school level, a place to study with a reliable internet connection

Learning outcomes

  • Upon completing this course, you will understand the role of the professional home inspector, the components inspected, examples of defects observed and reported

Next steps

  • Move on to the comprehensive ASHI@HOME Home Inspection Training Program
The Home Reference Book and The Home Reference Book Study Guide


$795 for the Course
Includes all learning materials including the Home Reference Book and Study Guide

Are you ready to take the first step in becoming a home inspector?

This is your opportunity to learn about the profession and determine if it’s right for you

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