60-Hour Home Inspection Course


Make $100K per year as a home inspector*

Find your place in a $3 Billion industry. Our online course gets you set up and running quickly in home inspection and provides a solid foundation for success.

After completing this course, you will understand the role of the professional home inspector and all the components that are inspected.

Plus, get HORIZON inspection software FREE for 6 months (a $474 value), including report writing, scheduling and marketing tools.

* Based on a study surveying the responses of 2,483 inspectors across North America (ASHI Business Operations Survey)
* Online courses not available in all states. Click HERE for more information, or contact us for any questions related to licensing requirements in your state

Carson Dunlop has delivered over 50,000 inspection courses to students across North America!

Learn From the Best

We’ve been passionate about home inspection since 1978. We’re one of North America’s oldest and largest home inspection firms — performing home inspections, providing inspection reporting systems and training inspectors. We are the only consulting engineering firm in North America dedicated to all aspects of the building inspection profession.

We created the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program to help you enjoy a successful career in this evolving professional consulting practice. Our goal is to provide the best tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

Course Outline

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


Program Details

  • Online home study program — start whenever you want, work at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • Built around the American Society of Home Inspectors Standard of Practice
  • Defect photos and discussion — narrated by Alan Carson
  • Includes HORIZON inspection software FREE for 6 months (a $474 value), for report writing, scheduling and marketing tools
  • Case Studies — an opportunity to apply your learning in real-world scenarios
  • Self-assessment questions — so you can make sure you are picking up the key points


Our Program is delivered in a distance education format for your convenience. The advantages of home study include:

  • Start whenever you want and work when you want from the comfort of your own home
  • No need for travel and no accommodation costs
  • Work at your own pace — no need to take time off work
  • Communicate with instructor by phone, email or online
  • Interactive exercises, webinars and online videos bring learning to life
  • Client support is always available


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