Looking to earn your Ontario home inspector certification? Ontario is one of several Canadian provinces that have not adopted licensing requirements for home inspectors.
How to Become a Home Inspector in Ontario:
Step One: Complete the ICA home inspection training course. We will provide you with all the training and certification you need to successfully perform home inspections and commercial inspections in Ontario.
Step Two: Start your own home inspection business or go to work for an existing home inspection company!
In Canadian provinces that do not have licensing requirements, real estate agents and your clients will want to see that you have been trained and certified in home inspection. That is where our program can help. ICA even provides you with Lifetime report writing Software for free!
It’s possible to earn your Ontario Canada home inspector certificate in a matter of weeks. The training is self-paced with no time limit. Within a few months, you could be making your own hours as the owner of a home inspection business. Whatever your goals, ICA can teach you all you need to know to find success.
Ontario Home Inspector Certification
Our Ontario home inspector course has everything you need to become certified in home inspection. By training with us online, you will learn all about home and commercial inspections, building code and report writing. Upon completion of the course, you will be an ICA Certified Home Inspector. We will issue you a certificate number, which you can use on your business cards, website, and inspection reports.
The Many Advantages of Inspection Certification Associates
In addition to the core class material covered in our Ontario home inspector course, we include free bonus courses at no additional charge to students. Radon Inspection, Commercial Property Inspection, and Mold Inspection bonus courses are accessible to help you run a successful home inspector business. They’re just the beginning of the library of extra content you’ll gain access to as an ICA student. All ICA students are provided Marketing, Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, Log Homes, WDO, Well Inspection, Septic Inspection, Thermal Imaging, Pool & Spa, Irrigation Systems, Asbestos, Lead Paint, and Roof Inspection with Drones.
As an ICA student you get free access to report writing software for life. Report Form Pro Nitro is one of the best apps available for professional home inspectors, which is why we include it in the cost of our Ontario home inspection course. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection report can be filled out on your smartphone or tablet. You can even put in photos easily on an Android or Apple mobile device. The app has a built in checklist which will guide you through your home inspections.
ICA students may upgrade to Spectora home inspection software as part of our exclusive partnership – or use Report Form Pro Nitro software, which is included in our home inspection training at no charge.
Jump Start Your Home Inspection Career by Upgrading to an ICA/Spectora Package
Inspection Certification Associates is an affiliate member with CAHPI, the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors. We also work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact, all of our graduates receive a free one-month membership to InterNACHI. You also receive Free one-year access to Edcetera Home Inspection (a $99 value)!
Got more questions?
Read on for more information about Ontario home inspection courses.
How do I become a home inspector in Ontario?
As soon as you complete our online home inspection course, you become a certified home inspector. Upon completion of the course, we mail out your home inspection certification and issue you your certification number. That number is what you will want to put on your business cards and home inspection reports. At that point, you’re ready to go in Ontario!
Does a home inspector need to get on the roof of the home during the inspection?
No. Home inspectors should not go on the roof of the home. Per current home inspection standards of practice, the proper way to inspect a roof is to stand back and use binoculars. A few home inspectors have even started using small drones to inspect a roof, but that is not very common yet. Over ninety percent of home inspectors use the binocular technique for inspecting the roof of a home.
How much money do Ontario home inspectors make?
The average annual salary for a home inspector in Ontario varies, depending on the number of inspections performed each week. Part time home inspectors doing two inspections on average per week will earn $35,000 in supplemental income. A full time home inspector can do two or three inspections per day! Full time home inspectors in Canada inspect 6-10 houses per week on average and can earn over $100,000 annually. Home inspectors in Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa earn the highest salaries in Ontario.
How much does a home inspection pay?
The average fee for a home inspection is $400. The amount you charge for any given home inspection will vary based on age and square footage of the home. As part of our course, we teach you how to calculate a proper home inspection fee.
Is your home inspection training course recognized by InterNACHI?
Yes. We work very closely with InterNACHI. In fact all of our graduates receive a free one month membership to InterNACHI.
Is your home inspection training class affiliated with ASHI?
Yes. We work closely with the American Society of Home Inspectors. In fact, we train you specifically to the ASHI standards of practice and ICA is also a Gold Level Member with ASHI.
Is your Ontario home inspection training class affiliated with CAHPI?
Yes, Inspection Certification Associates is an affiliate member of CAHPI, the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors.
Do you prepare graduates of your Ontario home inspection course for the CAPHI exam?
Yes, as part of our online home inspection student reference library we include CAHPI exam study resources, including the home inspection standards of practice and code of ethics. It is also important to note that if you do decide to register for the CAHPI exam you have the option to include a practice exam. The official CAHPI home inspection exam and the practice home inspection exam can both be taken online.
Does Ontario require continuing education for home inspectors?
No. Continuing education is not required for home inspectors in Ontario.
Do you mail me a physical copy of my certification?
Yes. We mail out your home inspection certification to you upon completion of our online course. We also mail out a laminated copy of your credentials that you can carry in your wallet.
What should I use for my inspection report when I perform a home inspection?
We have an arrangement with www.homeinspectionform.com in which our graduates receive a free copy of their Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection reporting software. That is the report that most of our graduates start with since it is so easy to use. Normally selling for $400, the Report Form Pro Nitro home inspection report can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even put in photos easily. They also have a mobile app version of their home inspection report that can be used on an Android or Apple mobile device. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a home inspection report form that you’re comfortable with, and these are both good home inspection report options.
Does the online home inspection course for Ontario have a time limit?
No. There is no time limit on our course, so you can take as much time as you would like to complete it.
Does this online home inspection course certify me in mold inspection and radon inspection?
Do you provide students with a list of tools needed for performing a home inspection?
Yes. We provide you with a list of tools needed. The total cost of the tools, including your moisture meter and combustible gas detector, comes out to about $200.
What about marketing materials?
Our bonus marketing course includes 8 hours of video marketing lessons. All ICA students are taught how to start up a home inspection business.
Do you offer my state test?
There is no state exam for home inspectors in Ontario.
Do you send my certificate to the province home inspection board?
There is no home inspection board in Ontario.
Can I start my own business after taking your online home inspection course?
Yes. In fact, the majority of our graduates will start their own successful home inspection business after completing our course. We also train you on the whole marketing and business start-up side of things.
Will I be able to do commercial inspections after taking this course?
Yes. You’ll be certified for both residential inspection and commercial inspection. On the commercial side of things, we train you to the ASTM standards.
What if I have questions during the home inspection course?
We have full support for all students and graduates, both during and after the course. Even if you have questions when you are on a home inspection, we can assist via email, text, or phone.
Do I need to be a home builder or a contractor to be a home inspector?
Absolutely not. We train students from all different backgrounds to be successful home inspectors. Although a contractor background can be beneficial, it is by no means necessary to become a home inspector in Ontario or any other province.
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