15 thoughts on “How to Become a Home Inspector in BC: 6 Steps

    • Hello Mehran,

      Ashton College offers Home Inspection courses in Live Online format.
      If you have more questions about the program or wish to enroll, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Officer today!
      (604) 628-5784; Toll free: 1 (844) 628-5784

      Hope this helps!

  1. I am a journeyman Carpenter and I will be retiring from the fire service soon. I am interested in becoming a home inspector. Please reply with the cost and can I take online? Also is this course recognized in BC?

    • Hi Daniel,

      Thank you for your interest in Home Inspection program. Home Inspection courses are offered in a LIVE Online format through face-to-face instructor-led webinars.

      The program consists of 10 courses. The registration fee is $295 per course. Please note that the fee does not include the cost of all required materials and/or textbooks.

      These courses are intended to prepare students for the Canadian Home Inspection Examination, as run through HIABC (Home Inspector’s Association of BC). In order to obtain your license, you will need to pass an examination.

      If you have any further questions, please contact our Admissions officer directly at (604) 628-5784 ext. 115 or admissions@ashtoncollege.ca

      Thank you!

  2. Hello
    Iam interested in Home Inspectors program.
    guide me sequence of steps I need to perform to become a Inspector.

    Whets your institute can provide ?

    I want to study as a part time is that available.

    Iam an IT professional since 15 years but want to pursue this profession as part time then to full time

    Please advise

    • Hi Naren,

      Please refer to the article above that describes all the steps you need to take to become a home inspector.

      If you have specific questions about the program or wish to enroll please contact our Admissions Officer at (604) 628-5784 ext. 115 or admissions@ashtoncollege.ca

      Thank you!

    • Hi Hyrum,

      Unfortunately, we do not provide any placement. However, the professional network you’ll start building during your studies might help you secure the job.


  3. I am a Canadian certified Public Health Inspector that inspects rental properties and other structures under the Public Health Act and Minimum Housing Regulations. I regularly work with municipal/provincial Building Safety Code Officers, and have 15 years direct, full time experience in this. Will I be required to take all of your courses? Can I challenge the cert exam with my existing training and experience?

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