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Old 3/5/13, 10:08 AM
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Here is what it will cost you to take the CARSON DUNLOP training in Toronto area.
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School: Academy of Learning - Toronto (Downtown) Faculty: Home Inspection Degree: Certificate Field of Study: Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Description: Home Inspection is a young and growing professional consulting service aimed at helping home buyers make the biggest financial decision of their life.

Academy of Learning has partnered with Carson Dunlop to deliver the home inspection program across Canada. The Home Inspection diploma and certificate is designed to introduce students to a vast array of practical and technical skills and tools, preparing them for a career in the Home Inspection industry. This program provides training that links with the professional standards of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Website: Home Inspection at Academy of Learning - Toronto (Downtown) Cost per year: Provincial: $7,050 Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: A good understanding of the English language; a Canadian High School Diploma verified by a transcript with 50% or better in English, or out-of-country equivalent, or successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with a standard score of 50 or better in English.
You think that is expensive it was $10,000 for The "Home Inspection Technician Diploma"
Each will require you to further your career with a Home Inspection Association of your choice.
Now are we not all glad InterNachi has such a low rate to be a member and free training?

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Old 3/5/13, 11:57 AM
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So this is how they plan to clean up the problem.
http://holmesspot.blogspot.ca/2013/0...at-saulte.html
Friday, March 1, 2013

Home Inspection Program at Sault College Gets A Name Change


In January 2011, Mike Holmes endorsed Ontario's Sault College when they created the province's first two-year home inspection course. Two years later, the course is receiving a name change to better reflect the curriculum.


From SaultStar.com:
College makes changes to home inspection program backed by Mike Holmes


By Michael Purvis
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:44:13 EST PM





Mike Holmes speaks with media at Sault College in January 2011.



Sault College is renovating a construction program name just two years after the course of study's creation was endorsed by Canada's Most Trusted Contractor.
A two-year home inspection program, backed by Mike Holmes in early 2011, will be retitled residential construction technician – home inspection in September 2014.
The title change won't nail students who want to work as home inspectors, says the college's dean of natural environment, technology and skilled trades.
“They have all the training they need to work as home inspectors,” Colin Kirkwood told The Sault Star after the college's board of governors approved the name change on Thursday.
“If graduates aren't working as home inspectors it is because they're not trained.”
The board approved the new monicker following a short presentation by Kirkwood. The curriculum, about 90% of which relates to residential construction with courses such as residential wiring, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning, remains the same. There are three specific home inspection courses.
“Most of the learning is relating to residential construction,” said Kirkwood.
“It was designed that way so that students would be better home inspectors. If they know how to build houses, they know how to inspect houses.”
That approach to instruction, he added, “came from Mike Holmes.”
An advisory committee that oversees the program “discussed and recommended” the name change, a rationale given to the board says.
“It's quite normal for programs to evolve and as we get the experience with what the job market looks like, and what student expectations are like and what employers have as far as employment goes, then we just adjust accordingly,” said Kirkwood.
Sault College launched Ontario's first two-year home inspection diploma program with great fanfare in January 2011.
The college's gymnasium was packed for an appearance by Holmes, creator and host of HGTV's Holmes on Homes.
In a video from that event posted alongside the program's description on the college's website, Holmes says the program “makes total sense to me” and will teach students “what they need to know.”
The program's first graduating class is this spring. About 20 students have signed up for the program in each of the two years it has run.
“We are requesting a change to the program name to better reflect the curriculum in the program,” reads a name change rationale given to the governors.
“Students are primarily receiving residential construction training with some speciality courses relating to home inspection. The revised title is a better reflection of the curriculum focus.”
Amanda Heath, a spokesperson for Mike Holmes Inspections, said the organization is part of the program advisory committee and supports the name change.
“Since the two areas are so closely related the name change makes sense,” said Health. “This change hopes to broaden the appeal of the program and to increase enrolment. In order to be a good home inspector you need to understand construction and this will provide students with a solid foundation in both disciplines.”
Heath said MHI is happy with the Sault College program and the feedback they've received from students. MHI has brought on two co-op students from the college program.
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Old 3/5/13, 3:07 PM
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Carson Dunlop.... LOL.



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Old 3/5/13, 8:13 PM
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NICK you can't compete with this A C T O R MIKE (laugh all the way to the bank) HOLMES! You need: a) earrings; and b) LOTS of tattoos; and c: BLONDE HAIR!

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Old 3/5/13, 11:30 PM
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I don't mind Mike Holmes... the school's training material is weak though, and outdated.



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Old 3/6/13, 9:09 AM
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When you consider everything that interNACHI offers its members, you have to be blind not to join interNACHI. The $7,000.00 is only the price for the diploma, then you will have to add all any other extra including continuating education. I'd say that not only the training material must be weak and outdated, the graduates will not enjoy all the information and collaboration between inspectors that we enjoy on the interNACHI inspector's board.



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Old 3/6/13, 9:45 AM
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They also think they are smarter then the average JOE!
Many find out really quick how hard some jobs are and keep looking for the right one that never comes.
Some do apply themselves and listen close. These are the high achievers.
Guess what they become?
Home Inspectors or any other career requiring a good memory.
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Old 3/6/13, 10:08 AM
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Instead of Others pushing for Licensing of home inspectors .
How about they do the correct thing and push for properly trained licensed Instructors.
What we have had in Canada from the get go has always been a self appointed Group.
Some with some knowledge and many with little knowledge .
This the way I see it has not changed much .
They all seem to be just interested in making as much money in as a short a time as possible .



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Old 3/8/13, 7:21 AM
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What do you think good solid education for home inspectors should consist of?

Facility, course materials, instructors, duration of course etc.?
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Old 3/8/13, 7:54 AM
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What do you think good solid education for home inspectors should consist of?

Facility, course materials, instructors, duration of course etc.?

Mentoring and more mentoring.
Mentoring is more important than all the class room time given... Roy

How much time is spent in Class and how much is spent in the field for all TRADES
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Old 3/8/13, 8:49 AM
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From another website - http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/3400appr

The electrician apprenticeship process requires time spent on the job and in school training. An electrician trainee must complete a four-year program, including 6,000 workplace hours and 1,200 in-school hours of training. After completion of training, a passing grade on the inter-provincial exam will result in the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter-provincial Standard Endorsement, also known as Red Seal.

Or another example -
The apprenticeship process requires time spent on the job supplemented by in-school training. Apprentices who have completed Carpentry Entry Level Training receive credit for the first level of the apprentice training. Apprentices that have completed the BCIT Carpentry Framing and Forming Certificate of Trades Training2 will receive credit for levels one and two of the apprentice training and 450 work-based hours credit towards their time in trade. A carpentry apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6480 workplace hours and 720 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for six weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C.Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.

Regardless there are differences.

On another note side note - online training offered through the Ontario college system currently is about 1/2 of the CD price. BTW - pretty much the same course material and based on CD training.



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At what price is technically incorrect training material worth buying?



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At what price is technically incorrect training material worth buying?
I have talked to many who have taken these college courses and have never talked to one who went on to become a successful home Inspector .
These courses I feel are just ripping of the public and the tax payer who helps to support these courses .
Not fair and not proper to give false hopes to so many .
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http://canadiancareertraining.com/ho...n-classes.html

Ashworth College (the one you've seen on TV) allows you to take home inspection classes from the comfort of your home. Hundreds of thousands of people have graduated from their nationally accredited distance education programs. There are no educational prerequisites or experience requirements to enroll for home inspection classes. Request free information below.
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