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Alberta Home Inspection Certification Requirements

home inspection state regulations There is currently no state licensing required to become a home inspector in Alberta. However, home inspectors must follow laws related to the profession such as contracts and fair trade practices.

PHII's online home inspection training is approved for your Alberta home inspector licence. PHII is also accredited by the Canadian National Home Inspector Certification Council (NHICC) for credit towards its National Home Inspector (NHI) designation. To become a licensed home inspector in Alberta, the inspector must

  • Complete an application with both of the following:
  • Proof of education from an approved provider
  • Proof of satisfactory completion of a test inspection supervised by a Certified Master Inspector (CMI) or a Registered Home Inspector (RHI)

    Below are the parts to PHII's Alberta Home Inspector License Certification Training:

    ONLINE COURSES (204.5 hours)
    Our approved Alberta course package includes basic and advanced home inspection training plus additional training courses in defect recognition, environmental hazards, house framing, manufactured homes, weatherization and insulation remediation. All of these courses are completed online.

    PROCTORED FINAL EXAMS
    The student then arranges to take a proctored Final Exam to complete his/her approved training. (All required information and forms are provided to the student to give to the proctor). When the student passes, PHII will issue a certificate of completion that is approved by Alberta, that the student will include with his/her license application.
    Note: The student is responsible for paying a separate fee set by the proctor.

    PRACTICAL EXAM
    The exam has three components: an oral exam, on-site inspection and report review. The instructor will evaluate and provide feedback to the student at the completion of all components of the practical exam.

    TRAINING LAB
    PHII's 2 day live training lab begins with a review of major home systems and common defects. After this review, lab participants go out to and conduct actual, hands-on inspections on three homes. They each keep their own notes for use in the reporting section of the training lab. Upon completion of the inspections, participants return to the training facility and draft three inspection reports based on what they have observed. These reports are discussed openly, allowing the students to learn from each other.
    Note: The student is responsible for travel and lodging expenses to attend the lab. The lab is currently only available in our home office in Madison, South Dakota in the United States.

    PEER-REVIEWED TEST INSPECTION
    The student arranges a test inspection supervised by a Certified Master Inspector (CMI) or a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) inspector who will evaluate the student's home inspection report. Upon successful completion of the Test Inspection, the supervising inspector will sign Alberta's "Proof of Completion of a Test Inspection" form that the student will also include with his/her license application.
    Note: The student is responsible for paying a separate fee set by the reviewing inspector.

    Home inspections in Canada follow the same national standards of practice as in the United States. Canadian inspectors also receive free membership in NSHI.

    Alberta Home Inspector Certification

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    State Board:


    Service Alberta
    10365 97 St NW
    Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7
    780-427-2711
    http://www.servicealberta.ca/1773.cfm
    Approved: Yes

    Training Provider:
    Professional Home Inspection Institute
    1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
    http://www.homeinspectioninstitute.com
    Toll Free 605-427-2908

    Included in PHII's Alberta Home Inspector Training
    Home inspection topics covered in our Alberta home inspector certification program

    Each home inspection lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge, the lesson content, a review and a quiz. Below are the subjects you will master as you take the online home inspection training course. All course objectives are aligned with national standards of practice for home inspectors.

  • Introduction to Home Inspection Terminology
  • Limits and Exclusions for Home Inspections
  • Site, Grounds and Grading
  • Exterior and Structure
  • Roof Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Attic Inspection
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Components
  • Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Basement & Crawlspace
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Garage and Carport
  • Conducting a Home Inspection
  • Home Inspection Business Start-Up
  • Mold and Allergens
  • Radon in Air and Water
  • Commercial Inspections

  • After passing PHII's home inspector exam and meeting any other state requirements, you will be well-qualified to perform residential home inspections in Alberta.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Our Alberta Home Inspection Training Program

    How long does your home inspection course for Alberta take?
    PHII's Alberta home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Alberta is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Alberta course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

    How much does the Alberta home inspection training cost?
    Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Alberta for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Alberta . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-605-427-2908.

    What is home inspection errors and omissions insurance?
    Home inspectors in Alberta should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Alberta should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Alberta home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

    Why should I choose PHII for home inspection training?
    PHII gives Alberta residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Alberta. We have been there to support our students from Alberta during and after the training. We have up-to-date Alberta home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Alberta.

    Questions about home inspection course enrollment?
    Call us toll-free at 605-427-2908

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    Free 1-YEAR NAAHI Membership for Alberta Home Inspector Graduates
    As a gold-level NAAHI-accredited training provder, PHII can offer all Alberta home inspector graduates a free 1-year membership in the North American Association of Home Inspectors (NAAHI), a national non-profit professional home inspector association.


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