Course Description

The course is 66 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 5-6 hours per week on the course.

This course covers important components of electrical systems within a residential structure such as wiring systems, service panels, grounding systems, devices, and fixtures.

Course Outline

Each week has required readings from the textbook. There are a total of five assignments and two examinations in this course.

Weeks 1-3: Service Drop and Service Entrance

Weeks 4-6: The Service Box, Rounding, and Panels

Week 7: Mid-term Examination

Weeks 8-11: The Distribution System

Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • inspect the various technical elements and identify their type, material, condition, and safety concerns.
  • understand the terminology related to electrical systems.
  • identify the common problems with each electrical component named as well as the causes and implications of each issue.
  • document and report on each inspection procedure related to each component.


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Home Inspection.

Recommended For

  • Established home inspectors with a need to stay current in their chosen industry
  • Those interested in entering an exciting and growing profession
  • Those who desire a better understanding of how important components of electrical systems within a residential structure work
  • Property risk managers who want to be more informed to perform their role
  • Home renovators wanting to hone their skills and expand their competencies

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Electrical Inspection
Online - Synchronous
Sep 06, 2021 to Nov 28, 2021
Total Learning Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $375.00
Reading List / Textbook

Home Inspection Training Program: Electrical
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
Link to Purchase: https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/dalhousie-university/

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