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 will prepare you to inspect the interior water supply and distribution systems of a residential dwelling. It will include discussions on faucets and fixtures as well as water heating equipment and drain/vent/waste systems.

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: Supply Plumbing

Weeks 4 - 5: Water Heaters

Week 6: Mid-term Examination

Weeks 6 - 8: Drain, Waste, and Vent Plumbing

Week 9-11: Fixtures and Faucets

Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

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

  • inspect the following to identify the type, material, condition, safety concerns, and other issues: water supply distribution systems, fixtures, and faucets, drain, waste, and vent systems, water heating systems and their fuel storage and distribution systems, sump pumps, sewage ejection pumps, and related piping.
  • identify the common problems that apply to each plumbing component named, as well as the causes and implications of each problem.
  • describe the inspection procedures involved with each component.
  • define and use proper terminology related to plumbing.


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 wanting to enter an exciting and growing profession.
  • Those wanting a better understanding of how important components of plumbing 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
Plumbing 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: Plumbing
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
Link to Purchase: https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/dalhousie-university/
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