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 the following components of insulation and interior within a residential structure including thermal insulation, vapour retarders, ventilation systems of attics, crawl spaces, roof assemblies, and interior spaces, walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows, steps, stairways, landings, and railings, installed countertops and cabinets, garage doors and door operators.

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 - 7: Insulation and Ventilation

Week 8: Mid-term Examination

Week 9: Interiors - Part 1

Weeks 10 - 11: Interiors - Part 2

Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

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

  • conduct proper home insulation and interior inspections and identify safety concerns and other issues
  • identify the common problems that apply to each insulation/interior 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 residential insulation and interiors


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 insulation and interior components 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
Insulation and Interior 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: Insulation and Interior Inspection
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
Link to Purchase: https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/dalhousie-university/
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