Course Description

The course is 16 learning hours. This accounts for all assignments and examinations. It does not take into account the total number of study hours.

This course covers how to inspect and identify the type, material, condition, and safety concerns of cooling systems, cooling distribution systems, and residential heat pumps.

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: Air Conditioning
  • Week 8: Mid-term Examination
  • Weeks 9-11: Heat Pumps
  • Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

  • Inspect the following to identify the type, material, condition, safety concerns, and other issues: cooling systems, cooling distribution systems, and residential heat pumps
  • Identify the common problems that apply to each cooling/heat pump system 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 cooling systems and heat pumps


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

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

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
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Inspection
Online - Self-Paced
Sep 02, 2024 to Nov 24, 2024
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $400.00
Reading List / Textbook
Home Inspection Training Program: Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Inspection
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
A link to purchase access to online course materials will be provided upon enrolment in the course.
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