We’ve been passionate about home inspection since 1978. We’re one of North America’s oldest and largest home inspection firms — performing home inspections, providing inspection reporting systems and training inspectors. We are the only consulting engineering firm dedicated to all aspects of the building inspection profession.

Enjoy a successful career in this emerging professional consulting practice. Use our tools and knowledge to ensure you succeed.

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What makes this program better?

  • Built on experience and knowledge — we’ve conducted over 150,000 inspections and trained thousands of home inspectors
  • Developed by experts — we partnered with professional education consultants and distance education specialists to bring you the best home inspection training possible
  • Most recognized training program — partnerships and endorsements with leading universities, colleges and home inspection associations
  • Self-paced home study program — start whenever you are ready, work at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • 10 in-depth courses — with clear text and 1700+ illustrations and thousands of photos, plus real-world case studies, exercises, interactive visual learning tools and videos
  • 10 live webinars included — virtual classroom
  • Free Horizon Inspection Software  — free use of our state-of-the-art software while you learn
  • Help whenever you need it — from experienced home inspectors
  • Carson Dunlop graduate logo — build your credibility as a Carson Dunlop graduate after you graduate

After graduation

  • Free support forever — we are always available to help with answers and advice

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Our program

Created by home inspectors for home inspectors

Our comprehensive home inspection training program is based on Carson Dunlop’s 42 years of field experience. Along with the thousands of home inspectors we have trained over the years, we also use this Program to train our own inspectors. We have 16 home inspectors and six commercial inspectors.

The gold standard of Home Inspection Training Programs

The ASHI@HOME training program is the gold standard of Home Inspection Training.

Education Partners

Antelope Valley College
Belmont College
Central Maine Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Florida Keys Community College
Hawkeye Community College
Helena College University of Montana
Iowa Central Community College
Lewis & Clarke Community College
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
Monroe County Community College
North Carolina State University
North Dakota State College of Science
Northeastern State University
Northern Wyoming Community College
Northwestern Michigan Community College
Owens Community College
Pasco Hernando Community College
Southern Maine Community College
Southwestern College
St. Charles Community College
Wilkes Community College

The truth about home inspection education

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We have learned over 42 years that there are a number of things competent home inspectors need to know. When building our 10-Course Training Program, our education design consultants forced us to determine exactly what these things are.

As a result, our ever-evolving Program gives students all of the skills they need to have a successful career in home inspection. From understanding house systems to evaluating their performance to writing reports and advising clients, our unique and complete Program covers it all.

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The benefits of home study

Our Program is delivered in a distance education format for your convenience. The advantages of home study include:

  • Start whenever you want and work when you want from the comfort of your own home
  • No need for travel and no accommodation costs
  • Work at your own pace — no need to take time off work
  • Communicate with instructor by phone, email or online
  • Interactive exercises, webinars and online videos bring learning to life
  • Client support is always available
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We are with you every step of the way

We are devoted to giving our students the best chance at succeeding in their home inspection career. A great education is just the beginning, so our support doesn’t end when you graduate. We will help you for as long as you need us with a full range of on-going support services and products.

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ASHI and Carson Dunlop have been leaders in home inspection since 1976 and 1978 respectively. We have played a role in the evolution of the inspection business, and the concepts we have developed have helped shape the industry. We look forward to serving homeowners, students and home inspectors for another 40 years.

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