Course Description

The goal of this course is to teach you basic tools to perform professional building exterior inspections.

This course focuses on the following concepts:

  • Diverse architectural styles
  • Types of exterior cladding
  • Exterior structures such as porches, decks, balconies, garages
  • Surface water control

Learner Outcomes

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

  • Identify common architectural categories, house styles and building features
  • Recognize and inspect exterior cladding systems
  • Examine attached structures to buildings
  • Assess lot water control with respect to roof water, window wells, walks, driveways, retaining walls and other landscaping conditions as they pertain to buildings on a property
  • Inspect and report on residential exteriors as a professional home inspector

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Home Inspection - Exterior
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Jul 08, 2024 to Oct 27, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $509.00
Required Software
System Requirements For online learning success, your computer must meet the following system requirements: - Desktop, laptop or tablet with Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS or Android operating system. - High speed internet access. - Webcam, microphone and speakers. - Internet browser – Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
Reading List / Textbook
All learning materials and resources are provided online.
Print version of online materials can be purchased at an additional cost of $50 plus tax and shipping through Carson Dunlop.
Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

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