Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide you with the necessary skills to professionally inspect electrical components in residential homes. You do not need to have an electrical background to take this course.

This course focuses on the following concepts:

  • Residential electricity
  • The distribution system of electricity to end-use points in homes
  • Service drops, service entrance wires, service size
  • Service box grounding and panels

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand the basics of electricity to perform a professional home inspection.
  • Examine the configuration of service boxes and the operation of grounding systems.
  • Identify common concerns related to distribution panels.
  • Assess the branch circuit wiring systems of a typical house.
  • Recognize safe distribution of electricity to switches, lights, outlets, receptacles.
  • Inspect and report on residential electrical systems as a professional home inspector.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Home Inspection - Electrical
Online Asynchronous
Jul 03, 2023 to Oct 22, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $509.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 28, 2022 to Jul 30, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 28, 2022 to Jul 30, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 31, 2023 to Sep 18, 2023
Required Software
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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