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Certified Building Code Official with Ontario Building Officials Association

The Alliston Home Inspector has completed the following Courses:

Carson Dunlop Home Inspector graduate

Ministry of Housing – Part 9 The Building Envelope
Ministry of Housing – Part 9 Structural
Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Fire & Structural
Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Large Buildings
Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Health & Safety
Ministry of Housing – Part 10/11 Change of Use
Ministry of Housing – Part 9 Health and Safety
Ministry of Housing – Part 9, The House
Legal Process – pertaining to Ontario Building Code
Plans and Review – DND qualification


Home Inspection Experience


Former Registered Builder with HUDAC (now TARION)
In charge of project reviews for Fire Dept for 7 years
Mould Certification Course- Level One
WETT Certified
Member of NACHI (national association of certified home inspectors)
Member of NACBI (national association of commercial building inspectors)
Certified Master Inspector

All Part 9 and Part 3 Building Code Courses certified courses by the Ministry of Housing and taught by the Ontario Building Officials Association. All courses are 40 hours with a required pass of over 70%.

What Makes a Good Home Inspector?

  • It helps to have Technical mind and like to figure out things
  • Enjoys meeting and helping people
  • Organized and a clear thinker
  • Committed to continuous learning

It does not matter what profession you are in, there is no single profession that will ever fully prepare an individual to become a home inspector.  You need defect recognition training and a working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, foundations and roofing of building structures. Although construction related fields require an understanding of how homes are built, they almost never deal with the extended use and deterioration of components that the home inspector encounters on every inspection ( Defect Recognition). You will also require knowledge of components that may have become obsolete yet are still in service.  ( ie:  knob and tube wiring, galvanized plumbing and asbestos )

Some multi-inspector firm owners or franchises believe that anyone can be trained to perform home inspections. Granted there are many courses available that have been tailored to suit the average lay person, but if you have absolutely no background in construction work, you are putting your clients at risk when you start practicing in the field. The ability to recognize conditions that may be a problem comes in part from experience with “what goes wrong.” No single course, nor even a collection of courses, can prepare you for all of the significant conditions that occur in the field. An inspector who fails to recognize such defects is guilty of failure to meet the due-diligence standards of professional service and may face serious repercussions. Home inspection is becoming a very litigious and often hazardous occupation, an error can result in catastrophic financial loss.