Home Inspection Certificate

The Home Inspection Online Certificate Program, offered in partnership with ed2go, covers the principal components of home inspection procedures and processes. The focus is on home inspection, including standards of practice, defects recognition, inspection guidelines and reporting methodologies. You’ll learn how to create a home inspection report that will detail the home’s condition, including the heating and cooling systems, the plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and siding and the framing and foundation.

Who Should Attend

This program is for you if you’re contemplating a career in home inspections. It’s also beneficial for those involved in residential appraisals, residential construction or related businesses.

Certificate Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a certificate of completion from California State University, San Bernardino, College of Extended Learning.

Delivery Format

  • The entire program is offered online
  • Instructor-facilitated online courses
  • Start anytime during the quarter
  • Learn from the convenience of your home and at your pace

Course Information
Course No. GES 704
Units NC
Fee* $2,295

* Fees are subject to change


Training Time

200 hours; 12 months

  1. Introduction
  2. Roof Systems
  3. Exterior Elements
  4. Structural Systems
  5. Insulation and Ventilation
  6. Interior Elements
  7. Electric Systems Lesson
  8. Plumbing Systems
  9. Heating Systems
  10. Cooling Systems
  11. Hot-water Supply Systems
  12. Inspection Materials, Equipment and Reporting

Skill Sets

  • Provide an introduction to the home inspection industry
  • Review home inspection standards of practice
  • Provide information on residential construction, materials and installation practices
  • Address special concerns and issues related to house components
  • Cover resources, tools and equipment used for home inspections
  • Review common safety concerns and personal protection issues
  • Provide general guidelines on inspection procedures
  • Address common communication issues, perspectives and reporting formats


Must have access to a computer, Internet and an active e-mail account.

Some features of the program may not work properly on a Mac.