Recognized Training Programs for House Inspectors

British Columbia Institute of Technology

BCIT offers a series of courses in the house and property inspection field that meet the education requirements for certification with Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) Certified House Inspector (CHI) and Certified Property Inspector (CPI) designations. A final grade of 70 percent in each course is required.

Western Pacific Property Inspection Institute

The series of inspection courses on building envelope, strata depreciation, commercial inspection and basic house inspection that are outlined in the Property Inspection Certification Policy – 2015  are offered through a private education institute, the Western Pacific Property Inspection Institute. These courses meet the education requirements for Certified House Inspector (CHI), Certified Property Inspector (CPI) and Registered Reserve Fund Analyst (RRFA) designations. A final grade of 70 percent in each course is required.

Please click here for information on the courses to be offered. Through distance education and on-line classes for delivery. Students have the flexibility to take courses from anywhere in British Columbia or beyond.


The Carson Dunlop Home Study course is not a recognized training provider by ASTTBC.


Please refer to the 2015 ASTTBC-PI Certification Policy for more information on the academic requirements.

Questions answered: Barry Brooks, AScT, CHI, RRAF(L), Peng; Manager, Property & House Inspection Registration, email OR Erin Macedo, Coordinator, Technical Specialist Registrations, email