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Background

 
Algonquin College
Home Inspectors Certificate Program - April 2011
 
Graduated with Honors

 

Fall Protection - Fall 2012
 
 

 
Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT)
WETT Code Compliance - Nov 2010

The course provides an overview of wood heating technology and the regulations that govern safe installation. WETT encourages members of the wood energy trade, and municipal, insurance and private home inspectors to take the course together so that all participants learn about the roles and work objectives of other sectors.
 
Module One, Wood Burning Appliances provides an overview of solid fuel regulatory structure and regulations and a thorough review of the range of solid fuel burning appliances that are commonly used in Canada, including some information on uses, relevant regulations, and installation and inspection issues specific to each type.
 
Module Two, Shielding and Clearances covers the details of safe appliance installation, including clearances, shielding systems, and flue pipe installations. Participants work through a case study to practice applying the regulations.
 
Module Three, Chimneys and Venting covers basic venting theory, a review of chimney types and details on masonry and factory-built chimneys, chimney liners, relining for fireplace inserts and pellet appliance venting.
 
 

 
Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
Defect Recognition and Reporting Course - Jan 2011

This Defect Recognition and Reporting Course is unique in North America and is a mandatory course for those wishing to become a Registered Home Inspector. The course has recently been overhauled with an increased focus on professional practices and report writing rather than defect recognition and may soon be renamed to reflect that.

The defect recognition content of the old course has been separated out will be offered separately as a two day course in the near future.

The DRRC is intended to educate prospective home inspectors on the Standards of Practice, legal ramifications, and basic procedures for both conducting and documenting a home inspection. It simultaneously seeks to protect the public by establishing a minimum standard of performance, and protect the prospective home inspector by demonstrating the minimum requirements and appropriate communication methods.

Delivery relies on multiple instructors to provide different perspectives of the industry, which in turn gives prospective Inspectors the broadest understanding of the industry. Case studies, photographs, shared experiences and the instructors’ knowledge are all used to illustrate technical issues in a procedural and legal context.


 

 
Infrared Training Center
Level I Thermography Training - July 2012
 
The Level I Infrared Thermography Training Course is geared to the new infrared camera user and focuses on its use for a variety of condition monitoring/predictive maintenance applications. Attendees completing all training course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.
 
Certification
The learning objectives, contact hours, and written exam of ITC's Level I course are based on the requirements outlined by ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing. As such, this course is suitable for use by your employer to certify you under ASNT's Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A provided it is consistent with your employer's Written Practice.
 
 
 
ib42 Ottawa Home Inspection - Sample of experience in basment renovations
 
Construction and Renovation
 
35+ years of residental renovation, repairs and landscaping.
 
 

 
Home Inspection Mentoring / 3 years of Extensive Hands on Training
 
100+ mentored home inspections, with certified master (CMI) home inspection Marcel Gratton of On The Level Inspection. Cottages, rural properties with septic and wells, single family homes, triplex, duplex, 8 unit apartment buildings.
 

 
 
  • Have a Secret Level clearance with the Fedral Government of Canada.
 
 Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada
 
  • Abide by PHPIC’s Code of Ethics.
  • Member in good standing. 
  • Follow PHPIC Standards of Practice (SOP).
  • Fulfill the requirements of PHPIC for Continuing Education every year.
  • Ottawa Home Inspections (are surrounding area)
 

ib42 Ottawa Home Inspection - Member of Internachi

 
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
 
(InterNACHI). It is the world's largest nonprofit association of residential and commercial property inspectors.  As part of continuing education have recently taken the following courses and continue to upgrade and educate:
 
  • Residential Plumbing Overview
  • Defect Recognition and Report Writing
  • Inspecting HVAC Systems
  • Structural Issues for Home Inspectors
  • Safe Practices for the Home Inspector
  • How to Perform Roof Inspections
  • Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior
  • How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections
  • How to Inspect the Exterior
  • 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
  • How to Perform Deck Inspections
  • Introduction to InterNACHI's Residential SOP
  • Code of Ethics for Home Inspectors