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Defect Recognition and Reporting (GTA) Winter/Spring 2020

Event runs from April 25, 2020 - May 3, 2020.

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 one or 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.

There are 13 modules covering: the regulatory and legal environment, effective report writing, communication and risk management, health and safety issues along with high liability deficiencies are covered during this four day course.  The course concludes with a final exam on the afternoon of the fourth day which participants must pass with a minimum 70% grade.


  • To understand the role and responsibilities of the Home Inspector and the legal environment under which home inspections are performed.
  • To understand the methodology and limitations of an OAHI Standard inspection and the expectations of the home inspector.
  • To develop effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • To understand the relative importance and prioritization of defects.
  • To understand the importance of referring specialized evaluation when conditions are beyond the scope of the home inspector.

Prerequisits:  None

Date: April 25/26 & May 2/3, 2020     

Start time: 8:00 am and end time ~5:00 pm

Location: OAHI training centre, 3901 HWY 7, Suite 100, Vaughan , ON L4L 8L5

What is provided:  Course work book, Certificate (upon successfully passing final exam).

Non-Member fee-$695.00 plus HST

Member fee-$495.00 plus HST

Meals and Lodging: 

There are no meals provided as part of this course.  There are several restaurants nearby. The OAHI  has been unable to source discount lodging  in the vicinity of the training center.