Commercial Inspection Class

Elevate Your Home Inspection Career with Our Commercial Inspection Class

Unlock the potential of commercial inspections and take your home inspection business to new heights. Our comprehensive class is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to confidently enter the commercial inspection market. Here's what makes this opportunity invaluable:

  • Broaden Your Inspection Horizons: Discover why commercial inspections are a game-changer, offering a more straightforward, less intrusive process compared to residential inspections. Embrace the simplicity and efficiency of focusing solely on the technical aspects, free from emotional complexities.
  • Maximize Your Earnings: Learn how commercial inspections can significantly increase your income, with potential earnings of 40% to 60% more on an hourly basis than residential inspections. Transform your financial outlook with more lucrative inspection opportunities.
  • Leverage Your Existing Skills: Our class builds on your foundational home inspection knowledge, enhancing your ability to conduct visual performance-based inspections and navigate the inspection process systematically. Plus, you'll master the art of effectively translating data into comprehensive reports.
  • Cultivate Professional Relationships: With possible commercial contacts already in your network, you're not starting from scratch. Our class will show you how to leverage these connections, paving the way for a smoother transition into commercial inspections.
  • Secure Repeat Business: Tap into the commercial sector, where clients frequently buy, sell, and lease properties, ensuring a steady stream of work and fostering long-term professional relationships.
  • Boost Your Brand: Adding commercial inspections to your portfolio not only diversifies your business but also enhances your credibility and reputation. Stand out in the industry as a versatile inspector capable of handling both residential and commercial properties.
  • Explore a Growing Market: With fewer commercial inspectors relative to the demand, this class positions you to capitalize on a market ripe for growth. We encourage you to look beyond sales and consider the leasing market as well.

Why Our Commercial Inspection Class Stands Out:

  • Alignment with ASTM Standards: Ensure you're performing to the industry's highest standards. Our class emphasizes the importance of adhering to recognized benchmarks, setting you up for success.
  • Comprehensive Training Materials: Gain access to an extensive collection of resources, including an 800-page textbook filled with illustrations, photographs, sample proposals, checklists, and more, curated by industry experts.
  • Expert Instruction: Benefit from the wisdom of a seasoned instructor, an engineer with over 35 years of experience in building inspections. Our lead instructor's depth of knowledge and practical insights are invaluable.
  • Convenient and Cost-Effective: Our webinar format eliminates the need for travel, making it easier and more affordable to enhance your skills. Learn from the comfort of your home or office, at your own pace.

Transform your inspection business by embracing the commercial sector. Our class offers everything you need to make a confident and profitable leap. Join us and redefine your professional journey.

This class is approved for 22 ASHI Continuing Education Credits (Not State Approved CE Credits), 10 HIA Membership Education Credits and 20 CREIA Continuing Education Credits.

Commercial Class Outline

Day 1
Morning Session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)


Business Issues, Scope of Work, and Consultants

Specialty Inspection Areas

Afternoon Session (12:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Commercial Heating Systems
Commercial Exterior Systems

Day 2
Morning Session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Commercial Structure Systems
Commercial Interior and Insulation

Afternoon Session (12:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Commercial Roof Systems
Risk Management, Bookings, and Cost Estimating

Day 3
Morning Session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
Commercial Ventilation Systems

Afternoon Session (12:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Commercial Electrical Systems
Commercial Plumbing Systems
Report Writing

About the Instructor: Richard Weldon

Richard attended the University of Toronto and obtained his degree in mechanical engineering. He has inspected more than 4,500 residential and commercial buildings over the course of his 40-year career. In 1997, he cofounded Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Ltd (CDW). While working for Carson Dunlop, he reported on major components such as structure, building envelope, and mechanical systems. Richard currently devotes his time to assessing commercial properties, writing numerous articles on home inspection for publication, and teaching with The ASHI School. His publications cover topics like commercial inspections, heating systems, and concrete

ASHI Members receive $400 off of the Commercial Class. Please be sure to add your ASHI number to the registration form to ensure your member discount.