Commercial Inspection Class

This 3-day virtual online class will leave you with a wealth of information about commercial inspections and how to conduct them. The course will include sample inspection reports, consultants’ reports, and information on quoting inspections, report writing, and relevant business issues. Additionally, this course features Carson Dunlop’s Commercial Inspection ebook, which comes with the course!

Most importantly, you will learn how to get into the commercial inspection business. We will cover everything from business practices to technical inspection, with special emphasis on the “the team approach” to commercial inspections. You will learn where and when a consultant is required, and how to find and work with consultants. Please check with your state for commercial inspection requirements.

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.