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You have reached the NHICC Exam and Test Centre Home Page. We recommend that you read the "Read Me 1st" documents that provides information regarding the background for the NHICC Exams and TIPR (Test Inspection with Peer Review) process. We welcome ALL home inspectors and those seeking a career in home inspections. 

This site is intended for home and property inspectors that have filed an application to become a "Candidate" in the NHICC. A fee is assessed for those participants that want to take the formal exam process. The links to the formal exams are password protected. 

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A practice exam is provided to give you a general idea of what to expect on the formal more detailed exam. You need to register to take the practice exam. There's no fee. Entry Email:

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The NHICC completed a study and report for Foreign Agricultural Worker Housing. This course is intended to provide housing inspectors with the background information and technical details required to conduct housing audits for Foreign Agricultural Worker Housing. 

Currently the reporting varies from most provinces and territories. This course will help identify these differences, and discuss what resources currently exist that will help in reporting process.

Although there's no prerequisite to enroll in this course, it is highly recommended that the participant should have some experience in conducting home inspections.  

This course offers an introduction of the basic fundamentals of home inspection. Participants will learn about the basic tools and the role of the Standards of Practice and Ethics play in home inspections. The course also offers a general overview of the technical sections such as structure, plumbing, HVAC and electrical, etc.

This course is not intended to provide the in-depth technical knowledge of the more detailed system based courses, but simply a general understanding for anyone considering entering the home inspection profession.

This course is estimated to provide approximately 50 hours of learning.