On the successful completion of the tests for all of the modules and two required assignments (a Business Plan and a Home Inspection Report), the student will receive a SAHITA Certificate of Competence stating that the student has successfully completed the SAHITA course and is SAHITA-certified to work as a Home Inspector.
The SAHITA building and home inspector training has been endorsed by a wide cross-section of South African institutions and bodies, including:
- HouseCheck – South Africa’s leading home inspection company which only uses SAHITA-certified inspectors; HouseCheck is recommended by top estate agents from all of the leading South African estate agencies (Seeff, Pam Golding, Rawsons, Remax, Firzt, Everitt and many others).
- The DigiCall Group, a leading South African property risk assessment business, has opted to use SAHITA to train its inspectors.
- Leading providers of home owners insurance cover such as Nedbank Insurance have used SAHITA to train its inspectors.
- The Standard Bank of South Africa has specified SAHITA certification as a qualifying criteria for its groundbreaking home inspection programme recently launched for the bank’s clients.
- SAHITA worked on a LGSETA task team, together with NABISA, the NHBRC, the Bank Asociation of SA, NRCS (SABS), Building Control SA to develop a curriculum for a QCTO national building inspector qualification. This qualification is close to being accredited by SAQA.
- Many South African municipalities, and the departments of Public Works, Human Settlements and the SANDF have used SAHITA workshops and online courses for some of their inspectors and property managers.
- ECSA and SAAMA have recognised SAHITA building inspector workshop training for their respective Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes.
WHY should I enroll with SAHITA?
- The South African building inspection industry is headed for massive growth in the near future.
- SAHITA is the only fully South African training programme for local building and home inspectors.
- SAHITA, in partnership with Property Inspect (a leading international property inspection software business) has developed fully South African inspection templates for the exclusive use of SAHITA graduates.
- A national building inspector qualification has been developed by SAHITA, working together with various government bodies and the banks
HOW will I benefit?
- The consumer protection provisions of the Property Practitioners Act 2019 (PPA), which came into effect in February 2022, has provided a massive boost to the South African home inspection industry by requiring sellers and agents to disclose the condition of the property to all prospective buyers. The PPA will soon come into effect. This consumer friendly new law is putting big pressure on both estate agents and home sellers to make use of independent, qualified home inspectors in order to protect themselves by ensuring that prospective buyers are fully informed regarding the actual condition of the home they want to buy. Recent High Court cases have strengthened consumer protection for home buyers. It is forecast that the PPA will create many job opportunities for independent inspectors who are properly trained as regards South African building regulations, building standards and building practices and methods.
- The new Building Inspector qualification will trigger huge opportunities for qualified inspectors within the South African home inspection industry as the banks and insurers come on board. SAHITA is a key stakeholder in shaping this qualification and once the qualification is registered, SAHITA will seek accreditation as an official course provider. SAHITA is committed to assist existing graduates in attaining accreditation.
- HouseCheck, South Africa’s largest home inspection business is now expanding fast and is planning to recruit large numbers of new inspectors to satisfy the fast-growing demand for its services. HouseCheck only employs SAHITA graduates.
WHAT makes SAHITA different?
- SAHITA offers unique South African focused building inspector course material: SAHITA training provides in-depth knowledge of the National Building Regulations, the latest versions of SANS 10400 and all other relevant national building standards; South African building methods, components and local conditions.
- SAHITA offers its graduates access to world-beating inspection software specifically adapted for South Africa.
- The SAHITA training academy is managed by South African inspectors for South African inspectors. The SAHITA tuition team have a personal and practical understanding of South African building and home inspection.