Building & Home Inspector Course
Become a certified Building & Home Inspector
The SAHITA course is offered through Online Tuition.
Here is a summary of our course content.
Here are frequently asked questions that students often ask.
Home Inspection is one of the most exciting business opportunities in South Africa. Home inspectors provide an independent assessment of the condition of existing buildings. Internationally home inspectors, also known as “property surveyors”, play an important role in the real estate and insurance industries. In the insurance industry home inspectors are known as “property risk assessors” or “insurance adjusters”.
The main work of home inspectors is to provide written reports for property buyers and property owners and insurers of property. These inspection reports describe the condition, compliance and risks associated with the ownership of an existing property or building.
SAHITA offers a certified and widely recognised professional certification for South African Home Inspectors, Building Inspectors, Insurance Adjusters and Project Managers.
- The SAHITA training is entirely online – distance learning.
- You complete the SAHITA online course in your own time: Most people complete the course within 5 to 10 months.
- You will receive the widely recognised SAHITA Certificate of Competence and you will be eligible to join NABISA (www.nabisa.org.za).
- You can pay a single fee of R20 999 or three payments of R7 500.
- SAHITA also offers webinars and workshops for the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of existing building and home inspectors.
The work of a home inspector, who inspects existing structures, is closely related to the work of a “building inspector” who is usually employed by municipalities and other parts of provincial and national government and by the construction industry to inspect the compliance and quality of new building work.
- Building inspectors mostly inspect building work in progress
- Home inspectors and property risk assessors inspect existing structures
The South African home inspection industry is especially suitable for small business and entrepreneurs because the prospects for growth are excellent, start-up costs are low and because a high level of personalised service will enhance the prospect of success.
The new national Building Inspector qualification, which has been approved by QCTO, was developed for the QCTO by SAHITA, LGSETA, NHBRC, banks and other stakeholders. This new qualification will regulate building inspection services in South Africa. This new qualification, is expected to create an additional 10 000 jobs in the property inspection sector.
Two new laws – the Property Practitioners Act and the Sectional Title Schemes Management Act – are designed to improve consumer protection for home buyers and home owners. These new laws will result in a massive growth in the demand for home inspection services in South Africa. Elsewhere in the world the demand for independent property inspection services generates billions of US dollars in inspection fees.
SAHITA training provides new and existing home inspectors and other property professionals with a head start in this exciting and fast-growing sector of the property industry. SAHITA is working closely with experts in the training field to ensure that its official accreditation will meet the standards of the new Building Inspector qualification.
SAHITA Learning Programme for Building and Home Inspectors
SAHITA is the first Property Assessment training academy in South Africa to educate and equip students and building inspectors with an all-round knowledge of the South African built environment. The SAHITA training includes detailed training regarding South African building laws, regulations and standards as well as practical instruction of how to inspect all parts of a building.
The SAHITA online course material has been specifically structured to conform to South African building methods and building regulations. The SAHITA training focuses on helping students understand SANS 10400 – this national standard is central for compliance with the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act which governs the South African built environment.
SAHITA’s affordable on-line modular course is designed to help SAHITA learners launch their careers as certified and qualified South African home and building inspectors.
Our expert trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are able to provide individual mentoring and an independent and confidential support service.
Payment can be made either by credit card online or by bank transfer after registration. If you need to talk to someone first – Call the SAHITA office at 083 310 9766
Who should do the SAHITA course?
- People who want to make property assessment a career
- Unqualified home inspectors
- Estate agents who want to inspect properties for their clients.
- Project managers
- Insurance assessors
- Bank valuators
The home inspection industry
With the South African government’s emphasis on consumer laws and because the public has become more and more aware of their consumer rights, the South African home inspection industry is forecast to grow rapidly over the next 10 years.
It is expected that South Africa will follow the United States trend where nearly 8 out of 10 homes sold are inspected by independent home inspectors before they are sold – generating more than US$3-billion in annual inspection fees.
More than 22 000 houses are sold monthly in SA and all of these buyers are prospective customers who would benefit from home inspections. This is the vast potential of the home inspection market.
Payment can be made either by credit card online or by bank transfer after registration. If you need to talk to someone first – Call the SAHITA office at 083 310 0766