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Monday, May 15, 2017

Ashton Online/ home inspection

Ashton Online:

May 4, 2017 Home inspection:

As a home inspector, it’s your job to help your clients make an informed decision on housing by providing them with clear and detailed reporting on all areas of their property. Everything from plumbing and electrical, roofing and structure, YOU are the expert.

Being a home inspector can be a natural career step for those with experience in trades. Using the knowledge and skills learned on the job helps ensure credibility in home inspection reports. An added benefit of being a home inspector is that your services are in demand throughout the entire year. This means no more seasonal work, irregular shifts and uncertain work scheduling.

My opinion: I did not know that.

Standards of Excellence

Home inspection courses at Ashton College are recognized by the Province of British Columbia. As a licensed profession, home inspection in British Columbia was previously supervised by four separate associations, each with its own set of standards. Recent changes to the profession were implemented by Consumer Protection BC, bringing a universal standard throughout the province. The new standards will be under the banner of the CSA (Canadian Standards Association), allowing for improved oversight of the profession, as well as better consumer education.


Home Inspection is a licenced profession. Consumer Protection BC issues licences to individuals who perform home inspection services based on the requirements of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Home Inspector Licencing Regulation. In order to apply for a licence, applicants must meet the necessary requirements, including the education requirement from the designated associations or authorities to operate as a home inspector.

Home Inspection Examinations

Upon completion of coursework, you will be required to take a Canadian Home Inspection Examination (CHIE ) in order to get the certification. Exams are administered online but must be taken at an approved test centre. Ashton Testing Services has a long standing relationship with home inspectors in British Columbia. To take the exam at Ashton Testing Services, students pay regular proctor rates of $40.00 per hour, which is payable prior to the examination.

My opinion: This doesn't sound very interesting to me.  This was years ago, but I was talking to my cousin L and I asked him what his job was.  It was like a home inspector, or house appraisal.  This is a helpful and meaningful career about people's homes.  People need this service. 

Also I have to reference The Simpsons where Marge meets the lawyer Lionel Hutz who is also a real estate agent.

Lionel: I find homes for people.
Marge: Finding homes for people.

Financial services:

Ashton College offers financial services licensing courses designed to help you start or further your career in the industry. The Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC), Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Life Licence Qualification Program (LLQP), equip you with the licensing requirements to establish yourself as a financial services professional and gain the qualifications that employers in the industry are demanding.

Increase your knowledge, skills and industry standing with Ashton's Financial Services courses and programs, designed to help students jump-start or accelerate their careers in the financial industry.

For those who want a career in financial planning, our CFP® Certification Education Programs will provide you with the skills required to step into this dynamic career. Our CFP® Certification Education Program consists of the Core Curriculum courses, and we also offer the CFP® Certification Education Program Capstone Course for those wishing to continue building their technical knowledge and skills after completing the Financial Planning Examination Level 1.

Graduates of our Financial Services department will have a strong foundation in areas such as investment products. Investment planning and personal financial management. Specific learning outcomes will vary by program, but all Ashton College Financial Services graduates will benefit from the increased prestige associated with financial designations and certifications.

CFP® Certification Education Program Capstone Course

CFP® Certification Education Program (Online & In-Class)

Elder Planning Counselor (EPC)

eCPD seminars:

Digitally Delivered CPDs:

Regulated occupations in Canada require professionals to complete a set number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to continue their membership. Maintain your full-status membership and receive more than just CPD hours with Ashton College.
Experience a higher level of learning and benefit from a lineup of relevant and timely topics, presented by distinguished experts. All seminar topics are intended to be broad spectrum so that the speaker can discuss relevant issues that can apply to your career.
Flexible Seminar Attendance Options

eCPDs from Ashton College are delivered digitally from our campus in Vancouver BC. Using the latest in webinar technology, you connect with the speaker and your fellow attendees for an immersive, interactive learning experience. As well as a live online format, sessions are recorded and are available as a recorded video for convenient viewing.
Accredited Human Resources Seminars
Our Human Resources CPD seminars are accredited for CPHR hours by BCHRMA, SAHRP and HRMAM.

CPD – How to Address Change Management

This seminar will provide participants with an introduction and overview to the performance management process.
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CPD – Employee Relations: Performance Management Versus Progressive Discipline

This seminar will provide participants with an introduction and overview to the performance management process.
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CPD – Workplace Health and Safety

This is a practical seminar for those responsible or interested in getting involved with workplace health and safety.
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CPD – Employee Relations: How to Produce Desirable Employee Behaviours

This session will provide participants with strategies on how to align employees with the organizational framework.
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