My Qualifications

Acumen Inspections is owned and operated by Derek Walker, P. Eng., CPI.  Derek presents the following credentials:    


  • Professional Engineer, APEGA ¹
  • Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)®, InterNACHI
  • Certified Thermographic Inspector, Infrared Certified Training
  • Licensed in the Province of Alberta as a Home Inspector
  • Owner / operator, Acumen Inspections, licensed in the Province of Alberta as a Home Inspection Business
  • Currently teach courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology at NAIT part time.


  • Certificate, Alberta Home Inspector's Training Course, InterNACHI, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Certificate, Thermal Imaging and Building Science, Infrared Certified Training, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • B. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Diploma, Mechanical Engineering Technology, NAIT, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

¹  Acumen Inspections is not licensed to practice engineering.  Inspections do not include specialized engineering services such as structural analysis.