It’s the fifth anniversary!

On  April 1, five years ago today, British Columbia became the first province in Canada to require home inspectors to be licensed. Since 2009, home inspectors have had to join a designated home inspection association in order to get a provincial license from Consumer Protection…

On  April 1, five years ago today, British Columbia became the first province in Canada to require home inspectors to be licensed. Since 2009, home inspectors have had to join a designated home inspection association in order to get a provincial license from Consumer Protection BC.
Regulation and licensing of the home inspection industry has resulted in consumers receiving more professional and better quality inspections. The requirements to join a designated association led to improved training and accountability for home inspectors. Legislated minimum insurance requirements protect both the consumer and the home inspectors. Regulation and licensing has also created a robust baseline for home inspectors qualifications and training. This has been a win-win for both consumers and the home industry.
CAHPI (BC), the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors have been leaders in the home inspection industry. CAHPI (BC) was in the forefront of efforts to make licensing a reality. This association has continued to lobby for higher minimum training requirements for the industry and a uniform standard of practice for performing home inspections. The current review of the home inspection industry in BC is an opportunity to implement the improvements CAHPI(BC) has been asking for.
I am proud to belong to CAHPI (BC),  one of seven provincial CAHPI associations across Canada.  CAHPI is one of the oldest and most respected professional organizations of home inspectors in North America.
CAHPI (BC) is a not-for-profit self-regulating body of professional home inspectors, whose members believe that it is only through deliberate competency verification, continuing professional education, and broad sharing of best practices that the professionalism of home inspectors is ensured: anything less is unacceptable.
If you have any questions about licensing, home inspections in general, or would like to book a home inspection, please contact Bob Hamm at 250-212-5490 or [email protected]

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