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CAHPI: Canadian National Occupational Standards For Professional Building Official
Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors collaborated to develop national standards for the public and private sectors of the building inspection industry. The occupational standard describes the skill, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties as a professional home & property inspection. The occupational standards form the basis for training, curriculum development, career development and the certification of practitioners. (PDF)

Okanagan College: Home Inspection Certificate
Okanagan College offers a comprehensive Home Inspection certificate program that combines theoretical instruction with field training to provide participants with a complete foundation for pursuing a professional career in home inspection.
Industry Information

CAHPI: National Conference For Home Inspectors
Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors offers a national conference and trade show for the home inspection industry.

Inspection World: US National Home Inspector Conference & Trade Show
Inspection World is the annual US conference and trade show for the home inspection industry, presented by the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Industry Sectors

ASTTBC-PI: Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC - Property Inspectors
Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia – Property Inspectors represents and advocates professionally certified house and property inspectors in BC, manages issues, and provides for continuing education, professional development and social programs for ASTTBC-PI members.

HIABC: Home Inspectors Association of BC
Home Inspectors Association BC is a self-regulating association of professional home and property inspectors, representing all regions of British Columbia. They are committed to protecting consumers through stringent membership requirements, mandatory ongoing training programs, and their detailed Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Information Sources

InspectAPedia: Building & Environmental Problems & Repairs
InspectAPedia is an online encyclopedia of building and environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis and repair. It describes how to inspect, test for, correct, and prevent a wide range of building defects, hazards, and building environmental hazards.

Inspection News: Discussion Forums On Home Inspection
Inspection News online discussion forums cover a wide range of home inspection topics and resources.

Inspectors Journal: Mike O'Handleys Home Inspector Resource Site
Mike O'Handley, who runs the JLC Building Science Forums, offers home inspector industry news, technical articles, calendar of events, tool and book reviews, marketing tips and home inspection links.
Issues & Performance

ASTTBC PI: Standards For Home Inspections
Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia Property Inspectors describes their standards for the performance and limitations of a home inspection by their members. (PDF)

BC Gov: Improved Home Inspector Standards Proposed
The BC government announced that the Province will improve home inspector licensing requirements by creating a common professional standard for home inspectors.

CAHPI: Canadian National Standards of Practice For Home Inspectors
Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors new National Standards of Practice are a set of guidelines for home and property inspectors to follow in the performance of their inspections, and include all the home’s major systems and components. (PDF)

CSA: CAN/CSA-A770-16 CSA A770 Standard For Home Inspection
CSA standard CSA A770 Home Inspection is the first Canadian standard on home inspections. The voluntary standard will help home buyers to compare inspection services, and it will establish clear requirements for the inspection of homes.

HIA BC: Scope Of Inspection For BC Home Inspectors
Home Inspectors Association of BC online Scope of Practice of home inspection identifies the range of services and activities that the licensed members of this profession are educated and legally required to provide. The document describes the professional activities and areas of professional practice. (PDF)
Procedures

ASTTBC-PI: Choosing Your Home Inspector
ASTTBC-PI online video Choosing Your Home Inspector describes a house inspection to assist potential house and property inspector clients better appreciate the service they will receive.

CMHC: Hiring A Home Inspector
CMHC fact sheet covers what home and property inspectors do, scope of inspection, choosing an inspector, how to find them, qualifications, and considerations when hiring them.
Product Supply

ASTTBC: Find An ASTTBC Home & Property Insepctor
ASTTBC-PI lists their members who are home and property inspectors in BC.

CAHPI BC: Find A CAHPI BC Home & Property Inspector
Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors of BC allows you to search for a home inspector in BC.
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