The Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors® (CAHPI®) is a national association, whose mission is to promote and develop the home inspection profession. CAHPI is considered the voice of Canada's "home inspection industry".
Home inspections began as a consumer service in the 1970's and it soon became apparent that selecting a Home Inspector was becoming as important as selecting a qualified real estate professional, or even the right home.
To meet this need, the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors® (CAHI®) was formed in 1982. CAHI operated as the Canadian arm of the American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®), until 1994, when several provincial/regional organizations formed CAHI National. In September 2002, the name of CAHI was changed to the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI®)
The current Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics adopted by CAHPI are a derivative of the ASHI model. There are now seven (7) provincial/regional organizations, from coast to coast, with over 1,400 provincial members.
Our Canadian provincial/regional organizations include:
- CAHPI - British Columbia
- CAHPI - Alberta
- CAHPI - Saskatchewan
- CAHPI - Manitoba
- CAHPI - Ontario
- AIBQ - Quebec
- CAHPI - Atlantic
Our seven (7) provincial/regional organizations are self-regulating professional bodies of home inspectors, whose members are finding that it is through educational and sharing of information via publications, meetings, educational seminars and conferences, that the profession of a home inspector is enhanced. Affiliation therefore and receiving their designation from a professional organization is the best evidence of an inspector's competence and professionalism.
For membership and RHI designation requirements, visit the website of the province in which you reside.