News Release – 'Ready to Practice' Standard
October 1st, 2014
From: Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors

Blaine Swan, president of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI), is pleased to announce the new 'ready to practice' approach to the CAHPI National Certificate Holder designation focusing on competency verification for candidates who are entering the home inspector profession or those already practicing.

The 'Ready to Practice' pillar approach requires candidates:

• Pillar 1: Complete and pass an psychometrically valid / approved home and property inspection exam (for example, the National Home Inspectors Exam)

• Pillar 2: Receive a minimum of 50 supervised practical training hours of field experience under the supervision of a credentialed and experienced mentor

• Pillar 3: Complete and pass a Test Inspection with Peer Review (TIPR)

When candidates have met these requirements, they are considered 'Ready to Practice'. With time and experience they are considered to be on path to the Registered Home Inspector (RHI) designation, recognized as the highest credential in the Canadian home inspection industry.

CAHPI recommends but does not require candidates to complete a comprehensive training program in home inspection. CAHPI will not recommend, accredit or endorse any inspector training institution or program.

CAHPI is excited to launch the 'Ready to Practice' standard and the re-launch of the National Certification Program at the CAHPI national conference in Banff Alberta on October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2014. For more information on CAHPI and the 'Ready to Practice' approach or the National Certification Program please contact the CAHPI National head office in Ottawa.

Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors
PO 76065, Morgan's Grant PO Ottawa, ON K2W 0E1
Telephone: 1.888.748.2244
www.cahpi.ca