The Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors® (CAHPI®) is a national non-profit 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. CAHPI operated as the Canadian arm of the American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®), until 1994, when several provincial/regional organizations formed CAHPI National. In September 2002, the name of CAHI was changed to the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI®)
The current Standards of Practice used by CAHPI members is either the CAHPI Standards of Practice or CSA A770 Home Inspection Standard. Members also adhere to the CAHPI Code of Ethics.
CAHPI is a self-regulated professional body of home inspectors, whose members are finding that it is through continuing education and sharing of information via publications, meetings, educational seminars, and conferences, that the profession of a home inspector is enhanced. Affiliation with CAHPI and receiving their designations National Certificate Holder® and Registered Home Inspectors (RHI)® from a professional organization is the best evidence of an inspector's competence and professionalism.