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. 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 used by CAHPI members is the 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 educational 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.