April 30, 2023


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It's Renewal Time!
Members with National Certificate Holder® (NCH) and Registered Home Inspector® (RHI) designations, please submit your annual membership renewal payment prior to June 30th and remember to record your membership renewal credits (MRCs). To access the online renewal form, please log into the CAHPI Member Dashboard.

CAHPI Educational Webinars

Live educational webinars are scheduled on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT.  For full details check-out the schedule!   READ MORE

May 2 ::  Introduction to HVAC Register Today!
May 9 ::  Part 2 Drone Regulation in Canada Register Today!

Get Featured on CAHPI Social Media!
On a first come basis we will be featuring one member in an upcoming social media post.  Interested? Submit the CAHPI Member Profile Form. We're also looking for 'Photos from the Field'. Share with us a photo from your repertoire that tells a very interesting story about a recent home inspection. Please include your name and a brief (50 word) overview explaining the photo to .  Do you have home inspection content you've authored and would like to share? Are you active on social media? Contact us to see how you can get involved

CAHPI Referral Program = Member's Business Savings!
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5 Year Report Verification Program
Throughout the year, members who joined CAHPI in 2018 will receive a request to submit one inspection report for 5 Year Report Verification. This process will 1) verify that members are producing professional reports that meet the standards and 2) provide an opportunity for CAHPI to make recommendations (if required) for improvements. The Board of Directors believe this is a necessity for our industry, similar to requirements for many other professions, if we are to continue to enhance the credibility of our members. The Report Verification Committee is comprised of experienced and dedicated home inspectors from across the country; none of whom will be asked to verify reports from inspectors in their home region.

Watch the CAHPI Webinar Recordings…
Check out all the CAHPI webinar recordings on the CAHPI Education eLearning Portal. If you missed any of the 2022 or 2021 webinars or would like to watch a session again...all of the 'live' webinars have been recorded and are now available to all CAHPI members for FREE by logging into the CAHPI Member Dashboard. The recorded sessions are available to non-members for a nominal fee.

Become a CAHPI Member Today!
Join CAHPI today… it only takes a few minutes. First — complete the online membership application form; Second — make your payment with the online secure credit card payment option; Third — check your profile on the Find an Inspector search (profile updates can be made on the My CAHPI Dashboard membership portal). The CAHPI membership criteria is outlined on "How to become a member" webpage. CAHPI members fulfilling the CAHPI membership criteria will earn the National Certificate Holder® designation and Registered Home Inspector (RHI)® designation. READ MORE 

CAHPI Home & Auto Insurance Group Programs
As a valued member of CAHPI, you are eligible for special deals. Our members have now been given access to HUB's Digital Marketplace. This is an exclusive portal to a world full of discounts that it pays to explore.  The process is very simple. Click here for an online quote. It takes less than three minutes, and there is no obligation. The HUB Digital Marketplace is administered by HUB SmartCoverage and is underwritten by a number of Canadian insurance companies. | Talk to HUB 1-844-795-1530 | Email HUB | www.hubbenefits.ca/cahpi  READ HUB April Newsletter

CAHPI National Exam
The CAHPI National Exam was created for CAHPI Candidate members and non-members. The online exam can be written 24/7 and provides proctoring via video (web cam). This National exam consists of 11 sections with a total of 212 questions. Candidates require a passing score of 75% and will receive their results by email immediately upon completion. Choose from two options…. bundled includes five 'practice' exams along with the CAHPI National Exam or just the CAHPI National Exam. Register for the CAHPI National Exam today! CAHPI Candidates will access the registration form by logging into the CAHPI Member Dashboard; non-members can register on the exam web page. Bonus…receive one FREE Home Reference Book (ebook) with your exam registration! For more details… READ MORE 

Secondary Suites for Houses Design Considerations
This course will provide an understanding of the Ontario Building Code 2012 requirements for the design and construction of a secondary suite in a house.
Online Course Secondary Suites for Houses Design Considerations
Book Design and Construction Guide for Secondary Suites for Houses
Complete Pack: Secondary Suites for Houses Design Considerations including Ontario Building Code  READ MORE

Need Training… Check Out These Courses?
Check the CAHPI website for upcoming online training courses, webinars, or seminars that are offered across Canada. You can also earn CAHPI MRCs (membership renewal credits) with AEC Daily, they are the largest provider of online continuing education to the Construction, Architectural, Interior Design and Engineering community.  CAHPI MRCs are recorded on the calendar year (January 1 to December 31) choose from any of the listed programs and check the CAHPI Dashboard document library for a list of MRC activities and their value.

FREE Online Flood Risk Course for Home Inspectors
Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
"How Home Inspectors Can Help Protect their Clients from Flooding" course is now available online across Canada through the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and Carson Dunlop's websites. The course provides practical information for home inspectors, to help their clients address the growing threat of home flooding across the country. The course was developed as a collaborative effort between CAHPI, Carson Dunlop and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) at the University of Waterloo. This online training course is a free, 1.5-hour and self-directed…

Building Lasting Change
Vancouver June 1-2, 2023
CaGBC's annual conference, Building Lasting Change is where Canada's green building sector meets. From engineers, architects, and designers, to builders, manufacturers, real estate professionals, owners, tenants, and policy advisors, BLC brings the green building community together. Enjoy sessions with leading experts and visionaries, showcasing the latest innovative approaches and practical solutions that will take us to the next level of sustainability action. READ MORE

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Health Canada
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Flo Battery Backup for Flo Smart Water Monitors recalled due to fire hazard
Health Canada
Issue: his recall involves the Flo Smart Water Monitor Lithium-Ion Battery Backup ("Battery Backup") which is an optional add-on to the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff. The Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff (which is sold separately, has had no safety issues, and is not the subject of this recall) is a smart device that is installed on a home's water supply line to monitor the temperature and pressure of a home's water, track water usage, detect leaks and automatically shut off the home's water before serious leaks occur. 
What to do: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using their recalled battery back-up, contact Moen for instructions to disable their battery back-up before disposing of the unit in accordance with applicable laws for the disposal of lithium-ion batteries, and for a refund. READ MORE

Explore Careers In Energy Efficiency
Join a network of energy experts. Make money by helping others save money. Natural Resources Canada needs you to be part of Canada's green economic recovery. With the new Canada Greener Homes Grant, NRCan is recruiting more energy advisors (EAs) and service organizations (SOs). As an EA and/or SO you will help Canadian homeowners save on their energy bills.

Where Intact CEO sees the hard market heading in 2023
Canadian Underwriter
The P&C market is still hard, and Intact CEO Charles Brindamour sees a number of conditions supporting a hard market for the foreseeable future, he said during a fireside chat at the National Bank of Canada's Financial Services Conference. "If you look at the headwinds that the industry is battling to a certain extent…in aggregate, they're generating a continuation of the hard market," said Brindamour. And he expects these conditions (which include inflation, the cost of reinsurance and natural disasters) to continue for the foreseeable future. READ MORE

What Canada's national flood insurance program could look like
Canadian Underwriter
Canada's upcoming national flood insurance program will likely take characteristics from flood models in both France and Britain, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) CEO Peter Braid told Canadian Underwriter in an interview. In its 2023 budget, the federal government committed $31.7 million over three years to protect households at high risk of flooding and without access to adequate insurance. "This would include offering reinsurance through a federal Crown corporation and a separate insurance subsidy program," the budget document said. READ MORE

7 key negotiation tactics you need to master in real estate
Real Estate Magazine
Negotiation is not haggling over price. It's a complex, nuanced, relationship-based art form that can foundationally change what's possible in a transaction. As a real estate professional, you are paid to negotiate on behalf of your clients; mastering these skills will ensure your place at the top of the industry. Not only will you bring in more clients and close more transactions, but you'll also be trusted and respected by clients, colleagues, and your extended sphere.  READ MORE

2 reasons why Canadian P&C industry's hard market may linger
Canadian Underwriter
Coming out of the pandemic, the global economic environment still contains two ingredients for ongoing hard market conditions in Canada's P&C insurance sector — high inflation, and a lack of global reinsurance capacity. "If you look at the picture behind me…you will see you are looking from a plane downwards," Jerome Haegeli, Swiss Re's chief economist, said Tuesday during his keynote address to the Swiss Re Canadian Insurance Outlook Breakfast in Toronto. "The Number 1 question out there is: Are we going to have a soft landing? Or are we going to have a hard landing?  READ MORE

How the P&C industry can avoid another record year for NatCat damages
Canadian Underwriter
If Canadian insurers want to avoid another year of more than $3.1 billion in insured damages, age-old quandaries such as the national flood program, land use policies, and building codes need to be revisited, said panelists at Swiss Re's 37th Annual Canadian Insurance Outlook Breakfast. READ MORE

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