March 31, 2023


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CAHPI Educational Webinars

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

April 4 ::   Regulation for Drones in Canada Register Today!
April 18 :: How to Collect Mould Samples Register Today!
April 25 :: Home Inspection Business Register Today!
May 2 ::    Introduction to HVAC Register Today!

Inspection Photos Wanted!
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 |  READ HUB March 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…

CARST 2023 - Canada's 12 Annual Radon Conference
April 12-16 2023 - Victoria, BC - Building Today for Healthy Tomorrows
We are excited to be back in person. This conference promises to be a great opportunity to reunite and network in person with colleagues in radon from across the country and around the world.  Visit the conference website for more details and registration.

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

EBPHI Announces Results of Role Delineation Study
Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors
The EBPHI has developed and maintained the National Home Inspection Exam (NHIE) since 1999. The exam is the cornerstone for entrance into the profession of home inspection in the United States and Canada. RDS REPORT

Home Inspector Update - Tarion
If you or your clients visit Tarion's website, you may find things look a little different. We've introduced a redesigned with tailored, user friendly content and simple navigation to make it easier. READ MORE

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Health Canada
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Expanded Recall: Yardworks 15-Amp Electric Corded Snowblower, 22-in recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard
Health Canada
Issue: The power cable on the affected units may become brittle and break when exposed to temperatures below -20 degrees Celsius, leading to a potential electric shock injury.
What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any Canadian Tire Store for a full refund. READ MORE

DR Power Equipment PRO XL501 Chipper Shredder recalled due to laceration hazard
Health Canada
Issue: The fin scroll of the power chipper shredder can fail, ejecting pieces of metal from the chipper shredder hopper while it is in use, posing a laceration hazard.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power chipper shredder and contact DR Power Equipment for repair instructions.DR Power Equipment is contacting all known purchasers and automatically sending them a repair kit with installation instructions. Consumers will also be provided with a small sticker with letters "NF" to place on the unit's data tag to indicate that the scroll has been replaced. Consumers not wishing to make the repair themselves will be directed to a servicing dealer to make the free repair for them, including transportation to and from the dealer.  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.

Can cyber coverage recover from past high loss ratios?
Canadian Underwriter
The Canadian cyber market in general has suffered some "pretty bad loss ratios in the last couple of years," said Jack Bottomley, senior consultant for cybersecurity with KPMG in Canada.  Not long ago, the industry saw its cyber loss ratio top 400%, meaning cyber insurers on average paid more than $4 for every $1 received in premiums. READ MORE

Canada will have 1.45M new homebuyers by 2025. Where will they live?

Real Estate Magazine
New research from Statistics Canada points to a painful but unavoidable truth. Canada wants lower home prices and higher immigration, but we can't have both, at least not without significant changes.What kind of changes? Well, we desperately need changes to zoning in our biggest cities to accommodate new arrivals, especially in Vancouver and Toronto. READ MORE

Canadian housing market to hit bottom this spring: RBC
Real Estate Magazine
According to a new report by RBC Economics, Canada's housing market correction is slowing down, with a bottom expected to be formed in the coming months.The report predicts a 15 per cent peak-to-trough decline in the national RPS Home Price Index, with roughly half of that decline still to come. READ MORE

GTA new home market sees slowest January in 24 years
Real Estate Magazine
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) new home market saw a sluggish start to the year, according to a recent press release from the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).Altus Group, BILD's official source for new home market intelligence, reported that there were only 567 new home sales in January. READ MORE

Government caps disaster assistance, lowers threshold for property buyouts
Canadian Underwriter
Another provincial government is changing the way it provides disaster financial assistance by capping assistance for claims related to the same type of disaster at $200,000.New Brunswick is increasing the maximum payout for structural damage to $200,000, setting a cap on the amount of assistance paid on any property for the same type of disaster (flooding, coastal storm surge, etc.), and lowering the threshold for buyouts for those affected by floods. READ MORE

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