February 28, 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. EST
For full details check-out the schedule!   READ MORE

February 28 :: Novel Municipal Education Approach/Materials to Encourage Underground Pipe Inspections to Avoid Basement Flooding  Register Today!
March 7 :: How to Avoid and Defend Claims Register Today!
March 28 :: Pre-listing inspections – How a home inspection should be done
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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.

Inspector-Realtor® Relationships
As CAHPI members, you have an opportunity to enhance your professional standing.  Access this NEW Best Practices article and others by logging into the CAHPI Member's Dashboard and selecting the CAHPI Education eLearning Portal.

Don't Get Caught In The Cold Or The Dark!

Order your CAHPI branded LED toque today! Features ... Embroidered CAHPI name and logo; Headlight pops out of the turn-back cuff for washing; Headlight has three brightness settings; Headlight is charged with USB cable; Fabric is a thick rib knit with crown darts for a shaped fit.

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 February 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.

Home Inspector Update - Tarion
Changes to Statutory Warranty
.  Following public feedback received earlier this year, Tarion is increasing the new home warranty coverage provided by builders in Ontario.
Temporary Relocation Warranty. The new Temporary Relocation Warranty of $150/day - up to a maximum of $15,000 - will help cover costs homeowner may have to pay associated with temporary accommodations.


Monthly Housing Starts and Other Construction Data Tables
The trend in housing starts was 269,930 units in December, down 1% from 273,801 units in November. Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver all posted increases in total SAAR housing starts in December, with Toronto up 72%, Montreal up 2% and Vancouver up 36%.

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Health Canada
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Certain LiftMaster garage door control panels recalled due to potential entrapment hazard
Health Canada
Issue: The impacted control panels can allow the operator to unintentionally override the secondary entrapment protection system when the control panel is paired with both an external-facing keypad and a wall-mount operator, and the consumer initiates a door closing cycle using the keypad when there is an obstruction. The override can only occur when the consumer presses and releases "ENTER" a second time within 60 seconds of the initial push.
What to do: The impacted control panels can still be used so long as the operator uses the wireless keypad in accordance with the Owner's Manual and does not press "ENTER" more than once on the keypad. Consumers should contact Chamberlain Group to receive a replacement control panel.

WARN® Handheld Wireless/Corded Remote Control for VR EVO Winches recalled due to injury hazard
Health Canada
Issue: A small number of remotes exposed to water and/or corrosion on specific locations on the circuit board may cause the winch to start operating when not intended, or to not turn off when the switch button is released, posing an injury hazard.
What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled remote and contact WARN® Customer Service for a replacement WARN® HUB wireless remote.

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.

Sustained Market Uncertainty Has Put Home Inspectors in "Dire" Situation
When the Greater Toronto Area's real estate market began to slow down last spring, the implications were far-reaching. Home sellers were forced to put their plans on hold, real estate agents saw business plunge
, and the uncertainty of the market quickly bled into the business of home inspections. READ MORE

Indigo cyberattack highlights mounting prevalence, sophistication of hackers: Experts
Canadian Underwriter
A cybersecurity incident stretching into its fifth day at Indigo Books & Music Inc. has illuminated the increasing risk of cyberattacks on Canadian companies and consumers, experts say.  The ongoing outage of the bookstore's website serves as a warning of the mounting dangers facing organizations and individuals online, they say.


Why atmospheric rivers, derechos and bomb cyclones are on insurers' radar
Canadian Underwriter
Wild and wacky weather events like atmospheric rivers, derechos and bomb cyclones may seem new because of recent media coverage, but they've been known and named phenomena for quite some time in the history of meteorology and atmospheric science, speakers said Tuesday at the CatIQ Connect conference. What's new is that they appear to be getting worse and more frequent as the climate changes. That means increasingly higher insured damage payouts for Canada's P&C insurance industry. 

Cyclical bottom in sight for Canada's housing market: RBC
Real Estate Magazine
According to a new report from RBC, the start of 2023 in Canada's housing market has been a continuation of the quiet trend seen at the end of 2022.
In the company's latest special housing report, Robert Hogue, assistant chief economist with RBC, notes that January results from some of Canada's real estate boards show persistent weak activity and price declines across the country, with few exceptions. READ MORE

Risk on the rise: Is legal liability jeopardizing small businesses across Canada?
Canadian Underwriter
Seven out of ten Canadian small businesses dealt with at least one legal dispute in the last three years – a staggering 230% increase since we last checked back in 2015.This is one of many insights gained from our most recent study with nearly 1,000 small business owners across Canada, our objective being to understand the prevalence of legal issues within the Canadian small business landscape, and to look at the impacts that legal disputes have had on small business owners.

Hard market cycle in global commercial lines on the downswing
Canadian Underwriter
Globally, cyber rates are increasing at a slower pace, and price increases in financial and professional rates fell for a second consecutive quarter, Marsh noted in its 2022 Q4 Global Insurance Market Index Thursday.Overall, global commercial insurance prices increased 4% in 2022 Q4, down from a 6% increase in Q3 and a 9% increase in Q2.


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