May 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.

2023 CAHPI National Home Inspectors' Conference

We are pleased to announce that the CAHPI Annual Conference will take place in Ottawa from November 24 - 26, 2023. We are very excited to return to an in-person delivery for the first time in years!

The 2023 CAHPI Conference program will continue to offer relevant and exciting presentations and discussions. As a sneak peek, the CAHPI Conference Planning Committee are pursing a variety of topics to support your career and knowledge development. Topics currently being pursued include (but are not limited to): Plumbing, Electrical, Heating Systems and more! We also hope to provide sessions on Business Planning 101 which could cover access to Government Funding, Development of Business Plans, and Financial Projections. A professional keynote will also be pursued to inspire and motivate you in both your personal and professional lives. READ MORE

OPPORTUNITY:  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

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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 May Newsletter

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 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…

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Expanded Recall: Thermosphere and Mastercraft Ceiling-Mounted 7500W/240V Electric Utility Workshop/Garage Heater, Model EH-4604BY with Remote Control & Thermostat recalled due to fire hazard
Health Canada
As of April 17, 2023, the companies have received 17 reports of incidents in Canada and no report of injuries.
Issue: The affected units could overheat, potentially posing a burn and fire hazard.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Thermosphere and Mastercraft Ceiling Mounted 7500W/240V Electric Utility Workshop/Garage Heater with Remote Control & Thermostat and return them to the place of purchase for an exchange or 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.

Ontario Building Officials Association Career Vacancies
Looking for a job?  As guardian's of a better built Ontario, you will impact the building of safe, sustainable and accessible communities.  Check out our job vacancies across Ontario.  READ MORE

Aon reveals top risk exposure for Canadian companies in 2023
Canadian Underwriter
Canadian businesses are seeing a rise in the cost of their business interruption claims, causing BI to be one of their top risk concerns in 2023, according to a new report by Aon Canada. READ MORE

B.C.'s rescission period: 'Harmful, not helpful,' says Phil Soper
Real Estate Magazine
In British Columbia, the newly-implemented home buyer rescission period, a 'cooling-off' period that allows buyers the right to rescind an offer within three business days of an agreement being signed, has not proven to be useful, say a number of real estate experts. READ MORE

Markets across Canada experience spring surge
Real Estate Magazine
Canada's major housing markets appear to be shifting direction this spring. After a few months of sluggishness, early results from boards indicate that activity has picked up significantly in most markets, and prices have ticked higher. READ MORE

How to solve your client's wet basement problems for $10
Real Estate Magazine
Wet basements are one of the most common house issues. While they have the potential to do some damage to a home, they can also really mess up a real estate transaction. The good news is that water intrusion doesn't have to kill a deal. 
Before we discuss the best solutions, let's look at the issue. READ MORE

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