Making a difference to the way the profession and the public views Home Inspectors and their services
The Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI), an independent not-for-profit Ontario organisation and represents the majority of Home and Property Inspectors across Ontario (see Statistics) and serves as the voice and champion of the Home and Property Inspection profession in Ontario.
OntarioACHI also provides administrative assistance to maintain the Ontario Chapter of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
In today’s economy, more than ever, it is important for home buyers, home sellers and home owners to make sure the money they invest in Real Estate is wisely spent. The first, and continuing process they should embark on is a Property Inspection Process from a reputable, professional Home & Property Inspector that has undergone significant training and is held to the highest ethical, moral and professional standards. OntarioACHI is the only truly open, transparent and publicly facing organisation in Ontario, and we exist to provide you with the information you need about our members, and their commitment to their profession and you as their clients as well as providing them with the resources they need to ensure the work they do for you is to the best standards. We require our members work to the highest ethical practices and professional standards, and are many of our inspectors, in addition to being highly educated have taken the voluntary action of getting Police Background checks to prove that they have current evidence that they can be trusted with the property of houses they inspect. InterNACHI has the largest educational library of any Inspectors Association, and OntarioACHI has accredited these courses as part of the pre-requisites for the CCHI program. In recognition that these courses offer no proctoring of examinations we have added online proctoring services to ensure that the inspectors are proven to have taken the exams and courses they claim.
When looking for an Inspector, Look for these logos:
|This logo shows that the Inspector is a fully paid-up member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors. This means that he or she operates to the Standards of Practice (SoP) and Code of Ethics (CoE) set out in this website and is accountable to the Disciplinary Processes and procedures managed from Ontario, Canada. In addition the member has to abide by the educational requirements that ensure they are trained to at least the minimum needed to ensure they can perform a thorough inspection of a Residential Property to the standards set out in the OntarioACHI SoP|
|This logo shows that the Inspector is not only a fully paid-up member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors, but has also achieved all the educational, skills, insurance and police background check requirements to be recognised and a Canadian-Certified Home Inspector and receives the entitlement to use the CCHI designation. This designation is the only designation for Home Inspectors that truly aligns 100% with the proposals made to government for the licensing of home Inspectors in Ontario. Any Inspector using this designation should also carry a membership card with a bar code that can be read by any smartphone app and point you to the OntarioACHI web services that confirms the member is in good standing and is indeed entitled to use the CCHI designation.|
|This logo shows that the Inspector is a fully paid-up member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. This means, unless they carry the logo above and operate to the OntarioACHI SoP and CoE that he or she operates to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics found here and here respectively, and is accountable to the Disciplinary Processes and procedures managed from Boulder Colorado, USA.|
|This logo indicates the Inspector has provided documentary proof they have achieved the Certified Master Inspector requirements standard. Certified Master Inspector (CMI)® is both a U.S. and Canadian registered trademark of the Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc. CMI is one of the most powerful marketing designations and is awarded to inspectors who have provided paperwork that complies with the requirements of the award process. The Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc., is not a trade association. Certified Master Inspector® is not a membership level, nor do CMIs belong to any specific trade organization. Certified Master Inspector® is a professional designation available to all qualifying inspectors in the U.S. and Canada. It does not require ongoing re-certification.|
|This certification is awarded to members of InterNACHI, OntarioACHI or AlbertaACHI who have achieved the educational requirements that ensure they are trained to at least the minimum needed to ensure they can perform a thorough inspection of a Residential Property to the standards set out in the OntarioACHI SoP.|
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