Making a difference to the way the profession and the public views Home Inspectors and their services

  • Transport-Canada has announced to all the UAV stakeholders that the CARAC Plenary will take place on February 22, 2018. We have been asked to save the date in our calendar. More details will follow, and we will inform members as and when we know more.
  • As part of the membership alignment program, members were sent an invoice to bring memberships up to October 30th 2018. As of 30th November, all overdue memberships will be put into a lapsed status.

    Lapsed and non-members must not use OntarioACHI logos or material, and any CCHI designation and accruals towards it will be suspended.

    We will be required, as part of the discount plan, to notify insurers of membership lapses, and this may affect your cover.

    If you have any queries you are strongly advised to contact the registrar ( to arrange payment to take your membership to October 30th, 2018 as and when your membership expires.

    With regulation imminent, it is important that you maintain any Association membership you have to prove prior learning in any licensing assessment.
  • There has been an uptick in the amount of email scamming right across the board. Recently we have seen a number of scams directly target Home Inspectors. Here's some advice from one of our members to help other members, and the public how to recognise the footprint of a scam, and how to deal with the scammer in a professional manner that doesn't damage your reputation should you misidentify a real request for a scam. Thanks to Hendrik Hymans of AtoZHomeInspections of Ottawa for his input.
  • Open the Electrical panel front or not? It seems that the MGCS wants us to protect consumers but there were some kinks in the regulations already in place by the MoL, WSIB and ESA. We have worked out the ESA concerns and are still working on the MoL/WSIB issues.
  • Following the input from OntarioACHI in the process leading up to the passage of Bill-59, we received a letter from the Minister, Hon. Tracy McCharles, MPP. We thought we'd share it with those interested. This is another indication that your association is committed to continued working with the government on making things better for consumers and inspectors alike. Click the news title to access the letter.

Key an eye open for some important news from us

Recent news from within the Home Inspection profession in Canada has many Inspectors worried and confused.  We will be making some changes within OntarioACHI to help our members solidify their position in the Home Inspection profession in Ontario and also provide support for other inspector who may be concerned that changes in their own back yard may leave them exposed when regulation is enforced.

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 identifies the Inspector as a fully paid-up member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
This means that he or she has committed to conform at least 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 of OntarioACHI.

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

Watermarked CCHI Ontario

This logo identifies that the Inspector, in addition to being a fully paid-up member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors, 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.

It requires ongoing re-certification.

CMI Logo

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.



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