Scope of Inspection

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Scope of Inspection

The purpose of the Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC)  is to establish a minimum, uniform standard for its home and property inspector members. The  HIABC Scope of Inspection identifies the range of services and activities that the licensed members of this professional are educated and legally required to provide.  The document describes the professional activities and areas…

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Starting a Home Inspection Career

Becoming a Licensed Home Inspector with HIABC Candidate Members of the Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC) are non-practicing home inspectors in training. Candidates are encouraged to begin attending Association educational events while working through the training program requirements. Not only will you receive valuable education and get a head start on your annual mandatory educational credits,…

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Additonal Inspection Services

Home Inspector Association BC (HIABC) members are ideally qualified and positioned to offer additional revenue services to clients outside the scope of a home inspection. While HIABC does not regulate these businesses directly, it does provide members with some industry support, training opportunities, Errors & Omissions coverage, and other tools to help members increase their revenue…

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Find a Home Inspector

Avoid the Ouch Moments. Buying or selling a home isn’t something to take lightly. Skipping a home inspection or hiring a so-called “pro” will only lead to stress and potential disaster. Work with the industry’s best home inspectors— make sure you request an HIABC Home Inspector from your real estate agent, or find one yourself…

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HIABC Member Forms

Home Inspectors Association BC Forms HIABC Scope of Inspection Commercial Inspection Standards – ASTM E2018-08 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments *Copies of the HOME INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION Scope of Inspection can be ordered. Please contact the office, or send in a merchandise order form – see below.HIABC Contract Apr2017 HIABC Contract Addendum Accredited Home Inspector…

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Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics entrenched within the Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC) Scope of Inspection stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to act in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner, and to protect consumers by disallowing conflict of interest activities. Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC) Code of Ethics Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy…

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Make a Complaint

While the Home Inspection Association BC (HIABC) works hard to prepare our members to be excellent home inspectors, there are times when clients feel their home inspection let them down. Home Inspections are not designed to be ‘perfect’ and there are many limitations to a home inspection including: Time - A home inspection is an opinion…

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FAQ’s and Tips

Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. A home inspection is a comprehensive visual examination of the home’s overall structure, major systems and components. A trained and qualified HIA home inspector will review your house as a system, looking at how one component of the house might affect the operability or lifespan of…

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BC Regulations & Compliance

Rules and regulations are  detailed for home inspectors and cover how inspectors are trained and licensed to what must be included in home inspection reports, however, BC consumers should know the facts about the current regulation. In 2009, following years of HIABC's lobbying of government for regulation of the home inspection industry, regulation was approved…

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Accredited Home Inspector (AHI) Mark

The designation of a qualified professional. Home Inspector Association (HIABC) members who have met the highest standard of training and proven experience get to use the Accredited Home Inspector (AHI) professional designation. Our members who have earned this mark are proud to represent their expertise to their clients, contacts, and peers. To earn the AHI…