As a consumer, retaining the services of a member of Home Inspectors Association BC to perform your home inspection assures you that you are hiring a licensed professional with proven ability, experience and impartiality. HIABC has a stringent membership process including education necessary to successfully complete our membership exams, field training, reports for verification and Peer Reviews. Members are provided with ongoing educational seminars and member forums to keep them up to date with current information. Hiring an HIABC licensed professional can give you peace of mind and help you make a confident and informed buying decision.
Home inspections began as a consumer service in North America in the early 1970’s in direct response to the growing demand by home buyers to learn about the condition of a house prior to purchase. It is a unique discipline, distinct from construction, engineering, architecture, or municipal building inspection, and as such requires its own set of professional guidelines and qualifications.
Formerly known as CAHPI(BC), in 2016 the membership voted by a large majority to discontinue its relationship with CAHPI(National), receiving approval for a name change to Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC).
Following are salient facts in the chronological evolution of HOME INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION BC:
Home Inspectors Association BC Donate to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
HIABC Charity Funds in the amount of $10,000 will be donated live Sunday, June 4th as part of Miracle Weekend, a two-day celebration broadcasted live on Global BC, showcasing the best of Children’s Hospital and celebrating the fundraising efforts undertaken throughout the year.
With thanks to our generous home inspector members who have contributed at our events through 50/50 draws and direct donations, we will be helping meet the most critical needs of children from across the province through groundbreaking research, life-saving equipment and essential programs.
Since 2009 our members have donated over $23,000 to this charity. Our members generously give back to their communities.
BC Children’s Hospital thanks HIABC Inspectors for generous donation! https://share.bcchr.ca/?u=qtBU&p=lmSO&path=/MW2017_Stewardship_report%20_HIABC.pdf
In a referendum with 296 voting members of CAHPI(BC), an overwhelming majority voted in favour of discontinuing our relationship with CAHPI National.
CAHPI(BC) meets with other home inspection associations to come to an agreement on new inspector training qualifications. We believe the current criteria set by CPBC needs to be more stringent.
CAHI(BC) and WAPI participate in national meetings in Toronto to discuss a National Standard for Home Inspections.
BC Registrar of Societies issues and Occupational Title Protection Certificate to CAHI(BC) for the title “Registered Home Inspector” and initials “RHI”.
Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (British Columbia) name registered with Province of BC.