I would like to take this opportunity to thank board members for their continued effort regarding licensing of Ontario Home Inspectors.

In the past month members of our board have met with key representatives of the TARION Warranty Corporation to discuss the needs for PDI, 1, 2 and 7-year warranty services ahead of possible changes required for regulation of the profession. Just this week, Len Inkster, our Executive Secretary, met with Mr Ali Arlani, CEO of the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO).

As you may be aware the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) announced that the CMRAO has been tasked with developing regulations, infrastructure and the mechanisms for governing the Home Inspection Act, 20-17 and of licensing Home Inspectors in Ontario. We are pleased to announce that a new website will be launched in the next few weeks specifically for the Home Inspection Licensing, and is likely to be known as the Home Inspection Regulatory Authority of Ontario or HIRAO.

We continue to work with the staff at the MGCS and will be contacting the candidates in the upcoming election to ensure that they recognise the Home Inspection Act, 2017 had all-party support through the assembly, and that without regulation, the home Inspection Profession cannot undertake the next steps of securing a future for our practitioners and licensing will prove to be unsustainable.

We can confirm that the government and the agencies involved are listening to our suggestions. We have a commitment to ongoing dialogue with them and are using their input to ensure that we make your association “license ready” and able to go beyond licensing to improve our profession and your careers.
We are a couple of extra steps closer to Licensing.

We know this has been a long drawn-out process, but it is typical of any government regulation done properly. With everyone keeping the pressure up we can ensure licensing arrives sooner than later. Many assumed much would be on hold until the results of the election in June, we can assure you the opposite is true.

The CMRAO are continuing to work on the necessary components for regulation management, and your Association is continuing to work to ensure once our profession is properly recognised we are well on the way to correct other concerns that impact our professionals’ ability to earn a steady living.

Let’s keep the ball rolling and support your board members with questions and comments that will let us formulate the best approach with the Government, Regulators and other Professions, to assist them to make the right decisions that will help you in the long run.
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