December 2018

Profession News

Home Insepction Update

Home Insepction Update
A new meeting took place, on Monday 10th, December, at the offices of the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to discuss the potential costs of regulation and licensing.  It was attended by Len Inkster from OntarioACHI as well as representatives from CAHPI, PHPIC, the NHICC, the CMRAO, OAHI and members of the MGCS and Ministers Office. Background The Home Inspection Act, …
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2018 CAHPI


The 2018 CAHPI Conference was held at the Pearson Sheraton in Mississauga on November 30th. OntarioACHI was a gold sponsor, and as part of our presentation, we identified how, through collaboration with others, we had helped initiate positive changes in regulation that affected Inspectors in Ontario.

We also outlined how membership in both OntarioACHI and CAHPI could represent the needs of, and provide benefits to, Professional Home Inspectors at Provincial, National and International level.

We encourage all OntarioACHI members to consider joint membership. Once again we proved to Ontario Home Inspectors who are undecided as to whether to join an Association or whether their existing affiliations are beneficial that OntarioACHI is the real voice of Ontario home Inspectors.

Members will be seeing a higher profile with respect to the advocacy of OntarioACHI registered and Certified Inspectors over the coming months, and we fully expect CAHPI to be providing the same advocacy for Canadian Inspectors on the National and International stage and we, at OntarioACHI, look forward to a closer working relationship with our National Associations.

Inspectors with proof of attending attending this conference can update their profiles with 7 CEU (Continued Educational Units).
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OntarioACHI Certified
Radon Measurement Inspectors

Radon awareness month is now over. The risks from radon in the home are still with us. With the launch of the Ontario Radon website last month, we are continuing our call to have all homes in Ontario measured for radon as part of the Real-Estate transaction.

The issue in the past has been that, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence as to the risks posed, neither residents nor realtors have taken these risks seriously.

We are continuing to publicise the OCRMI protocol and traffic-light reporting system and now have a number of publications OCRMI qualified inspectors can obtain to help them promote this consumer protection service.

We are continuing our efforts to ensure more Home Inspectors are trained to provide this short-term measurement. The first new course, held in Toronto on 22nd November was a fantastic success. The course was almost fully booked and even though it was a long day, we had a 100% pass rate.

The next course is planned for December 13th, to be held in Burlington and spaces are still available.
Can't make this course? Want to see one in your area? Contact Len Inkster at to request a local course date.

2018 Building Show

Members of the Board of OntarioACHI attended the 2018 Building Show at the MTCC and were pleased to see a number of Home Inspectors attending.
This show was a prime opportunity to keep up to date with new and emerging construction techniques.

It provided the ability to talk first-hand with suppliers and service providers to identify possible defects that might occur with incorrect installation and inadequate maintenance of the products.
Members who attended this show are entitled to add 7 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points to their profiles towards their certification needs.
Please ensure your entry badges have been captured for proof of registration and attendance.

2019 OntarioACHI Conference and Exhibitors Showcase

Feb 19th - 21st, 2019, Campbellville
The 2019 OntarioACHI Annual conference and exhibitors showcase will be held on February 19th to 21st, 2019.

The conference will be at the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre, Campbellville, which is at the junction of the 401 and Guelph Line, just south of Mohawk Racetrack.

We explained last month about the format changes that will help attendees and exhibitors get more from this conference. We are hoping to have some existing new exhibitors, services and products for Inspectors.

This conference we will also be focusing on the ways in which inspectors can improve their income and strengthen their businesses.

We are still actively seeking assistance from Members who wish to be part of the Conference Committee.

Work on the committee is worth 12 hours of Professional Development Credits (CPD) to apply to your CCHI commitment. Contact the secretary @ for more information.
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