Inspector Survey – March 2013

Results
Number of records in this query: 172
Total records in survey: 172
Percentage of total: 100.00%
 
Do you agree to completing this survey?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 156 90.70%  
No (N) 5 2.91%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 11 6.40%  

 

 
What is your status?
Answer Count Percentage
Full Time Home Inspector (J1) 85 49.42%  
Part Time Home Inspector (J2) 60 34.88%  
Retired Home Inspector (J3) 9 5.23%  
Not a Home Inspector (J4) 2 1.16%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 16 9.30%  

 

 
Did your career start in Home Inspection?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 13 7.56%  
No (N) 140 81.40%  
No answer 1 0.58%  
Not completed or Not displayed 18 10.47%  

 

 
Home many years have you practiced as a Home Inspector?
Answer Count Percentage
Less than 1 year (T1) 4 2.33%  
Less than 5 years (T2) 66 38.37%  
Less than 10 years (T3) 59 34.30%  
Less than 15 years (T4) 12 6.98%  
15 years or more (T5) 12 6.98%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 19 11.05%  

 

 
What Area of Ontario of Ontario did you choose to base your Home Inspection business in?  (This is where you chose to start your business, not the areas that you offer Home Inspections in)
Answer Count Percentage
Central (R01) 80 46.51%  
East (R02) 20 11.63%  
North (R03) 7 4.07%  
West (R04) 45 26.16%  
Outside of Ontario, but inside Canada (R05) 1 0.58%  
Outside of Canada (R06) 0 0.00%
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 19 11.05%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Brant (WR01) 1 0.58%  
Bruce (WR02) 0 0.00%
Chatham/Kent (WR03) 2 1.16%  
Dufferin (WR04) 2 1.16%  
Elgin (WR05) 2 1.16%  
Essex (WR06) 6 3.49%  
Grey (WR07) 2 1.16%  
Haldimand (WR08) 1 0.58%  
Hamilton (WR09) 8 4.65%  
Huron (WR10) 3 1.74%  
Lambton (WR11) 2 1.16%  
Middlesex (WR12) 3 1.74%  
Niagara (WR13) 4 2.33%  
Norfolk (WR14) 2 1.16%  
Oxford (WR15) 1 0.58%  
Perth (WR16) 2 1.16%  
Waterloo (WR17) 4 2.33%  
Wellington (WR18) 0 0.00%
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 127 73.84%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Durham (CR01) 10 5.81%  
Halton (CR02) 14 8.14%  
Muskoka (CR03) 7 4.07%  
Peel (CR04) 14 8.14%  
Simcoe (CR05) 8 4.65%  
Toronto (CR06) 20 11.63%  
York (CR07) 7 4.07%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 92 53.49%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Frontenac (ER01) 0 0.00%
Haliburton (ER02) 0 0.00%
Hastings (ER03) 3 1.74%  
Kawartha Lakes (ER04) 0 0.00%
Lanark (ER05) 0 0.00%
Leeds & Grenville (ER06) 1 0.58%  
Lennox & Addington (ER07) 1 0.58%  
Northumberland (ER08) 3 1.74%  
Ottawa (ER09) 5 2.91%  
Peterborough (ER10) 0 0.00%
Prescott & ussell (ER11) 2 1.16%  
Prince Edward (ER12) 2 1.16%  
enfrew (ER13) 1 0.58%  
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (ER14) 2 1.16%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 152 88.37%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Algoma (NR01) 2 1.16%  
Cochrane (NR02) 0 0.00%
Kenora (NR03) 1 0.58%  
Manitoulin (NR04) 1 0.58%  
Nipissing (NR05) 0 0.00%
Parry Sound (NR06) 0 0.00%
Rainy River (NR07) 0 0.00%
Sudbury (NR08) 2 1.16%  
Thunder Bay (NR09) 0 0.00%
Timiskaming (NR10) 1 0.58%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 165 95.93%  

 

FOR PRACTICING HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
How many home inspections do you perform each week (on average)
Calculation Result
Count 143
Sum 550.0000000000
Standard deviation 3.94
Average 3.85
Minimum 1.0000000000
1st quartile (Q1) 1
2nd quartile (Median) 3
3rd quartile (Q3) 5
Maximum 25.0000000000
Null values are ignored in calculations
 
 
FOR RETIRED HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
How many home inspections did you perform each week (on average) at the peak of your career?
Calculation Result
Count 143
Sum 67.0000000000
Standard deviation 5.76
Average 7.44
Minimum 1.0000000000
1st quartile (Q1) 0
2nd quartile (Median) 0
3rd quartile (Q3) 0
Maximum 20.0000000000
Null values are ignored in calculations
 
 
FOR PRACTICING HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
Have you ever joined any of the following Associations for Home Inspectors?
Please choose Associations that you have been a member of whether or not you chose to stay or leave any of them afterwards.
Answer Count Percentage
ASHI (AS01) 7 4.07%  
InterNACHI (AS02) 139 80.81%  
OAHI (AS03) 34 19.77%  
CAHPI Ontario (AS04) 11 6.40%  
CANACHI (AS05) 19 11.05%  
OntarioACHI (AS06) 23 13.37%  
PHPIC (AS07) 11 6.40%  
CAHI (AS08) 1 0.58%  
IAC2 (AS09) 39 22.67%  
CMI (AS10) 12 6.98%  
Other 12 6.98%  
Results of those who chose OTHER as well
 
theachi

OACETT

HRAI

Level 1 IR
NHICC
Achi
IHINA
FLIR
University of Guelph Housing
WETT
IICRC
IAQA
 
Not completed or Not displayed 29 16.86%  

 

FOR RETIRED HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
Have you ever joined any of the following Associations for Home Inspectors?
Please choose Associations that you have been a member of whether or not you chose to stay or leave any of them afterwards.
Answer Count Percentage
ASHI (AS01) 4 2.33%  
InterNACHI (AS02) 8 4.65%  
OAHI (AS03) 5 2.91%  
CAHPI Ontario (AS04) 3 1.74%  
CANACHI (AS05) 0 0.00%
OntarioACHI (AS06) 0 0.00%
PHPIC (AS07) 2 1.16%  
CAHI (AS08) 1 0.58%  
IAC2 (AS09) 2 1.16%  
CMI (AS10) 2 1.16%  
Other 2 1.16%  
Results of those who chose OTHER as well
 

NHICC
http://www.fnnboa.ca/

 
Not completed or Not displayed 163 94.77%  

 

 
Were your services offered in more than just your local area?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 96 55.81%  
No (N) 53 30.81%  
No answer 1 0.58%  
Not completed or Not displayed 22 12.79%  

 

 
What areas have you offered your services?  You can choose more than one area.  Only include the areas you actually advertised your services in.  If you moved at any time you can include all areas that you operate(d) in.
Answer Count Percentage
Central (R01) 48 27.91%  
East (R02) 26 15.12%  
North (R03) 10 5.81%  
West (R04) 45 26.16%  
Outside Ontario but inside Canada (R05) 4 2.33%  
Outside of Canada (R06) 1 0.58%  
Not completed or Not displayed 76 44.19%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
    0.58%  
Brant (WR01) 9 5.23%  
Bruce (WR02) 15 8.72%  
Chatham/Kent (WR03) 8 4.65%  
Dufferin (WR04) 13 7.56%  
Elgin (WR05) 9 5.23%  
Essex (WR06) 8 4.65%  
Grey (WR07) 14 8.14%  
Haldimand (WR08) 7 4.07%  
Hamilton (WR09) 24 13.95%  
Huron (WR10) 11 6.40%  
Lambton (WR11) 6 3.49%  
Middlesex (WR12) 12 6.98%  
Niagara (WR13) 17 9.88%  
Norfolk (WR14) 8 4.65%  
Oxford (WR15) 8 4.65%  
Perth (WR16) 7 4.07%  
Waterloo (WR17) 18 10.47%  
Wellington (WR18) 13 7.56%  
Not completed or Not displayed 127 73.84%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Durham (CR01) 21 12.21%  
Halton (CR02) 21 12.21%  
Muskoka (CR03) 12 6.98%  
Peel (CR04) 28 16.28%  
Simcoe (CR05) 14 8.14%  
Toronto (CR06) 28 16.28%  
York (CR07) 23 13.37%  
Not completed or Not displayed 124 72.09%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Frontenac (ER01) 4 2.33%  
Haliburton (ER02) 5 2.91%  
Hastings (ER03) 9 5.23%  
Kawartha Lakes (ER04) 6 3.49%  
Lanark (ER05) 6 3.49%  
Leeds & Grenville (ER06) 7 4.07%  
Lennox & Addington (ER07) 5 2.91%  
Northumberland (ER08) 10 5.81%  
Ottawa (ER09) 9 5.23%  
Peterborough (ER10) 12 6.98%  
Prescott & ussell (ER11) 5 2.91%  
Prince Edward (ER12) 9 5.23%  
enfrew (ER13) 4 2.33%  
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (ER14) 9 5.23%  
Not completed or Not displayed 146 84.88%  

 

 
 
Answer Count Percentage
Algoma (NR01) 1 0.58%  
Cochrane (NR02) 3 1.74%  
Kenora (NR03) 2 1.16%  
Manitoulin (NR04) 1 0.58%  
Nipissing (NR05) 3 1.74%  
Parry Sound (NR06) 7 4.07%  
Rainy River (NR07) 1 0.58%  
Sudbury (NR08) 3 1.74%  
Thunder Bay (NR09) 2 1.16%  
Timiskaming (NR10) 1 0.58%  
Not completed or Not displayed 162 94.19%  

 

 

What are the main types of inspection services have you offered?

You may choose more than one, and if you have other main types you can enter them in manually at the bottom.  Do not add sub-sets of inspections such as WETT or Mold as this will be the subject of a later question.

Answer Count Percentage
Basic Home Inspection (SV01) 147 85.47%  
Multi-Residential Inspection (SV02) 90 52.33%  
Commercial Inspection (SV03) 54 31.40%  
Pre-Listing (SV04) 118 68.60%  
New Construction (SV05) 74 43.02%  
MoveInCertified (SV06) 33 19.19%  
Other 26 15.12%  
Results of those who chose OTHER as well
 
Log and Timberframe a speciality anywhere in Ontario
Litigation Support
Energy audits
WETT
First Time Home Buyer
Mold
IR
maintainance Inspection
Construction Litigation
terion
Mold Inspection. Thermal Imaging
Indoor Air Quality Concerns
mold, Electrical
Energy
mould, sound mapping, thermal imaging
Mould and WETT
Infrared
WETT and Septic
Mold
IAQ, Energy Audits
Energy Star
Energy evaluation
Indoor Air Quality, Forensic
1-Yr Warranty
energy audit
Tarion Warranty Inspections
 
Not completed or Not displayed 23 13.37%  

 

 

Do you advertise specialised areas of inspections that are sub-components of your main services?

For example: Thermal Imaging as part of a basic inspection

Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 71 41.28%  
No (N) 77 44.77%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 24 13.95%  
 

 

 
What are these sub-areas of inspection that you advertise?
Answer Count Percentage
Lead (SVB01) 7 4.07%  
Mold (SVB02) 42 24.42%  
Radon (SVB03) 19 11.05%  
Pools and Spas (SVB04) 15 8.72%  
Stucco/EIFS (SVB05) 9 5.23%  
Water Quality (SVB06) 9 5.23%  
Thermal Imaging (SVB07) 51 29.65%  
Other 18 10.47%  
Results of those who chose OTHER as well
 

Functional Septic
marijuana grow-op
Pre-renovation
wett
WETT, IAC2
WETT
mold
Air Quality Testing
Asbestos
WETT
Odour removal
Asbestos
WETT and Septic
Boroscoping
Energy
WETT
EMF, Asbestos
Tarion Warranty Inspections

 
Not completed or Not displayed 101 58.72%  

 

 
Do you offer specialised Inspection services which are NOT part of a normal home inspection?
For Example: Methamphetamine (Meth) Testing
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 28 16.28%  
No (N) 120 69.77%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 24 13.95%  

 

 
What specialised services were/are offered as part of your services (not necessarily as part of a Home or Commercial Inspection) that you offer to provide extra services to your customers?
Answer Count Percentage
Log Homes (1) 12 6.98%  
Methamphetamine (Meth) Testing (2) 5 2.91%  
Sewer Line (3) 2 1.16%  
Septic (4) 7 4.07%  
WDO/Insects (5) 2 1.16%  
WETT (6) 8 4.65%  
Fire Extinguishers (Basic Inspection) (7) 8 4.65%  
Chimneys (8) 3 1.74%  
Energy Loss (9) 10 5.81%  
Green Certification (10) 9 5.23%  
Not completed or Not displayed 144 83.72%  

 

 
Part of the reasoning behind this survey is to prepare for the probability of Licensing of the Home Inspection profession in Ontario. Without doubt, a large part of the Licensing requirements will be education, what do you think the minimum education requirements should be? You can choose not to answer this question, which will be taken as “No opinion” on your part for this area.
  Count Percentage
Answer 83 48.26%  
  • To obtain License
  • Minimum
  • Carson Dunlop certificate, or college program for home inspection certificate,
  • Franchise educational certificates must meet minimum hours or hours can be made up to total requirement with other educational sources or personal years in home inspection business with proof of business.
  • Minimum hours total for home inspection specific education 400 Hours.Hours spent learning how to run a franchise business or in learning ancillary items like air quality and energy assessment services rather than about home systems and inspection are not to be included in minimum requirements.
  • All testing for final certificates whether earned in classes or on line must be proctored.
  • Alternative educational sources such as on line education or direct mentoring education may count for the total hours AND Minimum 10 years in related home building / renovation trade employment. OR Minimum 10 mentored inspections with a final 11th Inspection mentored by an inspector other than the inspector who mentored the first 10 ( Possibly CMI or National cert holder ) OR Min of 3 years personally operating an Ontario or Federally registered Home Inspection Business with HST Tax Records of business operation reflecting those number of years prior to the implementation of licensing in Ontario.
  • 175 hrs
  • highschool
  • 200 hours of Home Inspector training at any legitimate school.
  • College accredited courses ONLY and no private home inspection courses as we see now. Therefore home inspectors should complete a minimum 250 hours of home inspection related courses.
  • Associations should not be providing education opportunities.
  • In Class or Online with proof of completion. If you get get a University Degree legitimately online, there is no reason why you can’t learn about home systems and how to inspect them in the same fashion. A good course covers all topics in great detail.
  • My education came from emplyoment at CMHC and them moving on to new home construction in the 60’s & 70’s. I am a product of ‘in the trenches’ learning as a general contractor.
  • How to translate the learning curve of building 70 new homes into a classroom setting is daunting!
  • NACHI courses are superb for the most part, however they are only the tip of the iceberg in the learning curve to become a knowledgeable home inspector.
  • Possibly completion of the offered courses (all of them) would qualify.
  • Thanks to Nick (the master marketer) for offering these fine courses free in contrast to OAHI and Carson Dunlop and NHICC who choose to exploit the unwary newbies for profit.
  • Combination 1000 Fee CEC/Apprenticed Inspections Minimum 40/60 Split either way
  • I prefer to se a person have some residential construction experince, take recognized related courses, some mentoring, and pass at least one Test Inspection with Peer Review.
  • Mentoring with another Home Inspector .
  • Min of 20 inspections + many, many courses .
  • I did 60 inspections and took 6 + courses before doing any inspections .I also has 35+ years as an electrician
  • College education as a minimum
  • Authorised Home Inspection course,eg. Carson Dunlop.
  • Completion of recognized courses, minimum 40 paid inspections and previous trades and experience should be considered. Basic knowledge of building codes. Remember we do not do code inspections, we advise!
  • Internachi exam
  • To participate/take a certified home inspection course, and pass written Inspector examination. Also perform one TIPR.
  • Successful completion of a college level program in home inspection or equivalent.
  • collage level
  • I believe a home inspector should possess the skills identified in the current version of the NOS.
  • One should take what ever is necesary to reach that level. I would not support something like a minimum number of hours of education, but I would support some type of testing to ensure the required skill levels are met.
  • college no licensing needed , Should be a trade then a red seal trade then a union forms !
  • I think anyone who have kept up there InterNACHI train should be grandfathered into the new licensing program.
  • High school
  • No opinion
  • 30hrs a year
  • education is very important, i have done a lot of school and learnt a lot. nothing can replace practical experience though. i feel it should be a series of exams, possibly both written and practical.
  • College Home Inspection Course(not grandfathered). All must also belong to a Home Inspection Association.
  • No
  • certification from a college to start or completed courses home inspector courses for safety, codes, roofs, HVAC, electrical, foundations and structure, etc etc courses associated with the home dwelling
  • InterNACHI standards. They are complete and integrate the codes into the education so that inspectors understand the reasons that an item may be deficient. The exams are tough, but fair.
  • Successfully completing these courses: 1- Roofing, 2- Electrical, 3 – Structure, 4- Heating and Air Conditioning, 5- Plumbing, 6- Exterior And Interior, 7- Insulation, 8- Professional practice and code of etic
  • A minimum should be a combination of formal education and practical experience, In my case my entire career have been in the Real Estate and Housing sector, from builder, partner in engineering and project management consulting company, experienced in Geothermal heating systems, septic, ICF, and log home construction. Degree in Housing, training course in Residential Home Inspection course,
  • I would suggest a combination of academic education training program or college and 2 to 5 years in related work experience pertaining to housing or construction industry.
  • 20-30 hours per year continuing education
  • Community College
  • I am not a home inspector, rather I’m an Environmental Consultant. I think there needs to be tighter regulation on the educational requirements to be both an Environmental Consultant and to be a home inspector. Minimum training requirements ought to include MTCU recognized courses and proctored exams, such as the Humber College Home Inspector program (which I took the Intro to HI course with Guy Battaglini, and it was fantastic!)
  • There should be a strong trades education, but the inspector should be mentored with 200 inspections before allowed to preform inspections on there own
  • 420 hours of training in the home inspection field along with a minimum 20 mentored inspections
  • What NHICC recommend.
  • Carson Dunn course currently offered at several Ontario Colleges.
  • 500 hours
  • I think that a home inspector should have atleast 10 mock inspections. Then be tested by a master inspector to see if you can aquire a license or more training is needed before heading into the profession
  • Training in some trade.Theory and practical courses in home inspections
  • carson-dunlop should be the bare minimum
  • no matter what the certification will be it should be equal to all home inspectors I realize there are alot of associations out there and all have their own certification but is or are they all to the standard?
  • Any one in the home inspection business should have a construction background.Teaching people how inspect from a book that have no technical background in construction is a big problem.
  • An education that meets the requirements of the ministry if education. Consideration must be given to the various methods of learning as well as the various ways to gain the education such as online, night school or as a retraining program.
  • Must belong to a certified Home Inspection Organization that is approved by Ontario government.
  • Any current active F/T inspector, with over 1,000 inspection under his or her belt (or team) that can be proven should be granted a license.
  • High School graduate with actual field knowledge in construction, renovation, inspection, and business should be a minimum requirement.
  • Higher education is always an asset but does not necessarily assist with the home inspection field.
  • Minimum level of education should be, technician level diploma in a construction field, standard minimum course requirements based on SOP’s as set either web based or hands on.
  • A formal crse such the Carson and Dunlop program. With a certification from NACHI, to include the follow on crse hours. This will establish a baseline for education.
  • Too Complex to answer due to the significant diversity in backgrounds and education one might have.
  • All should be required to get proper training and be registered.
  • You should have a back gound in construction or engineering. Attend and pass an acredited Home Inspection course. Belong to a Home Inspection Organization carry the required insurance and take update courses.
  • College Certificate with proctored exams
  • Experience combined with education and continuing education
  • Ontario college diploma
  • there shoild be a min education requirements/and training
  • CMI, RHI
  • I believe that having a knowledgeable background in the building field is a major plus and I don’t just mean as a deck builder or self taught renovator.  I believe that taking a home inspection course is a must and it must include all aspects of a building including exterior, interior, roofing, foundations, heating systems, plumbing, electrical, windows, mould identification, asbestos product knowledge, grow-op identification, etc. It also must include performing actual inspections and learning how to properly discuss issues with clients in a totally unbiased manner.
  • Continuing education is very important to stay on top of construction methods and construction material changes and standards changes.
  • There should be limitations set as to the number of inspections allowed per day by a single inspector.
  • The most common complaint I hear about other inspectors is that they were not thorough and seemed to be in a big hurray to get to the next job.
  • They thank me for the thoroughness of my inspection and written report and the time I spent with them explaining defects and deficiencies.
  • This in a very crucial part of the inspection process.
  • Minimum college certificate in Home Inspection
  • I think that the community college standards are adequate but grandfathering experienced inspectors should be factored in
  • All home inspectors should have a background in construction or a trade.
  • Minimum standard should be the same courses required to meet the baseline requirements (College course private or public, i.e. Carson dunlop)
  • I agree with with proper licensing. As for length, I cannont say but I do feel that the AHIT program touches all aspects of a home, combine that with continuing education in InterNACHI and I think you have a good package.
  • A recognized accredited course and pass a provincial exam.
  • no opinion
  • Community College Certification
  • 24 hours annually
  • Whether it be colledge courses or Carson Dunlop,that should be the minimum or if taking a course on-line then have the person write a proctor exam after to show they know what they are doing. Once that is done they should show they have attended inspections with a competent inspector.
  • 24 hrs/yr
  • 12 hours per year
  • I think that the requirements of InterNACHI is reasonable to get a licence as Home Inspector. I tried Seneca College program for Home Inspection but after two courses (about 6 months) I found that they are going too deeply with a lot of details that are not required/implemented in the business. So I left the Seneca program and continued with InterNACHI to get my Licence in May 3-2011.
  • Internachi in the states is a good program although building codes are not quite the same as in Ontario.
  • Grade ten / be trade related understand the construction and operation of home components
  • Basic Home Inspection – college course
  • Post Secondary should be a minimum
  • Certificate or Diploma
  • That’s difficult to say, I have complied with all the mandatory couses for my internachi membership the last four years. I think an on going education is best and upgrading of skills.
  • Basic Home Inspection Principles training, (Such as the content that Inspect4U covers) +all the individual courses on Plumbing, elctrical, HVAC, etc that are offered as an example thru Internachi, + Building Science course, + Ongoing courses that support Components of the complete Home- Building package.
  • No opinion
  • no opinion
  • I took a 60 hour intensive course with Inspect4U which provided me with a base but I had already been field training with a Registered Home Inspector. While the course was extensive in it’s content it has been of great value to continue my technical training with the mandatory and optional on line InterNACHI courses. I believe there should be a combination of in-class and field training to achieve licencing and qualified trainers should be compensated in some manor.
  • A certification program such as NACHI that trains on all major components and requires a passing grade of 75-80% as well as insurance
  • 2 years
  • At least one year of Basic Home inspection through a college or recognized establishment or at least 5 years of working in the Construction of new homes and Condominiums and a basic knowledge of the Home building process
No answer 62 36.05%  
Not completed or Not displayed 27 15.70%  
 

 

 
A number of Organisations provide Home Inspection Training, can you Identify which Organisations you are aware of that provide this type of training?
Answer Count Percentage
Carson-Dunlop (direct) (EDE01) 48 27.91%  
Carson-Dunlop (via College) (EDE02) 51 29.65%  
Home Inspectors Institute (EDE03) 11 6.40%  
Inspect4U (EDE04) 24 13.95%  
InterNACHI (online) (EDE05) 72 41.86%  
Other 23 13.37%  
 
Results of those who chose OTHER as well
 

CACHI Training, National Inspection Training Center, AHIT, etc.

 
ISS
 
OAHI
Community colleges
 
Kaplan, Minnesota
 
American Home INspection Training Institute
 
Humber college
 
Ahit
 
AHIT
 
CDW Engineering
 
ASHI
 
Seneca College
 
Environmental Solution Association
 
Humber College
 
ahit
 
Algonquin College, Ottawa
 
OAHI online Via Community college
 
Franchise
 
Stratford Career Institute
 
AHIT
 
AHIT
 
My franchise head office
 
National Property Inspections
 
Not completed or Not displayed 91 52.91%  

 

 
Have you taken any education from any educational suppliers to support your knowledge of the Home Inspection Profession?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 72 41.86%  
No (N) 6 3.49%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 94 54.65%  

 

RESPONDENTS FOR ASHI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 6 3.49%  
 
ASHI Cert. Insp. (ACI)
 
certified
 
ACI
 
home Inspection course
 
Yes
 
ACI
 
No answer 128 74.42%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR InterNACHI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 105 61.05%  
 
Certified Home Inspector
 
CPI,
 
CPHI
 
CPI
 
CHI, CPI
 
Full member
 
CPI
 
CPI
 
Certified
 
Member
 
NCI
 
Certified
 
certified
 
CHI
 
Home inspector
 
CPI
 
CHI
 
x
 
home inspector
 
Home inspections
 
Home inspection
 
Inter nachi
 
Certified Home Inspector
 
CPI
 
Membership
 
CHI 11031002
 
Took their online exam
 
cmi
 
InterNACHI
 
many
 
Standards, safe practices,Roofing,Advanc HVAC, plus many online course
 
NACHI10021804
 
CPI
 
NACHI10060204
 
Certified Professional Home Inspector
 
Certified Home Inspector,
 
NACHI 10111601
 
many
 
Yes
 
internachi
 
Certified Inspector
 
chi
 
Certified Home Inspector
 
PCI
 
InterNACHI Certified
 
Courses in Toronto
 
certifed inspector
 
Home inspector
 
certified member
 
CHI
 
certified home inspector
 
Internachi
 
Certifed
 
yes
 
InterNACHI
 
Home Inspection, mold, deck, cust service, standards, electrical
 
yes
 
Yes
 
online
 
Six years Inter Nachi
 
25 Standards an inspect 25 Standards inspectors should know.Attic, insulation, ventilation & intrerior. Customer service & communication. Desks. Moisture intrusion. Exterior. Residental electrical.HVAC. Standards of practice. Plumbing. Roof. Safe practices. Structrual. Commercial prerequisite. Green building. Pools & spas. Energy audit. Foundation walls & piers . Log home. Mould. Radon. Wood destroying insects. Septic. Egress. or should know. Attic,insulation,ventilation & interior.Customer service & communication.Decks. Moisture intrusion.Exterior. Residental electrical. HVAC. Standards of practice.Plumbing. Roof.Safe practices. Structual. Commercal prerequis
 
NACHI05060876
 
Green Building, Roof Inspeection,Safe practices for the Home Inspector,Deck Inspections, How to inspect the Exterior, Inspecting foundation,walls and piers, Electrical Inspection,Residential plumbing, Structural issues,Inspecting HVAC systems,How to inspect for moisture intrusion,Commercial inspection prerequisite,Log Home inspection,Wood destroying organism inspection,Mold inspection,How to inspect pools and spas,Attic insulation and ventilation,Introduction to InterNachi’s residential SOP, 25 Standards every inspector should know and
 
NACHI07090605
 
home inspector
 
CMI
 
CHI
 
Internachi
 
InterNACHI: Certified Home Inspector:2005
 
Thermography; Air Quality; Mold; Log Home
 
Had
 
Certified
 
x
 
t
 
yes
 
Home Inspector
 
Prior
 
Home Inspector
 
x
 
Certified Home Inspector
 
NACHI
 
internachi
 
CHI
 
NACHI
 
NACHI Certified
 
Certificate
 
Home & Commercial Inspector
 
home inspector
 
Certified
 
member
 
Certified
 
member in good standing
 
CHI
 
Yes
 
certified
 
CHI
 
yes
 
Certified Home Inspector
 
CPI
 
nachi
 
IAC2 Mould
 
home inspector
 
CHI
 
NACHI09082305
 
InterNachi
 
No answer 29 16.86%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR OAHI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 17 9.88%  
 
RHI (former)
 
RHI
 
RHI
 
Applicant Member
 
Several courses
 
RHI
 
yes
 
did some courses
 
various inspection courses Defect Recognition, Radon Measurement
 
Applicant
 
registered home inspector
 
Yes
 
Two years: OAHI
 
Appilcant memeber
 
RHI
 
RHI
 
Yes
 
No answer 117 68.02%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR CAHPI Ontario
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 6 3.49%  
 
RHI (former)
 
Member
 
Yes
 
defect recognition
 
RHI
 
RHI
 
No answer 128 74.42%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR CANACHI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 14 8.14%  
 
CHI
 
Inspect4U & Inspect4Mold
 
waste of money
 
Associate Member
 
CnON100702-GN
 
cmhi
 
certified inspector
 
certified member
 
yes
 
One year: CANACHI
 
Canachi
 
Certified home inspector
 
Associate member
 
Certified Home Inspector
 
No answer 120 69.77%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR OntarioACHI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 9 5.23%  
 
CPI
 
?
 
Y
 
NCI
 
CHI
 
memeber
 
Not advised
 
Home inspector
 
Yes
 
No answer 125 72.67%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR PHPIC
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 5 2.91%  
 
Canidate
 
previous member
 
Candidate
 
associate
 
PHPI
 
No answer 129 75.00%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR CAHI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 1 0.58%  
 
RHI
 
No answer 133 77.33%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR IAC2
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 33 19.19%  
 
Mold + Radon
 
?
 
Radon & Mold
 
Certified mold investigator
 
Member
 
Mold Radon
 
Certified
 
member
 
Mould and radon
 
yes
 
Mold Certified
 
IAC2
 
IAC2-01-8940
 
IAC2-01-9916
 
Certified Indoor Air Quality Consultant
 
tech
 
certified indoor air consultant
 
CIAC2
 
IAC2
 
yes
 
IAC2
 
yes
 
Yes
 
mould
 
X
 
CMHC Investigator
 
yes
 
Yes
 
x
 
IAC2
 
x
 
Mold and Radon
 
mold
 
No answer 101 58.72%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR CMI
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 11 6.40%  
 
CMI
 
Certified Master Inspector
 
Y
 
CMI
 
x
 
cmi
 
CMI
 
Yes
 
X
 
CMI
 
ESA
 
No answer 123 71.51%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR NHICC
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 3 1.74%  
 
National Home Inspector
 
x
 
NHI
 
No answer 131 76.16%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

RESPONDENTS FOR Other
What Certifications for Home Inspection do you hold?
  Count Percentage
Answer 43 25.00%  
 
Carson Dunlop Direct
 
Project Management Institute, PMP
 
Licensed Septic – OBC
 
NITC Certified
 
HRAI: RASDT – NRCan: CEA
 
ITC LVL 1 IR for Buildings
 
Kaplan, CHI
 
P. Eng.
 
Level 1 thermo imaging
 
Achi
 
AHIT Cerified
 
Carson Dunlop
 
NAMRI
 
cason dunlop full course
 
Algonquin Colledge: OBC part9 Health and safety,OBC part 9 Building Envelope,Electrical, Home Heating,Plumbing,Home Inspection, Safety: Thermal imaging, Air Solutions: VanEE training WETT: wett
 
ITC: Level 1 Building Investigations, 801278
 
Degree in Settlement Studies, (Housing)1996 just appling to do my Masters – Indoor Environmentalist 2013 , Environmental Solutions Association in 2009 to 2011 Mould Inspector, Mould Assessor
 
many
 
pcdi
 
level 2 asnt thermographer
 
Licensed plumber
 
WETT
 
AHIT: Certified Home Inspector
 
Carson-Dunlop(via Georgian College):Communication & professional practices.Insulatio & interiors. Heating 1&2. Structure. Exterior. Air conditioning & heat pumps. Roofing. Plumbing. Electrical. Lighthouse Inspections of Canada: Introduction to home inspections. The report. General structure & roof. Chimneys & roof drainage. Vehicle parking. Exterior. Additions. Grounds & air conditioning. Electrical.Plumbing. Heating.Basement & crawl space. Waterpenetration & internal structure. Laundry. Kitchens. Bathrooms. Fireplaces & saftety devices. General interior. Attic & ventilation. Insulation.Tarion. Inspection types. Common house problems. Defect recognition. Building codes. Cost estimating. Preventative maintance. Commercal inspections. Water flow & pressure testing. Pools. Animal control.Wood destroying insects. Safety concerns. Enviromental.Energy. Accesible housing. Life expectancy.Buisness setup.Liability.Customer service. WETT Canada: Site basic inspections, Code compliance.Woodburning systems
 
AHIT
 
College Diploma
 
PEO ,P.Eng, Energy Advisor
 
CET, EA, CRT, CIAQT, Level one Thermogapher, CMHC IAQ Investgator and 58 others
 
Canadian Arts & Trades School: Residential Home Inspection Course: 2005
 
NAHI – Had
 
Canadian Art & Trades School : NACHI
 
inspect4u , inspect4mold
 
Algonquin College Certificate
 
Yes
 
x IAQA
 
Completed Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program
 
AHIT
 
LOYALIST COLLEGE
 
2 courses with Seneca C
 
WETT
 
Carson-Dunop & OBC – Fire & Safety
 
NPI/GPI
 
Part 9 TheBuilding envelope and Part 9 Health and Safety
 
No answer 91 52.91%  
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

 
Are you required to take continued education as part of any Certification you have achieved?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 0 0.00%
No (N) 0 0.00%
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 172 100.00%  

 

 
How many hours continued education are you required to perform each year to keep your current Certification?
Calculation Result
Count 143
Sum  
Standard deviation 0
Average 0
Minimum  
1st quartile (Q1) 0
2nd quartile (Median) 0
3rd quartile (Q3) 0
Maximum  
Null values are ignored in calculations
Q1 and Q3 calculated using minitab method
 
 
Which providers have you taken courseS from?
Answer Count Percentage
Carson-Dunlop (direct) (EDE01) 13 7.56%  
Carson-Dunlop (via College) (EDE02) 18 10.47%  
Home Inspectors Institute (EDE03) 4 2.33%  
Inspect4U (EDE04) 15 8.72%  
InterNACHI (online) (EDE05) 68 39.53%  
Other 29 16.86%  
 
AEC, ITC. Certaindeed
 
ASHI
 
CMHC
 
OAHI & PACHI
 
Humber College, SNELL, CMHC, NRCan
 
Humber College
 
AHIT
 
ITC
 
Private Educator
 
oacett
 
Humber College
 
wett, in class
 
CDW Engineering
 
Algonquin Colledge
 
ITC, And CanNACHI TIPR
 
ESA
 
college night course
 
Flir
 
George Brown College Advanced Plumbing
 
WETT
 
AHIT- American Home Inspection Training Institute
 
OAHI online Via Community college
 
National Property Inspections
 
WETT. Lighthouse Canada
 
AHIT
 
enercan
 
WETT
 
Humber college, Fanshawe college
 
Tarion Warranty Techinal training
 
Not completed or Not displayed 100 58.14%  

 

 
Which courses required exams at the end?
Answer Count Percentage
Carson-Dunlop (direct) (EDE01) 13 7.56%  
Carson-Dunlop (via College) (EDE02) 19 11.05%  
Home Inspectors Institute (EDE03) 2 1.16%  
Inspect4U (EDE04) 16 9.30%  
InterNACHI (online) (EDE05) 62 36.05%  
Other (EDE06) 30 17.44%  
Not completed or Not displayed 100 58.14%  

 

 
Were the examinations proctored?
Answer Count Percentage
Carson-Dunlop (direct) (EDE01) 5 2.91%  
Carson-Dunlop (via College) (EDE02) 18 10.47%  
Home Inspectors Institute (EDE03) 3 1.74%  
Inspect4U (EDE04) 16 9.30%  
InterNACHI (online) (EDE05) 19 11.05%  
Other (EDE06) 26 15.12%  
Not completed or Not displayed 100 58.14%  

 

 
How you operate your Home Inspection business. Are you an inspector in a multi-inspector company, do you operate as self-emplyed Home Inspector, do you have your own incorporated organisation or are you a franchisee?
Answer Count Percentage
Self-employed (A1) 85 49.42%  
Employed in a multi-inspector company (A2) 1 0.58%  
Incorporated company owner/operator (A3) 36 20.93%  
Franchisee (A4) 12 6.98%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  

 

 
How you operated your Home Inspection business. Were you an inspector in a multi-inspector company, did you operate as self-emplyed Home Inspector, did you have your own incorporated organisation or were you a franchisee?
Answer Count Percentage
Self-employed (A1) 5 2.91%  
Employed in a multi-inspector company (A2) 0 0.00%
Incorporated company owner/operator (A3) 4 2.33%  
Franchisee (A4) 0 0.00%
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 163 94.77%  

 

 
What “Inspection specific” tools do you have to help you with you Inspections, and (approximately) what was their cost?
 
Dielectric Shoes/Boots 41 23.84%  
 
120
 
100
 
125
 
270
 
250
 
150.00
 
100
 
Binoculars
 
125
 
Yes
 
$140
 
100
 
150.00
 
$190
 
100
 
100.00
 
$100
 
100
 
100
 
yes
 
200.00
 
Dielectric Gloves 26 15.12%  
 
15
 
35
 
50
 
20
 
45
 
25
 
75
 
30
 
200
 
GFCI tester
 
N/A
 
10
 
25
 
yes
 
Work Gloves 102 59.30%  
 
15 x2
 
$10.00
 
5
 
30.00
 
$30
 
10
 
20
 
18
 
10
 
5.00
 
15
 
20.00
 
10
 
20
 
15
 
10
 
20
 
15
 
12
 
$5.00
 
8
 
$20
 
25
 
10.00
 
20.00
 
30
 
20
 
10
 
10.00
 
10
 
45
 
Cordless drill/screwdriver
 
10
 
Yes
 
10.00
 
10
 
20.00
 
10
 
yes
 
20
 
$25
 
5
 
$20
 
2
 
30
 
10
 
10
 
$30
 
20
 
yes
 
20
 
50.00
 
Safety Harness 27 15.70%  
 
65 x2
 
$200
 
150
 
200
 
85
 
360
 
75
 
Yes
 
$250
 
200.00
 
Had
 
300
 
yes
 
Safety Helmet 57 33.14%  
 
15
 
25
 
30
 
20.00
 
20
 
18
 
40
 
20
 
20
 
20
 
55
 
25.00
 
40
 
15
 
$20
 
25.00
 
25
 
40.00
 
35
 
20
 
Had
 
60
 
15
 
yes
 
50.00
 
Safety Goggles 93 54.07%  
 
15
 
$10.00
 
10
 
10.00
 
$15
 
10
 
20
 
25
 
10
 
5.00
 
10
 
20
 
18
 
15
 
20
 
15
 
$12.00
 
14
 
$10
 
25
 
20.00
 
20.00
 
20
 
10
 
10
 
15.00
 
20
 
10
 
14
 
15
 
Yes
 
$20
 
20.00
 
15
 
5
 
5
 
$15
 
15
 
10
 
Had
 
10
 
12
 
$15
 
yes
 
20
 
Face Mask (fabric) 64 37.21%  
 
5
 
$4.00
 
15
 
5
 
17
 
10
 
$5.00
 
4
 
15
 
5.00
 
10
 
10
 
10.00
 
15
 
5.00
 
$7.50
 
5
 
10.00
 
5
 
35.00
 
10
 
$2/ piece
 
5
 
yes
 
6 qty=4
 
$5.00
 
1
 
12
 
10
 
$10
 
yes
 
Face Mask/ espirator (NIOSH) 76 44.19%  
 
60
 
$50.00
 
10
 
30.00
 
$60
 
35
 
$100
 
45
 
40
 
40
 
45
 
80
 
150
 
$70
 
165
 
$50
 
75
 
50
 
65
 
Yes
 
25
 
50.00
 
50
 
50.00
 
$250
 
50
 
yes
 
50
 
$50
 
10
 
80
 
100
 
50
 
$50
 
35
 
no
 
60
 
Tool Caddy/Cart 60 34.88%  
 
$35.00
 
30.00
 
$50
 
$200
 
54
 
50
 
30
 
50
 
60
 
30
 
35
 
45
 
35
 
$120
 
155
 
130.00
 
100.00
 
40.00
 
$30
 
25
 
40.00
 
yes
 
$50
 
$100
 
100
 
25
 
45
 
yes
 
20
 
Tool Bag 119 69.19%  
 
25 x2
 
$50.00
 
30
 
50.00
 
10
 
$100
 
$30.00
 
100
 
25
 
45
 
40.00
 
50
 
60
 
50.00
 
35.00
 
50
 
50
 
30
 
25
 
30
 
25
 
25
 
$20.00
 
180
 
$80
 
65
 
$70 (2 x $35)
 
40.00
 
35
 
200
 
40
 
20
 
25.00
 
50
 
20
 
40
 
30.00
 
35
 
$100
 
50.00
 
20
 
30.00
 
50
 
25
 
100
 
20.00
 
50
 
40.00
 
65
 
20
 
35
 
30
 
25
 
50
 
25
 
40
 
$40
 
100
 
$80
 
40
 
yes
 
20
 
300.00
 
Smoke Pen 26 15.12%  
 
10
 
5
 
10
 
86
 
$10
 
5.00
 
20
 
$5
 
25
 
yes
 
25.00
 
A-Frame Ladder 91 52.91%  
 
90
 
Articulating $300.00
 
200
 
125.00
 
$60
 
200
 
$300
 
500
 
125
 
100
 
100.00
 
250
 
200.00
 
200
 
400
 
160
 
200
 
120
 
250
 
225
 
$250
 
500.00
 
120
 
100
 
200
 
150
 
100.00
 
80
 
99
 
475.00
 
200
 
$240
 
270.00
 
3 for a total of 1200.00
 
300
 
600
 
500
 
$350
 
75.00
 
100
 
yes
 
200
 
$150
 
600 qty=2
 
120
 
50
 
300
 
125
 
yes
 
500
 
100.00
 
Telescopic Ladder 109 63.37%  
 
300
 
26’ext $350.00
 
200
 
$150
 
200
 
400
 
300
 
300.00
 
199
 
200
 
600.00
 
500.00
 
100
 
210
 
200
 
200
 
250
 
299
 
200
 
$400
 
325
 
300.00
 
$265
 
400.00
 
200
 
300
 
150
 
250.00
 
200
 
150
 
300.00
 
$250
 
300
 
$250
 
300
 
200
 
300
 
300.00
 
$320
 
200
 
125.00
 
225
 
200
 
250
 
$250
 
300
 
100
 
300
 
150
 
250
 
$350
 
350
 
$200
 
450
 
yes
 
400.00
 
Flashlight 142 82.56%  
 
20
 
$40.00
 
50
 
30.00
 
$150
 
50
 
$100
 
$10.00
 
100
 
20
 
56
 
30
 
100.00
 
80
 
100
 
40.00
 
25.00
 
multiple – up to 2600 lumin
 
50
 
100
 
19
 
30
 
30
 
25
 
30
 
$18.00
 
36
 
$30
 
85+ 105+125
 
50.00
 
$100
 
250.00
 
50
 
50
 
40
 
30
 
25
 
20
 
75
 
20.00
 
$30
 
30
 
$120
 
35.00
 
20
 
95.00
 
75
 
25
 
200
 
30.00
 
$60
 
20
 
25.00
 
30
 
yes
 
130
 
$50
 
350 qty=3
 
$30
 
25
 
5
 
80
 
25
 
50 (several)
 
$45
 
50
 
$90
 
45
 
yes
 
100
 
100.00
 
Dedicated Cellphone 114 66.28%  
 
75, a month
 
$60.00 mnth
 
500
 
$110 Monthly
 
100
 
$500
 
$300.00
 
300
 
65
 
100
 
400.00
 
150
 
150 + 40 month
 
200.00
 
100.00/month
 
500
 
1100
 
600
 
200
 
700
 
$80/mo
 
3000
 
300.00
 
$600
 
60.00 per month
 
600
 
250
 
50 Monthly
 
70/mth
 
650
 
300
 
$250
 
65/mth
 
$60/month
 
30.00/month
 
300
 
145/month
 
300
 
100
 
100 per month
 
300.00/mo
 
50
 
60.00
 
1500
 
yes
 
100
 
$300
 
$450
 
400
 
Lots
 
800
 
600
 
80/month
 
400
 
$400
 
yes
 
500
 
500.00
 
Head Lamp 62 36.05%  
 
15
 
$15.00
 
15.00
 
$10
 
15
 
25
 
50.00
 
25.00
 
20
 
26
 
25
 
55
 
25
 
65
 
50
 
25
 
30.00
 
$30
 
20
 
yes
 
50
 
$100
 
25
 
yes
 
20
 
25.00
 
Tape Measure 137 79.65%  
 
8
 
$15.00
 
20
 
10.00
 
$30
 
5
 
$10
 
$5.00
 
20
 
8
 
12
 
10
 
10.00
 
20
 
10
 
10.00
 
10.00
 
20
 
18
 
5
 
15
 
15
 
25
 
$15.00
 
13
 
43
 
20.00
 
$10
 
5.00
 
10
 
20
 
20
 
20
 
15
 
10
 
10
 
20
 
10.00
 
$5.00
 
15
 
$25
 
20.00
 
5
 
20.00
 
20
 
20
 
20
 
5.00
 
10
 
5.00
 
10
 
yes
 
10
 
$10
 
20 qty=2
 
$25
 
5
 
15
 
20
 
5
 
10
 
5
 
$30
 
30
 
yes
 
20
 
25.00
 
Laser Distance Meter 48 27.91%  
 
16
 
$65.00
 
$200
 
35
 
35
 
20
 
50.00
 
50
 
189
 
325
 
50
 
175.00
 
40
 
20
 
100
 
25
 
25
 
no
 
150
 
50.00
 
Screwdriver 135 78.49%  
 
18 x3
 
$20.00
 
30
 
$15
 
25
 
$10
 
$20.00
 
20
 
3
 
25
 
20
 
5.00
 
35
 
10
 
50.00
 
15.00
 
10
 
25
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
19
 
$5.00
 
48
 
22
 
50.00
 
$5
 
5.00
 
15
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
15
 
20
 
20
 
5
 
5.00
 
$30
 
15
 
$40
 
5.00×4
 
10
 
20.00
 
35
 
50
 
200
 
2.00
 
15
 
5
 
5.00
 
50
 
yes
 
20
 
$20
 
30 qty=3
 
$10
 
10
 
5
 
50
 
10
 
50
 
$15
 
30
 
yes
 
30
 
25.00
 
Hammer 70 40.70%  
 
$30.00
 
20
 
25
 
20
 
30
 
25
 
18
 
50
 
25
 
32
 
35
 
15.00
 
20.00
 
15
 
10
 
50
 
15
 
13
 
20
 
$40
 
15.00
 
10
 
25
 
10.00
 
5
 
20
 
25
 
10
 
10
 
$50
 
35
 
yes
 
Scratch Awl (for probing wood) 105 61.05%  
 
6
 
$10.00
 
5
 
5
 
$5
 
$5.00
 
12
 
5
 
5,00
 
5
 
5.00
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
10
 
$2.00
 
3
 
10
 
6.00
 
15
 
5
 
10
 
15
 
10
 
7
 
5
 
$15
 
10
 
10.00
 
5
 
10
 
5
 
5.00
 
yes
 
12
 
5
 
$10
 
5
 
20
 
$5
 
10
 
yes
 
8
 
Magnifier 71 41.28%  
 
12
 
$20.00
 
5
 
$5
 
3
 
12
 
5
 
10
 
12
 
5
 
10
 
$8.00
 
7
 
15
 
10.00
 
10
 
25
 
5
 
4.00
 
5.00
 
5
 
10
 
10
 
$20
 
5
 
20
 
40
 
$10
 
yes
 
8
 
Inspection Mirror 115 66.86%  
 
12
 
$15.00
 
10
 
$15
 
5
 
$5
 
$10.00
 
10
 
5.00
 
10
 
10
 
10.00
 
15.00
 
10
 
18
 
10
 
10
 
5
 
15
 
$8.00
 
14
 
15
 
5.00
 
6.00
 
10
 
25
 
15
 
15
 
12
 
5
 
5
 
8.00
 
$7.50
 
$35
 
25.00
 
10
 
15
 
5
 
5.00
 
20
 
yes
 
8
 
$15
 
5
 
$10
 
20
 
5
 
20
 
15
 
40
 
$10
 
12
 
yes
 
16
 
40.00
 
Camera (Digital) 136 79.07%  
 
500 + lens 300 + backup 180
 
$650.00
 
$500
 
100
 
$200
 
$350.00
 
100
 
350
 
229
 
200
 
150.00
 
150
 
100
 
300.00
 
350.00
 
35 optical zoom
 
200
 
200
 
360
 
200
 
400
 
200
 
150
 
$350.00
 
680
 
iphone
 
325
 
400.00
 
$800
 
250.00
 
250
 
500
 
150
 
100
 
120
 
200
 
300
 
150.00
 
$250
 
500
 
$250
 
100.00
 
200.00
 
250
 
300.00
 
100
 
600
 
300
 
100.00
 
400
 
300
 
120.00
 
100
 
yes
 
300
 
$200
 
300 qty=2
 
$200
 
120
 
250
 
300
 
450
 
200
 
$300
 
100
 
yes
 
200
 
300.00
 
Camera (Video) 48 27.91%  
 
Same as Camera
 
350
 
200
 
380
 
200
 
iphone
 
325
 
300.00
 
300
 
400
 
yes
 
250
 
yes
 
100.00
 
Home eference Book (Carson Dunlop) 41 23.84%  
 
50
 
200.00
 
50
 
200
 
125
 
Included in course
 
$100
 
75
 
60
 
$50
 
35
 
100
 
$40
 
yes
 
150
 
Computer (& HI Software) 115 66.86%  
 
600
 
$1200.00
 
2000
 
1,000.00
 
$12 per Credit
 
2000
 
$1500
 
$900.00
 
3000
 
800
 
2100
 
1200
 
1600.00
 
500
 
1800
 
2000.00
 
2500.00 +
 
1000
 
800
 
4000
 
1200
 
700
 
700
 
$850.00
 
1800
 
2250
 
800.00
 
$600
 
3,500.00
 
2500
 
1400
 
1000
 
1000
 
700
 
2000
 
550
 
1000.00
 
1000
 
$900
 
1000.00
 
500.00
 
500
 
800
 
2000
 
1000.00
 
500
 
500
 
yes
 
1000
 
$600
 
1200
 
2000
 
1000
 
1500
 
1000
 
1000
 
500
 
1200
 
yes
 
1000
 
1000,00
 
Electrical Tester 136 79.07%  
 
60
 
$35.00
 
20
 
80.00
 
$30
 
25
 
$300
 
$15.00
 
50
 
20
 
65
 
10
 
10.00
 
15
 
20
 
25.00
 
20.00
 
25
 
200
 
20
 
12
 
30
 
180
 
10
 
$12.00
 
60
 
125
 
300.00
 
$20
 
60.00
 
25
 
75
 
20
 
25
 
20
 
20
 
10.00
 
$15
 
45
 
$200
 
50.00
 
50.00
 
20
 
15.00
 
50
 
15
 
50
 
30.00
 
25
 
20
 
20.00
 
yes
 
15
 
$100
 
165 qty=2
 
$75
 
100
 
40
 
500
 
10
 
30
 
10
 
$12
 
15
 
yes
 
60
 
50.00
 
Voltage Detector 112 65.12%  
 
35
 
$85.00 (3)
 
10
 
$10
 
$8.00
 
75
 
22
 
25
 
10.00
 
15
 
15
 
15.00
 
25
 
20
 
79
 
10
 
90
 
19
 
35
 
55
 
20.00
 
$10
 
15.00
 
25
 
50
 
14
 
17.00
 
$15
 
15
 
$35
 
10.00
 
20
 
15.00
 
200
 
50
 
30.00
 
250
 
25
 
yes
 
15
 
$50
 
15
 
$15
 
40
 
55
 
500
 
20
 
30
 
15
 
yes
 
20
 
50.00
 
Moisture Meter (Pin-less) 92 53.49%  
 
$260.00
 
100
 
50.00
 
150
 
$400
 
$250.00
 
400
 
350
 
65
 
100
 
25.00
 
75
 
150
 
300.00
 
200.00
 
25
 
200
 
89
 
600
 
400
 
100
 
$650
 
350
 
$100
 
600.00
 
50
 
200
 
80
 
500
 
300.00
 
200
 
250
 
500
 
600
 
400.00
 
100
 
50
 
100
 
yes
 
500
 
300
 
?
 
400
 
100
 
$250
 
150
 
yes
 
50..00
 
Moisture Meter (Pinned) 89 51.74%  
 
60
 
$80.00
 
100
 
35.00
 
150
 
65
 
200.00
 
35
 
180
 
100
 
60
 
$700
 
350
 
99.00
 
$50
 
25
 
50
 
40
 
50
 
40
 
15
 
$40
 
$250
 
30.00
 
50.00
 
400
 
350
 
25
 
100.00
 
yes
 
35
 
$80
 
120
 
$25
 
200
 
50
 
60
 
20
 
50
 
$450
 
60
 
yes
 
400
 
25.00
 
I Thermometer 70 40.70%  
 
90
 
$65.00
 
80.00
 
50
 
$200
 
125
 
40
 
25.00
 
50.00
 
20
 
50
 
110
 
50
 
150
 
100
 
260
 
175
 
100
 
50
 
$120
 
30.00
 
25
 
75
 
50
 
40.00
 
130
 
yes
 
100 qty=2
 
50
 
100
 
35
 
yes
 
I Camera 62 36.05%  
 
6000
 
$3500
 
2500
 
3750
 
1900
 
10000.00
 
6000
 
6000
 
3600
 
2100
 
14000
 
4800
 
16,000
 
$4000
 
3,500.00
 
2500
 
7500
 
9000.00
 
4000.00
 
4000
 
4000
 
5000
 
6000.00
 
12000
 
yes
 
$2,000
 
2500
 
5000
 
yes
 
5000.00
 
Borescope 56 32.56%  
 
300
 
$80.00
 
$300
 
200
 
569
 
150.00
 
250
 
140
 
150
 
300
 
250
 
260
 
325
 
250.00
 
200
 
300
 
500.00
 
200
 
$250
 
200.00
 
250
 
400.00
 
500
 
500
 
200.00
 
yes
 
150
 
$150
 
160
 
$199
 
200
 
1000
 
yes
 
CO Detector 33 19.19%  
 
120
 
400
 
80
 
400
 
650
 
225
 
250.00
 
500
 
100
 
400.00
 
120
 
50
 
200
 
yes
 
CO2 Detector 23 13.37%  
 
180
 
80
 
3600
 
550
 
$40
 
210.00
 
$150
 
200
 
50
 
no
 
Combustible Gas Detector 27 15.70%  
 
400
 
$200
 
150
 
1000
 
500
 
$1000
 
200
 
180
 
75
 
500
 
no
 
Indoor Air Quality Meter 25 14.53%  
 
3000
 
65
 
200
 
900
 
300
 
600
 
1200
 
?
 
yes
 
100.00
 
Water Tester (Electronic) 9 5.23%  
 
55
 
$25
 
10.00
 
125
 
no
 
Water Chlorine Kit 8 4.65%  
 
65
 
40
 
?
 
no
 
Mould Kit 51 29.65%  
 
35 per from lab
 
$70.00 sample
 
1000
 
1200.00
 
250
 
25
 
250.00
 
500
 
500
 
50
 
$800
 
925
 
$100
 
500
 
900
 
700
 
600
 
700
 
250
 
1000
 
600
 
yes
 
600
 
$250
 
?
 
395
 
no
 
adon Kit 17 9.88%  
 
45 per from lab
 
$35.00 per
 
200
 
150
 
35
 
90
 
1100
 
$100
 
?
 
yes
 
Blower Door 22 12.79%  
 
2500
 
$5000
 
2000
 
1500
 
4500
 
5000
 
4000
 
2000
 
3000
 
4500
 
1600
 
?
 
yes
 
Microwave Tester 36 20.93%  
 
Free from InterNACHI
 
0
 
Free
 
0
 
22
 
5.00
 
10
 
free
 
free
 
15
 
55
 
$50
 
free
 
0
 
free
 
yes
 
0 qty=2
 
?
 
free
 
yes
 
Specialised Vehicle 44 25.58%  
1/2 ton pickup with ladder racks 20000

Pick up $34,000

$20000

$18000
$20000
$20,000

 
35,000+
 
35000
 
42000
 
25000
 
15000
 
13000.00
 
$30000
 
17000
 
12000
 
35000
 
28,000
 
300.00/monthly
 
7500
 
$9500
 
lots
 
yes
 
pick up truck 30000
 
Not completed or Not displayed 27 15.70%  
 

 

FOR PRACTICING HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
Do you carry any professional insurance for your work as a home inspector? For example:  Liability, Errors & Ommisions, Personal Injury etc.
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 107 62.21%  
No (N) 27 15.70%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 38 22.09%  
 

 

FOR RETIRED HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
Did you carry any professional insurance when you worked as a home inspector?
For example:  Liability, Errors & Omissions, Personal Injury etc.
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 6 3.49%  
No (N) 3 1.74%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 163 94.77%  
 

 

FOR PRACTICING HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
How much annualy are your premiums?
Calculation Result
Count 143
Sum 257686.0000000000
Standard deviation 4465.81
Average 2526.33
Minimum 0.0000000000
1st quartile (Q1) 2200
2nd quartile (Median) 3074
3rd quartile (Q3) 0
Maximum 45000.0000000000
Null values are ignored in calculations
 
 
 
Have you ever had a customer complaint against you?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (A1) 35 20.35%  
No (A2) 96 55.81%  
No answer 12 6.98%  
Not completed or Not displayed 29 16.86%  
 

 

 
Did you manage to settle all complaints personally?
Answer Count Percentage
Yes (Y) 25 14.53%  
No (N) 10 5.81%  
No answer 0 0.00%
Not completed or Not displayed 137 79.65%  
 

 

FOR RETIRED HOME INSPECTORS ONLY
How much annualy were your premiums?
Calculation Result
Count 143
Sum 3400.0000000000
Standard deviation 876.07
Average 850
Minimum 0.0000000000
1st quartile (Q1) 0
2nd quartile (Median) 0
3rd quartile (Q3) 0
Maximum 2000.0000000000
Null values are ignored in calculations
 
 

 

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