Professional Standing Policies

OntarioACHI Continuing Education Credits Policy

Activity

C.E. Credits

Proof needed for audit

A

OntarioACHI approved courses

varies – unlimited

certificate of completion

B

Online OntarioACHI approved continuing education

varies – unlimited

personal log/submitted Quiz

C

Write OntarioACHI approved educational article

2 C.E. Credits per article
(8 credits per year max)

OntarioACHI Accreditation Committee approval

D

On-site inspector mentoring for fellow member

1 C.E. Credits per article
(10 credits per year max)

Mentored members name
Copy of inspection report

E

Conference attendance

1 C.E. Credits per conference
(10 credits per year max)

Copy of payment confirmation for conference

F

Assisting with Habitat for Humanity or other charity

varies – 8 C.E. Credits  max

OntarioACHI Accreditation Committee approval

Note:  

30 C.E. Credits of acceptable Continuing Education Hours (CE Hours) per year are required to maintain Full OntarioACHI Membership of which at least 10 C.E. Credits must be obtained from Activity A and/or B.

Excess C.E. Credits may be carried over into the following year but only one carry over per course.

Example: If you take a 70-hour course in building science this year, this would be worth 70 C.E. Credits, 40 Credits would carry over into the next year (satisfying the CE requirements for next year) but not into the following year. All continuing education must be related to the inspection, construction, or design of buildings and related systems.  It is the member’s responsibility to maintain documented proof of completed CE Hours in the event of an audit by OntarioACHI.

 
Continuing Education claimed must be submitted to the membership committee at year end.

OntarioACHI Continued Professional Development Credits Policy

 

Activity

P.S. Credits

Proof needed for audit

1

Residential Inspections

1 CPD Credits per residential inspection

Invoice for Inspection

2

Commercial Inspections

3 P.S. Credits per commercial inspection

Invoice for Inspection

3

OntarioACHI board member

30 Credits per year of service
(no part credits)

OntarioACHI

4

OntarioACHI committee chair/secretary

20 Credits per year of service
(no part credits)

OntarioACHI

5

OntarioACHI committee member

12 Credits per year of service
(no part credits)

OntarioACHI

6

OntarioACHI local chapter officer

4 P.S. Credits per year of service
(no part credits)

OntarioACHI

7

OntarioACHI official meeting

1 credit per members meeting
(4 for AGM attendance)

Meeting minutes including attendee record

8

Peer review of Inspection report for fellow member

1 per Residential Inspection Report
2 per Commercial Inspection Report

Peer Review report number

OntarioACHI Certification Committee approval

9

Published in newspaper, magazine, or OntarioACHI Newsletter

1 credit per article
(must be 200 words or more)

copy of the published article

10

Author of published inspection book

36 credits per book

title and ISBN number

11

Guest/host on radio or TV inspection show

1 hour/appearance – 8 hours max

copy of audio/video segment

12

Assisting with Habitat for Humanity or other charity

varies – 8 hours max

Prior approval from OntarioACHI Certification Committee.  Letter of confirmation of service.

Note:

60 acceptable Professional Standing Credits (P.S. Credits) are required per year, of which at least 30 C.E. Credits must be obtained from Activity 1 and/or 2, are required to maintain OntarioACHI Certified Professional Property Inspector Designation.  Excess P.S. Credits may be carried over into the following years.

Example: If you accrue 180 P.S. Credits in year one, the unused credits will count as credits for your designation in years 2 and 3, with unused credits accrued in years 2 and 3 being carried forward to future years.  Accrued credits for activity types 2 thru 12 cannot be exchanged for credits for activity types 1 and 2.
 It is the member’s responsibility to maintain documented proof of completed P.S. Credits in the event of an audit by OntarioACHI.

Professional Standing Credits claimed must be submitted to the Membership Committee at year end.  Members will be audited on a random selective basis.