In an effort to protect consumers from un-qualified home inspectors, the Alberta government now mandates that all Alberta home inspectors hold a license. This home inspection business regulation was introduced on September 1st of 2011. The licensing of home inspectors only sets a minimum standard. Much like being up to code, any less would be illegal.

Tip: Some would-be home inspectors have only a 1 week course provided by opportunistic educators looking to line their own pockets. Inspectors who choose to pursue this type of short cut to obtain a home inspection license may just leave you holding the bag. There is no substitute for quality formal education, mentoring by peers, and many years of field experience.

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What it takes to acheive CMI® designation:

  1. Complete 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of education (combined)
  2. Been in the inspection business for at least three years
  3. Agree to abide by the inspection industry’s toughest Code of Ethics
  4. Agree to periodic criminal background checks

What it takes to acheive RHI® designation:

  1. Carson Dunlop Engineering - 540 hours home inspection course (Currently being taught by S.A.I.T.)
  2. Seven CAHPI Alberta proctored exams
  3. Alberta Safety Code Part 9, Term 1 & 2 (1,319 pages of building code courses & 2 proctored exams)
    (These are not an absolute requirement but I took them just the same)
  4. Six written inspection reports reviewed by a veteran CAHPI RHI
  5. MIPR (Mock Inspection with Peer Review)
    (This is where you inspect a house previously inspected by a veteran CAHPI RHI, and submit your inspection for review)
  6. 250 fee-paid home inspections
  7. Agree to abide by CAHPI's Code of Ethics
  8. Agree to abide by CAHPI's Standards of Practice
  9. Continue learning (20 hours/credits per year) per CAHPI's continuing education policy

What it takes to acheive Infrared Certified® designation:

  1. Infrared thermography - Building investigations;
  2. The Physics of Light
    • Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Frequency
    • Color
    • Heat
  3. The Physics of Thermal Imaging
    • Delta T
    • Emissivity, Reflectivity, Transparency
    • Thermal Mass
  4. Different Types of Image Display
    • Black & White, Rainbow, Iron
    • Temperature Scales
    • Adjusting temperature scales for a better image
  5. Applications for Home Inspection
    • Water Infiltration
    • Excessive Moisture in Materials
    • Electrical Inspection Applications
    • HVAC applications
    • Pipe Location
    • Pest Infestation
    • Energy Audit
  6. Inspection Techniques
    • Exterior scanning
    • Interior scanning
    • Electrical scanning
  7. Report Writing, Marketing, Liabilities
  8. Building Science, Structure, Systems, And Defects

What it takes to acheive CPI® designation:

  1. Pass InterNACHI's Inspector Examination
  2. Complete InterNACHI's Code of Ethics Course
  3. Complete InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice Course
  4. Submit four mock inspection reports to InterNACHI's Report Review Committee
  5. Substantially adhere to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice or the Alberta home inspection business regulation
  6. Abide by the InterNACHI Code of Ethics
  7. Continue learning (24 hours/year) per InterNACHI's Continuing Education Policy
  8. Maintain an online member Continuing Education Log
  9. Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course (4 hours)
  10. 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course (5 hours)
  11. Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors course (8 hours)
  12. How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections course (4 hours)
  13. How to Perform Roof Inspections course (4 hours)
  14. How to Inspect HVAC Systems course (12 hours)
  15. Structural Issues for Home Inspectors course (4 hours)
  16. How to Perform Exterior Inspections course (16 hours)
  17. How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior course (14 hours)
  18. How to Perform Deck Inspections course (3 hours)
  19. How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion course (8 hours)
  20. How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys course (4 hours)
  21. Every three years, pass InterNACHI's Online Inspector Examination with a score of 80 or better

Alberta government licensed and bonded
Business license# 332550
Full home inspector license# 332551