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For the large part the home inspection sector in Canada is primarily made up of a number of volunteer organizations going through various stages of organizational maturation. The home inspection sector continues to establish standards on a volunteer basis. Even these volunteer organizations do no...
A fellow inspector wrote me the other day on this issue. "Could you give me some information regarding certification into CAPHI, a few people that I have met over the last few months have taken various on line inspection courses with no real credentials such as ASHI or CAPHI, can they take the CA...
New home inspectors are often confronted with the issue of where can I go to get high quality training and education to become a home inspector. There are literally hundreds of home inspection training schools out there, but how can I get the best training possible?   One bona fide gem of the Nat...
TIPR - A Quick Analysis "Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises" Samuel Butler On a typical Test Inspection with Peer Review (TIPR) session you will normally find six or seven home inspectors completing their TIPR. You would also likely find different approac...
Is There a Need for Two Credentials? Claude Lawrenson, RHI, National Certificate Holder I am sure that many home inspectors (in Canada) wonder why "we" have a system that seems to promote two similar but different credentials. Often in my travels and inspection discussions I get asked many questi...
"What is the value of becoming a National Certificate Holder?" As you can imagine, there are as many answers to that question as there are people who ask it. As it is with most things in life, the more each person participates in their professional association the more benefits they will realize ...

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