About CAHPI

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The Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI) was formed in the late 1980's, about 10 years after it's affiliate, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). In September 2002, the name of CAHI was changed to the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI). Together CAHPI and ASHI represent the oldest and most respected professional organizations of home inspectors in North America.

There are seven active CAHPI chapters across Canada. The mission of CAHPI is to build public awareness of home inspectors and enhance the technical and ethical performance of professional home inspectors.

Home inspections began as a consumer service in North America in the early 1970's in direct response to the growing demand by home buyers to learn about the condition of a house prior to purchase. It is a unique discipline, distinct from construction, engineering, architecture, or municipal building inspection, and as such required its own set of professional guidelines and qualifications. A home inspection performed in accordance with their Standards of Practice helps buyers to make a sound purchase decision based on valuable, objective information.

Mission Statement

The Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors - Manitoba mission is to promote the professional pre-purchase home inspection industry, protect the public using the pre-purchase inspection industry's service, and to provide member inspectors with ongoing and continuing educational opportunities.

CAHPI Manitoba does this by:

Other Provincial Associations

CAHPI(MB) is one of the seven Canadian chapters of the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (CAHPI). These chapters are: