Code of Ethics

Inspector Qualifications

Home InspectionSelecting the right home inspector can be as important as finding the right home. RHI Members have demonstrated their proficiency by performing no fewer than 250 fee-paid inspections in accordance with the Standards of Practice; they have also passed a series of written examinations testing their knowledge of residential construction, inspection techniques, report writing, and Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Associates are working toward completion of 250 fee-paid inspections. They have passed all written examinations necessary for membership and are required to complete inspections to the CAHPI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics. Membership in an earned credential, and the best evidence of an inspector’s competence and professionalism.

Code of Ethics

Honesty, justice and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with mutual interest among people constitutes the foundations of ethics. The members recognize such a standard, not just by passive observance, but as a set of dynamic principles guiding their conduct. It is their duty to practice the profession according to this code of ethics.

  • The Keystone of professional conduct is integrity. The members will discharge their duties with fidelity to the public, to their clients, and with fairness and impartiality to all. They should uphold the honour and dignity of their profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character, and avoid any conflict of interest.
  • The member will express an opinion only when it is based on practical experience and honest conviction.
  • The member will always act in good faith toward each client.
  • The member will not disclose any information concerning the results of the inspection without the approval of the clients or their representatives.
  • The member will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.
  • The member will not accept nor offer commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from or to other parties dealing with a client in connection with work for which the member is responsible.
  • The member will promptly disclose to his client any interest in a business which may affect the client. The member will not allow an interest in any business to affect the quality or results of his inspection work which he may be called upon to perform.
  • The¬†Inspection work may not be used as a vehicle by the home inspector to obtain additional work in another field deliberately.
  • A member shall make every effort to maintain and improve the professional integrity and reputation of the home inspection profession. He will report any relevant information concerning possible violations of this code by other members of the Association for remedial action.