Announcement PHPIO

[FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Verdana]March 28, 2009

**The Board of Directors of the Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Ontario (PHPIO) is pleased and honoured to make the following announcement.
[size=3]**The CAHPI National Certification Authority (NCA) and The Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Ontario (PHPIO) have signed an agreement recognizing that PHPIO’s standards and requirements conform to those required by the NCA for the National Certificate Holder designation, providing PHPIO members a clear path to becoming National Certificate Holders.
[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Verdana]This agreement celebrates the PHPIO Mission which states:[/FONT]
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[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Verdana]**PHPIO is committed to offering every home inspector in Ontario, regardless of their past or present affiliation, a clear path to the National Certification. PHPIO offers a provincial voice to represent Ontario inspectors, guidance in their application for
National Certification, individual voting rights for every member and a fair representation of PHPIO values for every Ontario home inspector.

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][FONT=Verdana]This landmark agreement, which reflects the results and recommendations of a review by independent consultants, establishes PHPIO as a professional organization whose members are entitled to preferred NCA application fees, rights and opportunities. The normal application fee is 950. plus GST, but members of organizations with Equivalency Agreements with the NCA, such as the CAHPI provincial units and PHPIO, qualify for a much-reduced fee of 600. + GST.

Besides the initial cost savings, PHPIO members will also be eligible for annual NCH renewal fees of 100 instead of 200 which non-members pay. The attractive financial benefits enjoyed by PHPIO members are complemented by an organization that is committed to its members, their futures and the success of the National Certification Program.

As PHPIO moves forward working to improve the professionalism of the home inspection industry in Ontario, you are encouraged to visit our website]( for the latest news and updates from our profession. The PHPIO Board of Directors is determinedto provide every home inspector a clear path to National Certification. Through our mandate, PHPIO is committed to its members, by allowing them a clear voice in the future of our profession and our organization.

Best regards,
The 2009 PHPIO Board of Directors[/FONT]