I recently applied to join the Better Business Bureau here in Vancouver because I thought it would add consumer confidence, as I perform other consulting and inspection in services for the construction industry and residential sectors, besides home inspections which only take up a small portion of my business these days because of workload.
At the time of my meeting with the BBB, besides my main business listing with the BBB, I also queried about having another listing in the Home Inspection Services section, being a Nachi Member and was told (In General Terms, not Verbatim) that they only accept CAHPIBC or BCPI Inspectors for Home Inspection Services Listings, because these Inspectors are certified through and belong to those associations, and have passed examination and met stringent requirements. Obviously, this was just in discussion with their representative, I did not see anything in writing stating that.
I told them that as far as I knew there has been no legislation passed as of yet, either on a National or BC Provincial Level, and there was only a voluntary project on the way as of late, but definitely nothing governing that I was aware of. I also told them that NACHI also has requirements similar to those other Associations as well and is the largest Home Inspector Association in North America.
Being a member of NACHI,the largest home inspector association in North America, probably the world, having to meet their requirements & experience for membership, pass examination, continuing ed., etc, and etc…
Why would they not acknowledge NACHI, regardless if there is or even if it is as it now where there is no definitive legislation as of yet?
I enjoy always reading everyones post and finding out what is on the mind of Canadian inspectors, as I am on-line daily,though I very rarely comment on this bulletin board, but thought I would share this with you all for your thoughts and if ask id this has happened to anyone else?
When I have alittle more spare time I wiil probably persue this more, however these days I busy with my other inspection and consulting services anyways.
Wishing Everyone Well…
John A. Taylor