From the CAHPI discussion board for amusement purposes only.
Now Bill come on, how am I ruining it for others? Are CAHPI members not free thinkers or are the Lemmings?
Once again you display your penchant to insult Canadian Home Inspectors.
Just when were you going to let everyone no about the delay? You posted it on the Canuck list first, and it isn’t on the OAHI Cafe and it wasn’t posted here until I asked or brought it to the forefront. Maybe the info should be sent out to “all” at the same time instead of it being privileged by being posted before all others on the CANUCK list.
Once again I ask what delay you are talking about? The Pilot Project is right on track and evolving exactly or even better than planned. The decision to present certificates at the National Conference has been common knowledge to anyone listening since the winter. Had you attended the Kingston Winter Workshop, you would have heard it mentioned many times. I also did not ‘make an announcement’ about it on the Canuck Forum. I merely replied to a question. By the way, I want to thank you for slithering out of the Pilot Project. It immediately raised the calibre of the participants.
Carry on and keep pushing Licencing that would be the best outcome. No more self regulation by home inspectors and Franchisors overseeing themselves.
I have never ‘pushed’ licensing. I have said, but apparently you can’t read, that I have no problem with licensing if it’s done correctly. If they use the CAHPI National Certification Model, and indications are that they will, it will have to be administered by the National Certification Authority, so I am in favour of that. CAHPI will therefore have significant influence in any licensing. In those provinces that have indicated licensing is on the horizon, they have made it clear that licensing will be administered by Home Inspectors, not by nameless beaurocrats, so CAHPI will be very much involved.
As to factual info, you have been the one quoted as saying 5000 will be certfied by 2007. Now it appears you cannot even process 100 by November. Is this another PDI type promise? Remeber Whistler?
I stand behind the 5000 number, as will anyone who has been involved in this process. It’s well documented for anyone who cares to look it up.
There is no delay in the processing. In fact, we have already processed over 100applicants, well before the end of June. This is not a race, it’s a Pilot Project that is meant to determine the right way to implement the National Certification Model. The National Certification Authority has the right and the responsibility to make decisions all through the project based on what comes up in the Pilot Project. If all the outcomes were apparent from the beginning, there would be no need for a Pilot Project. At a meeting in Winnipeg in May, well over 100 background applications were reviewed and several people have passed that milestone. Just because certificates are not being issued now does not mean that the work has not been done.
I do indeed remember Whistler with fondness. It was a great experience and despite the assertions by you and your brain-addled sidekick, the PDI program is far from dead. It is being dealt with quietly and some details will soon surface, possibly as a supplement to the National Certification. The PDI has no doubt suffered a few setbacks, but that’s normal in this industry, especially in our association where we will not force things on our membership without ensuring they are done right.
Bill Mullen RHI
A Canadian Home Inspector
Raymond Wand RHI/CHI
Thanks again Bill.
Bill Mullen RHI
CAHPI Past President
National Certification Project Coordinator
* Last edited by Bill Mullen : June 17th, 2006 at 09:00 AM. *