CCHI Certification Process

(Vern Mitchinson, CCHI CMI) #1

The following procedures have been defined to guide you through the process to get your HI Licence and quilify for CCHI certification.

CCHI Training procedure and standards
The following training and testing standards are to be successfully completed to earn
the privilege of using the CCHI **professional designation.**
This designation is the exclusive property of the International Association of Certified
Home Inspectors Of Canada, AlbertaNACHI** and can only be used byAlbertaNACHI ***memers in good standing.*
1 Complete 202 hours of InterNACHI courses
1.1 **These courses are available on the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors at; http://www.nachi.org/alberta.htm](http://www.nachi.org/alberta.htm)
**2 Final Exam

2.1 **Proctored final exam consisting of two parts with 250 questions each allowing 2.5 hours to write each part.
**3 Field training

3.1 **Four ride alongs
**3.1.1 **Ride alongs to be documented by a CMI signed statement showing date, time and location of ride along.
**3.2 **Submit four mock inspection reports
**3.2.1 AlbertaNACHI **Education Committee will review the reports for compliance with Current Standards of Practice and Alberta Fair Trading Act.
**4 Peer review

4.1 **Will be Conducted by CMI's certified byAlbertaNACHI to proctor peer reviews using the Alberta government approved peer review procedure
**5 Obtain Government Licence

5.1 **Once the HI gets his licence he/she can start doing inspections.
**5.2 **These inspection reports may be used as credit to earn the CCHI designation.
**6 Submission of application for CCHI to Education director

6.1 **The licenced Home Inspector will submit 50 home inspection reports for review and approval by AlbertaNACHI Education committee.
**6.1.1 **The Reports must meet or exceed AlbertaNACHI's Standards of Practice
**7 Registrars responsibility

*7.1 **The registrar will review and keep a log of all Home Inspectors that have earned the right to use the CCHI designation.
*Footnotes

1 **CCHI = Certified Canadian Home Inspector.
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If you have any questions sent an email to info@hcil.ca

(Vern Mitchinson, CCHI CMI) #2

Article 3 of CCHI calls for 4 ride alongs (Observe Licenced Inspector's methods and procedures on site) and the CMI COE calls for:
2. *a. The *Certified Master Inspector® **will strive to improve the Inspection Industry by sharing his/her lessons and/or experiences for the benefit of all. This does not preclude the Certified Master Inspector® from copyrighting or marketing his/her expertise to other inspectors or to the public in any manner permitted by law.
In spite of these requirements I have had feed back from some CMI's that they do not have time to help newbies.
This attitude is very short sighted and leads to less work. The fear of competition is unfounded. When newbie gets a call that he knows that the job is beyond him will call you because he knows you can do the job. I just had a call from a fellow I helped out two years ago and it resulted in a commercial inspection for $3500.00.
That's 5 to7 home inspections. and will be completed in less then two days.
So you don't have time? Guess what! That attitude will result in you having lots of time with nothing to do.

(Vern Mitchinson, CCHI CMI) #3

Having obtained legal advice the CCHI process is being revised. The final revised procedures will be presented at the AGM on Nov. 5 2012.

See you there.

(Vern Mitchinson, CCHI CMI) #4

We met with our lawyer and will be making serval changes to the CCHI procedures.
These changes will be discussed at the next AGM 2012.11.05

(Vern Mitchinson, CCHI CMI) #5

All previous versions have been replaced with this virsion passed at the 2012.11.05 AGM*.
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Preamble
The Alberta government enacted under the Fair Trading Act Home Inspection business regulations to licensing Home Inspectors. To obtain a Home Inspector’s licence the following conditions had to be met.
1. To have been in business a minimum of one year prior to 2012.09.01.
2. To have completed a minimum of 25 home inspections.**
3. To have completed academic training and pass a final exam before 2013.03.31.**
4. Successfully pass a test inspection proctored by a CMI.
In response to this, AlbertaACHI designed a peer review procedure that was submitted to the director of Alberta Fair Trading Act, Home Inspection Business Regulations.
The procedure was approved verbally on June 16, 2011 at a special meeting with the director.
The members decided to use CCHI Certified Canadian Home Inspector designation for all Members that successfully completed the Peer review and met the conditions established by the Fair Trading Act, Home Inspection Business Regulations.
Immediately following approval a seminar was held to train CMI’s on how to use and apply the Peer review procedures in a consistent manner.
Between June 16, 2011 and September 1, 2011 the following Home Inspectors successfully passed the peer review and were granted the right to use CCHI so long as they maintain their membership in Alberta NACHI.

Name
Affix
Date of CCHI
Address

     City
     Prov
     Postal Code
         Mike
     Bamford
     CCHI
     2011.08.23
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]P.O. Box 3069[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Beaumont
     AB
     T4X 1K8
         Dario
     Bonin
     CCHI
     2011.07.26
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]PO Box 45084[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     High River
     AB
     T1V 1R7
         Tim
     Forest
     CCHI
     2011.07.11
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]#207, 5135 Lake Shore Dr[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Sylvan Lake
     AB
     T4S 1E2
         Colin
     Hango
     CCHI
     2011.07.29
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]Box    141[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Colinton
     AB
     T0G 0R0
         Jamie
     Keith
     CCHI
     2011.07.26
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]14512 21st St[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Edmonton
     AB
     T5Y 1T8
         Bernie
     Krahn
     CCHI
     2011.08.16
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]PO Box 6412[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Hinton
     AB
     T7V 1X6
         Gerry
     Labbe
     CCHI
     2011.07.22
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]RR3 Site 310 Box 22[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Stony Plain
     AB
     T7Z 1X3
         Greg
     Mathias
     CCHI
     2011.07.07
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]3008 52 Avenue[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Lloydminster
     AB
     T9V 1P5
         John
     Mitchell
     CCHI
     2011.07.15
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]106 Athabasca Place[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Fort McMurray
     AB
     T9J 1B4
         James
     Niedernaus
     CCHI
     2011.08.24
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]P.O. Box 1351[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Nisku
     AB
     T9E 8A8
         Curtis
     Wilson
     CCHI
     2011.08.04
     [RIGHT][RIGHT]9565-219 St.,   NW[/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

     Edmonton,
     AB
     T5T 4A9




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    **As of 2011.09.01 the following procedures have been used to certify Members the right to use the logo and the designation CCHI. **

** CCHI Standards and Training procedures**
The following training and testing standards are to be successfully completed to earn **the privilege of using the CCHI1 professional designation and logo.**
This designation is the exclusive property of the International Association of Certified **Home Inspectors Of *Canada, *AlbertaACHI2** and may only be used by *AlbertaACHI* members ***in good standing.*
Primary Certification procedures
1 Complete 202 hours of InterNACHI courses or equivalent courses approved by the Educational Committee of **Alberta***ACHI*
· 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course](http://www.nachi.org/safety_course.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course](http://www.nachi.org/25standardscourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Plumbing Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/plumbingcoursereleased2008.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Electrical Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/electricalcoursereleased2006.htm) (free), including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam.
· 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Roofing Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/roofingcoursereleased2005.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online HVAC Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/hvaccourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Structural Issues course](http://www.nachi.org/structuralcoursereleased2007.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Exterior Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/exteriorcourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 4 hours: Completer InterNACHI's online Communication and Customer Service for Inspectors course](http://www.nachi.org/customer-service-communication.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 14 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior course](http://www.nachi.org/interiorcourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Deck Inspections course](http://www.nachi.org/deck-inspections-course.htm) (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Moisture Intrusion Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/moisturecourse.htm) (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Green Building course](http://www.nachi.org/greenbuildingcoursereleased2007.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Wood-Destroying Organisms course](http://www.nachi.org/wdocourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Mold Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/moldcourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course](http://www.nachi.org/wallsandpierscoursereleased2008.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Log Home Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/loghomecoursereleased2008.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Radon Measurement Service Provider course](http://www.nachi.org/radoncourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Commercial Inspection course](http://www.nachi.org/commercialcourse.htm) (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
· 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors video course](http://www.nachi.tv/hvac/hvac-training-inspectors.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training video course](http://www.nachi.tv/stucco/stucco-eifs-inspection-training-certification.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Introduction to InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice course](http://www.nachi.org/intro-residential-sop-course.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Building Science and Infrared Thermography video course](http://www.nachi.tv/infrared/building-science-thermography.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 2 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Performing a Home Energy Audit video course](http://www.nachi.tv/energy/bpi-energy-audit.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Home Inspection Fundamentals: The Exterior video course](http://www.nachi.tv/exterior/home-inspection-fundamentals-exterior.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
· 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Inspecting Water Heater Tanks video course](http://www.nachi.tv/water-heaters/inspecting-water-heater-tanks.htm) (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.


**1.1 **These courses are available on the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (USA) at http://www.nachi.org/alberta.htmhttp://nachi.org .

1.2 The student must submit all alternate courses, content and exam results for evaluation by AlbertaACHI’s education Committee.

1.3 Extra fees maybe accessed to cover the cost of evaluation.
1.4 The Education Committee’s decision will be final.
2 Final Exam
2.1 The final exam consists of two parts;

2.1.1 Part 1, 250 questions to be completed within two and one half hours (2.5),
2.1.2 Part 2, 250 questions to be completed within two and one half hours (2.5).
2.1.3 The final exam is required by the Alberta Government’s Fair Trading Act.
2.1.4 The final exam will be proctored by a CMI member of AlbertaACHI or other professional approved by the Director of; Fair Trading Act , Home Inspection Business Regulations.

3 Field training
3.1 Prerequisites: Successful completion of InterNACHI courses or approved equivalent courses and passing the final exams as per section 2.

3.2 There are two field training procedures. The student shall complete one of these procedures. (3.3 or 3.4)

*3.3 Procedure One (1) * Four (4) Ride-alongs.
3.3.1. The student accompanies the CMI/CCHI and observes the procedures used by the CMI/CCHI while s/he does the home inspections.
3..3..2. Each ride- along shall be documented and signed by the CMI/CCHI with a signed statement that shows the date and time of the ride along and the location of the ride along. These documents must be submitted to the Registrar.


or


3.4 Procedure Two (2) One Day Seminar.
3.4.1. A one day Seminar conducted by a CMI/CCHI member in good standing shall consist of the following procedures.
3.4.1.1. CMI/CCHI arranges for a house to be used as an example.
3.4.1.2. CMI/CCHI conducts the inspection as an instructor explaining the inspection procedures and/or demonstrating the procedures to be used.
3.4.1.3. The inspection, explanation and/or demonstration of procedures shall meet AlbertaACHI’s Current Standards of Practice.


3.5. **Submit 4 mock inspection reports to AlbertaACHI’s Director of Education for review by the Education Committee.**


3.5.1 **Education Committee will review the reports for compliance with current AlbertaACHI’s Standards of Practice and Alberta Fair Trading Act, Home Inspection Business Regulations.
**4 Peer review

4.1 **A Peer review will be Conducted by a CMI certified by AlbertaACHI to proctor peer reviews using AlbertaACHI’s government approved peer review procedure.
**5 Obtain Government Licence

5.1 At this point in the process the Student may apply for a licence to do Home Inspections.
5.2 **Only inspection reports completed after receiving the HI licence maybe used as credit to earn the CCHI designation.
**6 Submission of application for CCHI to Education director

6.1 **The Licensed Home Inspector will submit **25 fee paid home inspection reports for review and approval by AlbertaACHI Education committee.
6.1.1 **The Reports must meet or exceed AlbertaACHI's Standards of Practice
**7 Registrars responsibility

7.1 *The registrar will review and keep a record of all Home Inspectors that have earned the right to use the CCHI designation.

*Footnotes;

*1
CCHI = Certified Canadian Home Inspector*
2* AlbertaACHI = International Association of Certified Home Inspectors of Canada*
3* Ride alongs= Accompany and observe CMI/CCHI doing Home Inspection*
* *


Certification of **CMI**** to CCHI procedures**


Since the CMI designation exceeds the CCHI designation all CMI AlbertaACHI members in good standing may use the CCHI designation and trademark so long as they maintain their AlbertaACHI membership.

CMI Certification requirements as of 2012.09.06 and stated on Web site at http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/become-a-cmi
“Any non-felon who has completed 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of inspection-related Continuing Education (combined) in their lifetime, and has been in the inspection business for at least three years, can apply to become a Certified Master Inspector®, provided s/he agrees to abide by the Board’s Code of Ethics and substantially follows a Board-approved Standards of Practice.”

(Vern Mitchinson, CCHI CMI) #6

Service Alberta has approved AlbertaACHI's Certification training and testing procedures. It is now the best in the business and all CCHI's should be proud of having the highest standards and best home inspection training in the business. It is the most through, extensive and exceeds all other programs out there.