Housing Inspection Foundation


Why Join HIF?

The real estate industry has a growing need for Registered Home Inspectors. Many people are being asked to perform Home Inspections without proper training, certification, or guidelines. Even many Real Estate professionals are not aware of all that makes up a quality Home Inspection.

Home buyers, sellers, lenders, employee relocation companies and governmental agencies, etc., are seeking full and total service from a Home Inspector. Buyers use Home Inspectors to know the condition of the home. Sellers use Home Inspectors to avoid liability and lenders require a Home Inspection before approving a loan.

                   Available Designations 
                   **RHI - Registered Home Inspector** 

One of the primary objectives of the Housing Inspection Foundation is to provide a network through which its members may establish reliable contacts throughout the country. As a Registered Home Inspector your contact information will go into our national database system helping to network and also allowing potential clients access to your information.

                   **CHC - Certified Housing Consultant** 

Allows the Home Inspector the opportunity to advise clients on all matters pertaining to home inspections.

                   **CHI - Certified Home Inspector** 

The Housing Inspection Foundation offers the Certified Home Inspector designation for all Home Inspectors who wish to become certified. Many states, cities, counties, government ordinances as well as many lending institutions require that a home inspector be certified. Additionally, as more and more states enact home inspection regulations, certification for the home inspector plays a critical part toward meeting both current and future state requirements.

It is important, therefore, that every inspector be certified. Being certified is the best way to gain the confidence, experience and qualifications that are demanded of today’s home inspector. The Housing Inspection Foundation’s Certified Home Inspector exam is only $65.00. Call the Housing Inspection Foundation today, at 320-763-6350, for more information about becoming a Certified Home Inspector.

Oh oh… I can see trouble brewing on the horizon…


1. Applicant must have Experience in the field of Home Inspections or Education.
2. Applicant must submit an Application Form listing Experience or Education.
3. Applicant must submit membership dues of $195.00 (check or credit card charge) with Application Form.
To Join

If you would like to become a member of the Housing Inspection Foundation simply send in a completed Application Form along with the first years membership dues where our Board of Directors will carefully look over it. If you are approved we will then send you your start-up packet (usually received within two weeks) which includes your frameable membership certificate, membership identification card, great deals on membership discounts and much more!

humm… $195 just to apply !

That should be your first clue!

Almost makes me think someone from OAHI has moved to Alexandria, Minnesota and started a new organization. :roll:

Paul that is not nice , Funny as hell but not nice . Gee but how I love it .

Get a grip! HIF has been around for at least six or seven years or more.

Ain’t nothing changed.


Have you visted members list? there is a guy from Orangeville!! he is listed as RHI you might know him.In total 5 RHI members from ONTARIO.


Roy, :slight_smile: It just seemed like a familiar M.O.

Erby, Arthitis acting up in this weather. Less of a grip these days.

Mario, I’m not sure what your getting at


If you go to H.I.F. website and look under members you will see a guy from Orangeville,Ontario his name is Mike Lepore RHI.He is a member of HIF and and i don’t think he is OAHI RHI


…and OAHI is getting all bent out of shape about those of us who are/were using CHI? If this guy is not an OAHI RHI, they will have him drawn and quartered, probably without even having a hearing.

Ahh. Now I understand :slight_smile: . I don’t know him personally but I think he is a contractor that is doing inspections on the side.

None of the guys from this HIF organization with RHI designations that I saw are OAHI RHI’s. Oh… Raymond is gonna love this :cool:

From what I could see there are only 5 Canadians with HIF memberships.

If that person is not in the Registry of OAHI then this is what PR 158 says…

(2) Any person in Ontario who, not being a
registered member of the Association, takes or
uses the designation “Registered Home Inspector”
or “R.H.I.“, alone or in combination with
any other word, name, title, initial or description,
or implies, suggests or holds out that that
person is a registered home inspector is guilty
of an offence.
(3) On conviction of an offence under subsection
(2), a person is liable to a fine of not
more than $5,000.

And I know for a fact that OAHI has prosecuted one former member who continued to use RHI and was successful and was fined $1500 by a Divisional Court. It cost OAHI a lot of money to prosecute. By the way the fine collected by the act does not go to OAHI! It goes to the crown. OAHI does not receive any of the fine whatsoever!

Roy you are right OAHI DPPC has it priorites screwed up. They should focus on other important issues not Witch hunts.

But I am not going to be the one that reports him. We all know OAHI management reads these posts so they can figure it out and take appropriate action, hopefully they will investigate and render a guilty verdict all within 10 days! :wink:

Thanks Erby that was really enlightening!

I wonder if these 5 inspectors were included in the oft quoted 5,000 home inspectors in Canada who will be certified by 2007? :wink: :slight_smile:

In January of 2004, when I did research for Kentucky Licensing, all of these associations had members in Kentucky. There were more national associations (so they call themselves) but didn’t have members in Kentucky so I didn’t keep their information.

[FONT=Arial]National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]Phone: (952) 928-4641 or (800) 448-3942
Fax: (952) 929-1318[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Website: www.nahi.org](http://www.nahi.org/)[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]National Association of Certified Home Inspectors [/FONT][FONT=Arial]
[/FONT][FONT=Arial]1220 Valley Forge Road, Building #47
P.O. Box 987
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0987 [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Phone: (610) 933-4241 (Valley Forge, PA)
Fax: (650) 429-2057 (Silicon Valley, CA)[/FONT]
Website: www.nachi.org](http://www.nachi.org/)

**American Society of Home Inspectors **
932 Lee Street, Suite 101
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 739-2820
Fax: (847) 739-1620
Website: www.ashi.com](http://www.ashi.com/)

[FONT=Arial]Association of Construction Inspectors [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]1224 North Nokomis NE
Alexandria,Minnesota 56308
Phone: (320)763-7525[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Fax: (320)763-9290 [/FONT]
Website: http://www.iami.org/aci/](http://www.iami.org/aci/)

**American Association of Home Inspectors **
[FONT=Arial]P. O. Box 64309[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Lubbock, Tx. 79464-4309 [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Phone 806-794-1190[/FONT]
Website: www.aahi.com](http://www.aahi.com/)

**Housing Inspection Foundation **
[FONT=Arial]1224 North Nokomis NE
Alexandria,Minnesota 56308
Phone: (320)763-6350[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Fax: (320)763-9290[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Website: http://www.iami.org/hif.cfm](http://www.iami.org/hif.cfm)[/FONT]

**American Inspectors Society **
[FONT=Arial]P. O. Box 429
Maysville, GA 30558[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Phone: (770)416-9877[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Website: http://homeinspectortraining.com/](http://homeinspectortraining.com/)[/FONT]

Hey Claude, why is Norm Lecuyer using RHI on your website?

I cannot find him listed as an RHI on the Oahi site.

Is he Retired or no longer a member?

Strange… one use to be able to go to this link and get a listing of all RHI, Associates and Applicants.


Now the link is no longer functioning. So contrary to OAHI’s own statements about the Registry of Members being the OAHI website there is no complete list of members. This is contrary to their own policy. I guess they are worried about the actual numbers being publicized.


Just to clarify… I don’t have a problem with Norm using RHI, because PR 158 is very succint in its use (RHI), and I believe Norm maybe retired like me and you. All retired members are in the Registry and therefore permitted to use RHI, which you probably already know. Further no where in the by-laws does it state that Retired RHI must preface RHI with RETIRED. I see you do that on your site, and I think you should remove it and only use RHI as permitted.


I wonder if those OAHI members who come here and read the posts that the OAHI Find An Inspector function no longer lists RHI, and Associates? When you go to the site, you have to know the name of the inspector. We all know that people moving to an area are either referred to an inspector or they look up an inspector based on the local they are moving to. Now when you go to Find An Inspector if you don’t know the name you can go to the map. However when you go to the map to find the inspector you are taken to another site wherein you are asked for the members first, or last name or company name.

Boy if I was paying extra as some Oahi members are for extra listings I would be really peeved. The fact that the link no longer gives you a complete list is not promoting the members, nor is it helpful to the public. I guess OAHI is stiffling the membership with a very poor web directory which is suppose to be the defacto Registry, which is supppose to list memberships by category, which it no longer does!I guess the OAHI membership is happy with that fact as they appear to be with many other irregularities. I guess members are happy they are loosing out on inspections because no one can find an inspector by region. Shouldn’t one be able to click on the map of an area and get a list of members in that area?

See for yourself!

I am not sure of Norms status, but I do know that he is no longer practicing.