There are now 397 Certified Master Inspectors in the world.

That works out to 1 CMI for every 840,000 people in Canada and United States. We have 10 CMI’s in Alberta or 1 CMI for every 300,000 people.

Just a quick observation, we had an energy audit 2 yrs ago (I won’t say who cd) It was required by the gov here in canada for the home energy retrofit program, we changed to ground source heat, the first question asked was what are you planning on changing or upgrading to?Can you guess how the audit went from there? Same price.
Oh did I mention how quick and efficient he was?

IMHO, the program in Canada has turned into a fiasco due to the great amount of training required for certification…pass a pre-qualiification test, 4 days training and, I think, 7 house audits that are satisfactory to the reviewer/instructor and…SHEZAM…you’re a certified energy professional!~! Sounds like some other orgs that hand out certifications!!

My wife used to be a fine dining chef. I asked her how long it took to train a good dishwasher…at least 2 weeks!!

One large org had an auditor here that apparently made over $70,000 in his first and only year as an auditor. Most of his audits had to be reviewed and work re-done by his former employer!

InterNACHI offers the industry’s most comprehensive course in Energy Auditing:

Some of the information it covers includes:

  • What’s an Energy Audit?
  • Professional Home Energy Auditor
  • Energy Bills
  • Safety
  • Appliances and Electricity
  • Types of Insulation
  • Attic Knee Walls
  • Exterior Walls and Insulation
  • Basement Walls and Insulation
  • Floors and Crawlspaces
  • Ductwork
  • Air Leakage Basics
  • Stack Effect
  • Detecting Air Leaks
  • Air Barriers
  • Air Sealing
  • Air Leakage and Major Moisture Problems
  • Why Would an Inspector Recommend Controlling Air Leakage?
  • Blower Doors - Useful Tool for Checking Air Leaks
  • Caulking
  • Windows
  • Condensation in Double-Paned Windows
  • Energy Performance Ratings for Windows
  • Window Gas Fills
  • Heat-Absorbing, Tinted Window Glazing or Glass
  • Insulated Window Glazing or Glass
  • Low-Emissivity Window Glazing or Glass
  • Reflective Window Glazing or Glass
  • Spectrally-Selective Window Glazing or Gass
  • Daylighting
  • Window Selection
  • Window Installation
  • Types of Window Frames
  • Exterior Doors
  • Weatherstripping
  • Principles of Heating and Cooling
  • Sizing Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Ceiling Fans and Other Circulating Fans
  • Cooling Using a Whole House Fan
  • Evaporative Coolers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating Systems
  • Furnaces and Boilers
  • Electric Resistance Heating
  • Active Solar Heating
  • Radiant Heating
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Landscape Shading
  • Landscape Windbreaks
  • What Factors Affect the House?
  • Basic Energy Principles
  • How Moisture Moves
  • Relative Humidity
  • Vapor Barriers
  • Sun and Heat Movement
  • How a Blower Door Works
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Blower Door for Depressurization Testing
  • Finding Air Leaks
  • Energy Inspections with Infrared Cameras
  • Thermography
  • Qualitative or Quantitative?
  • Interpretation of Infrared Pictures
  • Homeowner’s Checklist to Save Energy
  • Commercial Office Checklist
  • Terminology Related to Energy Audits
  • 27-Minute Online Video Demonstrating an Inspection with an Infrared Camera

Best of all… the course is free.

I’m gettin there…

Outstanding course opportunity Nick.
You guys are amazing in putting all these courses together.
Outstanding performance on the staff.
Can’t wait to take the course my self.

Thank you Inachi. :):smiley:

Thanks Nick.
NACHI has almost as many courses as

( "**Please Note: **Brian A. MacNeish is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with InterNACHI or its members. ")

has written over the years for the many different companies he has owned and worked for .
Keep up the good work Nick I am sure Brian loves you for letting him spread his information .
I am surprised he has not started his own association so he could spread his gospel .

I find it so interesting how NACHI & CMI are growing well and OAHI/CAHPI are shrinking in Canada.
Some have a hard time understanding that NACHI must be doing the correct things …

This was just sent to me so sad to see how CAHPI/OAHI is shrinking big time …

256 RHI
119 Associates
3 Applicant members

Total 379

I would like to congratulate
Fritz G. Kamprath, CMI
A+ Authorized Home & Property Inspection Services, Ltd.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(780) 409-8099
He is the eleventh CMI in Alberta.
I would urge all InterNACHI members in Alberta to apply for their CMI ASAP.
Govt Regulations are coming.

[FONT=Times New Roman][size=3]To me the CMI is a great asset . It is something the Public see’s as top of the industry .
Bill Mullen and Claude Lawrenson obviously see how important it is they both are CMI’s
We have three employees in our Company and they are all CMIs

Very distinguishing title. :slight_smile:

I would like to congratulate

Stephen Keep, CMI
Construction, Consulting & Inspections, Inc.
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
(780) 777-9005

He is the twelfth CMI in Alberta.
I would urge all InterNACHI members in Alberta to apply for their CMI ASAP.
Govt Regulations are coming.

Good day James and John,

If I may, I must say that the Thermography may not be perfect but it reassures the clients and brokers.
I show all what we see, I explain that it helps us see a little bit more.

Actually it is kind of nice to see in the dard places precisely where there may or may not be a problem.

I was seriously going to get a blower door but revised my decision when I realysed that the blower door also was not perfect.

Unless sealing attic hatch with possibility of vermiculyte and fireplace ashes with soot and also making sure no fluorescent bulbs (containing led) had been broken and not well picked up to name a few, could contaminate the whole house.

We must respect local, provincial,federal laws and In Quebec only an owner or a master Electrician can unscrew the front of a breaker panel.
The thermo cam allows me to follow laws, see if there is overheating and red flag it if needed.

Remember that the Infrared camera (heat sensing) is the visual extension of your hand and the big advantage is that you do not have to get electrocuted by flash or other.
Not perfect but now that I use this technology, I would prefer not to do without it.

All the best to you both!

Salut from from majority French speaking Brossard Quebec poulation.

Good post

An IR imager is an addition to the senses we have, but it cannot do a proper electrical “inspection” of a home…there is no SOP set up for this, we don’t load circuits with resistance to determine if a problem exists or may occur over a period of time as the circuit draws higher current…for example “glowing connections”

It appears that Nick started this post in June of 2010. Does anyone know how many CMI’s are in the US, today? How many in Canada?

415 total.

Now that the cost is $1,000… I expect that it will stay at 415 for some time.

We have 13 CMI’s in Alberta or 1 CMI per 277,000 people. The same ratio in Canada would mean 111 CMI’s in Canada and 1110 in the US.