International Association of Certified Home Inspectors of Canada 

 

AlbertaACHI 

 To obtain an Alberta Home Inspectors licence via AlbertaACHI's certification program you must complete all testing and training from Article 1 to Article 4 in the sequence listed below.

 The following CCHI Certification Procedures and requirements were added to the bylaws at the 2012.11.05 AGM.:

CCHI Certification procedures

After 2011.09.01 the following procedures have been used to certify AlbertaACHI Members and grant them the the right to use the CCHI logo and the professional CCHI designation.

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 AlbertaACHI
The following is the InterNACHI 202-hour course curriculum to fulfill the Alberta pre-licensing requirements for property inspectors. This 202-hour course is approved by Service Alberta. As you complete them, they will be auto-logged into your InterNACHI Members-Only account and log.
  1. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  2. 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know course (free), including any quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  3. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Plumbing Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  4. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Residential Electrical Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within, and pass its final exam.
  5. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Roofing Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  6. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online HVAC Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  7. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Structural Issues course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  8. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Exterior Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  9. 4 hours: Completer InterNACHI's online Communication and Customer Service for Inspectors course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  10. 14 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  11. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Deck Inspections course (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  12. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Moisture Intrusion Inspection course (free), including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  13. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Green Building course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  14. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Wood-Destroying Organisms course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  15. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Mold Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  16. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  17. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Log Home Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  18. 12 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  19. 8 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Commercial Inspection course (free), including all quizzes within and pass its final exam.
  20. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  21. 16 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  22. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI's online Introduction to InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  23. 3 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Advanced Inspection of Crawlspaces video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  24. 5 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Building Science and Infrared Thermography video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  25. 2 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Performing a Home Energy Audit video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  26. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Home Inspection Fundamentals: The Exterior video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
  27. 4 hours: Complete InterNACHI/NACHI.TV's online Inspecting Water Heater Tanks video course (free), including all quizzes and pass its final exam.
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       202 Hours Total

1.1 These courses are available on the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (USA) at  https://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. 

Go to http://ab.nachi.org/cmialbertaachi/members.html  to find an AlbertaACHI certified proctor to proctor your Peer Review or Final Exams.