Home Inspection Associations

There are a number of Home Inspection Associations in Alberta.

Per their website, CAPHI - Alberta (Chapter), has 67 members.

Officially, CAPHI has been around since 2002. However, her roots date back to the early 1980 when CAHI operated as an arm of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Per the ASHI website, Alberta has 21 members in their association.

While ASHI is the oldest and most established Home Inspection association in North America, it is no longer the biggest by membership. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the largest Home Inspection Association in the world, with members in 55 countries.

Per the Alberta InterNACHI website, they have 71 members in Alberta.

Reading through the various websites it becomes apparent that some home Inspectors are members of more than one association.

I believe the National Certification Program is not an actual association (more of a Certification Board), it should still be mentioned. From their website,

"The National Certification Program was established to allow home and property inspectors to be certified as competent and qualified professionals. The National Certification Program is managed and administered by the National Certification Authority... "

"...The National Certification Council will undertake certification assessments and make recommendations to the National Certification Authority as to what stage an individual fits within the National Certification process".

A few Calgary Home Inspectors are members of associations that I have not researched at this time.

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recommends against hiring a Home Inspector that is not a member of a Provincial or National Association.


  1. The NCP is owned by CAHPI. It has a governance body that has struggled for over a year to be an independent certification body.

    With CAHPI in control, it does not fairly represent ALL home inspectors, but more the will of the CAHPI provincials.

  2. To assure the safeness of our home avoid hiring those Home Inspector that is not a member of a Provincial or National Association.

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