A new supplementary training curriculum for members of The Ontario
Association of Home Inspectors advances inspection and reporting
methods of newly constructed homes in Ontario
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - New home buyers in Ontario now
have the opportunity to enlist the services of a qualified New
Construction Inspector (NCI) and receive professional guidance on
navigating the Tarion warranty program, The Ontario Association of Home
Inspectors announced today.
"The significance of this new designation is twofold," said Robin Green,
President of The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI). "It not
only demonstrates the commitment of our members to ongoing training and
upgrading, it demonstrates our ability as an organization to work with
key stakeholders in the industry in the best interest of consumers here
The New Construction Inspection Training Program (NCITP), a national
initiative of the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI, http://www.cahpi.ca/) of which the OAHI is a provincial body, was launched earlier this year
to improve inspection and reporting methods and reduce the growing
number of consumer complaints related to newly constructed homes. The
NCITP also recognizes the associations' mandate to enhance the
technical skills and professional practice of home inspectors and
maintain high professional standards through education and discipline.
All parties involved in a new home real estate transaction aim to
benefit - new home buyers, builders, realtors, and Tarion Warranty Corporation, http://www.tarion.com/Pages/default.aspx.
Alan Carson of Carson Dunlop commented, "This rigorous program was
developed by professional home inspectors working in cooperation with
the Tarion Warranty Corporation. It provides a new and unique set of
tools for home inspection consultants working with new home buyers. The
training program and NCI designation effectively bridge the gap between
professional home inspection consultants, home builders and Tarion.
Congratulations to the OAHI for making this commitment to education
excellence and to Ontario home buyers."
Enrollment in the NCITP is voluntary and currently open to OAHI
Associate and RHI members. The program focuses exclusively on
inspecting newly constructed homes, either during or subsequent to a
Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), offering inspectors a comprehensive
understanding of the new home buying process and the Tarion warranty
program, and the ability to competently perform inspections of newly
constructed homes to a consistent standard. NCI Inspections are
recommended just prior to thirty days, one year, two years, and seven
years after the date of possession, corresponding with Tarion warranty
coverage periods. Successful completion of the NCITP grants an
inspector the designation, CAHPI New Construction Inspector (NCI).
To find out more about the benefits of the New Construction Inspection
Program and to find a qualified Home Inspector who has achieved the NCI
designation, please visit http://www.cahpi.ca/en/new-construction-inspection-nci/homebuyers.html. For more information on Home Inspections in Ontario, please visit http://www.oahi.com.
About The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors:
The Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, the CAHPI organization in
Ontario, was formed in 1987. On December 9th, 1994, the OAHI became a
self-regulating professional body when the Ontario Association of Home
Inspectors Act received royal assent, granting the OAHI the exclusive
right to define qualification requirements, regulate its members and
grant the designation "Registered Home Inspector" and "RHI" to
qualified practitioners in the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
For further information:
Vice President, OAHI
1515 Matheson Blvd. East, Suite 205
Mississauga, ON L4W 2P5
Phone: 416-256-0960 or 1-888-744-6244
Fax: 905-624-4360 or 1-877-474-4360