Welcome to the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
Home inspections began as a consumer service in the early 1970's in direct response to the growing demand by home buyers. It soon became apparent that selecting a Home Inspector was becoming as important as finding the right home. To meet this need, the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI) (new modified name) was formed in 1982; this is the national Association that all provincial organizations are members of. Nationally, the home inspection profession is growing rapidly, and CAHPI now has provincial organizations across Canada. All of these organizations are part of a national initiative with government agencies to maintain national standards for the home inspection profession.
The OAHI is the CAHPI member in Ontario and 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.
The OAHI is dedicated to enhancing the technical skills and professional practice of home inspectors, and maintaining high professional standards through education and discipline.