New Home Inspector Association Designated in BC

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{February 10, 2011} - VICTORIA, BC – Consumer Protection BC has approved the Sarnia Ontario based National Home Inspector Certification Council (NHICC) as an association appropriate to assess the qualifications of home inspectors applying for licenses under the BC Home Inspector Licensing Regulation.


Consumer Protection BC will initially recognize the NHICC designation of National Certificate Holder (NCH).

NHICC joins the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI BC), the Canadian National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (CanNACHI), and the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) as organizations who are acceptable to issue credentials which serve as the basis for licensing under the BC Home Inspector Licensing Regulation. As of March 31, 2011, continuing designation of inspection associations will come under the oversight of Consumer Protection BC with the winding up of the original groups specified under the initial adoption of the Home Inspector Regulation.

A complete list of the criteria Consumer Protection BC uses to designate an association or authority can be found on our website under the Home Inspector licensing section. Licensees who obtain the credential from NHICC may use that as the basis for continued licensing and renewal of their BC home inspector licence.

Consumer Protection BC is a not-for-profit corporation that was created to strengthen consumer protection in BC and enforce consumer protection laws. We balance the interests of all parties to promote a marketplace that is fair for both BC consumers and businesses. We license and inspect specific industries, respond to inquiries through our Inquiry Centre, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, and educate consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities under the law.  For more information about our organization, please visit our corporate website at www.consumerprotectionbc.ca.

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