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Brian Hannigan
02-10-2008, 03:30 PM
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BC to license home inspectors (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-0&fd=R&url=http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/15492136.html&cid=0&ei=6nqvR5PZC4XkyATOyc3DDQ)
BCLocalNews, Canada - 3 hours ago
"For years, the home inspection industry has called for regulation, but Solicitor General John Les has ignored their concerns," she said. ...

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Steve Setynski
09-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Hi Brian,

The link to this topic page does not exist any more. Do you have any more info on this subject. I'm about to start a Home inspection training course in BC, and wondering what association the Gov. will use as the lead assoc.?


Brian Hannigan
09-23-2008, 11:35 AM
Hi Steve,

Try this:

B.C. planning to license home inspectors (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/02/07/bc-inspector.html)

Raymond Wand
09-23-2008, 01:04 PM
The new Solicitor General for British Columbia, John Van Dongen, has been on record as stating to the effect he saw no value in such legislation.

However I do know that CAHPI-BC have invited John Van Dongen to speak to a meeting of CAHPI members this month.

Don't forget you also have another association in BC with BCIPI/ASTTBC thrown into the mix, so as in Alberta if any legislation is on the horizion in BC every association would be included in the pre legislation discussions.


Raymond Wand
09-23-2008, 01:10 PM
BILL M 220 — 2007


Bill M 220 — 2007: Home Inspection Act, 2007 (http://www.leg.bc.ca/38th3rd/1st_read/m220-1.htm)

www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/legislation/docs/2008-home-inspector-consultation.rtf -

Joe Klampfer
09-28-2008, 09:18 AM
However I do know that CAHPI-BC have invited John Van Dongen to speak to a meeting of CAHPI members this month.


I was at that meeting and while it does look promising I think it's still a ways away. There has been a tremendous amount of work done by many to come up with National Standards Certification open to all Home Inspectors but from that meeting it sounded like the gov't is going to set up a committee (of non-HI's) to develop their own Standards and qualifying criteria. So who knows where that will take us - hopefully it won't be a disaster.

Joe Klampfer
01-31-2009, 08:26 AM
WOW ! I take that back. It's only been a short few months and it's here! Effective March 31, 2009 all HI's in BC will need to be licensed by the province.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to help bring this together !

Daniel Leung
02-11-2009, 05:58 PM
The press release was posted on the Association & Licensing page by Raymond Wand, and on the New Member Introduction page by me last week.

All the links of information are posted on my blog: B.C. First Province to Licence Home Inspectors (http://richmondwatch.blogspot.com/2009/02/bc-first-province-to-licence-home.html)
Please bookmark this link, I will update related news on the blog in the further.