To promote public awareness and confidence in the professional home inspector.
To promote excellence within the profession and to improve inspection service through the CAHPI® Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
To provide members with a forum in which to enhance their professionalism through continuing education, exchange of ideas and other related benefits that can be best provided by a national association.
To interact with other correlated professions, the legal community and government bodies as the leading authority in the home inspection profession.
In the Spring of 1992, a group of home inspectors from Alberta and Saskatchewan met with Peter Salmon, founder of Home-Alyze, Calgary to discuss the profession of home inspection with the vision of forming an association of professional home inspectors. The meeting was attended by twenty-five interested individuals, and it was concluded that an association would be beneficial both to the public and to the profession.
In January of 1993, the Prairies organization officially achieved chapter status with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). On March 3, 1993, the Canadian Association of Home Inspectors (CAHI) Prairies Chapter was registered under the Societies Act in Alberta. In October of 1996, CAHI and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) developed an agreement whereby CAHI was its own organization, not a chapter of ASHI. The agreement positively reflects the cooperation between ASHI and CAHI.
In March, 1998, the formation of CAHI Saskatchewan and CAHI Manitoba evolved. Then CAHI Prairies changed its name to CAHI Alberta to reflect the province it serves.
In April, 2002, CAHI Alberta changed its name to the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors - Alberta (CAHPI - Alberta) to align our provincial association with the National Association.
CAHPI Alberta is one of several provincial and regional associations who are members of CAHPI National.