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B.C.I.P.I. Explains the New Law to BC Inspectors


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NORTH VANCOUVER, BC (Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2009)

The BC Institute of Property Inspectors is pleased to support the long awaited licensing requirement for home inspectors in BC that was announced by the Solicitor General's office on January 30. It answers years of lobbying by BCIPI and others to raise standards for inspectors in BC. It is a good first step to improve the level of service provided by BC inspectors. We thank Solicitor General John van Dongen for his efforts bringing in this legislation.

The new requirements will help protect the public interest by preventing somebody with no experience in the industry just "buying a flashlight and business cards" and going out providing inferior home inspection services. It will also prevent those with specialized training in only one particular building component or system offering services as a home inspector.

It is now very important for the consumer to understand that there will be three different sets of standards governing home inspectors and not all are created equally. Currently BCIPI is the only organizations that we know of requiring its new inspectors to pass a series of supervised inspections before allowing them to offer services directly to the public.

The BCIPI (ASTTBC) certification requirements can be reviewed here.

You can view the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors - BC Branch practise requirements here. The National Certification Program practise requirements can be viewed here.

Should you have any questions and or concerns and would like to provide feedback, please contact us at secretary@bcipi.net or 778-688-5807.

For further information: BC Institute of Property Inspectors (BCIPI)

website: http://bcipi.net Switchboard: (604) 585-2770 Fax: (604) 585-2790

Certifying Body: Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)

website: http://www.asttbc.com/registration/tech ... ction.php/

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