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Purpose

  • Continuing Education is an integral aspect of CanNACHI's mission to help inspectors maintain inspection excellence.
  • Continuing Education permits CanNACHI members to meet the requirements of new home inspection legislation.
  • Continuing Education helps ensure that each member recognizes changes within the home inspection industry.
  • Continuing Education improves our membership's combined knowledge and helps make CanNACHI a strong association.

Requirements  30 CEC/year

CanNACHI's Continuing Education requirements are very straightforward.  Members must complete a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education credits (CEC) per calendar year, the attendance of which must be verifiable. One exception exist and is as follows.

Exception

  1. New Member Exception : New members need not complete any continuing education in the first calendar year they join CanNACHI.

Qualifying Continuing Education

CanNACHI's qualifying subject matter is found in approved course providers section. Including CEC's earned for other inspection associations, construction seminars, and code enforcement training. Courses, classes, and seminars can qualify but must be submitted to CanNACHI for board approval. Example:  A mold seminar that lasts 2 hours qualifies as 2 hours of continuing education. CanNACHI Chapter meetings qualify for 1 hour of continuing education (even though they last longer).
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CanNACHI CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS POLICY

Activity
CE Hours - Max Per Year
Proof you should acquire and save
CanNACHI approved courses
varies - unlimited
certificate of completion
Online CanNACHI approved continuing education
varies - unlimited
personal log/submitted Quiz
CanNACHI committee member
4 hours/year max
CanNACHI
CanNACHI local chapter officer
2 hours/year max
CanNACHI
CanNACHI local chapter meeting
1 hour/meeting
chapter log and personal log
Published in newspaper, magazine, or IQ
1 hour/article - 8 hours max
copy of published article
Author of published inspection book
36 hours/book max
title and isbn number
Guest/host on radio or TV inspection show
1 hour/appearance - 8 hours max
copy of audio/video segment
Write CanNACHI approved educational article
2 hours/article - 8 hours max
CanNACHI EC approval
     
On-site inspector mentoring for fellow member
1 hour/inspection - 10 hours max
mentored members name
Assisting with Habitat for Humanity or other charity
varies - 8 hours max
CanNACHI EC approval

Note:  30 Hours of acceptable Continuing Education Hours (CE Hours) per year are required to maintain Full CanNACHI Membership.  Excess CE Hours may be carried over into the following year but only one carry over per course. Example: If you take a 70 hour course in building science this year, 40 hours would carry over into the next year (satisfying the CE requirements for next year) but not into the following year. All continuing education must be related to the inspection, construction, or design of buildings and related systems.  It is the members responsibility to maintain documented proof of completed CE Hours in the event of an audit by CanNACHI.  Continuing Education claimed must be submitted to the membership committee at year end.

 

 

 
 
 
 
Mandatory Member Training
 
Here are some mini-courses that have been approved by the CanNACHI Education Committee. They have been deemed as Mandatory Member Trainingto be completed by all members in their first year of membership and all members who have not yet passed these courses with 100% correct answers on the quizzes.
These mini-courses do not count towards the baseline education requirements for membership status/designations. But they do count towards the Continuing Education Policy.
Simply click on the file to open or download, read it through thoroughly. Then print off the corresponding quiz, complete, sign, member #, date and fax or scan/email to CanNACHI.
 
 
 
 
You And The Law - mini-course  = 2 CEC
 
 
 
 
 
Marijuana Grow Op. Recognition - mini-course  = 2 CEC
 
 
 
 
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What Doesn't Qualify?

Some things do not qualify as continuing education:

  1. Any continuing education that is not verifiable.
  2. In-house training. Any training you receive on the job from the inspection company you work for does not qualify as continuing education:
  3. Ride-along mentoring. Any training you receive by assisting another inspector does not qualify, however we do reward inspectors who mentor fellow members (see table above).
  4. Repeat courses. Taking the same class or course twice does not count double.
  5. Indirect subject matter. Business, marketing, accounting, and other subject matter not directly related to the performance of inspections does not qualify.
  6. Books and videos. Buying and reading a book or watching a video about inspections is great, but does not qualify as continuing education.

Unsure if it Qualifies?

If you are unsure if something qualifies as continuing education you can get an answer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Education providers can get  approval and use CanNACHI's approved educationseal by contacting CanNACHI for course submission/verification and approved credit hours from CanNACHI.(if your course qualifies)

Members are required to submit all details of their continuing educational accomplishments to the Membership Committee including as much detail as possible.  All other proof of completion of courses, seminars, etc. should be retained by the member in case further verification is requested.

Note:

  • CanNACHI uses "hours" instead of "units" or "credits."  Other associations have been accused of awarding greater CE units for courses they have a financial interest in.  We wanted to minimize this subjectivity.  If one course is twice as long as another, it is worth twice as many hours.
  • CanNACHI needs your help. We are making a list of continuing education options.  Please be sure to submit all of your continuing education accomplishments to the Membership Committee  This helps us advise other members of educational options available in their local areas.   CanNACHI is accepting of other associations' continuing education.
  • Knowledge is power. Help CanNACHI by posting and discussing what you learn. Contribute to the message board often.

 

Approved Courses for Continuing Education:

 

Certified InfraRed Thermaography Training

The Snell Group
556 Edward Avenue  Suite 58
Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 9Y5
Tel 1-905-508-3305    Fax 1-905-508-3375
 
 
 

 

OZONE Certified Training
Mike Howard
780-678-5627
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.o3canada.com
 
 
Mold Inspector CERTIFICATION Training
888-458-8809
www.inspect4mold.ca

 

All Online courses found on the InterNACHI website:

http://www.nachi.org/education.htm

 

This document is subject to change without notice. Check www.cannachi.org frequently for changes.

Education Department of CanNACHI

 

 

 
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