Home Inspectors Association BC


HIABC (Home Inspectors Association British Columbia) is formerly known as CAHPI(BC) and is one of a few associations recognized by the BC Government and Consumer protection BC. HIABC is directly involved and responsible for home inspector education, ethics, standards of practice and consumer relations including strict regulations for inspectors entering and working in a career of home inspections. Any questions or concerns you may have regarding HIABC home inspectors should be first addressed with the home inspector and if unresolved then brought to the attention of HIABC at:

Home Inspectors Association British Columbia

5 – 3304 Appaloosa Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 2W5
Email: info@hiabc.ca
Website: Home Inspectors Association British Columbia
Phone (within BC): 1-855-224-7422
Outside BC: (250) 491-3979

Fax (within BC): 1-866-405-9232
Outside BC: (250) 491-2285

Office hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

HIABC sponsors BC childrens hospital

The Home Inspectors Association British Columbia is a proud sponsor of the Show of Hearts and BC Children’s Hospital.

HIABC achieves its Mission by:

  • Providing Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Providing a 1-800 telephone number to contact our Association about home inspections and inspectors.
  • Requiring mandatory examinations.
  • Requiring Associate Members to complete a minimum of 250 pre-purchase inspections that conform to HIABC Standards of Practice prior to receiving Registered Home Inspector status.
  • Requiring all eligible Members to carry Comprehensive General Liability Insurance and Errors and Omissions coverage.
  • Requiring mandatory continued education credits in order to retain membership.
  • Providing a process for the response to complaints, and, as required, a disciplinary process for Members.
  • Supplying information, news releases, and articles to all media in British Columbia.
  • Requiring all Members to use a written contract meeting minimum standards for all residential inspections.
Home Inspectors operating in British Columbia are required to be licensed under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and are regulated under that Act.  The services of a home inspector are not provided on behalf of, or in affiliation with, the Province of British Columbia or the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority (commonly known and doing business as Consumer Protection BC).  For more information on the regulation of home inspectors, what a home inspection should involve, how to select a home inspector and about your rights as a consumer, please contact Consumer Protection BC.