March newsletter

12 March 2018
March 2018 newsletter

In February, Allan Spisak and Karen Cofield, Directors with The Professional Home & Property Inspectors of Canada, along with 4 other Inspection Associations met with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to discuss Licensing and the Regulation of Home Inspectors in Ontario.

The draft Regulations will be available for public input in the fall of 2018.

Once licensing is announced Home Inspectors will be given 18-24 months to meet the minimum standards.

This means that we are still 2 years away from all inspectors becoming licensed!

The most important agreement was that all inspectors will be required to:
pass a written exam
pass a practical test on a house ie TIPR
and have their report verified that it meets the Standard

We are not sure what Standard the Ministry will use.

 Apply for your TIPR now!

Further, during discussions it was agreed by all that inspectors who have met the Governments requirements for licensing should be issued an Inspection License without any additional testing.

This is great news for PHPI inspectors that have passed their TIPR.

 This also means that all inspectors should apply for their TIPR by completing the application and update PHPIC on:
your number of years of inspecting
number of inspections completed
all formal Home Inspector Education

So go to the PHPIC Application here and fill out the information and submit it to

There is no fee required as this is an info update only.

Educational Information...

Springfest Toronto - April 5, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Network with over 1,700 building owners, property managers and building operators. With 250 exhibits and 18 educational seminars.

Springfest provides a high quality informational experience for attendees and suppliers... Register now

View the Free Seminars here.

PHPIC has redesigned our website

Please visit the PHPIC website and enter your member’s profile to check information for accuracy. 
NOTE: your username has changed, and it is now your email address as entered into our database.  

PHPIC Ottawa meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
March 13/18

Gus Awada, CEO of Tangent Building Systems, will talk about EIFS,failing EIFS systems and remediation work.

PHPIC - The Canadian Gold Standard for Home Inspectors.

Allan Spisak,
PHPI, NHI, B.A. Law, Mechanical Engineering Technologist

2018 Chair of PHPIC - The Professional Home & Property Inspectors of Canada

* If you have questions feel free to call me direct 905-464-6967


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