The NHICC is a non-profit federal corporation home inspector certification entity administered by an experienced Board of Directors. We maintain membership as a "Proud Member" of ICE (Institute of Credentialing Excellence). Accordingly we stay informed on "best practices" in developing and administering a high quality certification program for home inspectors in Canada. As such we maintain a Credentialing Specialist as part of our administrative mandate. ICE recognizes that certification has become a profession that requires its own unique competencies to maintain assessment-based certification standards. Read our legal notes here.

About Us

The NHICC Directors comprises a team of Home Inspection Professionals that have upheld the development, creation and administrative mandate of the (NCP) "National Certification Program". Primarily the Directors were originally elected by National Certificate Holders (NCH). The early roots of the NCP dates back to 1996, and was part of a "home inspection" sector study "National Initiative" funded by CMHC in the year 1999 and 2003. In 2001 the creation of the first National Occupational Standards (NOS) was originally realized for the home inspection sector.

This National Initiative was a response from the sector wanting to address the issue of "accountability and professionalism" to stakeholders, consumers and their clients.


Certification is based on a practitioner's ability to perform specific duties and tasks listed in the "National Occupational Standard", and in compliance with Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Certification is conducted by the National Admissions Board for the NHICC. In order to provide arm's length independence, this "Board" performs a background review based on an nationally approved review system of the applicants in the NHICC National Certification Program. Read about "autonomy"

News & Updates

We offer the following: updates, new inspection initiatives and reporting -

  • ASHI - Affiliate Meeting Group
  • CSA Standard - CSA Standard
  • Consumer Alert - Certification * Designations
  • Association Designations (More compartives coming soon)
  • DACUM Overview
  • Foreign Agricultural Worker Housing Study NHICC Report Details
  • Mentors - Mentoring
  • NHICC - Mentoring Policy - Released
  • Renewals/Maintenance
  • Industry Brief/Press Release - 2015, Corporate Restructure 2015
  • History/2017
  • News/2019
  • News/2020 HomeInspectology - unbiased resource