2. Members shall act in good faith to all.
a) Members shall only perform inspection services, accompanied with expressed opinions, based on genuine conviction within their limits of education, training and experience.
b) Members shall always be objective in their reporting and not knowingly overstate or understate the significance of observed conditions.
c) Members shall not disclose inspection results, property or client information without client approval.
d) Members shall report/disclose to the occupants, or their agents, any apparent serious defect that creates an imminent potential for harm arising from exposure to the defect.
3. Members shall avoid activities that may harm the public, discredit themselves, or reduce public confidence in the profession or a fellow member.
a) Members shall refrain from advertising, promoting or marketing of inspector services, designations or qualifications that are fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading.
b) Members shall make every effort to uphold, maintain and improve the professional integrity, reputation and practices of the home inspection profession. Members shall report any substantive and willful violations of this code to the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors.
4. Duty to the profession and Association:
a) Members shall strive to meet and maintain the ideals and goals of the Association and the home inspection industry.
b) Members shall refrain from engaging in any act or practice that would be deemed harmful, libelous, or damaging to the Association, Association employees, Association Directors or fellow members.
c) Members shall abide by the Associationís by-laws, Standards and policy documents.
d) Members shall display the Associationís trademarks, logos and designations in the approved manner only. Co-appearance with other logos, trademarks and designations shall be by the Associationís written approval only and be in compliance with the Associationís policies.
CAHPI National Code of Ethics Effective December 2012 Copyright 2012 Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors All rights reserved.