Certifications

Your home inspector needs a broad and deep knowledge of building systems and the things that can go wrong with a home. Continuing education and industry certifications are some of the ways you can be sure that the Vancouver home inspector you choose is capable of doing the job. Stephen Burke of Hands On Home Inspections Ltd holds the following registrations, certifications and licenses:

HIABC Certified

HIABC Code of Ethics for the Home Inspection Profession

License #47457

I am an AHI (accredited home inspector). To reach the level of AHI with HIABC, it takes many years of hard work and training.

My license number is associated with consumer protection. I am also fully insured. You can feel legally well protected knowing that every year professional inspectors like myself must forward our errors & emission and liability insurance to the association, who in turn forward it to CPBC.

Integrity, honesty, objectivity and courtesy are fundamental moral principles embodied by this code. The provincial associations and their individual members (hereinafter referred to as “members”) of HIABC agree with and pledge to uphold these principles which guide member conduct. This code of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession is accepted and understood to be a professional duty accompanying HIABC membership.

BBB Certified

A BBB Accredited Business since 31/05/2014

BBB has determined that Hands on Home Inspections Ltd meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

WETT Certified

Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT Inc.)

License #7642

This is a non-profit training and education association. Through professional training and public education, WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada. WETT Inc. maintains the Wood Energy Technical Training program (WETT). The program is designed to provide training to those who offer wood energy products and installation and maintenance services to the public and to those who conduct inspections of wood burning systems, and confirm and recognize the knowledge and skills acquired through field experience, self-study and successful completion of WETT courses by issuing certificates of qualification. Stephen Burke is WETT certified as a SITE Basic Inspector, which requires completing courses in Code Compliance, Woodburning Systems and SITE Basic Inspection, plus at least 80 weeks of inspections including 30 inspections of wood burning appliances.

Consumer Protection BC Certified

Consumer Protection BC

This is an independent organization responsible for business practices and consumer protection in BC. Their role includes assessing the qualifications of and issuing licenses to home inspectors, receiving and responding to complaints from consumers, and monitoring compliance through inspections and enforcement. Visit CPBC’s site to check a home inspector’s license.

Home inspectors must meet the requirements of a CPBC designated association in BC to become CPBC licensed. Stephen Burke is a member of HIABC, one of the designated associations.