Certified Master Inspector for Orillia

The Orillia Home Inspector has been Certified as a Master Inspector since 2006.  A Certified Master Inspector (CMI) is a professional designation awarded to experienced and highly skilled home inspectors. The title is given by the Master Inspector Certification Board, Inc. (MICB), an independent organization that sets high standards for the inspection industry.

Certified Master Inspector Requirements

  1. Experience: The inspector usually needs to have completed a minimum number of inspections, often ranging in the hundreds, to demonstrate their practical experience and expertise in the field.Orillia Home Inspector - Certified Master Inspector
  2. Education: They might need to have completed various educational courses and training related to home inspection and relevant building codes.
  3. Ethical Standards: Certified Master Inspectors are expected to adhere to a strict code of ethics, emphasizing integrity, professionalism, and transparency.
  4. Continuing Education: Ongoing professional development is crucial. Inspectors might need to participate in continuing education programs to stay updated on the latest industry trends, technologies, and regulations.
  5. Examination: Passing a rigorous examination designed to test an inspector’s knowledge of various aspects of home inspection, building codes, and related subjects.
  6. Recommendations: Some certification boards might require letters of recommendation from clients or peers in the industry to vouch for an inspector’s skills and professionalism.

The designation of Certified Master Inspector signifies a high level of expertise and commitment within the home inspection field. It can enhance an inspector’s credibility and reputation, as well as demonstrate to clients that they are hiring someone with advanced knowledge and experience in assessing the condition of residential properties. Keep in mind that certification requirements and details can vary, so it’s a good idea to check with the specific certification board for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Why Hire a Trained Home Inspector

Hiring a trained home inspector is crucial when purchasing, selling, or maintaining a property. Trained home inspectors have the expertise and experience to identify potential issues, assess the condition of a property, and provide you with valuable insights.

Home Buyer Benefits

  1. Objectivity: Trained home inspectors provide an unbiased assessment of the property’s condition. They don’t have a personal stake in the outcome of the sale, which ensures that their evaluation is objective and accurate.
  2. Expertise: Trained home inspectors have undergone specific training and education related to building systems, structural components, safety codes, and potential defects. They know what to look for and can spot problems that an average person might overlook.
  3. Comprehensive Evaluation: Home inspectors thoroughly evaluate all accessible areas of the property, including the foundation, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC systems, insulation, and more. This comprehensive evaluation helps you understand the overall condition of the property.
  4. Identification of Issues: Trained inspectors can identify potential problems, defects, and safety concerns that might not be apparent to the untrained eye. This information empowers you to make informed decisions about the property.
  5. Risk Mitigation: By identifying issues before purchasing a property, you can negotiate repairs or adjustments to the sale price. This can save you from unexpected financial burdens after you’ve moved in.
  6. Safety: Inspectors prioritize safety concerns such as faulty wiring, gas leaks, or structural issues that could pose a risk to occupants. Addressing these issues promptly is essential for the well-being of everyone living in the property.
  7. Maintenance Insights: Even if you’re not buying or selling, a home inspection can provide valuable information about the current condition of your property. This information can guide your maintenance efforts and help you prevent potential problems from becoming major issues.
  8. Peace of Mind: Hiring a trained home inspector gives you confidence that you’re making an informed decision. You’ll have a clear understanding of the property’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling you to proceed with greater peace of mind.
  9. Negotiation Tool: The findings of a home inspection report can be used as a negotiation tool. If the inspection reveals significant issues, you can negotiate repairs or a price reduction with the seller.
  10. Future Planning: The insights provided by a home inspection can help you plan for future repairs, upgrades, or renovations. Knowing what needs attention can guide your long-term plans for the property.

In essence, a trained home inspector is your advocate in the real estate process, helping you make informed decisions and avoid potential pitfalls. When hiring an inspector, ensure they are appropriately certified and have a good reputation in the industry. The investment in a professional home inspection can save you time, money, and stress down the line.

Certified Master Inspector Qualifications

Every Certified Master Inspector® must:

  1. have completed 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of education (combined);
  2. have been in the inspection business for at least three years;
  3. agree to abide by the inspection industry’s toughest Code of Ethics;
  4. agree to periodic criminal background checks; and
  5. submit the application and the one-time fee (no annual dues, ever).

You need not be a member of any particular trade association. The Certified Master Inspector® professional designation is open to all qualifying inspectors.  Your application will be processed within 48 hours of receipt of your application and fee. If your application is approved, the Master Inspector Certification Board will issue you a certificate and list you as a Certified Master Inspector® on this website. You may then advertise yourself as a Certified Master Inspector® and Board-Certified. There are no annual dues.  If you are not accepted, your money will be returned to you with an explanation.

Duty to the Public

  1. The Certified Master Inspector® shall have completed 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of inspection-related Continuing Education (combined).
  2. The Certified Master Inspector® shall have been in the inspection business for at least three years.
  3. The Certified Master Inspector® will not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or that could bring discredit to the home inspection industry.
  4. The Certified Master Inspector® shall be fair, honest, impartial, and act in good faith in dealing with the public.
  5. The Certified Master Inspector® will not discriminate in any business activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, or handicap, and shall comply with all federal, state and local laws concerning discrimination.
  6. The Certified Master Inspector® shall be truthful regarding his/her services and qualifications.
  7. The Certified Master Inspector® will have no conflict of interest with the client, nor will the Certified Master Inspector® accept or offer any third-party commissions, rebates, profits or other benefits.
  8. The Certified Master Inspector® will not communicate any information about an inspection to anyone except the client without the client’s prior written consent, except where it may affect the safety of others or violate a rule or statute.
  9. The Certified Master Inspector® shall always act in the interests of the client, unless doing so violates a law or statute.
  10. The Certified Master Inspector® shall use a written contract that specifies the services to be performed, the limitations of services, and fees.
  11. The Certified Master Inspector® shall comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where s/he conducts business.
  12. The Certified Master Inspector® shall not perform or offer to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs or associated services to a structure for which the Certified Master Inspector® or Certified Master Inspector’s® company has prepared a home inspection report. This provision shall not include services to components and/or systems which are not included in his/her Standards of Practice.
  13. The Certified Master Inspector® shall submit to periodic criminal background checks and relinquish his/her Certified Master Inspector® professional designation if ever convicted of a violent crime or felony.

Duty to the Profession and to Other Certified Master Inspectors®

  1. The Certified Master Inspector® will strive to improve the Inspection Industry by sharing his/her lessons and/or experiences for the benefit of all. This does not preclude the Certified Master Inspector® from copyrighting or marketing his/her expertise to other inspectors or to the public in any manner permitted by law.
  2. The Certified Master Inspector® shall assist in disseminating and publicizing the benefits of hiring Certified Master Inspectors®.
  3. The Certified Master Inspector® will not engage in any act or practice that could be deemed damaging, seditious or destructive to fellow Certified Master Inspectors®.
  4. The Certified Master Inspector® will dress professionally when acting in the capacity of his/her profession.

The Orillia Home Inspector is also a member of InterNACHI the worlds largest association of home inspectors.

Roger has completed the Nationally-Accredited InterNACHI School Certificate Program.



Some of the Required Home Inspection Courses are:InterNachi Verified

Completed the “How to Perform Roof Inspections” course

Completed the “How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections” course

Completed the “Structural Issues for Home Inspectors” course

Completed the “Safe Practices for the Home Inspector” course

Completed the “Residential Plumbing Overview for Inspectors” course

Completed the “25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know” course

Completed the “How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion” course

Completed the “How to Perform Deck Inspections” course

Completed the “How to Inspect the Exterior” course

Completed the “How to Inspect HVAC Systems” course

Completed the “How to Inspect the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation & Interior” course

Completed the “How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, and Chimneys” course








Roger is also a WETT Certified Inspector for Fireplaces, Woodstoves, Fireplace Inserts,  Pellet Stoves and Outside Boilers.  Fee for WETT Inspection is only $100.00 per appliance when part of Home Inspection package.

Every Home Inspection also includes FREE Thermal Imaging with an Infrared Camera.  This can help find hidden moisture, missing insulation or electrical hot spots.

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