February — March 2006 (Palm Springs, Calif) — The year 2006 marks the 30th anniversary of the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA). Started in 1976 by a handful of home inspectors in the Los Angeles area coming together to help educate themselves and to reach out to the home buying public, CREIA has seen its humble beginnings grow into a professional association with over 1,200 members throughout the state and the west coast. CREIA members perform over 350,000 inspections annually for Californians.
From the beginning, CREIA committed itself to representing the profession; promoting real estate inspection as a unique, professional discipline; providing leadership through education and by maintaining ethical and technical standards; and enhancing consumer protection and promote public awareness. The message and mission of CREIA continues today. With education and consumer awareness a priority, CREIA offers over 400 educational programs each year via 25 chapters throughout the state. In addition to an annual conference and a specialty symposium, CREIA also publishes a highly informative magazine and hosts an award-winning informative website at www.CREIA.org.
CREIA promulgates Standards of Practice that are recognized by the legal and real estate communities. In additional to a Code of Ethics and the California Home Inspector Exam, CREIA is also the leader in standardized contracts and public relations materials — including Spanish language products — for the profession. As the largest and oldest home inspector state association in the country, CREIA continues to enhance its education, testing, and mentoring programs to make sure quality professionals are entering the field.
A home inspection is an independent, unbiased review and report on a home’s systems, components and conditions. Consumers and real estate professions should expect no less than full professionalism, education, competence, credentials, knowledge, courtesy and an adherence to CREIA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
As the real estate inspection profession continues to grow, CREIA will continue to be at the forefront in setting the standard and raising the bar to offer Californians the best quality and best professionals for their peace of mind.
CREIA is dedicated to consumer protection and education. To locate a qualified CREIA inspector near you click here or call CREIA at (800) 388-8443.