Santa Barbara (SB) Chapter



Welcome to the Santa Barbara Chapter of CREIA

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) Santa Barbara Chapter was established in the mid 1990s with just a few members. Our Chapter membership has steadily grown over the years and is now nine members strong and growing all the time. With the continued support of our members the Santa Barbara Chapter has thrived and meets a much-needed service to the communities it serves. With the presence of a local Chapter the consumer will now have the benefit of an Inspector who is first-and-foremost educated in the field of Real Estate Inspections and secondly, most of the inspectors know and live in the areas they serve.

All of our members have passed a stringent test and thirty hours of continuing educational credits from the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) to become Certified CREIA Inspectors (CCI) with a few of our members taking advanced education and testing to become Master CREIA Inspectors (MCI).

Education is the key to becoming Real Estate Inspectors on the cutting edge of this industry. The Santa Barbara Chapter of CREIA is dedicated to this principle with our informative monthly educational meetings on various topics involving the Real Estate Inspection industry. We welcome all Real Estate Inspectors to our meetings regardless of whether they are a member or not. Remember the key to making the Real Estate Inspection Industry on the cutting edge is to make education available to all Inspectors with the hope that they will become a Certified CREIA Inspector (CCI) and to hopefully some day further their education to become a Master CREIA Inspector (MCI). Many of our members have gone on to serve on the CREIA State Board of Directors in various capacities.

Santa Barbara County is a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture and legendary Southern California lifestyle. Known all over the world for its exceptional beauty and magnificent weather, Santa Barbara County boasts crystal-clear air, stunning scenery, glistening, palm-lined beaches, and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.

Basking in a lush, year round Mediterranean climate with 100 miles of prime Pacific coastline, a thriving art community, historic architecture and scenic wine country, Santa Barbara instills all the components of a world-class destination – without the masses.

Back along the Pacific Coast lie the sun drenched cities of Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito and Goleta. Remaining relatively undiscovered, the small town of Carpinteria is 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, boasts Carpinteria State Beach Park, with 4,000 feet of beautiful ocean, overnight camping and the best surf fishing and tide pooling in the region. Sheltered at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains in the northern tip of Santa Barbara is the city of Goleta. Goleta is a sportsman’s paradise with a host of family recreational activities, including biking, bird watching on the famous Goleta Slough, fishing from the pier or Volleyball at Goleta Beach. Goleta is also home to the University of Santa Barbara (UCSB) and a well- heeled group of local surfers.

Some of the highlights of Santa Barbara County is the Mission Santa Barbara, also known as the Queen of Missions, the tenth of California’s missions established on December 4, 1786 on the feast of Saint Barbara. It showcases historical architecture and artifacts for which Santa Barbara is known for. Touring the vineyards of Santa Barbara Wine Country is always a tasty sojourn. Some 42 wineries dot the inland region with 12,000 acres of planted vines. Tasting rooms and tours are available throughout the area. Los Olivos, in Santa Barbara’s vine-swept country is a charming small town reminiscent of its days as a stagecoach stop. Founded in 1911 by a group of Danish-Americans, Solvang has retained a cultural identity that is undeniably Dane with its gas-lit street lamps, traditional windmills, old world architecture, Scandinavian restaurants and fabulous bakeries. Santa Barbara Harbor offers direct services to The Channel Islands. Of the five islands, Santa Cruz Island, California’s largest, makes for a great day trip.

Santa Barbara County is a magnificent area to live in and to visit. It truly is the American Riviera.

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Meeting Location:

Elephant Bar
521 Firestone Rd
Goleta, CA 93117


Meeting Costs:
$30.00 for everyone. Dinner fare is ordered off the regular menu. Attendees receive 2 Type “A” CREIA
Continuing Education Credits (CEC)

Meeting Dates:
Dinner meetings are 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM

Areas that Central Coast CREIA members commonly serve are:
Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties, as well as these communities, Avila Beach, Arroyo Grande, Ballard, Betteravia, Buellton, Carpinteria, Casmalia, Casitas Springs, Catalina Island, El Encanto Heights, Ellwood, Foxenwood Estates, Garey, Gaviota, Goleta, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Hope Ranch, Isla Vista, Lake Marie Estates, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Mesa Oaks, Meiners Oak, Mira Monte, Mission Hills, Montecito, Nipomo, Oak View, Oceano, Ojai, Orcutt, Oxnard, Pismo Beach, Port Hueneme, Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara-by-the-Sea, Santa Maria, Santa Paula, Santa Ynez Solvang, Seacliff, Sisquoc, Saticoy, Shell Beach, Sulphur Springs, Summerland, Tanglewood, Vandenberg Village, Ventucopa, Ventura, Wheeler Springs.