CREIA Endorses a Truthful Resume
CREIA endorses a Truthful Resume Policy for inspector members showing their credentials, experience and affiliations on their websites or marketing materials. This is to provide the consumer thruthful information when choosing an inspector. CREIA Inspectors must adhere to CREIA's Code of Ethics and follow the CREIA Standards of Practice developed by the association. These Standards of Practice have been recognized by the State of California, and are considered the source for Home Inspector Standard of Care by the real estate and legal communities.
CODE of ETHICS in part;
II a. Inspectors shall perform services and express opinions based on honest conviction and only within their areas of education, training, or experience.
III. Inspectors shall avoid activities that harm the public, discredit themselves, or reduce public confidence in the profession.
b. Inspector’s advertising, marketing, and promotion of services or qualifications shall not be fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading.
CREIA advises everyone to make sure to retain the services of a qualified, professional home inspector by using a Certified CREIA Inspector member to do a thorough, independent visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home.
Since 1976, CREIA, a non-profit voluntary membership organization has been providing education, training, and support services to the real estate inspection industry and to the public.
CREIA requires its members to successfully take and pass a comprehensive written examination in order to provide proof of their knowledge and understanding of the many intricate and complex systems and components that make up a residential dwelling. The CREIA exam also includes questions pertaining to the CREIA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. In addition, each inspector member must complete 30 hours of continuing education each year. The CREIA exams are not taken over the internet, but at a proctored exam-center administered by the International Code Council (ICC), the same organization that writes and enforces the building codes throughout the country. Twenty (20) of the 30 hours of Continuing Education Credits must come from “live” events, where the inspector has the ability to ask questions of the speaker and interact with their peers. No other home inspector association in the country has criteria equal to a CREIA inspector’s qualifications when they become fully certified members. CREIA provides the best educated inspector and one that is required to maintain both personal honesty and integrity to their profession.