About CREIA: California Real Estate Inspection Association

Our Core Purpose

To protect lives, health and investments

Our Core Values

Integrity - No cutting corners, no compromise, persevering
Competence - Professional knowledge and expertise
Belonging - Among the leaders advancing high standards through collaboration
Passion - For serving and protecting our clients

Our Mission Statement

  • To represent the Real Estate Inspection Industry
  • To recognize and promote Real Estate Inspection as a unique; professional discipline
  • To provide leadership through education and by maintaining ethical and technical standards
  • To enhance consumer protection and promote public awareness of the Association

Our Organizational Structure


Established in 1976, CREIA is a non-profit trade association, with chapters located throughout the state. CREIA is a member-driven, hands-on organization that provides educational programming and on-going opportunities for its members to interact at both local and statewide CREIA meetings and events. CREIA also provides many opportunities for its members to be involved in the governing of the association.

The CREIA Board of Directors is representative of the CREIA membership. In addition to the CREIA Board of Directors, there are several standing committees that report to the Board of Directors.

CREIA = Tier One Inspectors

Unsurpassed testing; Unmatched training and education requirements; Industry leading performance Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics – That’s why California Law specifically mentions CREIA as an industry benchmark.

CREIA Regions and Chapters

Regional Directors represent their Chapters/Members on the CREIA Board of Directors. Most chapters hold monthly educational meetings and special event programs. Each CREIA member is assigned to a local chapter. All Certified CREIA Inspector (CCI) and Master CREIA Inspector (MCI) members, Associates (formerly Candidates), Affiliates and prospective members/guests are invited to attend local meetings. Chapter meetings are an excellent way to meet and interact with peers, participate in educational programs, and market products and services to those in the inspection industry.

Governance Documents
Articles of Incorporation
Code of Ethics

* CREIA is a nonprofit education & credentialing organization to benefit consumers and professionals. Since 1976.

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) (EIN # 9 4 - 3 01 5 9 2 0) is 501(c)(6), non-profit organization. Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on your federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the your business. Please consult your tax professional.