OKLA. RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL INSPECTION ASSOCIATION
ORCIA was formed in 1993 as the only not for profit state wide Oklahoma association dedicated to the improvement of the residential and commercial inspection trade. A group of home inspectors gathered together to develop a much needed inspection standard, conduct training to improve ethics and individual skills and to establish a collective voice to the public. Association by-laws were written and adopted (including minimum inspection standards). Membership criteria for ORCIA was established, officers were elected, and state officers selected from all the home inspector members with an executive director to govern and provide direction to the organization. Goals were set by committees for continuing education, membership, public education and public relations.
When the State of Oklahoma decided to establish regulatory standards for the Oklahoma home inspection industry, ORCIA was called upon to assist in the legislative writing of the final state adopted language that became law. The laws (known as Statute 59:858) governing home inspectors are found at the CIB link to the left. The associated “Standards of Practice” are found in Oklahoma Administrative Code 158 Chapter 70 (known as OAC 158:70). The Oklahoma Home Inspection Industry is regulated by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.
ORCIA strives to seek out ways and methods to improve the education of its home inspectors, conducting semi-annual training conferences providing up to date information on inspection techniques, technical knowledge and skills necessary to manage one's business. Contact ORCIA for further information and receive a membership packet. You will not regret joining ORCIA. ORCIA also accepts affiliate memberships for businesses that would like ORCIA members to represent them to its many customers.