The Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals (MeCHIPS) was founded in January 1999 to create a professional forum for Maine’s home inspectors, to provide a place for the exchange of information regarding the home inspection industry, and to effectively represent home inspection professionals.
A home inspection professional who is a member of MeCHIPS has met its membership requirements and is bound to abide by the bylaws, standards of practice, and code of ethics of the organization. In the absence of state licensing laws regulating home inspectors in Maine, hiring a MeCHIPS professional to perform your home inspection assures you of receiving quality home inspection services from a qualified individual.
The above paragraphs are quoted from MeCHIPS documents. For more information, please visit the MeCHIPS website.