So far this place or the members from this place have helped me tremendously with my past needs or questions so I’m gonna keep firing away until I get run off.
I’m still on the fence as to weather or not I should start with the Snell 1-3 Levels.
I’m mainly trying to figure out if there are really any other advantages that I haven’t thought about.
I took John’s course, which I did enjoy, but for the main reason of being able to use the Infrared Certifed Logo and claim I was Infrared Certified from a course that was affiliated or backed by a reputable place such as InterNachi . Of course I hoped i would learn from the class but I know I can easily learn from reading a book, studying online, and continuing to read IR forums so learning wasn’t the #1 reason.
This is the way I’m thinking:
1.) I can already claim I am Infrared Certified.
2.) I have the little piece of paper(certificate) that seems to make people feel more confident in who they hire. Most people wouldn’t have the slightest clue weather you paid $500 or $2500 for the certification.
3.) I’m self-employed so it’s not like the more degrees or certificates I have than the easier it will be to get a raise, or in my case more inspections
4.) I would assume that I can discover or learn everything they teach in the classes from the internet or books without having to pay $5k+ for the classes.
I may be looking at all of this the wrong way so please feel free to correct me if you see it differently.
If the future of being an Infrared home or building inspector is going to stay the same for many more years than it doesn’t seem like there is a need for me to put a huge emphasis or rush on obtaining Level I II & III.
If the future is soon going to change and Level I II & III are going to be adopted and possibly a requirement for a national standard for being an IR inspector than I think it’s much more important.
Does anybody know of any other major advantages to being Level 1-3 certified other than getting the knowledge in a shorter period of time and also being able to claim your more certified?