Originally Posted By: dharris
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Paul and other future az inspectors
Like Michael stated the training inspectors can be held liable for incorrect/ not state compliant reports. Make sure the training inspector will provide proper training to help you get the reports compliant, along with signing off that they are compliant. [ The 30 reports need to be signed off by a certified inspector before submitting them]
There are alot of guys looking to get ride along inspections I get 3-4 requests a month for ride alongs.
My suggestion to new inspectors prior to spending time and money on ride alongs is after completing a state approved 80 hour HI course
 complete the state required test
 determine what reporting system you are going to use,
 perform inspections on your home and friends and provide the training inspector a copy for review to confirm that your reports are state compliant
 contact 4or 5 inspectors to get your 30 insp. allowing you to see different ways guys perform inspections
 Keep a open mind, You will most likely find your training is just the minium of what you will need to know to be succesful and state certified in this business
If you have a copy of a completed report feel free to send it to me, I'll review it at no charge to help you determine if it meets state requirements.
One of the longest delays to getting certified is that sample reports are non compliant
The BTR has a check list to help you determine that your reports meet standards, that I recommend using prior to sending in your 5 sample reports
There is a good excellent training inspection seminar
[ inspecting a 1920s house ] with 60 plus inspectors,[ a excellent opportunity to meet training inspectors ] in prescott, july 16th open to all for a nominal fee
If you complete a full inspection at this home I believe that can be # 1 of the 30 as long as it meets all requirements
Send me a email if you want additional info,
Inspect Az www.inspectaz.com
email dan @inspectaz.com