Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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The two are different. VA is currently looking for more compliance inspectors. They dumped the one-association-only requirement for NACHI, so you no longer need to be a member of ASHI but instead need the following more sensible qualifications (3-years experience based):
b. Compliance Inspectors
(1) Three years experience in one of the following categories or combination thereof:
? Construction inspector of real properties for the purpose of determining compliance with construction requirements established by law.
? Construction engineer.
? Superintendent of construction in large housing developments.
? Builder of residential or commercial properties.
? In other capacities of a similar nature which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of a compliance inspector.
(2) Additional qualification requirements
? Submit three letters attesting to the applicant's qualifications as an inspector using the references listed on the application.
? There may be no conflict of interest between the applicant's employment and performance as a fee person with VA.
? Employees of HUD, FNMA, FHLMC, or the Postal Service are not eligible.
? Local and State government employees may be designated. The same precautions as those stated for fee appraisers should be followed.
? Procedures for a CAIVRS search will be the same as those required for fee appraisers.
? In states that do not require inspector licensing, the applicant shall complete a written test and a performance test in order to evaluate the applicant's capabilities. The written test will be prepared by the field station and will test the applicant's knowledge of construction techniques and terminology. The performance test will be a demonstration inspection on VA Form 26-1839, Compliance Inspection Report. Neither the written test nor the performance test may be waived. Prior to the performance test, the applicant will be furnished with instructional and procedural material necessary to complete the inspection.
? An individual may be designated to more than one fee roster provided he or she demonstrates the required experience or qualifications.
FHA is handled by NACHI member Larry Ott of our WPA Chapter at http://www.nachi.org/wpachapter5.htm