I have been considering a career change and have been looking into the Home Inspection business. After being a self employed computer technician for the past 20 years, it’s time for a change! NACHI seems to be by far the most informative and organized group I’ve seen yet, excellent organization!
Not wanting to get a “cowboy” handle, I’d like to take some formal training to prepare me for my first inspection. I have taken the NACHI inspectors Exam and passed (with 88, not bad for a newbie!), read through the SOP and have a good general understanding of role of the inspector, but not sure what the next step is.
Any training I take will have to be weekends, evenings, or online, as I currently work full time and have a mortgage to pay OAHI has a defect recognition and reporting course, 4 days over 2 weekends. Would this be a good place to start? There are also online courses available at Durham College in specific areas, the ASHI@HOME online courses, AHIT and more.
Have owned and totally renovated myself a few houses over the years, I have a pretty good understanding of how everything works. From my first house built in 1928 with asbesto wrapped on the pipes and a 1950’s floor furnace to my current 1970 ranch bungalow with well and septic, I’ve learned quite a bit over the years on how everythings works and is put together, so I’d rather not spend thousands of dollars reviewing stuff I already know.
Any insight would be appreciated!