Bill Mullen, the self-appointed crusader and speaker for the Canadian home inspection industry has done it again.
I just read the Sun newspaper article where the* **“NHICC Spokesman Bill Mullen” **has announced that “qualified” *Canadian home inspectors will shortly have no alternative than to obtain national certification to be recognized by the Canadian Standard Association.
An article on the same topic published by the Toronto Star, but based on a statement issued by the manager of corporate affairs for the CSA Group claims, that only ***“very preliminary discussions” ***are currently underway, and that they are just floating the idea to see if there is actually a need - and if so - how to proceed eventually.
Well known for having jumped the gun in similar situations more than once in the past, all of Bill Mullen’s predictions should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the “*National Home Inspector” *comes well prepared, because he has somehow managed to become ***“NHICC NHI *Certificate Holder #00001” **already.
There are many valid reasons to improve the *“professional image” *of the Canadian Home Inspection Industry. But one more certification will certainly not do the trick. It might again benefit only course providers and educators for another round.
RUDOLF REUSSE - Home Inspector since 1976 - Retired