Grandfathering is for those 3 categories only. The good thing is that they changed it from endorsement to grandfathering. Calling it endorsement would have set a precedent that the contractors could have used to get into any profession.
Yes ICC certification (R5) will be the fastest and least expensive way to obtain a license until 7-1-2012. Looks like the schools will have to wait another year for the windfall from their 120 hour course.
It is just a play on words. Had it stayed as endorsement then it would have set a precedent that would have allowed contractors to gain any license they wanted through endorsement. By changing it to grandfathering that can be avoided.
The removal of the repair clause is the direct result of lobbying by the Florida Home Inspector’s Council.
The reduction from licensing by endorsement FOREVER to grandfathering for 1 more year is the direct result of lobbying by the Florida Home Inspector’s Council. (Believe me, we would have like to have gotten rid of it altogether, but that wasn’t going to happen. We can live with 1 yr. Most of the people that would take advantage of it already have, which is why we now have over 3000 home inspectors, half of whom have never performed and inspection… . . )
As I understand it,
The NACHI course should be accepted until July 1 2011. After that date you cannot do wind mits unless you have the approved training. As of this date the NACHI course will not be on that list.
The INACHI windmit course needs a lot of work. I volunteer to help others (that’s a hint Greg, John, and others ) that really know this crap to jump on board to make it all it can be and isn’t. Call me if I can help, but understand none of this is carved in stone by the powers to be and it all keeps changing which is why a concensus of opinions is important.