Kim Smith provided the following information concerning the required bond.
The Government will require the original signed bond certificate.
No emailed or faxed copies. So after arranging the bond you will have to wait for the certificate to be sent to you and then send it to the Government with your application. This is going to take time.
No last minute applications!
Point of interest, the bond is $200.00 per year. $175.00 for CAHPI members!
John Can you send Kim a copy of our peer review procedures and ask if she is prepared to give a discount to inspectors that have passed the peer review. If you are familiar with the tipr process you will know that ours is far superior and any inspector that passes this test is going to be able to do a through inspection.
Also what are her rates for CMI’s compared to those without it?
The rate for one year is $200.00 $25.00 less if you are a CAPHI member, no designation required (RHI).
There is a special two year rate for CAPHI members only, at $300.00.
$500.00 for three years InterNachi & CAPHI.
Dan has sent a email to Kim and I have also. At this time no mention of CMI rates.
Nick is also asking for information.
Further to the CMI designation. The security bond should not be affected by a persons education. The E.O. covers problems with inspections.
From the discussions with Kim and Scott at our meeting where Kim was very convincing in her arguments that bonding was redundant.
Why is She quoting different rates?
By having two rates she is admitting that the bonding has some validity.
Two different things:
The Government is requiring the bond. Kim is of the opinion that it is not required (but if the government demands it she is going to sell it) and as you recall, Scott could not make a good argument for it.
This is a time when InterNachi and CAHPI should get together and meet with Scott and resolve the bonding matter.
I spoke to Kim today concerning the different bonding cost. Kim does not set the rates. CAHPI negotiated with the bond company, TRISURA and received a preferential rate for their members. InterNachi did not.