California Pest Control Board Comments on Home Inspectors and WDO Inspections

(Ben J. Gromicko) #1

We recently asked the California Structural Pest Control Board to comments upon home inspectors and wood-destroying organism inspections.

Visit www.nachi.org/california and scroll down the page to the WDO section.

(Frank Rotte, , CPI, San Diego Home Inspector) #2

Do you have the "code" they attached to the letter?

(Stephen W. Stanczyk, WA License #221) #3

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Do you have the "code" they attached to the letter?
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http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=bpc&group=07001-08000&file=7195-7199

(Ian W. Mayer, CMI) #4

Thank you Ben and Stephen for the links.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #5

Good work guys.

(Ben J. Gromicko) #6

This link: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=BPC&sectionNum=7195 is on our main webpage for California at www.nachi.org/california

And the California law specifically allows a home inspector to inspect for home energy efficiency. Become a Certified Home Energy Inspector and use our free software http://www.nachi.org/home-energy-inspector.htm

(Jeffrey R. Pope, CMI) #7

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Do you have the "code" they attached to the letter?
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They don't need a "code" for validation. They are the authority and as such, can levy fines on any individual that they deem to be "practicing without a license."

The Structural Pest Control Board is a state licensing agency, no different than the Contractors State Licensing Board or the California Department of Real Estate.

(Nick Gromicko, CMI) #8

Jeff is correct, which is why we've been getting written statements from such agencies, just in case any of our members would ever need to rely on them.