I am not a CMI, but am considering applying for the certification. What are the chances that we can reduce the time requirement for inspectors working at established companies. My inspectors are going to do as many or more inspections than most inspectors complete their first three years, and they would be learning from a CMI (if I become one). It only make sense that the time requirement be reduced for inspectors in this situation.
There is no time requirement There’s a requirement for a number of fee paid inspections. If your guys are doing so many more than everyone else they’ll get there faster than everyone else without having to lower the bar.
IMO: If a home inspector has not performed all aspects of the home inspection and produced the report, that inspector has not “completed” a home inspection. I don’t think participating in bits and pieces of an inspection should qualify as “completed inspections” toward the attainment of the “All CMIs have completed at least 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of training and education combined” requirement. Certainly not one for one. Perhaps as hourly credits, but then you run the risk of having CMIs who have never completed an inspection, much less 1,000…
Maybe they could be Certified Journeyman Inspectors???
What’s the matter? Won’t your ‘little buddy NT’ let you into his “ELITE Inspectors” Club? Or you’re just being greedy and want both to fool more potential clients with your creds? I wonder if NT’s "fine print’ will allow you to have both? ](*,)
And in Juan’s case, since he has a helper or two working with him to “complete” the inspection, it will/should take home twice as long to reach that 1,000 inspection milestone, than it would if he were a one man shop.
Juan you should just apply.
I know a guy who has his CMI and he hasn’t even had his state license for 3 years yet. Seems to me you would have to be licensed for at least 3 years to actually claim you could legally do inspections for 3 years. But that would be lying, and I am sure a violation of both cmi and nachi COE.
but maybe I’m wrong and I didn’t do my math right.
All joking aside the purpose is to allow a full understanding of the business. I know more about how to inspect and handle situations now then I did 3 years ago, and 6 years ago also.
I honestly feel the time limit should be lengthened.
(Mike Auger, CMI - RI 43685, RMC-142, RMB-096)
if anything raise the bar, not lower it or make exceptions, that’s a slippery slope to traverse. Lowering a standard, even for a perceived good reason, lessens the designation for those who came before you. IMO
I had been in the building trade for 11 years before I took my apprenticeship to become a journeyman carpenter. The program is four years. You work through out the year gaining hours and then go to school for two months. Because I had training and hours behind me going in they allowed me to take my first and second year together and my third and fourth year together. So I did all of the schooling in two years. I still had to wait for my anniversary date (four years from when I applied) to get my ticket. That is the way it is set up. I think it should be the same way for CMI.