I agree with the leeway Nick G has given towards the misuse of the accreditation or designation Russell.
Let me explain.
InterNACHI is due diligent to its members.
They remind users of the accreditation or designation that it a copywriter first and foremost. That one must pay and meet certain criteria for the use of the CMI and its marketing use… That being said.
Instead of punishing individuals for the misunderstanding or even further tuning to litigation to solve the infraction, positive social and most impotently “business courtesy’s” are meet. The invitation to join INACHI is a must.
That is a simple and posative marketing strategy bar none Russell.
Once within the fold or fellowship they can inquire about said use of the destination.
I assume they are explained “in full”, too hold the rights to the CMI there are prerequisites to be meet; and yes one is a free.
Thus allowing others to join INACHI’s growing ranks and the designation can be marketed as siad along with membership ranks without intimidated.
A WIN WIN SITUATION FOR ALL PARTIES INVOLVED.
That is my interpretation on how INACHI and Nick handles any misunderstandings.
I have the same issue here where a person says he is IAC2 but is not listed as one. Is it possible to have someone work for you and call your company IAC2 certified or does it not apply strictly to the individual?
In my opinion IAC2 Certified is a bigger scam than CMI. All anyone needs to do to become IAC2 Certified is pass the test at the end of only 1 of the 8 hour classes, which can be taken in less than 5; been there, done that.
You should at least be required to take all 4 that are listed attheir site.