I am for the CMI idea but would like to see a few
qualification to make sure someone who has this
certification is not a novice (someone who has done
little or no actual home inspections).
I see this thing proving itself worthy in the eyes of
other inspection professionals when it not only takes
in certain education goals but also it should require
some visible accomplishments.
Texas will not let you sponsor another inspector
unless you can turn in some logs to show a few
hundred (I dont remember the exact number)
inspections accomplished. Just the fact that you
can hang in their long enough to survive a few
hundred inspections shows you have more than
the guy that has not done any at all.
Experience does mean something and should not
be thrown out. Experience combined with some
education goals adds a sense of reality to the
Without including some kind of verifiable experience
in the CMI qualifications, it just seems to lack the
“punch” to look down to earth and credible.
Which one of us would want anyone to do a job for
us that sold himself as a “MASTER anything” and
then you found out he was still a raw novice.
Just a marketing ploy in the hands of novices will
make inspectors ashamed to to wear the CMI badge,
in the long run.
I like the CMI idea. I sense that Nick agrees with
what I am saying and if you read between his lines,
the CMI idea will evolve into just what I am talking about.
Once the schools catch-up with the idea and the
market place puts pressure on the CMI board to
created some verifiable qualifications, you will
see it mature and stand on its own.
CMI maturity is coming… probably faster than we think,
IMHO… but I cannot tell the future, but only hope.
Nick is a good salesman but also has some common sense.
He does not show all of his cards until its the right time.
25 Years Construction Exp.
American Home Inspection