I am not agreeing or disagreeing with this policy (and it wouldn’t matter anyway) but for conversation sake, I find it interesting that this information would not be given to the public. Wouldn’t that be the type of information one would want to find out about an inspector before potentially hiring him?
In TX, which is a licensed state, I believe we can get that type of information, we can also check the good standing of a person’s license with either his/her name or his/her license number.
That information is public record having to do with a state issued license.
This is a private organization and because they set their own rules and regulations, which may or may not have anything to do with a state law, any discipline taken on a member is held solely within that organization. For example, a member could be suspended or kicked out for violation of the the organization’s rules. The member could show as suspended / expelled for something that has nothing to do with their skills as an inspector or business. PRIVATE ORGANIZATION says it all. Private.
There were a couple members that were suspended for a violation of the COE in this organization for issues on the message board. That has nothing to do with their talent or skill as a home inspector. There can be pissing matches / personality conflicts between members that end in the suspension or expulsion of a member that have absolutely nothing to do with the business of home inspection. So to answer your question, no. This makes my point exactly.
Agreed to a certain extent. If the reason of suspension is given, for example because of pissing matches/personality conflicts between members resulting in suspension or expulsion, is one thing.
However, even if the inspector is technically the best in the world, but is suspended because he got kickbacks from the RE or contractor, one could assume that he’s writing stuff up just to get paid more later when work is done on the house.
My point is not just to know if a HI is suspended but why he is suspended.
The technical competency is just a part of a job just like in any corporation.
TREC has a questionable rule IMO:
(d) The relationship of the inspector with another inspector should at a minimum meet the following guidelines
(3) If an inspector has knowledge of a possible violation of the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission or Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1102, the inspector should report the possible violation to the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Meaning, if I know an inspector violated a rule, I am to report him. If I don’t then I become an unethical person according to this rule. :shock:
And since one inspector cannot possibly find all deficiencies in house, then I guess we are ALL in violation of the TREC Occupations Code… and since we aren’t reporting each other, I guess we are all unethical…:twisted: