Originally Posted By: rsummers This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I think that if we could use it in our personal advertising but not list what Inspector has what designation (Certified) or (Certified CMI) on the NACHI find a Inspector link. I think that the Inspectors with the CMI title would receive most of the hits if there were multiple Inspectors in a service area. I don’t think that would make us all equal in this organization and may hurt the new Inspectors because they would be the 2nd choice.
Originally Posted By: gjohnson This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I agree with you Gerry. The CMI designation definately shouldn’t appear on the find an inspector. That would cause an unfairness. I will be honest I like the idea of having the CMI. Not becuase it seperates members, but because it give our members something to strive for.
Originally Posted By: gsutterfield This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Yours or anyone other pole is ludicrous . It is obviously not a full representation of all the members as less then one fourth even follow or submit to the board ![icon_cry.gif](upload://r83gSGUzNOacIqpjVReDwcR83xZ.gif)
Originally Posted By: psabados This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I vote, not at this time. It is a good marketing idea with lots of plus’s. However, a lot of detail work needs to be accomplished in how to attain that level.
We need a major commitment from the members here in the US and in Canada to get Nachi, the organization, recognized and validated as a legitimate HI org. We have States and Provinces's setting up law in regards to our profession and we do not have a voice or members on any of the commitee's. We're at the window looking in, not inside where it counts.
What we need is the slam bam, in your face ASHI & NAHI people, program that gives us just that. Without meat and potatoes in our program the CMI designation is only Fru-Fru desert. Following through with this, AT THIS TIME, will only make us LEGENDS in our Own Minds.
That's my opinion, so now, convince me that designations is the next duck that needs to be set in the row.
Originally Posted By: gbeaumont This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
I do not believe that I stated anywhere that the poll alone should be defining our actions on this issue. I put it up to try and gauge the feelings of the users of this board, and nothing else.
Paul S. Thanks for the PM's over night, sorry I only just got to them, this issue of CMI is in reality linked into all the other areas that we need to be looking at at this time, which are model legislation, standards of practice, educational standards, examinations, insurance requirements, etc.
These are the bigger picture issues that are needing to be addressed. we are collectively spending way too much time bickering over petty issues and not spending any time sorting out our possition over the big issues, I feel that the above list is where our collective intelect should be being put to good use to benefit our members. I do not see the need at this time to be putting resourses into badge ID's, Glossaries of terms, researching secondary medical insurances, developing Nachi chapters outside of the US and Canada (sorry Andy) and the multitude of other distractions that we currently have. i have allot more to say on this topic but will be doing so "upstairs"
Originally Posted By: ddalgleish This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
In our area we have the RHI designation that has been crammed up the RE agents wazoo’s. Even though the inspector that comes to the home isn’t RHI! (local P&P franchise) From a marketing end the CMI (or equivalent) adds to your credibility when speaking with RE agents. Whether you can deliver the goods is up to your level of experience and will be apparent quite quickly when you are in the home.
I had an intersting conversation with my dentist one day when we were talking about grades. He stated that his classmates were either good with the books or good with their hands. He told me he was good with his hands. Basically yuou dont know whether your licensed professional was head of the class or squeaking by.