Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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True enough, Neal.
But the truth of the matter is that you are one of the fortunate ones. The law will indeed force many a good HI into oblivion. The law is far too restrictive, in my estimation, and if you go back to the initial incident which was the catalyst for this law, it would have done NOTHING for the victim. The same inspectors who performed the service for her would have been guaranteed a license, while other qualified inspectors will be on the outside looking in. And THAT is the problem with ALL of these bills. Although NJs law isnt exactly the ASHI model, it follows it in the majority of its content. ASHI model legislation is about PROTECTIONISM, and little else.
But, in fairness to Jerry Peck, at least he was trying to help ASHI get back to reality. Many ASHI guys are great people and great inspectors. Many are elitists, whose inspection methodologies skirt many of the ASHI ethics and SOP rules, while remaining on the fringes to allow themselves to remain members.
NACHI has no two tier system: you either have the minimum requirements and can pass our exam, or you cant. We have no candidate and member status. You're either a member or your not. Our ethics and SOP guidelines are effective and reasonable. We try and take a common sense approach to things. We'll do the same with legislative position statements. To that end, folks such as you, Jerry Igor, Greg, and a slew of both seasoned and non-seasoned inspectors, along with legislators, consumers, and attorneys, will help NACHI clarify and craft what protects the consumer and allows our craft to prosper, while not locking anyone out.
Jerry will surely bring some real-world experience, common sense, and lively banter to this board. So, welcome, Jerry!
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