What I find so amazing about the fingerprinting scam on home inspectors is the who, what, when, why of it??
In Kansas when the realtors, trial attorneys and Wichita ashi members were pushing the licensing law 4.5 years ago they brought up mandatory fingerprinting of home inspectors and acted like it was vital to national security and the personal safety of the general public in Kansas. They also pushed for mandatory E&O insurance (or mal-practice) AND told legislators ALL other professions carried this.
When we started checking other professions, we quickly discovered that was a BS lie and discovered among others the following professions were not required to be mandatorily fingerprinted: lead inspectors, termite inspectors, home builders, general contractors, chimney sweeps, electricians, plumbers, hvac technicians, appraisers, real estate agents, bank loan officers, the list goes on and on. My doctor told me to do surgery in my hospital he has to carry mal-practice (E&O ins for us), BUT hes not required to have it to get a license … same with my attorney (No mal-practice needed).
Also of note was the fact we had no KNOWN instances in Kansas of home inspectors being charged with rape, murder, child molestation, drug sales, etc, etc. SO the BIG QUESTION is why do the Realtors keep trying to push crap onto HI’s that many other groups are NOT required to do OR have AND why do so many of our NAIVE or BUTT KISSING fellow HI’s go along with it AND not scream to the world what a BJ this is??
BOTTOM line after all the horse puckey is thrown around its all about Realtors shifting liability AND a new FOOD source with DEEP pockets (our E&O) for attorneys.