Guys, what is the big deal with which association you are a member of? I joined the association to interact with, learn from and hopefully help some of my fellow home inspectors, not to be “certified” or anything else. I don’t need an association to tell me I am a good or bad inspector. The clients will let you know that.
My membership was to have a place to discuss real inspection issues, not to brag about or discredit one organization or the other. If you are a good inspector the association makes no difference unless you need to hide your inadequacies behind a the association label.
I believe most of this mumbo jumbo about which association is best is just vendictive and hurts the industry as a whole. IMHO.
Sometimes it sounds like children arguing over who has the best imaginary friend. Big Deal! Let’s all work together to make our industry respectful and professional.
I have never booked or lost an inspection because I was or was not a member in any of the associations. I am running a business not trying to prove to the world that one association is better than another.
If we all speak and perform professionally we will all get the respect we have earned and not have to argue about it. It’s not what association you belong to that matters. Its the client’s opinion that matters.
Just my 2 cents worth!