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As do most licensing laws, it appears that NACHI TV is going after the lowest common denominator…the state required CEU.

Frankly, the episodes that I have viewed (which I enjoyed, by the way) were basic and provided me with information that was in “the book”. In this sense, the home inspector who is only interested in the CEU as a means of filling the annual square for licensing…sitting through a video about water heaters, wall framing, safety…etc…is not a bad idea.

What disappoints me is that the potential for this medium is lightyears beyond what you guys are doing with it, so far. Starting off from the gate and linking it to a “square filler” does it a disservice.

Real training takes place in a live classroom with home inspectors in every seat. You can’t take a smoke break with four other inspectors without going back to your seat with new information, new ideas, better ideas…than you had before you arrived.

Skilled classroom trainers…who are totally wasted on these videos…(Farsetta, Beaumont, Tedesco…etc…) lack the opportunity to guage the level of expertise of the audience at the beginning of the class…then taking them to an even higher level by the end of the four to eight hours it takes to get there.

NACHI Tv should be cutting deals with these guys to set up live computer linkups for actual training sessions being conducted throughout the United States on topics relevant to home inspectors.

Let’s face it…everything you show in a plumbing video, water heater video, framing video…this is information that the inspector had better have had before he went out on his first inspection. Sure…it’s good enough for state licensing CEUs…but what isn’t?

Stretch, people.

Take NACHI Tv to places where home inspectors want to be…and would pay to see.


(1) Take NACHI TV to a manufacturing plant for modular homes. Start with the plans…and how the decision for what codes apply to what areas…etc. Let’s see mistakes being made, identified by QC, and how they are fixed…and what happens when they get out to the field. Let’s watch the various contractors at work during the assembly and let’s watch an inspection of one we saw being manufactured once it is set on the foundation and roofed. That should cover at least 24 hours.

(2) Take NACHI Tv …live…to a Joe Tedesco course on electrical code training for electrical inspectors. Put live computer links in place where students can ask questions and download the written materials Joe has passed out to the students in class. Let the on line students take the final exam and get the same certification as the attendees.

(3) Take NACHI TV …live…to legislative sessions and hearings and allow viewers from home to answer poll questions that can be conveyed, on the spot, to legislators as to how much support is (is not) there for their bill. Interview legislators and get their views for later viewing so that appropriate inspectors can contact them and support/argue against them.

and so on…and so on…

I don’t think we have taken the first baby step with what you can do with this thing for the benefit of the profession…while making a living for yourselves, as well.

Thanks James.

I’d like to follow master inspectors with a couple digital cameras and perform some inspections LIVE. The audience could be hooked in over high-speed, and could be making real-time verbal suggestions about what to inspect. “Yo, look over there to your right!”

Or distribute to all Members small digital video cameras that sit upon your computer so that we can all see each other during a live class.

Thanks for the compliments about the videos. We worked hard on producing them. I agree with you - it’s just the beginning. All great buildings start with a strong basic foundation. I believe NACHI.TV has built that foundation. The concrete has been poured, its cured, now hold on to your seats, because we’re building up.

I agree

In some States :wink:


All CE providers must be approved on an individual basis.

If there are any iNACHI CE providers out there (who have their course outline) who would like me to personally escort you to the MASSACHUSETTS HI Board on a specified date, I’ll be more than happy to meet with you, escort you to to the HI board meeting in Boston and then buy you a nice lunch, afterwards.

I did this for Joe Farsetta and his course was approved on the spot…SAME DAY.

Call me or email me your request.


Section 1410.560 Distance Education

a) For pre-license education or continuing education, distance education is defined as any educational process based on the geographical separation of instructor and student for example CD ROM, on-line learning, correspondence courses, video conferencing, etc.

b) Distance education courses may be approved and licensed by OBRE, if:

  1. the education provider is approved and licensed by OBRE;

  2. the distance education course meets the requirements for pre-license education and continuing education as provided in the Act and this Part; and

  3. the education provider establishes a mechanism for proctored examination approved by OBRE.


New York State unfortunately does not give credit to Home Inspectors for distance learning. All education must be at an approved facility with an approved instructor, with attendance and mandatory sign in and sign out taken throughout the course.

I can see how distance learning will eventually become the standard, especially with gas at $ 4 per gallon. NYS already permits distant learning for appraisers and realtors in NYS. They, however require ARELLO approval for real estate and IDEC approval for appraisal, before the class can be offered in NYS.

Hope this helps.

Here is the link for NC CE rules.

Lisa already has the requirements for Illinois.

I, Lisa and Ben have talk and I have already handled the stuff need for submitting to the state of Illinois for InterNACHI.