Why Join HIF?
The real estate industry has a growing need for Registered Home Inspectors. Many people are being asked to perform Home Inspections without proper training, certification, or guidelines. Even many Real Estate professionals are not aware of all that makes up a quality Home Inspection.
Home buyers, sellers, lenders, employee relocation companies and governmental agencies, etc., are seeking full and total service from a Home Inspector. Buyers use Home Inspectors to know the condition of the home. Sellers use Home Inspectors to avoid liability and lenders require a Home Inspection before approving a loan.
Available Designations **RHI - Registered Home Inspector**
One of the primary objectives of the Housing Inspection Foundation is to provide a network through which its members may establish reliable contacts throughout the country. As a Registered Home Inspector your contact information will go into our national database system helping to network and also allowing potential clients access to your information.
**CHC - Certified Housing Consultant**
Allows the Home Inspector the opportunity to advise clients on all matters pertaining to home inspections.
**CHI - Certified Home Inspector**
The Housing Inspection Foundation offers the Certified Home Inspector designation for all Home Inspectors who wish to become certified. Many states, cities, counties, government ordinances as well as many lending institutions require that a home inspector be certified. Additionally, as more and more states enact home inspection regulations, certification for the home inspector plays a critical part toward meeting both current and future state requirements.
It is important, therefore, that every inspector be certified. Being certified is the best way to gain the confidence, experience and qualifications that are demanded of today’s home inspector. The Housing Inspection Foundation’s Certified Home Inspector exam is only $65.00. Call the Housing Inspection Foundation today, at 320-763-6350, for more information about becoming a Certified Home Inspector.
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