Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I am not sure who the inspector was that told you that you have to belong to ASHI to be code certified but they are absolutely wrong.
In order to be code certified you would need to take the code tests for whichever set of reference codes your state follows. Such as the IRC, IBC, ICC, NEC, UBC....etc. You should check with your state to find which set of standards they are currently using and any changes if they plan on using other standards, given the have all condensed into the ICC, except for the NEC.
What ever you do, try to get someone that is unbiased in the information they provide, so you know the truth about what you will need to do, to pursue your career as a home inspector.
If you take a look at the NACHI home page you will find an inspector locator on the top right. Type in your zip code to find any of our inspectors and contact them to ascertain if they are willing to help you, or maybe ever hire you while you learn what you need to learn in order to pursue your new found career.
Watch our for those ASHI inspectors, some of them are so off the wall, all hopes of reality have long since faded. Guess you can tell that I am somewhat ASHI biased! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) In all seriousness though, no matter what asssociation the insepctors belongs too, make sure you are getting good information and sound advice.
BTW...I know many ASHI inspectors, not all of them are off the wall. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)