Will this increase include paying for proctoring exams for State approved INachi courses?
Which in Illinois cost a whopping $80.00 per exam, that adds up quickly to meet 12-hour requirement.
This add-on proctoring fee forced many Illinois home inspectors to look elsewhere, outside of INachi, and pay education providers several hundred dollars for State required continuing education courses/hours.
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You can send me any paperwork your state wants to make YOU the state proctor and 25 other members you choose, if you like. Make every IL member a proctor if you want to. I’ll sign whatever you send me so that you don’t have to pay a local school to proctor your exams (although $80 doesn’t seem terribly exorbitant for one exam taker, unless you are giving the proctor more than one exam to proctor at a time…then it should be less per exam taker).
Anyway, I’m quite certain your state doesn’t require that you limit yourself to one, far-away proctor. I’m assuming you have to fill out some paperwork in your state to be a proctor. If there is an associated fee, I’ll reimburse you.
First, $80 is an outrageous fee to charge to watch someone take a 20 minute quiz.
Second, there’s more to it then designating a proctor. You/Nachi need to have exams that are excepted by the State; 25 questions for 3 hour credits, 50 questions for 6 hours. Then file the results with the State.
What Quality Education does is very simple:
The inspector/me emails QE the name and address of a library, the name and email of the proctor (who works at the library). QE emails the proctor the URL to sign-in for the exam, a username, and a password.
Inspector schedules a time at library, signs into a computer with the proctor, takes the exam, prints the rusults-which have date, pass/fail. Proctor signs bottom of printed results, puts it in an envelope and mails it to Quality Education. QE submits the CE hours to the State.
It was Very easy, at least at my library.
The proctor/library charges Nothing for this, Zero dollars.
The fee Quality Education charges for their course, proctoring, and filing to State, is Less than the IL State Chapter of Nachi charges just for proctoring alone. These are different (new) courses, not the same one you already took and passed at Nachi, then turn around and pay someone to take a modified quiz again.