We’re talking about grandfathering this morning. Contractor’s Association wants all home inspectors to get a contractor’s license first.
I think I showed the board that contracting and inspecting are two different disciplines. A summary of my presentation:
Contracting experience is useful to home inspectors, however, if all the inspectors at the meeting looked back at their last few inspection reports, they will find that most of the defects they uncovered were of systems that were installed properly and up to code.
InterNACHI produces enormous advanced courses, but none of the courses teach anyone to install anything. They teach how to inspect.
Knowing how to install an HVAC system properly is useful, but different than knowing how to inspect that HVAC system 20 years later.