To those who cannot read between the lines…Nick is conveying that NACHI’s new direction (that of being an education provider to inspectors as opposed to being a home inspector association) absolves it of the quality of the members it enrolls.
The new mission, to be achieved from its vendors who are willing to share its profits with the association, is to point out the weaknesses and shortcomings of inspectors and to fill those needs with its own products. For instance, all of the “dopes” in licensed states will be shown how much they can benefit and improve by watching NACHI Tv…free to NACHI members, but at a fee to all the rest.
Actually, this makes sense to many of us who have been wondering which direction NACHI was heading since it was no longer an association for home inspectors.
For those who remain, I suppose that this is kind of like being a “member” of ITA/Kaplan. I am a member of ICC, a provider of education, to obtain their materials at a significant discount.
So far…far…far from the past activities of actually “promoting” NACHI members to do home inspections, this new association for educating the industry will dramatize (as it has in the title of this thread) how EVERYONE needs their services, to include its own members. This will certainly offend some who have been struggling to use their membership in NACHI as a “credential”, but it never really was in the first place.
It is no secret that NACHI TV pay-per-view episodes are gathering dust and cobwebs just being marketed to NACHI members. Thus, the association must seek a way and means of making itself relevant to inspectors everywhere.
If presented honestly and with minimum hyperbole, while it means the end of NACHI as many of us remember it, it does keep the business alive. Not a bad idea, really.