According to the information, previously available from NACHI, and of that being compiled by the new Education Committee, there are presently 31 States, with 4,227 NACHI Members, practicing in those States, which require some form of licensing and or continuing education. Several more having State legislation pending.
There is no State to State uniformity of these requirements.
Each Convention course presentation could (potentially) be required to be taught in 31 different ways, and in a manor acceptable within those same 31 States.
Obviously, it would be nearly impossible to present courses, at a 5 day Convention, which would be applicable for all these individual State requirements.
State Continuing Educational Credits, by virtue of these various requirements, must be presented at the local level.
Crunch the numbers, it wouldn’t work at a Convention.
The Education Committee is currently making, upon request, advanced educational courses available to local NACHI Chapters, some for the expressed purpose of meeting State Licensing requirements. All at no cost to NACHI Members.
The Committee is also seeking legal advise, hopefully enabling NACHI to license vendor courses and materials, in licensing States, without vendors relinquishing their rights of ownership. Once established…Wow. Another Industry first for NACHI.
There’s a lot going on with respect to NACHI / State Educational Credits.
The Convention, as previously stated, is the place for Members to broaden their knowledge of the Industry’s newest information on the technical issues, business matters, and marketing aspects available to Home Inspectors. To learn about new opportunities, and to increase your knowledge.
And don’t forget all the free Nachos.
See you there. :mrgreen: