June 2011

How can a guy who started a business in June 2011 be a CMI?

Nowhere does it show he has inspected before then he didn’t join NACHI until March 2011.

An applicant need not have been inspecting for 3 years to qualify for CMI. That is not one of CMI’s requirements. He/she need only to have entered the inspection business 3 or more years ago.

For example: You can be a licensed inspector in the inspection business before doing any inspections (of course in states/provinces that have adopted licensing, it is required that you be a licensed inspector before doing any inspections). The 3-year clock begins when you enter the inspection business, not when you do your first inspection. See text under “Established” heading of http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/ and #2 of http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/become-a-cmi/

Some inspectors have done thousands of inspections for many years without being in business (they worked for some other company) but would nevertheless fulfill the 3-year requirement (even though they were never in business themselves).

It’s not “in business” or “open for business” or “started a business” or “doing business.”

It’s “in the business”… meaning in the inspection industry in some capacity.

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An applicant need not have been inspecting for 3 years to qualify for CMI. That is not one of CMI’s requirements. He/she need only to have entered the inspection business 3 or more years ago.

For example: You can be a licensed inspector in the inspection business before doing any inspections (of course in states/provinces that have adopted licensing, it is required that you be a licensed inspector before doing any inspections). The 3-year clock begins when you enter the inspection business, not when you do your first inspection. See text under “Established” heading of http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/ and #2 of http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/become-a-cmi/

Some inspectors have done thousands of inspections for many years without being in business (they worked for some other company) but would nevertheless fulfill the 3-year requirement (even though they were never in business themselves).

It’s not “in business” or “open for business” or “started a business” or “doing business.”

It’s “in the business”… meaning in the inspection industry in some capacity.

Perhaps somebody should read the requirements,

Ease up on the cheap wine and read the requirements in the morning.