It should. Kansas had licensing for a while, and got the laws rescinded. They were too basic, hurt the home buyer, and placed a large economic requirement burden on the home inspector.
ASHI SOP’s are the worse in the industry, which is what the REA and their lobbyists want, so reports will be basic, short, say almost nothing, so the home buyer will not be alarmed, so the house will sell, so the agent, mortgage lender, title companies, insurance companies, office brokers, all get their cut of the home sale.
Feel free to go to my web site and check out my newsletter “a representative number” that explains it. It sill amazes me how lawmakers want licensing of inspectors, when tradespersons of all industries, home builders, etc. all are not required to be licensed in many states. Heck, most all states do not have state wide building codes, so how are home inspectors going to state if a home defect is truly a defect by code? Cans of worms open when states think that licensing helps home buyers. Wrong.
Remember, when people have a driver’s license it makes them a good driver. Right?