I am fairly new to the industry. I have taken a course in HI at a Community College. I also have and continue to study some inspection and construction books. The Complete Book of HI by Norman Becker, HI From A to Z by Guy Cozzi, and For Pros By Pros Inspecting A House by Rex Cauldwell. Just to name a few. I’ve also done a ride along and a few inspections with the school. I’m also getting into reading the NACHI board regularly and I have completed the roofing course. On my new, current 9 to 5 I inspect condos for a warranty company but our inspections are not as detailed as my home inspections for a client would be. I was planning to launch out this spring part-time on my own. I have some connections so I don’t think that getting business will be a problem but I am concerned about being ready, being knowledgeable enough. I was giong to take the AHIT 6 or 7 day course before I started my new job but I wasn’t able to make the scheduling work. Now I’m looking at a home study course. AHIT and CarsonDunlap both look good but AHIT is cheaper. Also one of AHIT sample videos they showed on the web site was a CarsonDun. video. They also advertise the same number of videos. Does anyone know if they are the same? The Carson reference books however do seem more in depth. Any way that’s the situation, ALL help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long message but I seldom post so I have a lot to ask when I do.
Oh yeah! Also I know there is a local NACHI chapter in MD but I hardly ever here of anything going on in our area training wise. Is there a mailing or contact list that I can get on or something? Are there any local members who wouldn’t mind helping me out or at least keeping contact? I’m in Upper Marlboro, MD.
The last thing I want to know is can I repost this message on the general discussion forum, so I can get as many responses as possible?
Thanks for the help.