The state of Maine is working on some form of licensing. The initial bill submitted this year was vague and the developer enlisted ZERO input from any Home Inspectors in the State. In fact it seemed to be a partisan bill, apparently drafted from the realtors themselves.
A form of this bill is bouncing around and currently undergoing Sunrise Review in Augusta. The next steps remain unclear. If it dies in Sunrise, we may not see anything further for a while. If it survives we need to have a large voice in Augusta to ensure it is not crammed down our throat. Who knows this industry best? WE DO!
The Maine Coalition of Home Inspection Professionals is a group of Home Inspectors as well as affiliate members whose goal 20+ years ago at inception was to be part of any legislation going forward. While nothing was passed then, it has come around again. We are not steadfast against licensing or certification, but we want a say in the development of intelligent legislation.
We are not in competition with NACHI or ASHI… in fact many of us are members of one or both.
We need to hear your voice. Our voice is louder with YOUR voice.
Consider becoming a member. There are other benefits to joining MeCHIPs but our goal is to have this voice in Augusta.
You can also contact me directly.