I had two conversations with Mr. Elwood Mosley, head of the home inspection licensing dept. for MD. Inspectors that were in business prior to 2002 and who had previously applied to be “grandfathered” are currently being reviewed by the MD. board and some have been issued a license. They apparently do not have any formal inspection training requirements. On the other hand, all inspectors that started in business after 2002 are being subjected to different requirements. It does appear that most if not all applicants (post 2002) will be required to complete a 48 hour in class inspection course, with the course contents approved by the state. It may not matter if the inspector has already completed a 48 hour course, as I did in 2005. It makes no sense to be forced back to Inspection 101, after already completing the course and having gained two years of practical experience. Not to mention the fact that it will take months to complete the course due to scheduling problems, while the “grandfathered” inspectors can advertise the fact that they are licensed, and the rest of us cannot through no fault of our own. This present a great imbalance, unfair to the inspectors who have worked very hard to establish a new business. I am all for licensing, but this system creates a very uneven playing field.