Originally Posted By: bmerrell
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Alot is happening, and it is very exciting.
NY is about to regulate Home Inspectors (1-1-06) and I am happy to say, not only am I approved as the Inspector Instructor of record, but also all 5 modules are approved at my school for those who are not able to be grandfathered (grandparented is the NYS term actually) and therefore must attend the courses.
There has been a great deal of discussion as to what may or may not count for education. The state of NY will review each and every application submitted. Make sure you have all the facts before you apply to the state. Make sure the course required an exam. If the classes you attended did NOT have an exam, they are probably not approved. If they do not add up to the requisite hours, there may be difficiencies.
As a State approved school for Home Inspector education by the NYS, Dept. of State I have been told to have each person with this type question to call 518-474-4429 and ask for a request from the actual division in charge in the state.
Bottom line, don't listen to me, or anyone. The state is the only one who can give you correct answers, and get these answers in writing. PERIOD!
As an approved school, I have information regarding licensing, and if anyone has questions, they can always call my office as well. The best source is the STATE. PERIOD!!!!!
As of 12-15 NACHI can proudly say they are the only Home Inspection Association that has an affiliate School approved by NY State, Dept. of State, Division of Licensing Services IN THE NY City Metro Area. As of 12-15-05 only 3 schools have been approved. That is 3 out of the entire state of NY.
I am happy to say I am one of the schools. I am also offering the program at a price 70% less than other competitors. For upstate New York State, I recommend Western NY School of Real Estate. Mike, the owner is a great person who is a quality instructor.
If you are downstate, we are here to help.
If you are upstate, give Mike at Western NY RE a call.
Happy Holidays to All NACHI Members. If anyone has any questions, call me or directly e-mail me. I have found that the message board is not the right forum for specific questions one may have. Over 80 NACHI members have called or e-mailed me this week and I have replied, or spoken to each one personally. That is the best medium for NACHI members who have specific questions and want help in their career.
Those outside of NY, asking general questions will not be replied to. I have found that hypothetical questions usually are put on this board for a purpose, and our school is too busy to entertain non-direct questions. All of our time is set aside to benefit those who need the requisite 140 hours of education.
All 4 modules at my school are currently $ 1000 for NACHI members including books- that is $ 250 per module! My way of giving a Holiday Gift to NACHI members who need it!
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Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D- NACHI Member, and NYS Approved Home Inspection Instructor