Sue? It doesn’t cost anything to an approved inspector, nor can you do anything with it except NACA inspections… as it’s designed to upload to their (naca) server. You would complete application, submit all needed information and wait for user ID/Pass.
If you’re not a naca inspector, may cause delays. PS, specific instructions are included with template, pic of member at front of home etc etc.
I was approached by Nacca a few years back. Looked at their requirements and what they were willing to pay in our area and rejected them. In my area most of the homes were lower priced, low income, minority rough-stuff neighborhoods, OR 1st timers with limited funds. I felt it was too much time and not enough moola.
Using their version of HG is very reasonable so they know their clients are getting the same type report everywhere. HouseMaster also uses HG for their franchise software.
Major Relo Companies use their version of the ERC form so lenders, clients and they themselves get uniformity … That’s common. They want to ensure a quality product vs any old part-time inspectors 4 page checklist OR 65 page report wih 250 photo’s, etc.
2 inspectors I know, both good inspectors (1 spanish, 1 black) took their work and seem to get a lot of business off of Nacca … AND do a fair amount of Home Buyer Seminars with them locally (which also gets them more bus) … So to each his own