This, from Joe Farsetta, deserves its own thread:
It needs to be emphasized that, in Missouri, there are no statewide requirements for the licensing of electricians, plumbers, or HVAC techs. There are no statewide requirements for the licensing of builders and there are no statewide codes or enforcement that requires the unlicensed builder and unlicensed electrician to adhere to any specific standards.
Because, each time legislation is introduced that would require contractors and builders to be licensed and adhere to a code…the Missouri Association of Realtors and the Missouri Home Builders Association team together to defeat it.
But…these same two associations want home inspectors licensed with unlimited liability. They are using their membership dues to buy legislation that would do that…while keeping themselves totally unaccountable.
As Joe points out…NACHI has stood for what is right for the inspector and the consumer in the past. Now…where do we stand?