[FONT=Arial]MY E-MAIL TO BILL MULLEN:[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]You’ve cashed my application cheque for entry into the pilot project. I’ve sent you all the required forms that you asked me fill out and send back to you. I received this note:[/FONT][FONT=Arial][/FONT]
No certificates will be awarded until the National Conference in Calgary in November. The reason for this is so the Pilot Project group do not gain an unfair marketing advantage before others have a chance to apply. In fact as of right now, no inspectors have been recommended for certification.
So, even though many people have successfully passed their TIPR exams, that is but one of the criteria used to determine whether or not they qualify.
The Certification process has many checks and balances built in to ensure its credibility, so it takes a fair length of time for the paperwork to make its way through all of the steps.
So when am I going to be given the opportunity to write the TIPR exam and complete the practical inspection? Just out of curiosity as I haven’t heard anything back from you for a long while. If you have time could you please drop me a note and let me know what is going on. Thank you.
**C. Brett Bernier **CRI
Fraser Valley Home Inspections
MY REPLY FROM BILL MULLEN
That message from me was not directed only to you. In fact, it was my reply to a question asked on the Canuck Forum. There are several parts to the Pilot Project. If you have submitted the Background Application materials, they are now being reviewed.
The TIPR Examinations are gradually being done across Canada. Obviously, not everyone can be processed at once, because the number of inspectors per day in each TIPR session averages six, and before the TIPR’s could occur, we needed to train and examine some examiners.
There are now some people in British Columbia who have been appointed as Examiners, and it is their job to schedule the sessions. They still have a couple months left in which to do that, so I’m sure you will hear from someone in due time. Obviously we would like them done sooner than later, but since this is a Pilot Project, we want people to take their time and get things done right.
Thanks for your patience
Bill Mullen RHI