Hi, everyone! My name is David, and I’m a new member of InterNACHI as of June this year. (Admins, please move this thread if it’s in the wrong place)
To keep it short, I’m nearing the end of my Arizona certification courses and need to figure out how I can start logging my state-required 30 side-by-sides with a licensed inspector so I can get my state license. Someone mentioned to me that it may be tough to find an inspector who will let me “ride along” with them just so I can take business away from him/her, but I really don’t think it’s anything to worry about in the market here (especially coming from that guy, since he’s not much of a likeable person anyway, haha - maybe the inspectors he talked to didn’t want to help him out). Here are my two questions, for anyone who’s been in the same boat and feels compelled to reply:
How did you go about asking to have someone take you under their wing at first? Did you offer to pay them or otherwise compensate?
This is a career change for me. I’ve been in everything from sales to residential construction (framing and finish carpentry, most recently), and after getting injured this past February, then surgery 6 weeks ago, I have no idea what I can or should do. Should I wait until full recovery so I can be the inspector’s gofer, or is it more a matter of me following them around and asking questions/observing?
Thanks for reading all that and for your time & help. I hope to reciprocate one day when I can.