Several of us were talking over the weekend and just realized that the Kansas Licensing Bill has NOT generated a huge surplus of new inspectors out into the field. The KS Home Inspector Board kinda of lagged behind for approving Training Providers and we didn’t have ANY approved educational Training providers until about late February or early March.
That meant that mostly everyone getting licensed through April qualified to be GRANDFATHERED. There are about 185 licensed inspectors in Kansas at this time. In looking at the state roster from May until now, we’ve had right at 17 -18 inspectors get a license in those 6.5 months. About 3 a month on average. AND of the 17-18 licensees that came on Board since May / Either 3 or 4 were GRANDFATHERED but just recently applied.
So it looks like if I’m seeing this correctly, that only 12-13 of the NEW home inspectors had to go through an educational training program.
There are 9 or 10 approved educational providers for Kansas. That is SLIM pickings for Educational Trainers at this point in time. AND if you were trying to cut down on NEW inspectors in Kansas you couldn’t have done a better job if you had planned it this way.