New to Colorado looking for hands on experience

Hey everyone,
I just moved to Colorado and received my certification from ICA. I joined InterNACHI to get my CPI. I don’t have any hands on experience and don’t know anyone in the area. I reached out to “mentors” and they either didn’t get back to me or are not doing ride-alongs because of covid. The house of horrors is also closed due to covid. I applied to a couple of positions for inspectors and also never heard back. I am starting to get discouraged. I am just looking for some advice. Thanks

Don’t give up!

Follow up with those openings over and over again until they ask you to stop calling.

As for ride alongs, I think you might be outta luck for awhile. The general consensus on ride alongs is to contact inspectors way beyond where you’ll be working so they don’t feel like they’re training their competition.

Good luck man.

I really Appreciate it. I wont give up!!!

You spelled it wrong. It’s Califrado now. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: It’s a tough time for starting up right now and the market is stupid. Tons of buyers very little sellers. There’s a lot of competition also. Established inspectors are steady. Keep looking for someone who will let you shadow and take full advantage of the InterNACHI CE courses. Study study study…
Good luck to you.

Haha, so true, I didn’t expect it to be so nuts. the market is crazy!! I will keep trying to reach out and find someone.

Kevin, contact some CMIs or CPIs within 40 to 50 miles, or closer, to your area and communicate with them. Maybe one, or more, will help you. Some inspectors feel as though they are training their competition by ride-alongs or mentoring or hiring.

Here is the link for CMIs: Find a Certified Master Inspector®

And the link for CPIs: Find Certified Home Inspectors Near You - InterNACHI®

And Mentors: and

Also, you may want to take advantage of your Education Team at for specific questions e.g. 15 Steps to Become a Successful Home Inspector - InterNACHI® and InterNACHI® Master Class for Home Inspectors .

P.S. Welcome to our forum. Enjoy!

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Thanks for the info!!
Glad to be here :+1: