New York Approves InterNACHI School's Gas Fireplace Inspection Class

New York Department of State Bureau of Educational Standards has approved InterNACHI’s Gas Fireplace Inspection Class for 4 hours of home inspector Continuing Education.

Planet InterNACHI… resistance is futile.

To clarify for us slow New York inspectors. We can take your online classes and use them towards our continuing education requirements in New Youk, or do we need to come out to the beautiful state of Colorado and take the classes there? I know I sound dumb, but NY has not allowed us to take online coursed for CE in the past.

You still have to be in class for this to count for NY CE credits. I think a certified teacher could teach you this class in a classroom and it would then count

You’re correct.

NY is starting to approve all of InterNACHI’s live classes held at InterNACHI Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

You’re correct.
NY is starting to approve all of InterNACHI’s live classes held at InterNACHI Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

When will NYS accept the many online training courses available through InterNACHI for CE??? :mad:

The Attorneys General Office said they would start accepting online courses if enough New York home inspectors complained. They also said they’ve had almost no complaints.

I posted the contact information to complain in a different thread. Of over two thousand licensed inspectors in NYS, six hundred or so InterNACHI members, and a handful of CMIs, there has only been a handful of complaints. If its ever going to change we need to be a sqeaky wheel.

I found my post in the other thread, it’s worth reposting here:

The portion or New York State Law that deals with Home Inspection is New York Real Property Law article 12-B which give life to an advisory board, The Home Inspection Council. The council advises the secretary of state and she has final say on all matters pertaining to education of home inspectors. Since the time the law was written the Home Inspector Council is now defunct and the Secretary of State has left the law as written, or as near as I can tell, since it’s initial writing.
The Dept of State Division of Licensing Services now has full discretion in matters pertaining to the interpretation of the law. As I read the law, I feel like someone there could just decide to accept online credits and make it happen. If the dept of licensing feels like the law has to be changed, they will write a proposal and send it to the governors office.
I was in contact with a supervisor at the Division of Licensing who has agreed to field all the requests through his email, compile them, and send them higher for a decision to be made.
He mentioned the original council was very opposed to online education, but the main opposition to it right now would be owners of the approved brick and mortar schools for continuing education.
He also mentioned an unfortunate incident where he didn’t realize a few certificates sent in by InterNachi members where online courses and initially approved them only to have to reverse himself. So he does have a bit of history with you Nick. His name is Marc Mastrobuono, email: The phone number and physical address are listed on the website.
There are currently 2,224 Licensed Home Inspectors in NY and 101 that have a NYS License but live out of state. 569 are InterNachi members, and around 60 CMIs. If we could get every single member and CMI to email, which of course won’t happen, we would still need to find a way to reach out to the other 1500 inspectors. I hope you’ve got a heck of a bomb up your sleeve Nick.
I thought maybe if we could reach out to our friends in the RE offices and other licensed professions to email in support it might increase our chances of getting something done.