Well, it’s my website that started this thread so…
First, let me say that I’ve somewhat moderated my stance on NACHI lately. I fully recognize that NACHI does have some very good qualities, like education for example. They also have some great marketing assistance. I’ve actually seriously considered joining recently, although I doubt that Nick would permit it.
However, it is still my firm belief that NACHI will NEVER be taken seriously as long as they do not have a “real” and proctored entrance exam.
Second, the arrogant marketing claims like “worlds best inspectors” are largely to blame for the tension between NACHI and all other organizations. The same tension does not exist between FABI, ASHI and NAHI for example. However, serious tension exists between NACHI and ALL of the same organizations.
In the words of Craig Ferguson; if you have one divorce, you can blame it on her. But after 3 divorces, you have to realize it’s your fault.
Why is this? Why is NACHI constantly at odds with all other organizations, while no such problems exist between any of the other organizations? That’s a question that you guys honestly need to address.
I would strongly prefer that NACHI make some minor changes that would raise its stature among other HI organizations and end the bickering.
As to the Certified Master Inspector Certification. When I was president of INASHI, we started a Master Inspector Certificaiton back in 1998, well before the NACHI program. You had to have a certain number of inspections (I believe it was 1000), and pass a peer-reviewed inspection with 100% of all significant defects found. You then had to present your inspection to a board of senior inspectors, be interviewed and answer questions. It was a major undertaking, where a group of senior inspectors would inspect a home, then you had to inspect it and find all of the significant defects, and a majority of minor defects.
As you can see, this is a far cry from the NACHI Master Inspection Certification.
Last, recently the NACHI attorney requested some changes to my website, which I made. After making the changes, he approved my site. If anyone sees any errors on my site, I will correct them, however, there still is a 1st amendment in this country, and I am entitled to my opinions.
Best wishes to all, and I honestly hope that NACHI can make a few changes and start to get along with the other HI organizations. Maybe I can even become a member at that time.