I took my annual continuing education this past weekend. The instructor said that 400 active home inspectors have decided to go inactive. There are only around 1300 licensed inspectors in the state. So roughly 25% will not be able to perform home inspections this year.
Also, several of the students said that they have been getting calls from CE instructors letting them know about classes and discounting the rates. Apparently, they are having a hard time filling the 5 student minimum at classes. So, I would guess there will be a substantial number of inspectors letting their licenses expire.
Hope the economy gets better for everyone’s sake.