SECTION 2.1. FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
26 SECTION, AN APPLICANT WHO MEETS ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF
27 FORMER 68 PA.C.S. CH. 75 AND THIS SECTION MAY BE LICENSED AS A
28 HOME INSPECTOR WITHOUT HAVING TO COMPLETE A BOARD-APPROVED
29 TRAINING PROGRAM OR COURSE OF STUDY INVOLVING THE PERFORMANCE OF
30 HOME INSPECTIONS. THE APPLICANT MUST:
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1 (1) BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.
2 (2) HAVE PASSED A WRITTEN EXAMINATION TO TEST COMPETENCE
3 IN HOME INSPECTION PRACTICE.
4 (3) HAVE COMPLETED NO LESS THAN 100 FEE-PAID INSPECTIONS
5 PER YEAR OVER THE FIVE YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING.
6 (4) SHOW PROOF OF PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
7 CONSISTENT WITH 68 PA.C.S. § 75A09.
** What about the inspectors that have set up their business, paid thousands of dollars already, and make their living doing inspections? You can’t take away someone’s livelyhood just like that or expect them to shell out a rediculous amount of money to become complaint.**
** Licensure should not be about the quantity of inspections you have done. It needs to focus on the QUALITY of inspections that are done.
There are plenty of hack inspectors out there that give a couple page report and leave out a million and one defects, but they get the quantity of inspections because they undercut, write soft reports, and spend less than an hour on site. How is that supposed to be a better inspector than someone who spends the time, documents everything, and follows up on their work?**