I don’t know the requirements of other states, but in Arizona licensing/certification requires along with all the other pre-requisites, that a “new inspector” (Not from the Home Inspection community) log 30 ‘parallel’ inspections, signed off by a certified, licensed (in AZ) Inspector.
With 42 years in the construction industry, aceing my classroom work, and the state required NHIE, after 4 months I cannot find a single inspection firm or individual in my area (where there are 139 licensed home inspectors) willing to proivide this opportunity. Those that will are actually charging $50-$175 per inspection for this ‘service’. (A great business! Now I know how to make money when I finally get my certification!)
The State of AZ will not permit me to advertise, work, or even call myself a Home Inspector, until this is completed. I was led to believe that “you can knock off 30 parallels in 2-3 weeks!” In reality, I can’t even find ONE after 4 months!!
If there are any Arizona inspectors in the Tucson area willing to do parallels with me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (520) 820-6451. I have over 40 years as a construction inspector in all areas, specializing in electrical and mechanical systems. I have worked for local, state and federal governments in this role. I am NOT green!!
Thanks for listening! (Will work for food!!):roll: