Originally Posted By: mbradfeldt
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As a refresher to you below is NACHI’s requirements for membership taken from http://www.nachi.org/membership.htm.
1. You must have passed NACHI's Online Inspector Examination (free).
2. You must have completed NACHI's Ethics Obstacle Course (free).
3. You must have taken NACHI's Standards of Practice Quiz (free).
4. You must mail, fax, or submit online NACHI's Affidavit.
5. You must agree to adhere to the Standards of Practice.
6. You must agree to abide by the Code of Ethics.
7. You must agree to continue learning as per the Continuing Education Policy.
8. You must agree to maintain your member Online Continuing Education Log (free) as per the Continuing Education Policy.
9. You must agree that (after you join) if you have never performed a home inspection for a fee you will submit 4 mock inspections to NACHI's Report Review Committee (free) before performing your first home inspection for a client.
10. You must agree that within the first 6 months of membership you will apply for a membership photo I.D. (free).
11. You must agree that within the first year of membership you will re-take and pass NACHI's Online Inspector Examination again (free).
12. You must agree that within the first 2 years of membership you will attend at least one chapter meetings or educational seminars (reasonable exceptions apply).
13. You must be actively working towards attaining a "Full" Membership.
14. And coming in 2005: NACHI's Occupant Hazard Recognition Primer.
In August of '93 I received a "free" membership to NACHI from you. Being a little naive I accepted and never really gave it a second thought. Looking back now and digging a little deeper into NACHI I can't believe that I was ever allowed membership. As for the above requirements:
1. Passed long ago.
2. Never even heard of it, let along have I taken it.
3. Never taken it.
4. May have done it, can't remember.
5. Never did it.
6. Never did it.
7. Never knew NACH required continuing education.
8. Can't do what I don't know about.
9. Doesn't apply, but how would NACHI know that.
10. Never did it.
11. Never did it.
12. Never did it.
13. Never raised a finger.
14. No idea what this refers to.
As you can see, I have completed two of the fourteen requirements. Not only was I granted a membership, I didn't have to pay for it, and here it is a year and a half later and I am still listed on NACHI's web site.
While NACHI may be a very good marketing organization, it is horrible in the ethics department. At one time I was a member of NACHI and I have in the past stood up for NACHI. Knowing what I know now there is no way I can continue to support this organization. I am requesting that all references to Matt Bradfeldt and Premier Inspectors of America, Inc. be removed from not only your web site, but your records as well. This should not be difficult to do as you can see from the above I never did complete the requirements for initial membership.
On a further note, if you do not remove my information it will further show the decline of ethics on your part. After all, why would you keep a member that never fulfilled the membership requirements?
General Manager/Technical Director
Premier Inspectors of America, Inc.