NACHI Member: **Staff
**Location: Valley Forge, PA
http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/templates/NACHI/images/icon_minipost.gifPosted: Apr 17, 2005 5:16PM Post subject: http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/templates/NACHI/images/lang_english/icon_quote.gif If you can speak English well enough to fulfill http://www.nachi.org/membership.htm you can join InterNACHI by simply joining NACHI. NACHI’s membership is a subset of InterNACHI’s membership and NACHI members may also use the InterNACHI logo http://www.nachi.org/internachilogo.htm if they so choose.
If you can’t speak English very well or not at all you cannot join InterNACHI by way of NACHI and so have to email me. Sorry, NACHI is reserved for English speaking inspectors only. I will enable the foreign language translation of the primary language, forward the email to someone who can speak your language and assist, and then record your contact information for when InterNACHI is ready to accept formal applications in that language.
InterNACHI is currently working on the daunting task of creating a 9-language InterNACHI website similar (but much smaller and less N. American biased) to NACHI’s.
U.K. is the exception to English speaking inspectors joining InterNACHI by way of NACHI. Two separate existing inspection organizations in the U.K. are partnering with InterNACHI (but not NACHI) despite English being their member’s primary language. I believe this has something to do with the general dislike of the word “National” by Europeans and the fact that NACHI is not just English biased but clearly North American biased in every way one looks at it.
The number of members associated with the various international inspection-like organizations (NACHI being one) expressing a willingness to participate in InterNACHI is now in the several hundred thousand range.
Inspectors outside North America are free to join NACHI if they speak English. NACHI is reserved for English speaking inspectors only and our membership requirements http://www.nachi.org/membership.htm could only be reasonably fulfilled by someone fluent in English. –