Hi, my name is Kevin and I have been in construction for almost 15 years and I am wanting to get into the inspection side of things. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time; I have looked into franchises but after looking over their(P2P) financials, fees, and just what I have heard in general, I decided against it. Recently I came across a training program with Non-Profit Home Inspectors in Oregon and I was curious if it was worth it, or a waste of money? Or just thoughts in general. It is an online program and I am pretty sure that they are just using InterNachi as their teaching platform. The main reason I am interested is that they offer 4 ride-a-longs as well as 6 Months Free HomeGauge Report Writing Software. Also, I am curious if there is a better way to get ride-a-longs because I feel like it would be a great way to learn the trade. I feel like it might be hard to get this opportunity otherwise. Because people could quite possibly be training competition. I would look for a job as a trainee, but I really don’t want to leave after I have been trained. I wouldn’t want to do that to someone. In my case, after I get my certifications and Insurance etc. I will be moving to a place where I am originally from and I am more known in the community. So it might be easier to get a ride- a-longs if I am not working in the area.
Here is what they are offering with their program for $895:
*** 1 Month Free Membership to InterNACHI (new members – $49 value)**
*** 6 Months Free HomeGauge Report Writing Software (new users – $354 value)**
*** Four Ride Alongs With Experienced Inspectors ($800 value)**
*** Free Business Logo Design by InterNACHI**
*** Copy of the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) Home Inspection Manual ($98.50 Value)**
*** Copy of the NHIE Study Guide ($29.95 value)**
Here is the link too the training as well
So, any thoughts about this or does anyone think it is an Okay deal or would I be better off just joining InterNachi myself and doing it that way? I will be joining both ways, but through them I will basically paying 800 dollars for 4 ride-a-longs and 6 months of inspection software. Thank you for your time, and I greatly appreciate any input.