It has been my experience that the state of Tennessee does not mess with people’s employment.
They used this examination because it is the examination used by municipal inspections and other states in their endeavor to obtain a fair test.
The state is always open for a better way if you’re willing to provide it.
NACHI was able to receive seats on the home inspection Board which resulted in kicking off several non-applicable participants. ASHI was predominant on this board but when it was brought to the state’s attention by Mr. Nick they took immediate action and provided seats to be filled by NACHI representatives.
I personally feel that state licensing has helped me by setting a real standard for home inspection and providing a place for home buyers to voice a complaint without having to involve themselves in a lawsuit and lawyers.
It’s very easy to comply with the rules if you have rules. Simply do what is expected of you.
I was involved in a lawsuit at the time of state licensing. My adopted standard of practice (ASHI 1993) happened to turn out to be what the state adopted for their licensing procedure which was put in place while my lawsuit was pending. The prosecuting attorneys could not contest my standard of practice because of this. Also, the Tennessee court stood up for the arbitration clause in my contract when prosecuting attorneys rejected its validity.
On the other side of the coin however there are many states where the real estate industry has their fingers in the pudding. What is the acronym in Texas, TREC? What does the “RE” stand for? Why the Hell is Real Estate associated in any way with HI? That is Conflict of Interest #1 the way I see it. Any inspector/investigator should be completely removed from any potential interest in outcome of the investigation.
TN HI Licensing is under the Commerce & Insurance Board (along with RE Agents, Structural Engineers and Appraisers), not the Real Estate Commission.
Mr. Speakman, The test I took also had strange questions that I got wrong, thought I don’t think there were enough of them on the test to make anyone fail the test if they got the relevant questions correct. Just keep at it. It was not designed to be easy. Building code questions are the result from this test being used to test the municipal inspectors.Though it is said that home inspector’s do not enforce building code, you’ll see a dozen questions every day on this board about “what is allowed”, referring to the building code. So someone out there is trying to enforce the code. Builders don’t understand anything but the building code. So maybe it’s relevant for it to be on the test.
Where are all those that said the NACHI test was too easy? Maybe they have passed by the wayside in this industry?