To become a Home Inspector in ALABAMA

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[size=2]Check the associations they are recommending?? What about InterNACHI?? How about that Nick??? Get them!![/size]
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**[size=2]Legislative Summary
**To become a Licensed Home Inspector in Alabama, you must meet the requirements as stated in 1 thru 3 below:

  1. Successful completion of ASHI Standards and Ethics Exam AND NHIE Exam;
  2. Membership in one of the following: ASHI, NAHI, NIBI, American Inspectors Society, Home Inspection Institute of America; OR Certification or Approval by one of the following: International Code Congress; U.S. Veterans Administration; U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development; OR Alabama Licensure on or after 1/1/98 for one of the following: General Contractor; Registered Professional Architect; Registered Professional Engineer; Residential Home Builder; OR high school diploma or GED and one year’s experience as a home inspector and proof of completion of 100 home inspections for compensation.
  3. proof of liability and errors and omissions insurance (liability and errors & omissions)

Alabama Building Commission
Phyllis Thomas (334) 242-4810
Home Inspector’s / EIFS Coordinator
770 Washington Ave., Ste. 444
Montgomery, AL 36104
http://www.bc.state.al.us

Submit Inspector App. to the Secretary of the State
Attn: Home Inspector Registration Section
Office of the Alabama Secretary of State
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616[/size]
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**[size=2]Kaplan Courses
**Approved under educational requirements. For more information on AL home inspection training click here.

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Just in case Nick is taking some time off of the message board I did a “Cut & Paste” and E-Mailed this to him.

InterNACHI has been approved since 2004: http://www.nachi.org/allicensing.htm

They just can’t update their website.

“Public perception” is important!

IMHO… This website needs to be updated to show that NACHI even “exists”!

Good luck with that one. There is only one computer at the state government in Alabama, and no line of government employees waiting to use it. I don’t think they know how.

Anyway, we are approved: http://www.nachi.org/allicensing.htm
](http://www.nachi.org/forum/)

Most likely an old Commodore 64 someone donated.

Nick,
I believe that you have taken this matter into consideration and must think that it is of no importance.

NACHI is “your baby”…not mine. That being said… If I were the founder of NACHI and I saw that my largest competitor had their name and their test splashed all over this “Legislative Summary” and that even though I had the largest Home Inspectors Association in the Nation…that "Officially" I did not exist… I would file an Official Complaint to get this matter corrected!
{For crying out loud…Even the tiny little Association from Minnesota is recognized.}

“NACHI being approved” seems to be a well kept secret… and “Public Perception” is derived from the printed matter on this “Legislative Summary”.

I know that you have a lot of things on your plate and this is “small potato’s” but… If I were a NACHI member who just so happened to live and work in Alabama I would be concerned about my competitions apparently SUCCESSFUL “Branding Campaign” and the lack of recognition for NACHI!
{I think that the NACHI Inspectors in Alabama deserve the same recognition and deserve to be on a level playing field with ASHI and NAHI don’t you?}

Might I suggest that you have your official NACHI “Legal Department” send them a letter asking them to correct this matter.

  • Maybe the NACHI members in Alabama and or their Chapters could take up a collection to pay for this letter to be sent.
    I do not think that it would be that time consuming or expensive… do you?

Outstanding point Frank!!

Nick, go get them. You are known for action, so here is another opportunity to let know our competitors that InterNACHI got to the moon and we are taking over the universe:-({|= .

Also, I suggest that you assign your inspection team (detectives) to go over all the states of the union (state’s inspection license department) to make sure that this situation is not happening in other states-X .

R/
John M. Acaron
HOMEINSPECTORUSA

I strongly agree! InterNACHI needs to officially do more! The perception of the public, as well as real estate sales people and lending institutions is that “if the organization is not listed”, the organization, and by extension, its’ members, are not legitimate or qualified. Also, any licensing organizations advisory board, or, as in New York State, the Advisory Council, should have membership representative of ALL the major Professional Trade Organizations. New Yorks’ Advisory Council does not have an InterNACHI Member - only ASHI Members. (Their own rules call for equal representation) Guess which way their “advice” leans? Yes, I feel strongly that InterNACHI must take a stronger role in lobbying and assuring its’ members and view are well represented on advisory boards, in State Laws, State generated printed material, including websites and FAQs the State makes available to the consumer. We (the organization) need an active professional (paid) lobby team charged with monitoring existing and proposed State Licensing Law (including attendance at Advisory Board Meetings) and printed matter.
As President of the New York Capital Region Chapter of InterNACHI, I have attended our advisory council meetings. The monitoring and lobbying needed is beyond what can be expected from volunteers who are engaged full time in the Home Inspection Profession. Nick - PLEASE - more is needed from “Corporate”. Lets’ get it in place. Once a potential client does not see InterNACHI listed on an “Official State” publication, all our references to “we really are approved” are as functional as a snowball in French Polynesia.

And to top it all off, InterNACHI is bigger than all those other associations combined.

And …

Everything down here in the South is ASHI. I am constantly telling inspectors and agents the benefits from being a InterNACHI member and they just sit there with there mouths open. I have nothing against ASHI members, but everytime I hear from one it is about $$$.

Unless a vendor is involved, Nick is not really known for action. :wink:

INVISIBLE and UNACKNOWLEDGED in ALABAMA

WHEN IT COMES TO THE LAW / LEGISLATIVE MATTERS… NACHI inspectors in Alabama are INVISIBLE and ***UNACKNOWLEDGED! ***

If NACHI is the BIGGEST {And it is} and the BEST {Not According to ASHI or NAHI} then… it seems that NACHI is asleep at the wheel and when it comes to …Legislative RECOGNITION…NACHI has REALLY dropped the ball.

  • I wonder if this has happened in the other Licensed States?
    It is very CLEAR that some other associations BRANDING / ***NAME RECOGNITION ***CAMPAIGN is miles and miles ahead of NACHI!

WORTH REPEATING:
NACHI is “your baby”…not mine. That being said… If I were the founder of NACHI and I saw that my largest competitor had their name and their test splashed all over this “Legislative Summary” and that even though I had the largest Home Inspectors Association in the Nation…that "Officially" I did not exist… I would file an Official Complaint to get this matter corrected!
[FONT=Arial][size=3]{For crying out loud…Even the tiny little Association from Minnesota is recognized.}

“NACHI being approved” seems to be a well kept secret… and “Public Perception” is derived from the printed matter on this “Legislative Summary”.

I know that you have a lot of things on your plate and this is “small potato’s” but… If I were a NACHI member who just so happened to live and work in Alabama I would be concerned about my competitions apparently SUCCESSFUL “Branding Campaign” and the lack of recognition for NACHI!
{I think that the NACHI Inspectors in Alabama deserve the same recognition and deserve to be on a level playing field with ASHI and NAHI don’t you?}

Might I suggest that you have your official NACHI “Legal Department” send them a letter asking them to correct this matter.

  • Maybe the NACHI members in Alabama and or their Chapters could take up a collection to pay for this letter to be sent.

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Was I ever surprised to find that this situation still exists FIVE YEARS LATER!

Is Alabama really THAT Backward.

http://www.bc.state.al.us/chapter170x24.htm

Good Lord! I’m speechless at the lack of recognition NACHI members receive in Alabama!

Hogwash.

The information John posted is not from the AL state site, it is from Kaplan’s site (see the bottom of John’s post). Kaplan is a private for-profit competitor of InterNACHI’s, not a government agency, and can publish misinformation if it chooses to.

The link Erby posted is not current either. It is the text of the original Bill as written. A Bill is not a website (although it might be found online). One does not go back in history and change the wording of the original Bill over time.

Again, Alabama approved us years ago.

Now Nick, when have you ever seen me post hogwash!:p:p:p

Might want to RETHINK that “not current either” stuff Nick. The link I posted was from the CURRENT Alabama Home Inspectors Licensing Website.

See quoted text below about NACHI’s INTERIM approval. The link I posted IS CURRENTLY ON THE ALABAMA HOME INSPECTORS WEBSITE.

Try these on for CURRENT LINKS TO & FROM THE STATE OF ALABAMA HOME INSPECTOR WEBSITE!

ALABAMA HOME / EIFS INSPECTORS RULES AND APPLICATIONS

which links to:

ADOPTED Permanent rules chapter 170-x-24](http://www.bc.state.al.us/chapter170x24.htm)

AND

[FONT=Arial]HOME INSPECTOR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS](http://www.bc.state.al.us/HICoverLetter07.htm)[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]Which currently states:

[FONT=Arial (W1)]On August 25, 2004, the Building Commission’s Director permitted interim basis membership to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). Therefore, an interim basis license shall be sufficient, for professional qualification requirement ALA. ADMIN CODE r. 170-X-24.05(1)©(1). However, should the Building Commission ultimately vote not to include the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), to its list of approved professional bodies, membership in and adherence to that body’s ethical standards shall cease to be sufficient for purposes of ALA. ADMIN CODE r. 170-X24-.05(1)©(1).[/FONT]
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[FONT=Arial]AND

[FONT=Arial]HOME INSPECTOR APPLICATION](http://www.bc.state.al.us/PDFs/HI_App06.pdf)[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]which does NOT list NACHI as an approved associaton.[/FONT][/FONT]

This is CURRENT STUFF Nick, not something being dredged up from the past. The paragraph above, on the CURRENT Registration Requirements page is the only mention of NACHI.

Do with it what you will. I ain’t in Alabama. The only reason I brought it up was an Alabama Realtor post on Active Rain that identified the NAHI website as the place to find a complete list of Alabama Licensed Inspectors. I wanted to provide her with the correct link so I went hunting and foiund it, along with the lack of NACHI stuff on the CURRENT Alabama Home Inspectors website. Then I wanted to see if anything had been put on here about it and found this post from last year!

And yes, she did change the link to the correct one.

Do with it what you will. I ain’t in Alabama. No skin off my nose1

You are correct Erby. And the funny thing is that 2 of the choices aren’t associations at all… you can’t be a member of them. And 2 of them are out of business. Old pdf.

Anyway, InterNACHI was approved many years ago, this pdf is just older.

Perhaps a little PUSH from the largest home inspection association would get them off their dead *** to update their website.

Surely one of them fine ladies in your office can speak redneck and help them understand what a little PUSH is, right!

I don’t think anyone there knows how to update it.