I was just wondering, since i paid for CMI if anyone has ever verified that I have completed all the requirements to actually be one?
All I know is I wrote a check, and that was it. I had to actually look myself up to find I had been added to the roster. Whats almost insulting is not two weeks later I get a letter in the mail telling me that I qualify for CMI. :shock: Not that I already made it, but that I now qualify. (I wonder how they knew that anyway :-k) That ship had already sailed.
Nice that someone informed me of this accomplishment.
If I am going to promote to the public that I am supposed to be held to some higher standard, and that I have done my part to make this milestone, shouldn’t I at least been confirmed?
Have I been background checked? (the state requires it here, but that not the point) No one ever requested my proof of reports done. If I took every single course NACHI has to offer, it would still fall short of 500 hours. Just because I have been in business for 3 years, does not mean I have done 1000 inspections. I know I have personally, but what about everyone else? I have no problem ponying up proof that I have met the goal, its just that no one asked.
To all of those who have reached this accomplishment, and truly deserve it, I congratulate you. I think the requirements for CMI are just a stepping stone, and you have only just begun to grasp the overall understanding of how to run a inspection business. There are few I know of who can truly be called a CMI, and those have many years on me.
Since I am supposed to be considered “the best of the best” maybe we should start from within and make sure we are not falsely cranking out CMI’s who really don’t qualify. I would find it insulting (but not surprising) to know that some really don’t qualify, and they are out there making this designation an embarrassment to all who do deserve it. There are others who also deserve this logo more than me, but refuse to pay for it. (we all know why don’t we)
Maybe I am wrong, and maybe all this stuff was done without my knowledge. If so I apologize. After all, trying to improve us as a whole is one of my duties.
“The Certified Master Inspector® will strive to improve the Inspection Industry by sharing his/her lessons and/or experiences for the benefit of all.”
Just so you know, this is not a direct attack on anyone personally. Its more to provide feedback to others as to how the process is working. Oh, and in case anyone needs to know my HG report software says I’m up to 1271 for inspections. Should hit 1300 by years end. It only took me about 5 years to get there.