So I sent in my application and log of inspections last week. Today I received back my approval to take the test. I am listed as Candidate # 221.
So $300 to take the NHIE/State test. Once the test is completed and passed, the results along with a check for …holy crappola… $680.00 for an initial 2 year license are sent to the state and a license is issued.
It will be interesting to see how many apply.
Test sites are in Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Federal Way, Vancouver, Wenatchee, and Yakima.
So what say you Washington inspectors. What is your Candidate ID # ?
Inspectors wanted licensing. You guys got what you wanted, what ASHI wanted, what lawmakers wanted, what agents wanted. You did not fight. You now have to live with it. Licensing will make the home inspection field level. You will have to play by their rules; not yours, and pay money to play. Welcome: you are now working for your state governments; not yourselves.
Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. And, now current inspectors are griping about the costs, Protectionism does not come about with out a price.
Some will just get out of the business, this is just the beginning of government control over your business, the best is yet to come. The cost for new entrants into the business, is out of question for many, with required 120 hours class time, and license fees, etc, you’re over $4,000, just for starters.
So, the REAL intent of this law, to LIMIT competition and new entrants has come to frutation.
I will have to congratulate ASHI and their willing lemings, you WIN, many of us lose. Think many will not be willing to participate in this “Pay to Play” shakedown.
Yep, $3500 for the class, $300 for the test, $680 for the license and gas a lodging for 4 weeks. I’d be looking at about $8500. Instead, I’m going to low ball the sh!t out of my competition. The peanuts I’ll gain will be my beer money.
I wish all of you were in Kansas. It is amazing how all of these states in America have implemented licensing, and with similar languages. States are spending millions for inspection licensing, and for what?
(Harold Miller, Lic. Home Inspector #209)
Post your soc security number here, and then maybe I will post my candidate number…
Anyway I wonder if they really started at #1, or if they started at 100 or even 200? My candidate number is also in the lower 200 range and I will be taking the test soon.