Pest control inspectors for termites and other wood destroying organisms must also have a minimum of 40 hour initial field training prior to performing any WDO inspection, but I would recommend a lot more than that.
They also must provide a sworn affidavit with the following:
I hereby certify that I have received adequate training under the supervision of a Certified Operator, certified in the category of pest control with respect to termites and other wood-destroying organisms, in the detection and control of wood-destroying organisms, I further certify that such training included the following:
(a) The biology, behavior, and identification of wood-destroying organisms with particular emphasis on ones common to the State of Florida
and the damage caused by such organisms;
(b) The inspection forms to be used to report the inspection findings; and
© Applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.
I further certify that I will not perform wood-destroying organism inspections unless under the supervision of a certified operator in charge who is certified in the category of termite and other wood-destroying organism control.
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.works with a number of home inspectors and Realtors providing WDO inspections.