We set up a proctoring system for the State of Illinois today.

It will allow members who take our approved, online courses to register for taking the exams while being proctored.

Many thanks to Russ Myers for his work on this project.

And thanks to Ken Sitzes too.

This sounds like this is what we need in New Hampshire!

We now have the system available across the globe.

InterNACHI is the largest administrator of inspection related exams and quizzes, close to 4 million exams and quizzes taken.

That’s more than the rest of the entire industry combined.

We need to get this information to our Legislators ASAP.

We have a meeting tomorrow at 9:45 AM.

If I had a nickle for every time someone took one of our exams or quizzess… :cool:

Noel Zak flew in to pitch her “Independent Test”…

The way it is now we will be paying the NHIE $225.00 for each exam.

Charging for exams harms consumers as it is a disincentive for inspectors to take it multiple times. Part of any exam or quiz is to alert the taker to his/her areas of weakness, which in turn serves consumers. Our 4 million free exams and quizzes have helped many an inspector improve.

Maybe that is why Noel Zak flew in to New Hampshire so that they can try to salvage their money making NHIE!

Frank -

I’m sure this NHOE test you’re talking about must be an INDEPENDENT group not affilliated with OR having ties to any association, cause I’ve heard that said many times.

Nick , what exactly will this do?
Are the courses now good for state credit?
Proctored means someone will over see.
How does this work and what is the benifit?

I am heavily involved in our legislative efforts but I do not post any information here because one of the ASHI legislative “Reps.” told me that they gather a “LOT” of their information off of our BB. but …

Noel Zak flew in and Testified before the House of Representatives that the NHIE had NOTHING to do with ASHI.

“Luckily” I was called to testify right after her. I explained that since we live “In the age of instant information” that the members of the House could Google the 7-inspectors on the NHIE Board of Directors and see that they were not only ASHI inspectors but that they were the upper echelon of ASHI.

I also explained that the NHIE was a registered trade mark of ASHI and that this information was also available on the Internet.

To top it off I sent them an article written by Noel Zak that appeared in the ASHI Reporter where she clearly explains that in order to get their test passed into law that they have to give it a different name and can no longer call it the “ASHI Test.”

I called it … “In Her Own Words”

Our Legislators are a smart group of people … They do not like it when someone flies in from another state to try to con them!

Today I am going to testify before the House and this will be my 63rd trip to our State Capitol in the last 24-months.

All of this is in the attempt to keep from having ASHI’s *legislative agenda *from being rammed down our throats.

The ASHI Exam & the NHIE are considered synonymous by many…

Word Mark
NATIONAL HOME INSPECTOR EXAMINATION

Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Title of written examination taken by professional home inspectors to determine their qualifications for association membership and/or state licensing. FIRST USE: 20000300. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20000300
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76025291
Filing Date April 13, 2000
Supplemental Register Date May 15, 2002
Registration Number 2619101
Registration Date September 10, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT)
American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.
CORPORATION NEW YORK 932 Lee Street - 1st Floor Des Plains ILLINOIS 60016
Attorney of Record Harry S. Rosenthal
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “EXAMINATION” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Word Mark
EBPHI
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Preparing, administering, and scoring of standardized tests, namely, the administration of the national examination for professional home inspectors. FIRST USE: 20000301. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20000301
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76082249
Filing Date July 3, 2000
Published for Opposition January 1, 2002
Registration Number 2551987
Registration Date March 26, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT)
American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.
CORPORATION NEW YORK 932 Lee Street SUITE 101 DES PLAINS ILLINOIS 60016
Attorney of Record Harry S. Rosenthal
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Word Mark
EXAMINATION BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTIONS
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Provides test administration and written examinations for professional home Inspectors. FIRST USE: 20000301. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20000301
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76025292
Filing Date April 13, 2000
Supplemental Register Date March 21, 2002
Registration Number 2608326
Registration Date August 13, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT)
American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.
CORPORATION NEW YORK 932 Lee Street 1st Floor Des Plains ILLINOIS 60016
Attorney of Record HARRY S ROSENTHAL
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register SUPPLEMENTAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

National Home Inspector Examination - The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors wrote:The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) is an independent examination organization whose objective is to promote excellence and exemplary practice within the home inspection profession and to serve the public through its quality assurance efforts.

http://www.homeinspectionexam.org/po…ok/1EBPHI.html wrote:Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors®, Inc.

The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) is an independent, not-for-profit entity, founded in 1999 for the specific purpose of developing, maintaining and administering the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE).

Administration of the NHIE is intended to insure that home inspection professionals meet basic knowledge and practice requirements.
Successful completion of the examination answers the needs of the public, government and home inspectors.

Certain states license these professionals and may require passing this examination as a licensing requirement.

The American Society of Home Inspectors, the largest organization representing the profession, requires passage of NHIE as a qualification for full Member status.

The National Home Inspector Examination has been developed and is maintained in accordance with accepted psychometric standards, and administered by the independent Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors.

Home Inspector at American Society of Home Inspectors: American Society Of Home Inspectors, ASHI, ASHI Home Inspection, ASHI Inspector wrote:Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, Inc.
932 Lee Street, Suite 202
Des Plaines, IL 60016

http://www.homeinspectionexam.org/contact.html wrote:American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.
932 Lee Street, Suite 101
Des Plaines, IL 60016

http://www.homeinspectionexam.org/about_ebphi.html wrote:The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors promotes a minimum competency standard for the home inspection profession and serves the public through its quality assurance efforts. The autonomous board believes it is necessary to demonstrate that the individual worker is qualified to perform the required duties of home inspection without threat of harm to the public. Professional examinations have been developed to assess the minimum competency of entry-level workers in a variety of professions."

My Opinion…

The NHIE was developed to provide additional streams of revenue from “Non-Members” as well as Members of their Organization.

Selling the Exam to legislators as an independent test is not valid.

Selling the Exam as representative of the Largest group of Home Inspectors also is not valid.

False testimony is refuted.

“In her own words”…FROM THE “ASHI REPORTER” By Noel Zak.

To: The Members of the E.D. & A. Committee

On March 25, 2008 a former Executive of The American Society of Home Inspectors {ASHI} Ms. Noel Zak flew in from the state of Illinois in an attempt to influence this committee to accept the National Home inspectors Exam {NHIE} as the cure all for the proposed New Hampshire Home Licensing examination.

Ø This former Executive of ASHI is now the Executive Director of the NHIE.

During her testimony she falsely stated that the NHIE and its Board of Directors was not now nor had it ever been associated or affiliated with ANY Home Inspectors association.

Nothing could be further from the truth and a letter written by her will “In her own words” refute her testimony.

PS:
The “NHIE” is a registered trademark of ASHI and if you will “Google” the names of the 7-inspectors on the NHIE Board of Directors you will see that they are not only ASHI inspectors but the upper echelon of ASHI.

“The ASHI Reporter” by [FONT=Times New Roman]Noel Zak[/FONT]](http://www.ashireporter.org/authors/author.aspx?id=97)

Published [FONT=Times New Roman]October 2002[/FONT]](http://www.ashireporter.org/archive/archive.aspx?id=57)

***EBPHI: Who we are and what we do! ***

This month, the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors conducts its second “role delineation study” to define the minimum requirements of competency for home inspectors.

Last performed in winter 1998-99, the study serves as the foundation for the National Home Inspector Examination by defining home inspection as it is currently practiced. The study is performed every 3-5 years to insure the Exam is in line with current practices in the field.

A little history
In 1997, it became evident regulation of the home inspection profession was probably inevitable. However, legislation lacked consistency—from registration that simply required a fee to the state to call yourself a home inspector, all the way up to full licensing.

The American Society of Home Inspectors took the position that;

  1. uniformity of regulation was important for both consumer and home inspector protection, and
  2. the ASHI membership exam could help foster that uniformity by serving as the minimum standard for regulation.

Because it is often perceived as self-serving for a membership organization, such as ASHI, to promote its own exam as the competence standard to public regulatory bodies, most legislators and regulators simply will not consider an examination that is not independent of the profession’s representative organization.

That’s why, on the advice of examination development professionals, ASHI established the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors in April 1999.

EBPHI’s mission is “to establish the standard of competence for home inspectors and to enhance consumer confidence in home inspection professionals.” The method for accomplishing this mission is to develop, maintain and administer the National Home Inspector Examination.

Thank you for taking the time to read this rebuttal of her false testimony
“in her own words”.

PS:
[FONT=Arial]I want to thank our President Blaine Wiley for providing this article to me. [/FONT]

**Thank You!:stuck_out_tongue: **

InterNACHI

ON LINE
STATE ACCREDITED
CONTINUING EDUCATION

InterNACHI and the Illinois State Chapter are pleased to announce we are now providing ON LINE CONTINUING EDUCATION, approved, or pending approval, for Illinois State CEU credits.

These ON LINE CONTINUING EDUCATION classes are FREE to all InterNACHI members, except as may be noted. (Some authors may require payment)

Proctored exams, as required for Illinois State CEU credits, will be given at convenient locations, approximately every 60 days.

There will be a minimal fee for the proctored course exams.

Any number of proctored course exams may be taken on the same proctoring day, within the specified hours.

Please visit http://www.nachi.org/state_ce.htm for course descriptions and number of possible accredited hours.

There are approximately 12 new courses pending State of Illinois approval, and several more being completed.

This will be a continuing “work in progress”. Please submit your comments, questions, or ideas to the following Illinois State Chapter Members.

Contact us… Ken Sitzes @ ghinspector@yahoo.com
or
Russ Myers @ myersrb1@aol.com
or
Pat Bolliger @ homeiguy@sbcglobal.net

Be sure to visit the Illinois State Chapter site http://il.nachi.org/httpilnachiorg/about.html for all your learning experiences.

Sweet!
That sounds great, if it comes to fruitation.
Any chance , it will happen before this licensing period is up Russ.

Absolutely yes…We have already contacted the State for review of the InterNACHI Roofing course, which had been previously approved for classroom instruction.

As soon as the State reviews the new on line system, which has been designed to meet their criteria, that course is ready to go.

All the Chapter’s and InterNACHI’s currently licensed courses, must be reviewed, by the State, for on line delivery.

We should have over a dozen courses approved within the next 6 to 8 weeks. ( This being the time the State requires for approval.)

And of course, the State needs time to process the extra fees now required for the conversion from classroom approval to on line approval.

We will post later today, the courses we hope to have available within this time frame.