#2 Is a given for me.
#1 Has been amplified enough for the one’s that have been Certified for any amount of time.
Time, is money, and to raise the continued education hours to 30 would translate to about $1000.
One hour a week might not seem like much to some, but we do have a life and sometimes this 1 hour CE which turns in to two hours of interupted time is difficult.
Since Moisture in new and old homes is persisting to be a big issue today, I think that this category should be mandated, because it affects how buildings are being designed and built to eliminate or control it.
Should also be mandated so one would know exactly what the components are, how they combine with each other, using the education of Products to conclude the basis of compatibility of compents, and education of all of the AIA Divisions 1 thru 16 which would cover all aspects of Building Categories.
Could still and can be held to a Residential Level with the proper educational tools that might be provided on the Internet.
With this opinion on the back ground, how would one re-write the SOP to indicate that you are now capable to inspect in categories above and beyond.?
If the objectivity is to make it harder for prospective new membership requirements, that is easy.
Five years of in field experience building residential or similar work required along with all of the required mandates of the National Associations of Certified Home Inspectors enrollment requirements.
Would that not make it harder and establish the point as to how elite the Professional Home Inspectors of NACHI are?