What to do in order to become a New York State Inspector

Originally Posted By: Tony Martins
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I am seriously thinking of making a career change and becoming a home inspector. I would like to know where I could go in the Tri-state area for any courses or certifications. I would like to here from those who could give me some pointers on what path I should take to make the career change.



Originally Posted By: chorne
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Hi Tonny,

I am not from NY but I can maybe give some input.

What is your background?
I recommend AHITI, excellent program

Gerry B, is the education man and he has a thread on legislation
which might be helpful in the licencing dept.



Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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NIBI in Booton NY.

At the present time, the Assembly has passed HI legislation, and a vote is waiting in the semate. If it passes, then there will be 100 hours of classroom training needed, along with 40 hours OTJ as a part of the school.

No one's training has been approved at this point, as no law is in effect yet.

Joe Farsetta

Illigitimi Non Carborundum
"Dont let the bastards grind you down..."

Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Many think it’s a simple career to get into, but it’s really not and carries a lot of liability. You will most definitely need training, as ya need to know at least the basics about a lot of areas … and ya need a keen eye. If ya don’t have a solid background in residential construction, get extra training (all the training you can) and look for someone you can work under for a while too.

In addition to the HI training schools, look to see if local colleges have continuing education programs in Home Inspection. I teach courses for LIU in the Home Inspection program (96 hours, with on-site training), and I am sure there are others that have similar programs.

As Joe said, look for one that has about 100 hours of classroom instruction, including about 40 hours of on-site/hands-on training. It looks like NY will have HI licensing in the very near future, with similar requirements.

Robert O'Connor, PE
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