Proctored testing.

By
Home Inspector with Inspector Mike #2116

Is proctored testing necessary? YES.

Testing

At least for those who wish to engage in professions like Real Estate, Doctors, Lawyers, Insurance, Specialty Trades (Electric, Plumbing, Etc.), so why not the Home Inspection industry?

What can the public do to ensure that the individual that they hire to do there home inspection is qualified?

Look for someone who has chosen to take the time to prove that they are qualified to inspect your home.

Some examples are:

RBO A Residential Building Official.

RBI A Residential Building Inspector.

ESI An Electrical Safety Inspector.

PE A Professional Engineer.

These designation are available to anyone who choses to go through the required step to achieve these credentials.

Comments (3)

Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH

Mike - I recently saw a person taking their home inspector exam online by putting it up on a projector and going through the books with 4 other people.  This was in Columbus.  I don't think people know how important it is to check qualifications.

R

Mar 18, 2007 03:18 AM
Mike (Inspector Mike) Parks
Inspector Mike - Circleville, OH
Inspector Mike

"There is no such thing as a certified inspector in California. Unfortunately, some less-than-scrupulous inspectors and certain diploma-mill organizations use this term to mislead the public."

From:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/11/REGKCO25ET1.DTL

The same thing is true in Ohio. Anyone can say anything.

Mar 21, 2007 09:35 AM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

 

Gary, I was checking to see it you have started being active on your blog here or not.

Jul 16, 2013 08:01 PM