Home Inspector Licensing Board -- January 6, 2009

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. Home Inspector Lic #207
I was looking at my calendar, on this Christmas Day and realized that the New Year will be upon us shortly. In early January, the 6th, the Washington State Home Inspector Licensing Board will be taking up the issue of establishing the Standards of Practice for Washington State.

At the last board meeting we passed the recommended education curriculum and also many elements that dealt with licensing procedures. These Standards of Practice, and I can tell you this as a board member, look to be among the more contentious documents and laws that we will be wrangling with. Even among board members there are some disagreements. And, if you add the public views in as well, there is work to do here.

It is my view that any inspector who inspects to Ashi, Nachi or Nahi standards will find that the proposed new state standards are more specific and more rigorous in some areas than any of those other standards. Probably all of us, realistically, might have to make a few modifications to our Standard Operating Procedures when the new Standards of Practice take effect.

Public input on this document is being sought out by the board, and the State Department of Licensing. If you are an inspector, try to attend the next meeting of the board on January 6 of the new year. Standards of Practice will be the big item on the agenda. It is a morning meeting starting at 9:30AM. It will be at the following address:

Doubletree Inn at Seatac, 18740 International Blvd 

Member Washington State Home Inspector Licensing Board

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

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Mike Klijanowicz
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All home inspectors should be licensed and should also have to go through mandatory continuing ed just like we do!

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Michael,

That is the direction we are going in this state. Not everyone is so happy about it.

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