NACHINACHI raises bar again.

(National Association of Certified Home Inspectors)

The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), the world’s largest home inspection association announced new tougher entrance requirements. Beginning 2004 applicants will have to complete an online Ethics Obstacle Course and a Standards of Practice Quiz before making application for membership. NACHI is the only national inspection association that tests its applicants.

The Ethics Obstacle Course and the Standards of Practice Quiz, like NACHI’s existing Inspector Examination, will be available to the entire industry, administered and graded online, and totally free. They are now part of NACHI’s membership requirements.

NACHI also increased its continuing education requirements to 18 hours per year beginning in 2004.

“With licensing of home inspectors in effect in some parts of the country, we saw many consumers/home buyers lulled into a false sense of security regarding their home inspection. In effect, some were being deceived.”, said Nick Gromicko, Executive Director of NACHI.

Gromicko went on to explain that Consumers need to recognize that state licensing of home inspectors does little to ensure that a quality home inspection will be conducted, nor does it protect the Consumer from the actions of an unethical inspector. NACHI believes that Continuing Education Requirements, a sound Code of Ethics, and adherence to the Standarards of Practice are critical components to the process. “NACHI strives to represent the finest inspectors in the industry”, said Gromicko,”Raising the bar for NACHI inspectors helps us limit our membership to the best of the best.”

NACHI, a non-profit organization helping home inspectors maintain inspection excellence, is the largest home inspection association in the world.

NACHIMichael B. Saari
Certified Home Inspector

Michael B. Saari is president of Oakland Home Inspections of Walled Lake, an Oakland County residential and commercial inspection company.