InterNACHI raises bar again.

- For Immediate Release -

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), 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.  InterNACHI is the only national inspection association that tests its applicants.  

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

InterNACHI also increased its continuing education requirements to 24 hours per year beginning in 2005.

"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 InterNACHI.

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. InterNACHI believes that Continuing Education Requirements, a sound Code of Ethics, and adherence to the Standarards of Practice are critical components to the process. "InterNACHI strives to represent the finest inspectors in the industry", said Gromicko,"Raising the bar for InterNACHI inspectors helps us limit our membership to the best of the best."

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

UPDATE April, 2004:  InterNACHI develops another entrance requirement.
UPDATE August, 2004:  InterNACHI creates a consumer certification verification seal.
UPDATE October, 2004:  InterNACHI toughens Code of Ethics.
UPDATE November, 2004:  InterNACHI strengthens Continuing Education Policy.
UPDATE December, 2004:  InterNACHI adds more membership requirements.



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