Cost Estimates in Report Writing and the Written Word Posted January 29 · Report reply 1 hour ago, Bill Kibbel said: Post the exact language in the standards that specifically prohibits cost projections. Does it state "not required to" or prohibit? Are these standards recognized/enforced by any state law? Testing vermiculite for asbestos is completely useless and wasting the homeowners money. There is no correlation between any test results and the actual presence/absence/amount of asbestos fibers in the vermiculite. We have a PIP Professional insurance Plan for our e&O that states 5. Members shall not repair any condition found during an inspection or give cost estimates. And "apparently" the government licensing has agreed as well.