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Inspector Qualifications

In addition to the exam, My Safe Florida Home inspectors must pass a background check and a drug screen and attend a daylong class at the University of Florida. The exam follows the class.

More than 1,500 people have applied to be inspectors. More than half, 65 percent, passed the exam outright.

The state never stipulated the type or length of experience that applicants must possess."

Sounds about right. No GED, no education, no fundamental logic, observation, or analytical requirement, just a background check & drug screen.

Cueing off the HI business, it is a natural progression. There are probably a lot of realtors on the State advisory board that created this mess.

It's stuff like this that will, eventually, make things get better (I hope). Maybe someday folks'l figure out there's somthing to know here, and it isn't something that you learn in a 1, 2, 3, 4, or weeklong course.

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Originally posted by Bain

How does the quoted expert check out more than 1,700 houses a year? That's nearly seven houses per day.

I'm just guessing, but folks who advertise numbers like that are either lying; or, they count the useless mold test as an inspection, the radon test as an inspection, the return visit to pick up the radon sniffer as an inspection, the exterior walkaround as an inspection. You get the idea...

WJ

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Originally posted by Bain

How does the quoted expert check out more than 1,700 houses a year? That's nearly seven houses per day.

Captain, does anyone actually expect you to know if there's rebar in the 8" x 16" walls of a house in Florida? How could you possibly determine that?

You use a metal scanner on the exterior block wall. Its simple and fast. Zircon is the one the State requires: http://www.zircon.com/SellPages/ScanAnd ... 6/MT6.html

And these "inspections" are really just surveys, not inspections. Window size, roof type, door quantities, etc. The average house takes about 20 minutes to survey, 10 minutes to talk with the homeowner. 7-10 per day is not unrealistic.

A large number of these contractors in this area are not HI's, and their inexperience shows.

Dom.

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