Licensing for Building Inspectors
The Home/Building Inspection Industry in Vermont is one of the only key aspects of a Real Estate transaction that is not covered by professional licensing. Real Estate Agents, Brokers, Insurance Agents and Underwriters, Lawyers, Appraisers, and Mortgage Bankers all require licensing as well as a set of requirements to continue good standing. Just imagine what it would be like if your industry/profession wasn't regulated, and you will see what Home/Building Inspectors in Vermont are faced with on a daily basis. No set Standards of Practice, no set Code of Ethics, no set Continuing Education, and No set Insurance Requirements. Any person who thinks they know a little about buildings and building systems and already has a truck and a ladder can hang a shingle and jump into the business. Sign this petition to the Vermont Association of Professional Home Inspectors if you feel Licensing of Home/Building Inspectors is a good idea.