Expert answers questions on how to become a home inspector

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October 10, 2017

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Veteran home inspector Chris Chirafisi will answer the most commonly asked questions about the home inspection profession during his presentation, “Becoming a Home Inspector” Oct. 26 at the Remodeling Show, Deck Expo and JLC Live 2017 Trade Show and Conference in Nashville.
In his role as the product manager and technical training manager for American Home Inspectors Training by OnCourse Learning, Chirafisi has taught thousands of home inspectors throughout North America.
“Many people find working as a home inspector provides numerous career benefits,” Chirafisi said. “Home inspectors can work either full-time or part-time and have control of the hours they want to work. Others find meeting new people and not being stuck at a desk appealing aspects of the profession.”
Home inspector presentation details
During his 50-minute presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Chirafisi, who has conducted more than 3,000 home inspections, will discuss the following:

  • Licensing or other regulation of home inspectors is a requirement in approximately 30 states.Chirafisi will provide insight into:
    • States requiring live training or allowing distance learning.
    • States requiring an exam, and whether the exam is state specific or the National Home Inspector Examination.
    • States with their own standards of practice or whether national standards are used
    • Need and frequency of license renewal.
  • Liability issues:
    • Does AHIT certification differentiate home inspectors from those without proper professional training?
    • Why is proper insurance important?
    • What are professional inspection agreements and inspection reports?
  • General questions about the profession:
    • Who can become a home inspector?
    • What types of properties do home inspectors typically review?
    • What types of tools are required
  • Advantages of training with AHIT:
    • Number of live training days (classroom and field training) required is dependent on state requirements.
    • Report writing, business and marketing training in addition to the technical aspects of performing a home inspection.
    • Distance learning benefits include the ability to go at your own pace, use of online exams and availability of unlimited technical support.
    • Hybrid Course availability, depending on state, consists of distance learning and live training.

Presenter background
Chirafisi is a 2001 AHIT graduate who built and managed two home inspection companies. He is a licensed home inspector in Wisconsin, Kentucky and Florida. He is also a licensed code inspector in Wisconsin, graduate of the radon measurement course through Kansas State University, and a certified Energy Assessor in the United Kingdom.
American Home Inspectors Training paves the way for a career in home inspection, providing the necessary accredited training for licensure, marketing support and professional tools. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
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