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Chuck Forman

Credentials 
Owner: Forman Inspection Services, LLC.     
I have 30+ years of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry. I built my first house, with the help of my father, when I was in my early teens. Since then, I have been building, remodeling, and designing homes. Throughout my career in the home industry, I have done everything from small remodel jobs to complete scrape and rebuilds.     

I have owned and operated several businesses in the past that include:

Axiom Designs
A remodeling company that did everything from small residential jobs to complete tear outs, designs, and rebuilds of commercial properties.


Elegance Glass and Mirror  
A residential, and commercial, glass removal, installation, and repair company. In addition, we also had a division of our company that specialized in residential, and commercial, construction design and build out.


C
ertifications 

  • NACHI I am a certified home inspector with the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. NACHI requires all inspectors to pass a certification test and complete 24 hours of continuing education each year. In addition, you must pass all course exams and a mandatory certification test each year to remain an inspector in good standing. See more detailed information below under InterNACHI Certification Requirements.
  • IAC2 I am also certified by the International Association of Certified Air Consultants. I am certified to perform Radon and Mold testing.
InterNACHI Certification Requirements
(International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
Other home inspection associations have no entrance requirements and worse, encourage their candidates to go out and perform actual inspections for poor, unsuspecting consumers as the only way to achieve full membership. NACHI finds this practice unconscionable. That is why NACHI front-ends its membership requirements. NACHI turns down more than 1/2 the inspectors who want to join because they can't pass the exam or fulfill the membership requirements.

NACHI inspectors are required to:

Pass NACHI's Online Inspector Examination every year with a score of 80 or better.

Complete NACHI's online Ethics Obstacle Course.

Take NACHI's online Standards of Practice Quiz.

Sign and submit an Affidavit.

Adhere to NACHI's Standards of Practice.

Abide by NACHI's Code of Ethics.

Continue learning (24 hours/year) as per NACHI's Continuing Education Policy.

Maintain a member Online Continuing Education Log as per NACHI's Continuing Education Policy.

Submit 4 mock inspections to NACHI's Report Review Committee within 30 days before performing their first home inspection for a client.

Login to NACHIs educational message board.

Complete NACHI's comprehensive online Standards of Practice course.

Complete NACHI's online Structural Course.

Complete NACHI's comprehensive online Electrical course (free) including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.

Complete NACHI's comprehensive online Roofing course (free) including all the quizzes within and pass its final exam.

Apply for a membership photo I.D.

Re-take and pass NACHI's Online Inspector Examination again, every year (free).

Complete at least 8 hours of advanced or beyond Standard of Practice coursework (before or within 2 years after joining)(reasonable exceptions apply).

Attend at least one chapter meetings or educational seminars every two years (reasonable exceptions apply).

Submit passport photos for their membership I.D.

Mock inspections reviewed before performing their first fee paid inspection.

Carry E&O insurance (if their state requires it).

NACHI Inspectors have access to important resources and tools including:

Inspector's Quarterly, delivered to their doorstep.

NACHI's free visual aid inspection frames to help them learn.

NACHI's free library for improving their inspection skills.

NACHI's message board for exchanging information and tips.

NACHI's What's New section so they can keep up with the industry.

NACHI's specific-topic advisory boards.

Dear NACHI for detailed advice.

Time-tested Inspection Agreement which keeps them (and you) away from lawsuits.

NACHI's Report Review/Mentoring service.

NACHI's free online inspection courses.

A real estate agent hold harmless clause.

NACHI University.

The NACHI Mall.

Consumer hot-line for their clients.

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Service.

Client Satisfaction Survey.

NACHI Wiki.

Complete NACHI's Occupant Hazard Recognition Primer.


So the next time you need to refer your clients to home inspectors, make sure they are members of NACHI and never use a candidate or associate of any association. NACHI, America's elite home inspection association.

Look for the consumer certification verification seal.