President's Letter

New York State Association of Home Inspectors (NYSAHI)
 
Presidents Letter  December 2019
   
Greetings from the President:

I would like to start by wishing everyone a very happy holiday season. May your holidays be filled with joy, light, and meaning during this season.

Home inspectors have now been licensed in New York State for 14 years. Since the inception of licensure, NYSAHI has taken particular issue with the New York State exam. We tried to work with the Department of State to change the test, but to no avail. So, for the past five years we have worked directly with legislators, squiring a bill around congress to move from the New York State exam to the National Home Inspectors Exam. This year, we achieved that goal.

All home inspector license applicants must now pass the NHIE to become licensed in New York. The new law went into effect immediately upon the Governor’s signing on November 27th.

Changing this law was a major undertaking and one that some people thought would never happen. Our lobbyist persisted and NYSAHI directors visited Albany year after year on lobby days to personally meet with legislators to make the case for our cause. We accomplished this goal and are ready to continue forward in our pursuit of professional excellence.

During the next few months we will be reviewing the Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics. Since they have not been modified since their creation, we think that there are some updates and clarifications that are overdue. And this is where you come in. Over this winter, while the phones are ringing a little less, please look at the SoP and CoE and see if there is anything you think is missing, confusing, unclear, wrong, or shouldn’t be there at all. Bring it to your organization, and have your representatives bring it to our board, or email us directly.

If you belong to an organization that is not a member of NYSAHI and would like to join us, have a representative send an email and we will get the ball rolling. We would be happy to have a dialog with you. And we look forward to expanding our board to represent all home inspector organizations in New York.

If you have another issue relating to NYS regulations surrounding home inspectors that you think NYSAHI should address, please let know!

In professional excellence,

Annie-Laurie Hunter
NYSAHI President