There is NO home inspection licensing in the State of Idaho or specific requirements needed to be a home inspector. Post Falls Home Inspection
Anyone who wished to call themselves a home inspector can do so legally, just print some business cards. The difference between someone calling themselves an inspector and a professional home inspector trained to evaluate over 400 components and systems in a home is the difference between night and day. A great amount of knowledge and training is needed to perform detailed, thorough inspections to the high level we set for ourselves. That training and knowledge is continually being added to with my commitment of ongoing education.

By maintaining membership in ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors, I keep on the cutting edge of changes in the inspection profession. ASHI is a non-profit professional associations dedicated to serving the best interests of the public and the continuing education of their inspector members. The association requires the passing of a competency exam, maintaining continuing education credits and the adherence of both a Standards of Practice and a Code of Ethics. In addition, I have been a member of  CREIA, the California Real Estate Inspection Association from 1997 to 2015.

As both an ASHI Certified Inspector (# 245766), and a retired Master CREIA Inspector ( #0064, inactive), the highest credential possible in CREIA, I maintain a high level of education standards. Please visit for further home inspection information.

In general terms, the purpose of a home inspection is to report significant defects from a practical standpoint, not as they relate to codes and regulations. The home inspector is a generalist who observes a home’s systems, structures and components and identifies material defects. The inspection is neither technically nor physically exhaustive. The inspector operates components and systems that can be done so with normal user controls and as conditions permit, but the inspection is limited to those specific systems, structures, and components that are present and visually accessible.

I will issue a report describing the findings and any material defects. A material defect is a condition that significantly affects the value, desirability, habitability or safety of the home. I use the latest and up-to-date inspection software in the industry, producing a home inspection report that is very informative and also easy to read. The addition of digital photographs in the report aids in the ease of clarification of issues.

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