Our members are neutral third parties. They have no financial interest in the transaction, so their inspections are not influenced by whether or not the deal goes through. An InterNACHI Middle East inspector’s sole responsibility is to protect the interests of their client.
InterNACHI Middle East members are highly qualified. Before someone can apply for membership to InterNACHI Middle East they must first pass an aptitude test, then complete a training programme and gain a better than 85% pass mark in the final exam (60% of the 124,000 people who have taken the exam since September, 2006 have failed). Having gained the necessary mark they are them eligible for membership, and once they have completed 25 property inspection they become a Certified Inspector; but their education doesn’t stop there, because they are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education annually to retain their certification.
InterNACHI Middle East inspectors have access to specialized training. InterNACHI Middle East Inspectors have access to more online training than any other inspection organization in the world. These written and video courses are only available to InterNACHI Middle East Certified Inspectors.
InterNACHI Middle East inspectors focus on protecting the property buyer. A bank representative will only confirm the loan to value. Estate agents are trained to sell homes, not how to find defects that might threaten their livelihood, Engineers are trained to ensure that the mechanics of a building are OK, and contractors are trained to build homes. None of these specialist groups are trained to inspect the detail of a building for the benefit of the purchaser.
Our members are trained to understand how building systems age and fail, and therefore to know what to look for and where to look.
InterNACHI Middle East members adopt a Standards of Practice. These are minimum guidelines to help ensure that a client knows what to expect from our members in an inspection report.
InterNACHI Middle East members agree to abide to a code of ethics. This code is strictly enforced and members who violate it lose their membership permanently.
When an Inspector becomes an InterNACHI Middle East member a two-way commitment is created.
As an organization, we are committed to educating that member not only in the inspection of property, but in how to establish and run a successful inspection business. We are dedicated to seeing our members succeed. We make it our business to supply excellent training and services that will allow them to perform their work and run their businesses capably.
In return, our members make both a financial commitment as a dues-paying member, and a time commitment. Our members are required to complete 24 hours of approved, inspection-related courses each year. We provide them with written certifications upon successful completion of each course.
In addition to our ongoing requirements, before becoming a member, applicants must pass our entrance exam. It is so difficult that 60% of those who take it fail. Non-members have not had to complete approved inspection course and pass an inspection exam, so their clients have no reliable way to determine their level of competence.
When an inspector becomes a member they agree to abide by a minimum Standards of Practice that binds them to provide a minimum service. Non-member inspectors have no such requirement and their services may vary widely both in what they cover and the protection that their inspection offers.
Our members have all agreed to abide by a strict Code of Ethics designed to protect their clients and InterNACHI Middle East’s reputation. Any Inspector who violates this code will be struck from our register of certified inspectors permanently.