Affiliations

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is a U.S.-based, non-profit professional association for home inspectors. Founded in 1990 by Nick Gromicko and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, InterNACHI is the largest home inspection association in the world.  Members are required to adhere to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.  InterNACHI members have access to many free Continuing Education home inspection courses through the InterNACHI Inspector University. These courses include: Safety Practices, Roofing Inspection, Electrical Inspection, Structural Issues, Plumbing Inspection, Green Building, Mold Inspection, Radon Inspection, and many more. Members also receive free access to technical and marketing information, as well as an active message board.

 

The Society Of Field Inspectors (SOFI) is a networking organization and is the largest and the oldest networking organization in the field services industry.

Field service work is performed in support of mortgage bankers, finance companies, commercial bankers, field service firms, state and federal housing agencies, VISA/MasterCard, Discover/American Express merchant credit card account providers, mystery shopper organizations and other similar field service firms or agencies.

Field inspection tasks include residential mortgage, insurance and commercial property inspections. SOFI has identified over 250 types of field service inspections.

Property preservation tasks are securing and maintenance tasks performed on vacant foreclosure properties. They include lock changes, winterizations, debris removal, lawn maintenance, boarding of doors and windows, removal of health and hazardous materials, snow removal, etc.

 

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.  All for sale, rent, or financing should contain an equal housing opportunity logotype, statement, or slogan as a means of educating the home seeking public that the property is available to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. The choice of logotype, statement or slogan will depend on the type of media used (visual or auditory) and, in space advertising, on the size of the advertisement.

 

The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) is the non-profit, certifying body for home and building inspectors who have fulfilled certain educational and testing requirements including those in the area of indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality issues include Mold, Radon, Biologicals, Carbon Monoxide, Formaldehyde, Pesticides, Asbestos and Lead.

IAC2 Certified inspectors have fulfilled the following minimum requirements:

  1. IAC2 Certified inspectors are all members in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) which is the largest inspection association in the world with strict membership requirements.
  2. IAC2 Certified inspectors have all completed at least one additional 8-hour approved indoor air inspection-related course.

 

The Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA) is a non-profit trade association representing the multi-family owners, managers and developers, as well as companies who supply a product or service, in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Area.

 

 

The Greater Dayton Apartment Association (GDAA) is a professional trade organization representing the multifamily industry.   Their mission is to provide educational courses and seminars promoting apartment professionalism and to monitor legislation and inform legislators on issues that may affect the multi-housing industry.

 

Cincinnati Landlord Training.  The Landlord Education Training is designed to help owners and managers keep illegal drug activity, chronic nuisance activity, and other criminal activity off their property. The program has been adapted for Cincinnati and is based on the National Landlord Training Program originally supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.