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What is a Certified Master Inspector?

Home inspections are an important part of the decision-making process when buying a home. They’re so important, in fact, that a large majority of real estate contracts contain contingencies based on the outcome of a home inspection. When making a purchase as large as a new home, you don’t want to leave this critical step in the hands of just any home inspector. Be sure you check the training, education, and qualifications of the home inspector you choose to hire. Even better – opt for a Certified Master Inspector. Here’s why:


Certified Master Inspectors (CMI) are required to have completed at least 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or 1,000 hours of combined training and education in order to receive the CMI designation. Moreover, they have to be established in their field, which for certification purposes, mean being in the inspection business for at least three years prior to becoming certified.


In order to become a Certified Master Inspector, inspectors must have completed all of the required professional education courses, and many continue to participate in ongoing education opportunities throughout their careers.


When you hire a Certified Master Inspector, you’re hiring a home inspector who is committing to the industry’s Code of Ethics and has agreed to submit periodic criminal background checks.

Obtaining a CMI designation is one of the highest designations in the home inspection industry. While it shouldn’t be the sole factor in deciding which home inspector to hire, the Certified Master Inspector seal should instill confidence in the inspector’s experience, ability, and professionalism.

At GI Joe Home Inspections, we take our values seriously and pride ourselves on integrity, great service, and value pricing. Owner Joe Manners is a Certified Master Inspector who has served the Upper Keys, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Naples/Fort Myers areas since 2012. Get in touch to learn more.

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