My 16 years experience as a licensed carpenter, working primarily in residential construction, has helped gain the knowledge that one needs to perform a proper home inspection. I have completed over 3000 inspections in the past 10 years. These inspections have covered a variety of different building types.
I also have the designation of a Certified Energy Advisor. Such training helps me aid home buyers with regards to the energy efficiency of their potential home.
I am also a Qualified Level 1 Thermal/Infrared Thermographer for residential buildings. This qualification is used to determine the level of training with regards to thermal imaging. It is one of the few qualifications that are accepted in accordance with ASNT-TC 1A Guidelines. Again, be cautious when hiring an inspector who claims certification in this area.