| To provide a minimum standard for entry into
the Home Inspection Profession, in Pennsylvania, pursuant to enacted Trade
Practice legislation, ACT 114, of 12-20-01. This program is developed by, and
in cooperation with, PHIC (Pennsylvania Home Inspectors Coalition), an
organization consisting of current Presidents and Vice-Presidents of existing
chapters of Nationally recognized Home Inspection organizations, as outlined in
This is a three tiered program to allow entry level
inspectors as well as to allow newer inspectors, who have not yet attained full
membership in a Nationally recognized organization, or completed the minimum
required state mandate of 100 fee paid inspections, to continue towards
This is designed to be a guideline program generated by this
legislation. Certain fees may apply, and individual participants may feel the
need, depending on geographic location or density of population, to charge
according to services provided.
This program is in no way meant to lessen the need for formal
education or to be used as a substitute, rather to augment an approved
educational program of your choice.
Inspections done through the RAMP program have been accepted
by ASHI®(American Society of Home
Inspectors), and NAHI, (National
Association of Home Inspectors) membership committees, as meeting the
definition of a fee paid inspection, only when fees do actually change hands,
and counted toward full membership in that Nationally Recognized Organization.
Although the inspections are counted towards membership, this is a Pennsylvania
based guideline and not necessarily endorsed, in it's entirety, by any National
It is believed, this program will benefit all parties
involved by offering entry into the profession, allowing newer inspectors to
move forward, promote membership in National organizations, and establish a
minimum required level of professionalism.