| Common Questions
Q: If I attend a home inspection school, or college course, can the hours attained be used for the 60 hours needed to become a CCI?
A: Maybe. The hours obtained may be credited for Continuing Educational Credits (CECs). It depends on whether or not the school is accredited with CREIA. To find out if your education counts, call us at 800-848-7342.
Q: Must I obtain 30 CEC hours every year to maintain my memberhip, even if I’m not a CCI?
A. Yes. Your membership in CREIA will terminate if you do not meet the educational requirements.
Q: Do I have to become a CCI within one year in order to keep my membership in CREIA?
A: No. The candidate should try to accomplish the necessary requirements within two years.
Q: What does it cost to become a CCI?
A: In addition to the $500 annual Candidate Member dues, the CCI exams costs $225 and the required RideAlongs range from $50-$250 each. Plus any additional expenses incurred towards obtaining your required annual CECs.
Q: How long does it take to become a CCI?
A: It’s all up to you on how quickly you meet the necessary requirements.
Q: If I don’t pass the test, can I take it again?
A: Of course. However, you will not become a CCI until you pass. It is not in your best interest to stay a candidate for an extended period of time. So study and pass it next time!
Q: Does CREIA market my business and create jobs for me?
A: No. Once you become a CCI, you get a listing on the Inspector Finder feature within www.creia.org and this will generate a number of calls. We also give you guidance and some of the tools, but ultimately, it is the individual inspector’s responsibility to market their own business.
Q: How long will it take before I will become successful if I follow this program?
A: It depends on the economy, your commitment and time spent in achieving your goals.
Q: When can I use the CREIA logo and obtain a CREIA Inspector badge?
A: Once you become a CCI, you will have access to the CREIA logo and receive a badge in the mail.