Certifications, Licenses, and Reviews
Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors / National Home Inspector Exam
The NHIE® is the original competency exam for the profession and is still one of the only ones that is psychometrically-valid. It shows a home inspector’s skill and knowledge in the field. The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors, otherwise known as EBPHI. They are an independent, not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains exams for the real estate inspection profession and advocates for high standards for the profession.
Richard Katz - certified, July 2020.
The American Assoc. of Radon Scientists and Technologists / National Radon Proficiency Program
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is a nonprofit, trade organization dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and the ethical performance of radon measurement, radon mitigation, and knowledge transfer. NRPP is recognized as the leading certification program for radon professionals, requiring bi-annual documentation of competence, expertise, and performance to demonstrate skill, knowledge, and professionalism.
Richard Katz - certified, May 2020
Minnesota Department of Health
The MN Department of Health has an indoor air unit that is in charge of and works to prevent or reduce exposures to health hazards in the environment, such as asbestos, lead, radon, environmental tobacco smoke, radiation, and indoor air contaminants. Certification and licensure have been a state requirement since 2019.
Richard Katz - MN Lic.# RMEA-00355
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) was founded in 1976 when a group of visionary home inspectors came together in pursuit of two goals. The first goal to increase consumer awareness about this relatively new occupation and demonstrate the value that an inspection provided to these homebuyers. The second goal was to enhance the overall professionalism in this field of work to cement its relevance within the real estate market. For more than 45 years, ASHI has committed to reaching these goals and continually leads the home inspection industry to create opportunities for home inspectors across the nation.
Richard Katz - Member since 2018
American Home Inspector Training (AHIT)
AHIT has been the leader in home inspection training since 1993. They are the largest training company in North America and have certified 50,00+ inspectors.
Richard Katz - certified, September 2017
HomeAdvisor Reviews and Awards
From its inception, Katz Family Home Inspection (KFHI) has been on HomeAdvisor. In that time KFHI has received a number of service awards and badges. More importantly, Richard Katz has received 23 straight 5-star reviews. Below is a small sample of some of those reviews. To access all of the reviews, please click on the following link.