"We were somewhat concerned about the expense of having an inspection done, but now that we have our report in hand, we can see it was well worth it!"
The quality and usefulness of any home inspection depend upon the knowledge and experience of the person who conducts the inspection.
In a largely unregulated industry, Criterium Engineers inspections are performed by Professional Engineers (and similarly qualified Registered Architects). The P.E. (or R.A.) license is awarded by the state and is your assurance that the engineer is knowledgeable, ethical, and accountable. Accountability is a true measure of commitment to one's profession and clients. Criterium's Professional Engineers looking at your property:
Have completed an accredited, degreed engineering program, have worked for 4 years under the direction of other engineers, and have passed a comprehensive state board exam. This is your assurance that they are properly trained to evaluate your property.
Are bound by a code of ethics that requires that they limit their practice to areas in which they have expertise.
In addition to their professional qualifications, Criterium's engineers participate in:
Continuing education programs
Intensive training programs sponsored by Criterium Engineers
Annual Peer reviews