Qualifications

Home Inspectors' qualifications are as varied as the people themselves.  Each inspector's background is unique, ranging from those who have entered the business through specific education and training to those whose background is in one or more applicable disciplines.

Frank Newman combines the best of both worlds, bringing a unique, well-rounded approach to Emerald City Inspections.

  • I am a graduate engineer  (GA Tech, BEE - 1970).
  • I have more than 40 years of experience in the design, construction, maintenance, and mangement of structures of all types. 
  • Through these years of experience I have a unique perspective into how homes are built and what can go wrong with that process initially, as well as over time.
  • I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
  • I have passed InterNACHI’s Online Inspector Examination.
  • I have completed InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics Obstacle Course.
  • I have passed InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice Quiz.
  • I abide by InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics.
  • I follow InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice.
  • I have taken InterNACHI's Structural Course.
  • I have taken InterNACHI's Electrical Course.
  • I have taken InterNACHI Roofing Course.
  • I have taken InterNACHI's Vermiculite Insulation Course.
  • I have taken InterNACHI's Polybutylene Plumbing Course.
  • I have taken InterNACHI's Water Heater Course.
  • I have taken InterNACHI's Emergency Exit Course.I
  • I fulfill 24 hours of Continuing Education every year.
  • I own and use appropriate equipment for the proper evaluation of a home in accordance with the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
  • I am available six days a week, and on Sunday by special arrangement in "emergency" cases. 
  •  I generate easy-to-read inspection reports.
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