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Keeping the commercially oriented content in these special areas strikes us as an appropriate balance between prohibiting any and all commercial information and posting it in a way that readers can easily steer around it if they wish.
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Hello Diane ,
My name is Ronald Stevens from Sacramento, Ca and I'm very grateful for this information being shared. As our industry continue to thrive and evolve. This is an excellent tool for newbies like myself to really learn and see what's waiting out there for someone like myself. I'm currently still attending school as a BPI Residential Building Auditor. I just took the written exam last saturday and passed. I now have to do my field exam, for which I'm still being trained for another six weeks and then I take the field exam. One of my instructors, Scott Blunk, suggested we check out this online community and sign up. I'm happy he told us (our class of of 18). So all the help I can get is most appreciative.
Welcome Ronald! There are lots of good resources for a "newbie". Make sure to check out the Blogs and Videos and keep an eye on new discussions in the Forum. I'm sure you'll learn a lot from the other pros! :)