Originally Posted by Pecker
The amazing thing here is that anyone is arguing against poor calibrators having their ISF certification withdrawn. Who the hell wants them to sully ISF's name? The good calibrators? Of course not!
ISF, as it's been stated many times in this thread, doesn't certify to anything but the fact that the person took a short course and completed it in a satisfactory manor. What's to be "withdrawn"?
Why on earth do you think ISF policing its members is a bad thing?
The only possible thing ISF could do, as they are presently constituted, is remove a name from their list of people who have taken their course. How would they be able to do that in a fair manor?
It seems to me that the horse that you are beating to death is that the working professional calibrators should form and fund
an association to "board certify" and "review periodically" the competence of it's members.
This association, based on my understanding of what you have written, would also adjudicate disputes between customers and members. Of course, in our system of government, laws would have to be passed on a state level to make any punitive action binding beyond denying membership. At some point, probably as soon as a calibrator (or a TV he had worked on) crossed a state line, the feds would become involved.