Res-Com is a rip-off. Don't buy their line. Anyone that says otherwise in this forum or any other is part of the scam and a liar. I didn't bother with the courseware, so I didn't fail the tests. I just know when I've been scammed.
I won't go into all the details of my experiences with them since they are almost identical with the ones you have already read. My foolishness was born of desperation at the time and Res-Com was quite willing to accommodate. Don't be suckered into this like I was. If I had read these reports first I wouldn't have messed with them. Additionally, don't let the inevitable canned rebuttal fool you either.
Mr. Gordon and his crew are definitely there to steal your money. They pose as employers across the nation making claims of easy money. The guy that worked with me was Richard Melrose. He said, "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do this." Incidentally, neither Richard nor anyone else at Res-Com as ever made any attempt at following up with me as a potential employee. Richard never contacted me once after the money was paid.
It would be nice to confront this man personally, but I can't see that little worm stepping up for that. I knew I had been scammed before I even received the courseware, which came in a package you would normally expect to find on a used audio CD at a flea-market. Still, I couldn't help but open it and give it a try.
What initially threw me off was the fact that they told me I wouldn't need any specialized equipment to do inspections that specifically called for accurate measurements of microscopic particles that exist inside and outside the structure.
They are listed on several home inspection web sites as a scam and according to a Mr. Jim Hobuss, Res-Com and the American Association of Building Inspectors and Environmentalists (AABIE) are currently in violation of standards set by the recognized industry organizations. Precisely, they are not supposed to be associated with each other. Of course, Res-com does not claim to be associated with any of those governing organizations, so that makes them unaccountable to anything measurable and AABIE is only the "authorized trainers." Obviously, Res-Com is operating on a level that obscures their dishonesty and they are immune from the law, but I'm sure that will change.
Once you elect to take the courseware, you are forced to enroll in the AABIE members services which will cost you 9.50 per week or 15.00 per month and, as far as I can tell, you will continue to pay that for a year or two. Res-Com claims they are separate from AABIE, but the billing is for Res-Com. There is a form to request cancellation and I am currently waiting on that, but I'm not holding my breath. I doubt they care. In fact, securing that monthly revenue along with your initial $290.00 is exactly their intent and they know the law says they can do it, since you signed the agreement.
I asked the National Association of Home Inspectors about Res-Com and I received an e-mail from one of their national membership coordinators the following reply: "Vincent, yes, we are familiar with Res-Com and your suspicions are correct. They are not a legit company."
So, there it is. The following are people associated with this scam and I think they are all parasites, either wittingly or otherwise: Kevin Fisher, Anthony Smith, Karen Powers, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Davis, Jose Pascencia, Debra Gray, Crystal Roshe, Richard Melrose, Arian Quaderi, and finally the ring leader Tom Gordon. I sincerely hope I see all of them at the business end of a Sacramento law suit. At the least, I would like that 9.50 charge to my bank account to go away so I can forget this whole offensive ordeal. Don't let the smoke and mirrors fool you. Res-Com is not a legitimate home inspections company.