Inspectors on EIFS cladding should understood the system beyond what's printed in books.
I have been in the stucco business for 15 years and in the inspection business for about 15 minutes. However, I have been inspecting stucco since I walked on my first job.
A few years ago, I worked on a job that required an independent third-party inspector. This seemed like a good idea to me in that so much is at stake with the installation of an EIF system. Sometimes contractors are tempted--or forced by schedule--to take shortcuts. Often in training, apprentices will leave out a critical component of the system, and once it is covered up it may not surface until remedial work is required. In mid-Missouri particularly, very few general contractors or superintendents know what to look for in regard to such oversights.