The American Society of Home Inspectors is the
national professional certifying organization of home inspectors in the United
States and Canada.
ASHI Membership: Membership is limited to
inspectors who have met professional and educational requirements through an
exam and membership review process. Members are not allowed to actively engage
in real estate sales or to have a financial interest in the sale or maintenance
of any property that they inspect.
The ASHI Code of Ethics governs
professional behavior and avoids potential conflicts of interest.
Services Provided by ASHI Members to Consumers:
|Professional home inspectors examine and report the
condition of houses for purchasers and home owners.|
|The inspection is performed according to the ASHI Standards
of Practice. Survey scope is a comprehensive, visual inspection of the
physical components of the building, its mechanical systems, and site
Services Provided by ASHI to its Members:
|Professional home inspector education, qualification
standards, national home inspector qualification exam; Standards of Practice
for home inspections; A Code of Ethics, keeps the concept of third-party
neutral professionals intact; Through publications, conferences, seminars,
and a national electronic bulletin board, ASHI ONLINE, ASHI informs members
of the most advanced methods and techniques for examination and diagnosis of
|ASHI's membership convenes annually to review and upgrade
their services and to participate in a continuing technical education
program. ASHI conducts seminars through both national education programs and
through local chapters in each state or province.|
Publications: Membership Directory (annual),
The ASHI Reporter (monthly newsletter), The ASHI Technical Journal of home
inspection and in-service building-component failures, $12/issue, published by
the American Society of Home Inspectors. ISSN 1061-7035.
Funding: private, not-for-profit professional
organization, supported by membership dues and professional activities.
|Build public awareness of and confidence in professional
|Provide Members and others with a forum in which to enhance
their professionalism through education, an informed exchange of ideas and
other related benefits|
|Interact with related professions, the legal community, and
government agencies, serving as the leading authority in the home and
in-service building inspection profession|
HOME INSPECTION AND YOU