What is the American Society of Home Inspectors®?
The American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®) is the largest and most respected professional association for independent home inspectors in North America. Since its formations is 1976, ASHI®’s “Standards of Practice” have served as the home inspector’s performance guideline, universally recognized and accepted by professional and government authorities alike.
ASHI®’s professional Code of Ethics prohibits members from engaging in conflict of interest activities which might compromise their objectivity. This is the consumer’s assurance the the inspector will not, for example, use the inspection to solicit or refer repair work.
In order to assist home inspectors in furthering their education, ASHI® sponsors a number of technical seminars and workshops throughout the year, often in cooperation with one of its nearly fifty Chapters. ASHI® also serves as a public interest group by providing accurate and helpful consumer information to home buyers on home purchasing and home mainatenance.
Who belongs to ASHI®?
Members of ASHI® are independent professional home inspectors who have met the most rigorous technical and experience requirements in effect today. To become an ASHI® Member, an inspector must pass two written technical exams, have performed a minimum of 250 professional fee-paid home inspections, and maintained his or her candidate status for no less than six months. ASHI® Members are required to follow the Society’s Code of Ethics, and to obtain continuing education credits in order to keep current with the latest in building technology, materials and professional skills.
To learn more about ASHI®, visit their website at www.ashi.org.