ASHI Standards and Ethics Examination Handbook
An Examination Question
Challenge Form is given to each participant at the testing site. Should you
wish to challenge any question on the exam, complete the form and submit it
to the test center manager.
Only individual questions
may be challenged; a failing score on the ASHI S&E EXAM is not considered grounds
for challenge. Challenge forms are collected before examination scores are given.
Challenge forms may not be removed from the testing room.
Challenges to questions
on the ASHI Standards and Ethics Examination are reviewed within 30 days of
receipt by the American Society of Home Inspectors, with the advice of its test
development contractor. Should a question require modification or elimination,
and if removal of the points from the Candidate’s score would affect passing
the exam, the determination will be applied to the score. Challenge determinations
that do not affect passing scores will not be applied, but may affect future
versions of the exam.
To ensure that all individuals
are tested under equally favorable conditions, the following regulations and
procedures are observed at each test center:
- No personal belongings, such
as briefcases, large bags, study materials, extra books or papers, electronic
pages or cellular phones, are permitted in the testing room. Any such items
brought into the testing room will be collected and returned after the test
is completed. ASI is not responsible for lost or misplaced items.
- No one is permitted to eat,
drink, or smoke during the examination.
- Under no circumstances will
you be permitted to work beyond the time allotted for the examination. Time
limits are generous; you should have ample time to answer all questions and
to check all work.
- You may not leave the room during
an examination without permission from the test center manager. If you need
to leave the examination for any reason, no extra time will be allowed for
- Individuals causing a disturbance
of any kind or engaging in any misconduct; giving or receiving help from other
examniees; using notes, books or other aids; taking part in an act of impersonation;
or removing test materials or notes from the testing room will be summarily
dismissed from the examination and reported to the Examination Board of Professional
- Use of calculators is not permitted.
- Test center personnel are not
familiar with the questions on the ASHI S&E EXAM and have been
instructed not to attempt to assist with tested material.
administrations are delayed or canceled only in emergencies. If severe weather
or a natural disaster makes the test center inaccessible or unsafe, the test
administration may be canceled. It is essential that examinees are notified
of a cancellation of delayed start as early as possible. Listen to your local
radio station(s) for announcements and information regarding severe weather
conditions that may result in test delays and/or cancellations.