ASHI Standards and Ethics Examination Handbook
Upon completion, the test
center manager will immediately score the examination. The words "PASS"
or "FAIL" and a numeric score appear on the score sheet. Individuals
who fail must wait 30 days before being eligible to retake the examination.
All persons taking a re-examination must pay the original examination fee for
each test. There are no limits to the number of times an individual may test.
Applying your score to achieve ASHI Member status
To insure that your score
is applied to your ASHI membership requirements, mail or fax your passing score
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Both experienced and novice
home inspectors enter ASHI as Candidates. To become a full Member, the Candidate
- Pass the National Home
Inspector Examination and ASHI’s Standards and Ethics Examination.
- Have inspection reports
successfully verified for compliance with ASHI’s Standards
- Submit valid proof of
performance of at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed
the ASHI Standards of Practice.
If passage of the ASHI
Standards and Ethics Examination completes your Candidate requirements, you
will be notified by ASHI Headquarters. Upon notification by ASHI of your Member
status, you may begin to use the ASHI Member logo in your marketing materials.
Candidates who have passed
both the National Home Inspector Examination and the ASHI Standards and Ethics
Examination, but who have completed only 50 home inspections, may have the inspections
verified by ASHI. If accepted, the Candidate may apply for use of the distinct
"ASHI Candidate" logo in their marketing materials. Candidates may
not use the official "ASHI Member" logo under any circumstances.
A duplicate score report
is available on the day of the examination for a fee of $15 per examination,
payable to Assessment Systems, Inc.
If you require a score
report at a later date, complete the form inserted in this Handbook, enclose
the fee, and mail to Assessment Systems, Inc. Duplicate score sheets issued
after the test date do not show a photo of the examinee.
A final word
Home inspection professionals
offer a vital service to the public in evaluating the condition of a prospective
home. The American Society of Home Inspectors requires that all Candidate and
Member home inspectors meet minimum professional practice standards and operate
according to ethical guidelines. The ASHI Standards and Ethics Examination
is designed to assess these qualities in order to meet membership requirements.