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ASHI® Membership Categories and Requirements

Associates and Certified Inspectors of ASHI® are required to abide by the Society's Code of Ethics, which specifically forbids home inspectors from active brokerage or sale of real estate, or performing repairs on homes, which they inspect. ASHI Candidates and Members also agree to perform and report inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice. Besides the ASHI logo is widely regarded as the mark of a professional home inspector, its use by the ASHI membership is also carefully controlled.

There are three designations of active home inspector membership in ASHI®:

Certified Inspectors Certified Inspectors of ASHI® have met requirements:

    Current requirements are:
  • Passed the National Home Inspector Examination and ASHI's Standards and Ethics Examination.
  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI's Standards of Practice.
  • Submitted valid proof of performance of at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.

Associates w/ Logo Associates with Logo Use Privilege have met most of the requirements for Member status:

    Current requirements are:
  • They have passed the National Home Inspector Examination and ASHI's Standards and Ethics Examination.
  • ASHI has verified performance of 50 fee-paid inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice.

Associates Associates have not yet met the ASHI Member requirements, however:

    Current requirements are:
  • Associates may be highly experienced inspectors who have just joined ASHI, or they may be novice inspectors who have completed training or otherwise entered the profession.