Become A Home Inspector, Become An ASHI Home Inspector, ASHI Inspector, ASHI Home Inspector, ASHI Member
How Do I Become a Home Inspector?
Considerable experience, training and expertise are required for proper performance
in this profession. No single source of experience, information or course is
sufficient to become a home inspector or launch a competent practice in the
field. In other words, it's not as easy as it looks. For detailed information,
see How to Enter the Profession.
How do I become part of ASHI?
Easy, fill out and send in an application.
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Do I have to join as an Associate?
Yes, regardless of your credentials or past experience, all home inspectors must join at Associate Status. You may use that time to go through the verification process or to sit for the exams.
What benefits do I receieve as an ASHI member?
Please browse our list of 'What's In It For You'.
Where can I find information on the two exams required to move up in membership?
Please click here for information on both the National
Home Inspector Examination, and the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Exam. You need to pass
both to move up in membership
How does ASHI verify that my reports have been performed in compliance with
the ASHI Standards of Practice after I join?
We ask that you send in a list of 50 of your most recent fee paid inspections. ASHI will randomly select five inspections from that list, and request that you submit copies of those five full reports. They will be verified in accordance to the ASHI Standards of Practice.
How do I prove I have performed 250 fee paid inspections?
After passing the verification process you will be mailed a personalized affidavit of completion that you will need to get signed, dated and notarized attesting to 250+ inspections
Completing 250 inspections and the two required exams makes you an ASHI certifed Inspector
Where can I get training?
Are you looking for quality home inspection education, but don't have the time to commit to a fixed class schedule? ASHI and Carson Dunlop & Associates, Ltd. have designed a comprehensive distance learning training program.
Do you prefer to take classes in a location near you? Take the advanced home inspection training course developed by ASHI and Kaplan Professional Schools/ITA.
An excellent source of information and training is your local chapter of ASHI. All members are strongly encouraged to join a local chapter. To find your local Chapter click here.
Many private firms offer training courses for home inspectors ranging from study manuals to live on site training. The quality varies widely. Some of those private firms advertise on our site here.
Another source of information and answers to questions are the discussion forums available in the Member Extranet of this Web site (available to ASHI members only)
Is the ASHI@HOME or the ASHI@SCHOOL training courses required for Membership?
No, neither ASHI@HOME nor ASHI@SCHOOL is required to join. They are the only two programs that ASHI endorses for education. They can also be used to obtain Continuing Education credits.
Is Continuing Education required?
All members are required to obtain 20 CEs each year after their first year of membership.