ASHI membership categories and requirements

All ASHI members are required to abide by the ASHI Code of Ethics, which specifically forbids home inspectors from active brokerage or sale of real estate, or performing repairs on homes that they inspect. ASHI members also agree to perform and report inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standard of Practice. Not only is the ASHI logo 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 professional home inspector membership in ASHI®. These ASHI® membership categories are as follows:

ASHI has met the rigorous requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) as a certifying body, therefore it is able to offer the only third-party approved home inspector certification program.

ASHI Certified Inspectors— Inspectors in this category have:

  • Passed the National Home Inspector Examination and ASHI's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics module.
  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI's Standard of Practice.
  • Have submitted a valid list of performance of at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standard of Practice.
  • Have returned an authorized notarized affidavit to ASHI validating at least 250 inspections. 
  • Must agree to follow the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

ASHI Inspector— Inspectors in this category have:

  • Passed the National Home Inspector Examination or Valid State Exam approved by the Membership Committee and ASHI's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics module.
  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI's Standard of Practice.
  • Have submitted a valid list of performance of at least 75 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standard of Practice. 
  • Have returned an authorized notarized affidavit to ASHI validating at least 75 inspections.
  • Must agree to follow the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.

ASHI Associates— Inspectors in this category have:

  • Just joined ASHI and may be new to the inspection profession or may be a seasoned inspector who has not yet completed ASHI's requirements to move up in membership.
  • Have passed the ASHI's Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics module.
  • Must agree to follow the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.