How to Move up in ASHI

Please find below the 4 steps that you will need to follow to move up in ASHI.

1) Pass the ASHI Standards of Practice (SoP) module.
  1. Click on ASHI Online Learning Center
  2. Select login from the right side of the screen, fill in your username and password.  Your username is your ASHI member number, your password is your last name.  
  3. Chose the Standards of Practice Education module at the top of the page.
  4. Click the VIEW button to start the module.
  5. When you have completed the SoP module, follow the directions for submitting the passing information to ASHI.

2) Pass the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE)

Submit proof of passing the exam to ASHI by email the results to  A minimum score of 500 is needed to pass this exam.
For information on taking the exam and locations, visit  This is a proctured exam.
Click here for the NHIE exam content outline.

3)  Complete Report Verification

Please email a list of 75 fee paid inspections that include Name, Address, and Date of inspection to  From the submitted list, the Membership Department will randomly choose 5 inspections and ask you to email those full reports for verification.  These reports will be sent to a report verifier to ensure that they are in compliance with the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics, it could take up to 3 weeks for this process and you will be notified of the results.

4) Signed and Notarized Affidavit of Completion

After completing report verification you will be sent an Affidavit of Completion for the number of inspections you submitted.  You will need to get the affidavit notarized and sent back by email, mail, or fax.  We do not need the original affidavit.

To obtain Inspector Status:
Complete steps 1 through 4 and have completed 75 fee paid inspections
Complete steps 1, 3 and 4 AND provide documentation of passing a Valid State Exam approved by the Membership Committee 

To obtain Certified Inspector Status:

You must complete steps 1 through 4 and have completed 250 inspections.