Although only chapters may request that metro areas be added to Find an Inspector, any member may contact a chapter and suggest an area.
You do not have to be a member of the chapter to make the request. You can find the person to contact in the ASHI Membership Directory
, in the Members-Only section of the ASHI website. Moving up in ASHINew Inspectors
If you are a new inspector who has done at least 10 inspections, an ASHI verifier will look at your reports and let you know how you're doing at no cost. This service is included in your membership fee. A full report is returned to you on your inspections and the verifier will be happy to discuss them with you. Associates
Have you completed over 50 inspections? 250 inspections? If you have, but are still an Associate member, we hope you will consider getting your reports verified, taking the National Home Inspectors Exam and the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Education Module so you can move up to Associate with Logo Use. Associates with Logo
If you currently are an Associate with Logo Use, please contact Sarah Walsh, email@example.com
, when you are getting close to your 250 inspections. She will send you an Affidavit of Completion. Questions?
If you have questions about moving up in ASHI, call Sarah Walsh, ASHI membership manager, at 847-954-3180 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
.CE audit wraps up: Get ready for September
Thank you to all the members who have responded to the continuing education audit email. The audit serves as a reminder that, in September, members are asked to complete and return a form reporting their continuing education. Members should obtain and keep documentation as they earn credits. If you have questions, contact Sarah Walsh, email@example.com
g. New E-Learning online education modules & Podcasts available now
25 new online education modules
The new modules are excellent education as originally presented at InspectionWorld Phoenix. Covering a variety of topics from basics to advanced, diversification/specialty and business management, these courses are conveniently available on the ASHI e-Learning Catalog, accessible on the ASHI website.
Each CE module is two hours in length and consists of the session PowerPoint presentation auto-synchronized with the accompanying presenter's narrative. ASHI members earn two ASHI CEs upon successful completion.
40 new audio recordings
Each of the 40 new recordings covers a two-hour IW Phoenix session and all are available on the ASHI e-Learning Catalog
under the Podcast category. The podcasts offer a full range of inspection-related technical topics suitable for beginner to experienced home inspectors, ranging from beginning level to advanced technical and general business management.
Podcasts cost $20 each for ASHI members ($30 non-member) and IW Phoenix attendees receive a 20% discount.
Check out the entire e-Learning Catalog and look for more offerings soon. Questions? Contact Michele George, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Presentations for IW 2013 Las Vegas
InspectionWorld Las Vegas, January 13-16, 2013, will provide a forum for attendees to learn the profession's best practices, to improve their professional skills and to explore emerging issues relevant to the profession.
ASHI invited those interested in presenting at InspectionWorld Las Vegas to submit a proposal for review by the IW Education Committee by Arpil 1, 2012. If you missed the deadline, but believe you may have a presentation that would be of interest to ASHI members, contact Michele George, email@example.com
, or download the form at www.inspectionworld.org
.Photos from InspectionWorld Phoenix
Photos from InspectionWorld Phoenix are online and available for download. Go to www. inspectionworld.org
.Council reps elected committee members
Council representatives were able to vote electronically to elect who will serve on the Officer and of the Director Nominating Committees. The results were announced in April First Thing, the electronic newsletter distributed to members the first of every month. Click here to access the e-newsletters
For more information on the current election process, see section 10 of the Council Policy and Procedure manual.Hemsell to serve as chair of Certification Committee
Congratulations to Jim Hemsell of Denton, Texas. The ASHI Certification Committee (ACC) elected him to serve as its chair. Brendan Ryan, the previous chair, will remain on the committee through 2013. Director retires
Due to health reasons, Don Nelson has retired as a director on the ASHI Board. He most recently was recognized for his contribution to ASHI by being awarded the Cox Award. The alternate director, C. Blaine Illingworth, will fill the seat on the Board for this year. ASHI Staff: Mike Rostescu
Mike has been with ASHI for nearly eight years. He started as the fulfillment assistant, was promoted to assistant to the director of IT, and now he's IT manager. Mike's responsibilities include management of the ASHI membership database, website programming and overall network management. Mike currently is finishing his degree at Roosevelt University, with a major in computer science and a minor in business. Recently married, he enjoys traveling with his wife and playing softball.Current ASHI Membership
ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,270
Retired Members: 99
Affiliates: 65Total: 4,718ASHI Event Calendar
• April 20-21, 2012, ASHI Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• July 28, 2012, ASHI Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• Oct. 18-19, 2012, Leadership Training Conference, Rosemont, Ill.
• Oct. 20, 2012, ASHI Board Meeting , Rosemont, Ill.
• Jan. 13-16, 2013, InspectionWorld ,Las Vegas, Nev. ASHI Mission StatementTo set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.