American Society of Home Inspectors ®
ASHI is the oldest and most respected professional organization of home inspectors in North America. Its purpose is to build public awareness of home inspection and enhance the technical and ethical performance of professional home inspectors.
Standards of Practice
The ASHI Standard of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections. They are the most widely-accepted home inspection guidelines in use, and include all of the homes major systems and components. The ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics are recognized by many government, professional, and legal authorities as the definitive standard for professional performance.
Code of Ethics
The ASHI Code of Ethics stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to act in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner, and protects consumers from conflicts of interest.
ASHI’s requirements for membership are rigorous, including the performance of at least 250 paid professional home inspections and the successful completion of written exams which test the applicant’s knowledge of building systems and components, report writing and the ASHI Standards of Practice, and diagnosis of house and building defects. ASHI requires members to complete 20 hours of continuing education each year.