June, 2007
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

ASHI Board approves new Chapter Outreach Program


A home inspector may now associate with an ASHI Chapter without first joining the national Society. For more information, see the April Board Report Out.

MRCs are out; CE hours are in

The good news is that ASHI has changed more than a name. ASHI has simplified the way you can earn the 20 education hours you’re required to submit with your annual membership dues to maintain your ASHI membership. A new claim form is being developed. For additional information, see the April Board Report Out.

ASHI President’s monthly Podcast

To view Frank Lesh’s monthly podcast, visit the ASHI Members Only Web site. Click on President’s Podcast in the right-hand column.

Membership invited to Town Hall Meeting in Pittsburgh

The membership is invited to attend the annual Town Hall Meeting, July 13, and the Board of Directors Meeting, July 14, both of which will be held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. Questions? Contact angelao@ashi.org.

Attention Officers and Directors

The board will meet October 18 & 19, 2007, in Rosemont, Ill. for long-range planning. The regularly scheduled public Board meeting still will take place on Saturday, October 20. Questions? Contact Rob Paterkiewicz at robp@ashi.org.

Smart Track Chapter Modules now available

Are you looking for a technical presentation developed specifically for home inspectors for an upcoming chapter meeting? Six Smart Track Chapter modules (slide presentation with instructor notes) are now available. To gain access for your chapter, contact Michael Long at michaell@ashi.org or by phone at 847-954-3188.

Chapter Bylaws

ASHI chapters should update their chapter bylaws to reflect the new membership category name changes. This is considered an administrative “housekeeping” change and does not require a vote of chapter members. No review or approval by HQ or legal counsel is required to make these changes. Please do so immediately. Questions? Contact bobk@ashi.org.

Chapter Calendars just a click away

Did you know that all chapters have calendars on the ASHI Web site to announce chapter events? Your members can look at their own calendar and the calendars of other chapters to see what’s going on. To use your chapter calendar, you need to appoint a calendar administrator. Contact Bob Kociolek at bobk@ashi.org or 847-954-3177 to get your calendar going or to resolve questions or issues.

Help reinstate suspended members 

Chapter Presidents:
If you need a list of chapter members who have paid their dues but are on administrative suspension for failure to submit MRCs, please contact Kate Zarko at katez@ashi.org.

ASHI keeps growing

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,767
ASHI Associates with Logo Use: 182
ASHI Associates: 1,786
ASHI Retired Members: 128
Affiliates: 99

*Includes 32 Certified Inspectors, 3 Associates with Logo Use and 40 Associates suspended for failure to submit MRCs or for failure to provide proof of MRCs for annual audit.

Parallel Inspections 

There are 187 ASHI Certified Inspectors signed up and ready to take ASHI Associates on Parallel Inspections. These inspections are a great way to learn more about home inspecting in the field while earning CE hours and doing inspections that count toward your 50 or 250 to move up in ASHI.

If you are an ASHI Certified Inspector and want to earn credits and help other inspectors through this program, please sign up today to be a Parallel Inspection Guide.
If you are an ASHI Associate and want to find an ASHI Certified Inspector to take you out on a Parallel Inspection, please look into this program today.

All levels of membership may find the information they need on www.ashi.org. Look for the Smart Track link on the home page.

Questions? Contact Anthony Snyder, anthonys@ashi.org.

Calendar of events

• July 13-14, 2007, Town Hall Gathering and Board Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa.

• Oct. 19-20, 2007, Chapter Leadership and Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.

• Jan. 16, 2008, Board Meeting, New Orleans, La.

• Jan. 16-19 2008, InspectionWorld New Orleans, La.