February, 2012
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Announcing New Member Benefits


Congratulations to all who have renewed for 2012. Your member benefits are continuing without interruption. Plus, two new programs are available to you:
• Supplemental health insurance offered by Aflac, and

• Long-term care insurance offered by Norris Pacholick Benefit Partners.

More information can be found here and information has been distributed by mail and email. Info also can be found on the Partner Program page of ashi.org. If you have questions, contact Bill Lewis, ASHI marketing manager, at 847-954-3187 or bill@ashi.org.

CE Audit Began in January

ASHI staff is charged with conducting an audit of Continuing Education (CE) hours every January.

A list of 300-400 ACIs and Associates is randomly generated from the ASHI database, including at least one member from each chapter.

Members on the list are notified to turn in documentation supporting the CE hours they claimed. Certificates of completion, invoices and certificates of attendance are accepted.

If the documentation does not verify the required number of hours, the inspector is placed on administrative suspension until he or she submits the proper documentation.

Keep your certificates in one place throughout the year so you're prepared if audited. If you have questions, contact Sarah Walsh, sarahw@ashi.org.

Shop Online

The ASHI Marketplace is stocked with products to promote your business at prices you'll like. From marketing brochures on technical subjects to ASHI branded-clothing, you'll find it online. You must be an ASHI member to purchase some items.

Advertise with ASHI

The 2011-12 ASHI advertising rate card now is available.

If there's a product or service you like, send that information to Sandy Bourseau, sandyb@ashi.org. We'll contact the company.

Be Social with ASHI

Become a Facebook fan, get LinkedIn and tweet with ASHI. All social media can be accessed from ASHI's home page.

e-Learning Catalog Added to Online Education Options

Continuing Education (CE) claim forms are being distributed with dues notices. There's still time and ways to earn the hours required by ASHI and some states. The e-Learning Catalog provides online education at the click of a button on the ASHI home page. It offers 30 courses, two CEs on completion of a module and successful completion of an exam. ASHI member prices: $29 per module or $20 per podcast. Sign in once and every completed module will be registered in your file.

SMART TRACK™ online learning is free to ASHI members and also is accepted by the following states:

Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Washington.

Access to SMART TRACK recently changed, but instructions appear on the introduction page.

The ASHI@Home Training System also is approved for ASHI CEs.

ASHI Event Calendar

  • April 20-21, 2012, ASHI Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 28, 201, 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.

Current ASHI Membership
ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,513
Associates/Logo: 126
Associates: 1,659
Retired Members: 127
Affiliates: 64
Total: 5,489

ASHI Mission Statement
To set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.