March, 2013
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

CE Audit Began in February



CE Audit Began In February

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

Most ASHI members are required to submit a continuing education claim form, but only 300 to 400 are required to submit documentation. Do not send in the documentation unless you are notified that you are being audited.

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.

Social Media Icons on ASHI's Website

ASHI has added YouTube to its social media. Videos on the channel feature Marv Goldstein, ASHI immediate past president; Bill Jacques, ASHI president; Bill Loden, ASHI, president-elect and several InspectionWorld attendees.
Looking for content for your Facebook page? The more than 1000 fans of ASHI's Facebook Fan page find a lot to like and to share.
Twitter is equally popular, and 900-plus ASHI inspectors enjoy the ASHI LinkedIn Group (Official).
All can be accessed from the ASHI website.

Find a Home Inspector: Consumers Get Options, You Get Feedbac

Consumers have two ways to use Find a Home Inspector on the ASHI website. They can search for an inspector by entering a full address or they can search by entering a zip code — it's their choice. ASHI wants to be sure consumers find this search function user-friendly. In addition, all ASHI members who have email addresses on file with ASHI will receive a quarterly report on how many consumers have used the search function to view their contact information.

ACIs: Update Website Verification Button

You have your ACI badge with the gold logo, but have you updated the member verification button on your website? Go to the Members-Only Extranet, Downloads and Forms and ASHI logos to download the updated logo.

Standards of Practice

ASHI Standards Committee Asks for Input

The Standards Committee is beginning a review of the ASHI Standards of Practice for home inspections and welcomes proposals for revisions. To submit your proposal, please email Bruce Barker, the committee chair, at


Call for Presentations for IW Nashville 2014

ASHI invites those interested in presenting at InspectionWorld Nashville, January 12-15, 2014, to submit a proposal for review by the IW
Education Committee.

Please use the following guidelines: Call for Presentations IW 2013 form. Complete the form electronically and submit with materials by email.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 15, 2013. Questions? Contact Michele George,

Photos From IW Las Vegas 2013

View the photos and download them for free!

Go to and click on the link for photos.

ASHI Mission Statement

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

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,250
Associates/Logo: 83
Associates: 1,216
Retired Members: 110
Affiliates: 75
Total: 4,734

ASHI Event Calendar

  • April 19-20, 2013, ASHI Board Meeting , Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 26-27, 2013, ASHI Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Oct. 18-19, 2013, ASHI Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • January 12-15, 2014, InspectionWorld, Nashville, Tenn.
  • January 6-9, 2015, InspectionWorld Philadelphia, Pa.