April, 2011
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

CE Hours Audit is Completed


ASHI staff is charged with conducting an audit of Continuing Education (CE) hours every January. A list of ACIs and Associates was randomly generated from the membership database, including at least one from each chapter. The members on the list were notified as to how they could verify the hours they'd claimed.

Inspectors who failed to verify by March 31 were placed on administrative suspension. Questions? Contact Sarah Walsh 847-954-3180 at HQ or sarahw@ashi.org.

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Backed by Lloyd's, BRP Launches Combo GL and E&O Coverage for Home Inspectors

Business Risk Partners (an ASHI-Endorsed Program) now is offering General Liability (GL) coverage to home inspector firms that purchase Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance. For nearly a decade, BRP has been endorsed by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Bundling the two products addresses the increasingly grey areas between GL and E&O coverage, while providing brokers the convenience of one-stop shopping with two comprehensive policies. The new GL policy is backed by Lloyd's of London. 

The policy is being offered nationwide on a non-admitted basis to home inspector firms with revenues of up to $1 million. Policy-limit capacity of up to $1 million per claim and $2 million in the aggregate is available with deductibles starting at $250 and premiums starting at $315.

Please contact the servicing agency at 866-268-1327 or e-mail Niccole Barnes at nbarnes@csrisks.com for more information. You can also visit www.inspectorinsurance.com to complete an application today!

About Business Risk Partners: Founded in 2000, BRP is a managing general agency focused on specialty insurance. Working with producers nationwide and partnering with top global specialty carriers, BRP underwrites and administers professional and management liability policies for 160+ professions in businesses of all sizes. The company is privately held and based in Windsor, Conn.

Buy IW Atlanta Photos and Recordings   

The event lives on in photos and educational recordings. Go to  www.inspectionworld.org for links to where you can purchase IW photos and recordings of the educational sessions.

Voluntary Standards Accepted and Available

The new voluntary standards of business practices covering residential pool and spa inspections and predrywall inspections are available for members to download from the Members Only Downloads and Forms section of the website and also under Publications.

ASHI Announces 2011 Committees

ASHI volunteers now are working on their assigned committees, focusing on the directives of the ASHI Board. The society is fortunate to have members who are willing to give of their talents and time to move the association forward.

A roster, complete with the names and contact information for the chairs, the Board and staff liaisons and all those serving on committees for 2011 was distributed with March First Thing, the monthly e-newsletter. The information is also available online in the ASHI Membership Directory.

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,371
Associates/Logo: 120
Associates: 1,337
Retired Members: 106
Affiliates: 79
Total: 5,013

ASHI Calendar

  • April 30, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • July 30, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • October 20, 2011, Focus Group,  SessionRosemont, Ill.
  • October 21, 2011, Leadership Training Conference, Rosemont, Ill.
  • October 21, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
  • Jan. 4-7, 2012, InspectionWorld, Phoenix, Ariz.
ASHI MissionStatement
To set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession.