November, 2002
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

How Much Do You REALLY Know About ASHI?


Answers follow. The goal is to become as informed as possible about your Society.

1. What was the most recent important issue ASHI Members voted on?

2. What is ASHI’s core purpose?

3. What is the name of ASHI’s primary news publication, and how frequently is it issued?

4. Name five planks in ASHI’s Code of Ethics.


1. To amend the bylaws regarding conflict of interest

2. To promote exemplary practice in property inspection service

3. ASHI Reporter, monthly

  1. The Member will express an opinion only when it is based on practical experience and honest conviction.
  2. The Member will always act in good faith toward each client.
  3. The Member will not disclose any information concerning the results of the inspection without the approval of the clients or their representatives.
  4. The Member will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.
  5. The Member will not accept nor offer commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from other parties dealing with their client in connection with work for which the member is responsible.
  6. The Member will promptly disclose to his or her client any interest in a business which may affect the client. The member will not allow an interest in any business to affect the quality or the results of their inspection work which they may be called upon to perform. The inspection work may not be used as a vehicle by the inspector to deliberately obtain work in another field.
  7. An inspector shall make every effort to uphold, maintain, and improve the professional integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession. He or she will report all such relevant information, including violations of this Code by other members, to the Association for possible remedial action.