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


Membership News and More

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Membership

Three get Bonus for Renewing

Congratulations to the three membership renewal-drawing winners. They won a free InspectionWorld Las Vegas registration and three room nights at Bally's Las Vegas. Join them in January at THE conference for home inspectors.

  • Scott Julian, Full Service Property Inspection, LLC, Clinton, Ohio  
  • Mike Ogle, AmeriSpec, Woodstock, Ga.   
  • Rass Williams, Preferred Property Inspections, LLC, Wichita, Kan.

Renew now: the Clock is Ticking

The due date for renewing membership is long past. As names are dropped from the roll, benefits are lost, including:

  • Listed on Find a Home Inspector.
  • Being associated with the only third-party-recognized home inspector certifying body.
  • Eligible for free online Smart Track and other educational opportunities.
  • 12 issues of the ASHI Reporter, online and in print.
  • Professional representation in Washington, D.C.
  • Special members-only programs and more.  

If you have not renewed, contact headquarters at hq@ashi.org immediately to be reinstated and avoid an interruption to your member benefits.

Member-Get-A Member: Rewards for you and for ASHI

Earn a $50 Visa Gift Card for every new member you recruit. To get started, download the membership application form, have the new member fill it out, including entering your member number in the referral field. Fax the completed form to 847-759-1620.

Visit the ASHI Online Store

The ASHI Store is stocked with products to promote your business at prices you'll like. You must be an ASHI member to purchase the educational and marketing materials and ASHI apparel. Find the "Shop the ASHI Store" button on the home inspector page of the website and get started marketing yourself as a member today.

Find an Inspector: Consumers Get Options, you get Feedback

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.

 

Education

Third Wednesday is Webcast Night

Take advantage of ASHI's newest education opportunity: e-Learning Catalog webcasts

Tune in on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. CT to a different two-hour online training module. Previous webcasts covered: "Asphalt Shingle Roofs/Attics," "High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces," "Write It Up – Describe that Defect" and "Turn Your Website into a Call-Generating Machine."

The webcasts are an additional way to earn continuing education credits. The webcasts and all the modules in the e-learning Catalog and in The ASHI@Home Training System are approved for ASHI continuing education credits and are available to ASHI members at membership rates.
 
SMART TRACK offers ASHI-accredited online learning free to ASHI members and the tracks also are CE-approved by the following states:
Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Washington    

Questions: Contact Michele George, micheleg@ashi.org.

The ASHI School Class Schedule

10-Day 120-Hour Classes 
• Des Plaines, Ill., Dec. 3-14
• Tampa, Fla., Dec. 3-14
• Cincinnati State College, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 3-14

Commercial Building Inspection Course
• Las Vegas, Nev., January 17-19, 2013
 
For additional information, go to www.theashischool.com or call 1-888-884-0440 for details.

ASHI Reporter

Correction

The article "Insulation Materials" from ASHI@Home that was published in the November 2012 issue of the ASHI Reporter was missing a chart of the properties of common insulation materials. The chart is available in the online Reporter in the article.

Elections

ACIs: Vote by December 5

The results for the 2013 Officer and Director elections will be announced in next month's ASHI Reporter. There were no petition candidates this year, so the positions will be filled from the following slates.

2013 Officers slate:

President-Elect: Bill Loden
Vice President: Alden Gibson, Scott Warga
Secretary: Randy Sipe
Treasurer: Larry Cerro, Michael Stephens

Certification Committee slate for confirmation

Scott Johnson and Vince Tecce

James Funkhouser was appointed to the 2013 committee by President-Elect Bill Jacques.

2013 Directors slate

The top five vote-getters will elected to three-year terms on the Board. The sixth will serve a one-year term as Board alternate.

James Allen, Lisa Alajajian Giroux, Michael Burroughs, Scott Patterson, Robert Peterson and Robert Walstead

 

ASHI Event Calendar

  • Jan. 15, 2013, ASHI Board Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 13-16, 2013, InspectionWorld, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 16, 2013, Council of Representatives Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jan. 12-15, 2014, InspectionWorld, Nashville, Tenn.
  • January 7-10, 2015, InspectionWorld Philadelphia, PA

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,461
Associates/Logo: 102
Associates: 1,657
Retired Members: 107
Affiliates: 71
Total: 5,398

ASHI Mission Statement

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