ASHI staff is charged with conducting an audit of Continuing Education (CE) hours every January.
A list of 300-400 ASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI) 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.
Questions? Contact Sarah Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASHI Certification Committee Attends The Institute for Credentialing Excellence Convention
Brendan Ryan, ACC chair; Mike Rostescu, ASHI staff liaison; and Barton Robertson, The ASHI School managing director, attended the ICE show Nov. 16-19 in Atlanta, Georgia. Creation of certificate and certification programs is a collaborative effort between all three entities of ASHI. Highlights of the trip included sessions on program evaluation, effective assessment writing, cost control and successful program expansion. Information gained was put to immediate use in the process of creating a valid assessment-based certificate program for the Mold and Moisture Damage Comprehensive Course offered by The ASHI School.
Accredited certificate programs that follow the Standards set by ICE 1100 and approved by ANSI possess creditability and validity that enhance the marketability of the program not only to inspectors, but to other professionals. Those who hold accredited certificates have an advantage in the marketplace, as well as a valid educational background for services such as expert witness testimony. The ACC is committed to the promotion of excellent education and the development of valid assessment tools within the realm of the home inspection profession.
Standards & Code
Voluntary Standards Accepted: ASHI Standards up for Review
ASHI's members have accepted the following voluntary standards for professional inspection practices:
- Professional Practices for Residential Pool and Spa Inspections, and
- Professional Practices for Residential Predrywall Inspections.
Copies will be available when they are formally adopted.
Summary of and Rationale for Proposed Updates to ASHI Home Inspection Standard
ASHI has a tradition of updating its Standards of Practice to accommodate changes in the home inspection profession and the construction industry. The last three updates occurred in 1992, 2000 and 2006. The proposed updates, if adopted, will not become effective until 2011 or 2012.
To review the proposed updates, visit Latest News on ashi.org..
Members and interested parties are invited to attend a hearing scheduled to be held at InspectionWorld Atlanta.
The Standards Committee will hold the public meeting at InspectionWorld Atlanta on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at 11:15 a.m. in room 302 of the Atlanta Hilton to discuss the proposed draft Standard and other standards-related topics.
The time and location also will be published in the onsite program. Interested parties may send comments to Bruce Barker, Committee chair, at email@example.com.
Bylaw Amendment Fails
The votes are in and the most recent Bylaw amendment to alter ASHI's governance structure has failed to receive the required supermajority. To amend any of ASHI's Bylaws, 30 percent of ASHI's voting members must cast ballots and two-thirds of those who voted must vote to amend. As with the previous proposals to change the makeup of the ASHI Board of Directors and the way the society elects its officers and directors, enough members voted and the majority of those who did favored the amendment, but not two-thirds of them. Amending Bylaws is a serious undertaking, therefore the supermajority requirement.
Certification Committee Members Confirmed
Scott Patterson and Skip Kelley will join the Certification Committee for 2011.
In appreciation for your service
While ASHI's Board provides the vision, committees are hard at work bringing that vision to life. The Society extends its thanks to all those who chaired and served on committees during 2010. The members of the new Certification Committee and those who served on several task forces in 2010 also deserve recognition.
Bylaws: Stephen M. Gladstone, chair; Ryan A. Heyl; Gregory N. Hines; Danny L. Maynard; James Rooney
Chapter Relations: David B. Sherwood, chair; Tim Buell; David Haught; Gary F. Monfeli; Don Norman
Complaints (CCAC): Steve Hartnett, chair
Complaints (CEPP): Jamison S. Brown, chair; Don Hewitt; Kevin Vargo; Jim Yaskiewicz
Education: Ronald A.Rusch, chair; James P. Allen; Rod Beacham; Greg Caudill; John D'Arpino; Jack Fehlandt; James J. Funkhouser; Mario Lucciola; Scott W. McLean; Gregory Murphy
Elections: Michael W. Casey, chair; Joseph F. Corsetto; Mark Cramer
Ethics: Mike Sterling, chair; Michael Hoberecht; Lawrence Hoytt; Bill Loden; Kenneth Salvo
Legislative: George Harper, chair/state; Kurt Salomon, chair/ federal; Chuck Berthoud; Gil Hendrickson; Johnny Kay; Donald Lovering; Charles Wiersum; Peter Zipp III
Membership: JD Grewell, chair; Shannon Cory; Jack Feldmann; David Goldstein; Stuart E. Zwang
Public Relations: Dan Howard, chair; Paul Andreassen; Russell Berg; Max Curtis; Danny L. Maynard; Bob Sisson
Standards: Bruce Barker, chair; Eric Barker; Mark Cramer; Craig Funabashi; Lawrence Klock; Christopher Ueland
Technical: Bryck Guibor, chair; Adrian Bishop; Garet Denise; Victor J. Faggella; James Katen; Jory Lannes; Tom Maides; William E.Mason; Steve Nations; Warren W. Schultz
Certification Committee: Brendan Ryan, chair; Joe Kelly; Paul Staron; Jim Hemsell; JD Grewell; Howard Pegelow; Kara Schmidt, public member; Beth Taylor, public member
Governance Task Force: Howard Pegelow and Paul Staron, co-chairs; Bill Richardson; Jim Hemsell; Bob Walstead; Jack McGraw; John Biegalski; Frank Lesh
Chapter Task Force: Charles Gifford, chair; Jim Hemsell; Howard Pegelow; David Sherwood; Paul Staron
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: 3,649
Retired Members: 122
- Jan. 25, 2011, Board Meeting, Atlanta, Ga.
- Jan. 25-28, 2011, InspectionWorld, Atlanta, Ga.
- April 30, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
- July 30, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
- October 20, 2011, Focus Group Session, Rosemont, Ill.
- October 21, 2011, Leadership Training Conference, Rosemont, Ill.
- October 21, 2011, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
- Jan. 4-7, 2012, InspectionWorld, Phoenix, Ariz.