December, 2003
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Renewal Rates Up


Membership renewals continue to come into HQ at a steady clip. As of mid-November Members lead the way with 86 percent renewed; followed by 75 percent of Affiliates; 71 percent of Retired Members; and 58 percent of Candidates, for a grand total of 73 percent renewed.

Don’t risk getting left out . If you haven't renewed yet, visit the Members Only section of the Web site. You'll be prompted through the renewal process.

Those who owe MRCs when they renew are placed on administrative suspension temporarily until the MRC requirement has been met. All who owed MRCs from 2001-2002 were expelled October 1, 2003.

Stay in the loop - Keep your e-mail information current

E-mail is the most cost-effective and efficient way for ASHI to communicate with you. To ensure you’re in the loop for elections, surveys, news bulletins and more, update your e-mail address in the online ASHI Membership Directory every time it changes.

ASHI introduces new line of clothing just in time for holiday shopping

Women’s and men’s Nike™ polo shirts in a full range of sizes and colors are among the 25 plus new items now featured on the ASHI online store. Wouldn’t it be great to have a fleece jacket or sweatshirt complete with the ASHI logo? Or a classy suede leather coat? Maybe a computer backpack? Take a peak yourself or send your personal Santa to the online store. There are too many new items to list, but you’ll want to check them out soon, so your order is sure to arrive in time for the holidays.

License Distribution Agreement program helps eliminate confusion

By entering into license distribution agreements with ASHI, the following companies are helping to eliminate copyright confusion and to ensure current versions of the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are being used in training materials and inspection software:  

Pillar to Post, Inc.
Mississauga, ON.  Canada
Allied Business Schools, Inc.
Laguna Hills, Calif.
Midwest Inspectors Institute  Lansing, Kan.
Benchmark Inspection Systems
Santa Barbara, Calif.
National Institute of
Building Inspectors
Bound Brook, N.J.
DevWave Software, Inc.
Victoria, BC Canada
Inspection Training Associates
Oceanside, Calif.
Hondros College
Westerville, Ohio
American Home Inspectors
Training Institute,Ltd.
Waukesha, Wisc.
World Inspection Network International, Inc.
Seattle, Wash.
National Property Inspections, Inc., Omaha, Neb.

ASHI calendar of events

• January 14, 2004, Board of Directors meeting Albuquerque, NM
• January 15-17, 2004 InspectionWorld, Albuquerque, NM