October, 2010
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

They Renewed and They Won


Congratulations to the three members whose names were drawn from all those who renewed their membership by September 1st. They won full conference registrations to InspectionWorld Atlanta, complete with 20 continuing education hours.

  • Patrick Leary, Williamsburg & Bay Rivers Area HomePro, Lanexa, Va.
  • Don Stafford, Stafford Inspections, Dallas, Texas
  • Bradford Johnson, Absolute Inspection Service, LLC, Inman, S.C.

Renew Now: Keep Your Benefits Intact

Join all those who have already renewed their ASHI membership for 2010-11 and ensure seamless continuation of your benefits, including:

  • Listed on Find an Inspector.
  • Being associated with the only third-party recognized home inspector certifying body.
  • Eligible for free online Smart Track and other educational opportunities.
  • Twelve issues of the ASHI Reporter.
  • Networking with other home inspection professionals.
  • Special member rates and services from ASHI's endorsed program providers and more.

If you have questions about your renewal notice or continuing education claim form, contact Sarah Walsh at sarahw@ashi.org.

Still Need CE Hours? Help is at Hand

Continuing education claim forms are being distributed with dues notices. But there's still time and ways to earn the continuing education hours required by ASHI and some states.

SMART TRACKā„¢ online learning is free to ASHI members and also now is accepted by the following states: Alaska, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee and Washington.  Roofing, Exterior, Heating, Electrical, Interior, Structure, Plumbing, Cooling, Wood Heating and Insulation are approved for two CEs.  Note: Professional Practice is NOT included.

Contact headquarters at hq@ashi.org or by phone at 847-759-2820 to get your login information, which is different from your Members Only login.

ASHI@Home offers great content, lots of options for earning your CEs. To learn more, e-mail your questions to education@carsondunlop.com or call 800-268-7070.

Members are responsible for documenting their continuing education hours and for providing evidence if audited. Ask for a certificate from all seminars, including those hosted by a chapter and be prepared to respond to an audit.

Register Now for The Conference for Home Inspectors: InspectionWorld Atlanta

Page through the preliminary program or visit www.inspectionworld.org online, then register today for the conference that lets you choose from 35 educational sessions, more advanced-level presentations than ever and the convenience of repeat scheduling of high-interest presentations. You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet and discuss inspection techniques with your peers from across the country, and so much more. Pre-conference courses allow you to maximize your stay in Atlanta, and you'll learn more about your organization and its leaders at the annual meeting, leader installation ceremonies, Standards hearing, social events and more. Attend and reap the rewards of all that has been planned for you. It takes seriously its claim to be THE conference for home inspectors.  

Advertise with ASHI

If you know of someone who has a product or service that is of interest to home inspectors, share a copy of the ASHI Reporter and the current rate card, which can be downloaded from Media and Advertising at the bottom of ASHI's homepage.
Then share that information with us at sandyb@ashi.org so we can follow up.  

ASHI Reporter is online

Don't forget that the ASHI Reporter is online as well as in print. Use the search function to find articles from the past nine years or just browse through the archive. From technical articles to Postcards from the Field, it's all there.

ASHI Mission Statement

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