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



What's In It for Me? Join as a Candidate—Become a MemberThe ASHI logo is widely regarded as the mark of a professional home inspector. Those who achieve Member status take pride in displaying it. Whil

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

The ASHI logo is widely regarded as the mark of a professional home inspector. Those who achieve Member status take pride in displaying it. While this honor is reserved for those who meet ASHI’s rigorous requirements, some benefits of membership begin with the acceptance of your application. 

Membership benefits currently available to all

The ASHI Reporter, a monthly magazine reporting Society events and activities and featuring technical and business articles of interest to professional home inspectors.

Listing on the Find an Inspector referral feature on the ASHI Web site. Here’s where consumers look for a home inspector who works where they’re buying a home. ASHI.org attracts approximately 40,000 visitors a month, 11,000 of whom click through to Find an Inspector.

Partner programs
ASHI negotiated and endorsed programs for ASHI inspectors only. 

ASHI@Home Training system
877-332-7276

ASHI’s health insurance program:
Marsh Affinity Group Services
Toll free: 877-886-0110 www.ashihealthinsurance.com

ASHI’s E&O insurance program:

Business Risk Partners (BRP) www.inspectorinsurance.com
866-268-1327

ASHI Merchant Credit Card Processing Program:

Moneris Solutions
Kathryn Mac Pherson
Toll free: 866-423-8475
506-364-1920, ext. 3160, kathryn.macpherson@moneris.com
kathryn.macpherson@moneris.com

ASHI’s personal lines insurance program:
Merastar Insurance Company
800-Merastar (800-637-2782)
jscroggins@merastar.com
jscroggins@merastar.com,
www.merastar.com

ASHI Yellow Pages® Program:
Jon Passman, 800-775-8444

ASHI DHL Express Program:
800-MEMBERS

Access to the following resources on the  “membership only” area of the ASHI Web site, www.ashi.org

  • Discussion Boards Chat with other home inspectors, sharing technical, and business information, and discussing home inspection issues.
  • Latest news Read the monthly newsletter from Headquarters to ASHI leadership. 
  • Interpretations Review the responses to the requests from the Membership for Interpretation of the ASHI Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics.
  • ASHI Legislative Action Center Stay abreast of state and federal legislative activity on this interactive site. Voice your opinions to policymakers. Use the links to related resources and participate in the regulatory process.
  • Searchable Membership Directory Search for your colleagues using different criteria in the last name, first name, city, state, zip, country, chapter, expertise, membership category and leadership fields. Search multiple fields at the same time. The Directory is licensed ASHI property for personal or ASHI use only, not for commercial use.
  • Information about the Examinations Take the ASHI Standards of Practice and Ethics Examination online.
  • Use the links Home inspection related businesses and services
  • Technical Information Information about home, construction and real estate industry.
The path to full ASHI® Member status:
Candidate, Candidate with Logo Use, and Member.


All agree to perform and report inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice, and to abide by the Society’s Code of Ethics, which specifically forbids home inspectors from active brokerage or sale of real estate, or performing repairs on homes they inspect.

1) Candidates (CN) - everyone begins here
  • Can be highly experienced inspectors who have just joined ASHI, or they may be novice inspectors who have completed training or otherwise entered the profession.
  • May elect to take advantage of many of the benefits of membership.   
  • Must earn Membership Renewal Credits annually (continuing education) after first year.
2) Candidates w/ Logo Use Privilege
  • Have passed the National Home Inspector Examination (or its previously required equivalent) and ASHI’s Standards and Ethics Examination.
  • Had verified performance of 50 fee-paid inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice.
  • Must earn Membership Renewal Credits annually (continuing education.)
  • Are entitled to most of the benefits of membership
3) Members
  • Have passed the National Home Inspector Examination (or its previously required equivalent) and ASHI’s Standards and Ethics Examination.
  • Had inspection reports successfully verified for compliance with ASHI’s Standards of Practice.
  • Have submitted valid proof of performance of at least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.
  • Are entitled to all the benefits of membership, including voting privileges.