February, 2013

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors




Moving up in ASHI

New Inspectors

If you are a new inspector who has done at least 10 inspections, an ASHI verifier will look at your reports and let you know how you're doing. There is no charge for this service. It's included in your membership fee. The verifier will be happy to discuss his findings with you.


Have you completed over 50 inspections? 250 inspections? If you have, but are still an Associate member, we hope you will consider getting your reports verified, taking the National Home Inspectors Exam and the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Education Module so you can move up to Associate with Logo Use.  

Associates with Logo

If you currently are an Associate with Logo Use, please contact Janet George, janetg@ashi.org, when you are getting close to your 250 inspections. She will send you an Affidavit of Completion.


If you have questions about moving up in ASHI, call Russell Daniels at 847-954-3180 or email him at russelld@ashi.org.

"Find an Inspector" for Mobile Devices

If you go to www.ashi.org in the browser on your mobile device, you will be prompted with the option of going to the "Mobile Find An Inspector" site. This mobile site will allow consumers on the move to quickly find an ASHI inspector. Questions? Contact Mike at mikerr@ashi.org.


Your ASHI membership gives you access to special discounts, resources and networking opportunities designed to grow your home inspection business and make you a better home inspector.

Resource directoryEducation and training
ASHI@Home Training System
Disaster inspections
Partner programs
Interpretations of the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
Standards of Practice


ASHI Standards Committee Asks for Input

The Standards Committee is beginning a review of the ASHI Standards of Practice for home inspections and welcomes proposals for revisions. To submit your suggestions, please email them to Bruce Barker, the committee chair, at bruce@dreamhomeconsultants.com.

Postcards From the Field

Your photos are needed

Many ASHI members turn immediately to Postcards From the Field when the newest issue of the ASHI Reporter arrives. The public and media also enjoy the funny (or dangerous) photos that appear. In addition to being available in print and online at www.ashireporter.org, we share the photos with This Old House online and HouseLogic.com to reach a wider audience and spread the word about ASHI. The author of the postcard always is credited when ASHI shares the images. In order to keep this feature going, we need your photos! Please email your photos to judyd@ashi.org and be sure to include a caption for the photo.

ASHI Event Calendar

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,486
Associates/Logo: 102
Associates: 1,724
Retired Members: 110
Affiliates: 74
Total: 5,496

ASHI Mission Statement

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