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|American Society of Home Inspectors Member
Certified Inspectors are the only home inspectors who have completed a recognized certification process
certification validates ASHI member qualifications and professional competence.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has been approved by the National Commission
for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) as a recognized accrediting association for its profession-leading Certified Inspector Program.
ASHI is now the only accredited home inspection association whose full members have completed a recognized third-party certification
process. All current, full ASHI members have met the requirements for this new certification.
- Achieving third-party
certification helps consumers make informed buying decisions and gives them peace of mind when they hire an ASHI Certified
accreditation and certification of ASHI's processes by a recognized third party is an affirmation of the status we hold in
the home inspection profession," said Jeff Arnold, executive director, ASHI. "Our members are recognized as
leaders in home inspection by those in and out of the profession and by government entities. And, achieving certification
further validates ASHI member qualifications and professional competence."
ASHI standards for certification are
more stringent than other home inspection organizations. New home inspector members join ASHI as Associates and must
accomplish several tasks to become ASHI Certified Inspectors. Associate members must pass the National Home Inspector's
Examination; complete the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics education module, undergo an inspection report verification
process and conduct 250 paid home inspections. To remain active in the organization, all members must complete a minimum
of 20 hours of continuing education each year.
"ASHI sets the professional standard on a national level,"
said Bill Richardson, 2009 ASHI president. "In an environment where home inspection regulation and licensing are
typically performed at a state level and have been at times granted for meeting minimal professional requirements, this national
certification denotes a more advanced level of knowledge and practice skill required to become an ASHI Certified Inspector."
Richardson added, "It also helps consumers make informed buying decisions and gives them peace of mind when they choose
to hire an ASHI Certified Home Inspector."
ASHI's organizational structure and membership process was thoroughly
evaluated by the NCCA Board for compliance with what it requires of a responsible professional accrediting society.
to Brendan Ryan, ASHI Certified Inspector and Certification Committee chair, "This evaluation process has taken other
types of associations up to five years to complete. Due to ASHI's existing structure, standards and ethics, the process was
completed in less than two years."
The NCCA is the professional services accreditation arm of the Institute for
Credentialing Excellence. ASHI chose the organization because it is a recognized leader in setting quality standards
for credentialing organizations. The NCCA requires compliance with 21 Standards, each of which has multiple components,
in order to grant accreditation status to any association.
About the American Society of Home Inspectors
its 33rd year and with approximately 6000 members, ASHI is the oldest and most widely recognized non-profit, professional
organization of home inspectors in North America. Its Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics is the industry standard.
Inspector Paul, is proud to be a Certified Member of ASHI, American Society of Home Inspectors.
Society of Home Inspectors®, founded in 1976, is the oldest, largest and most respected international professional organization
of independent home inspectors in North America.
ASHI’s Standards of Practice and Strict code of Ethics are benchmarks of professional performance in the field.
a Certified Member of ASHI, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful
completion of two comprehensive exams. In addition, he or she must perform at
least 250 fee-paid home inspections that meet or exceed the ASHI Standards of Practice.
as a Certified Member of ASHI, inspectors must comply with the society’s Bylaws and code of Ethics, including a requirement
to obtain 20 continuing education credits every year. Members are not allowed
to actively engage in real estate sales of have a professional interest in the sale or maintenance of any property they inspect.
professionals and government housing officials recommend that all home buyers have their prospective property examined by
an independent home inspector before the final purchase commitment. These experts
recognize ASHI Certified Membership is assurance of an inspector’s competence and professionalism.
Simply meeting ASHI standards
and being an ASHI certified member are totally different criteria. If a North
Carolina and/or South Carolina licensed inspector claims to meet ASHI
standards all they are really saying is that they are meeting the state licensing board requirements.
Becoming an ASHI certified
· ASHI member home inspectors must pass 2 different rigorous exams that are not required by the state
· ASHI certified member home inspectors have performed hundreds of inspections that meet or exceed
ASHI standards so he/ she is a seasoned professional.
· ASHI member home inspectors must obtain a minimum of 20 hours of ASHI approved continuing education
every year (North Carolina requires 12 hours of continuing education every year and South Carolina has no continuing education requirements).
· ASHI Member home inspectors are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and bylaws that ensures
honesty, integrity, and the avoidance of any conflicts of interest.
· ASHI membership entails a large monetary commitment and a tremendous time commitment; something
most all part-time inspectors and no serious home inspectors are willing to undertake.
There are several
other well intentioned home inspector association associations around the nation. ASHI is the only association I
know of that actually requires documented proof of home inspection experience (250 fee paid inspections that meet ASHI standards)
prior to accepting you as a member or certified member. Most of the other associations will happily designate an individual
as a "member" or "certified" knowing they have never performed a home inspection. In my opinion that is the equivalent
of expecting a person who has never played baseball to hit a home run in their first at bat.
If I was in the process of hiring a home inspector, I’d be expecting the home inspector to hit a “home
run” on my house.
If you were
about to have surgery and the doctor informed you that he/she had never performed surgery before or that you were one of his/her
first patients, would you allow them to operate on you? That's a chance you take when yu do not hire a Certified ASHI
member Home Inspector.
Be an intelligent home
buyer and do not settle for anything less than a certified ASHI member home inspector.
Call: Paul King
1820 Sunnyside Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204
& 201 Tom Hall St. #236 Fort Mill, SC 29715
Professional, detailed, thorough home
inspections in Charlotte, Pineville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Weddington, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Waxhaw, Monroe,
and Marvin, North Carolina as well as Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Indian Land, York, Clover, and
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