The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and most respected professional association for independent home inspectors.  Since its formation in 1976 as a not-for-profit organization, the society has promoted excellence through the use of its Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.  ASHI has over 6000 members and 85 chapters in the United States and Canada.

ASHI’s Standards of Practice have become universally recognized and accepted by professional and government authorities.  ASHI Members subscribe to ASHI’s Code of Ethics which prohibits them from engaging in a conflict of interest activities that might compromise their objectivity.  For example, this provides consumers the assurance that the inspector will not use the inspection to solicit repair work.

In addition to following the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, ASHI members are required to have continuing education each year. ASHI provides a wealth of training, education, and resources to its members, including its annual InspectionWorld Conference.  To assist home inspectors in furthering their education, ASHI sponsors a number of technical seminars and workshops throughout the year, often in cooperation with one of its Chapters.

ASHI also serves as a public interest group by providing accurate and helpful consumer information to home buyers on home purchasing and home maintenance.

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