A commitment to professionalism is the ASHI inspector’s foundation for providing quality service and value to current and future homeowners. That commitment is supported by the credentials obtained and maintained by his or her ASHI membership.

To attain and maintain Certified Member status an inspector must do the following:

  1. Pass two independently administered examinations;
    1. The National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE) and
    2. An examination on ASHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
  2. Document actual experience of having performed at least 250 fee-paid whole house inspections in the residential market place.
  3. Demonstrate compliance with the ASHI Standards of Practice by having randomly selected inspection reports reviewed by an ASHI committee dedicated to this purpose.
  4. Document having annually obtained at least twenty (20) Continuing Education (CE) credits by attending ASHI pre-approved conferences and/or seminars on topics applicable to the home inspection field.
  5. Follow the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics during the conduct of all residential home inspections.

Both experienced and novice home inspectors enter ASHI as an Associate Member. Associate Members are required to follow the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Associates who have met all the Certified Member requirements except the 250 inspection experience requirement may apply to become an ASHI Inspector after having performed 75 fee-paid inspections.

The above member levels also are eligible to qualify for Ohio ASHI HIP (Home Inspector Plus) status. Learn more here.

The Ohio Chapter of ASHI also offers an Auditing Member option for those not yet members of the national organization. This allows the member to attend meetings and participate in chapter events, but does not permit use of the ASHI logo or marketing materials.