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Levels of Membership

ASHI is dedicated to helping our members progress their careers by encouraging them to reach new heights as leaders in the home inspection profession. All home inspectors joining ASHI, regardless of their experience, begin at the Associate Level.

Members can move up to higher levels at their own pace. It is a requirement of the Inspector and Certified Inspector levels of ASHI membership that you maintain your home inspector license if your state requires licensing. Below are the requirements for advancing to the three levels of ASHI membership.

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This level is the starting point for ASHI members. Associate members can access numerous benefits and resources to help them build and maintain a successful home inspection business.

Level Requirements:

  • Submit a membership application online.
  • Successful completion of a background check through the Background Verified Inspector Program.
  • Pass the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics education module.
  • After completing this module, members are expected to adhere to the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Be current in your ASHI dues.
  • After one full year as an Associate, you must begin earning 20 ASHI approved CE annually.

Associate Specific Benefits:

The next level on the ASHI membership path is the ASHI Inspector. The ASHI Inspector level is for ASHI members who have more experience as a practicing home inspector and have refined their technical knowledge.

Level Requirements:

  • Completion of all Associate level requirements.
  • Maintain your home inspector license if your state requires licensing. If your state does NOT require licensing, you must provide proof of passing the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE).
  • Completion of a minimum of 50 paid home inspections.
  • Pass Report Verification. Using ASHI’s report verification portal, members will submit five full home inspection reports for review. The report verifiers will review the reports in accordance with the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics. Visit the Report Verification section to begin this process.
  • Receive affidavit from ASHI and have it notarized. After the Report Verification process has been passed by the member, ASHI will send them an affidavit stating they have accomplished this step.
  • You must remain current in your ASHI dues, and obtain 20 ASHI approved CE annually.

Inspector Specific Benefits:

  • ASHI Inspector Member logo use.
  • Voting rights for ASHI Board Members and Officers.
  • Voting rights for proposed bylaw changes.
  • Profile is searchable in “Find an Inspector.”
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The highest level of ASHI membership is the ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI). ACI’s are fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and are recognized as having the highest standards in the profession. After this level is reached, members have access to every opportunity ASHI has to offer. ACI members can proudly display their badges as true leaders in the industry.

Level Requirements:

  • Completion of all Associate and Inspector level requirements.
  • Pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE). The National Home Inspection Exam is the original exam for the home inspection profession and is administered by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI). To prepare and register for the exam, visit National Home Inspector Exam.
  • Completion of a minimum of 250 home inspections
  • Pass Report Verification. Using ASHI’s report verification portal, members will submit five full home inspection reports for review. The report verifiers will review the reports in accordance with the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics. Visit the Report Verification section to begin this process. *Note: if you have completed this process during your move up to ASHI Inspector, this step is not required.
  • Receive affidavit from ASHI and have it notarized. After the Report Verification process has been passed by the member, ASHI will send them an affidavit stating they have accomplished this step. ASHI Inspectors should email verification@ashi.org to receive an affidavit to move up to the ACI level.
  • You must remain current in your ASHI dues, and obtain 20 ASHI approved CE annually.
  • Maintain your home inspector license if your state requires licensing.

ACI Specific Benefits:

  • Certification by ASHI and the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
  • ACI Member logo use.
  • Voting rights for ASHI Board Members and Officers.
  • Voting rights for proposed bylaw changes.
  • Profile is searchable in “Find an Inspector.”
  • Eligible to serve as an ASHI officer, director, committee or task force chair, committee or task force member.
  • Eligible to serve as an ASHI chapter officer, director, committee or task force chair, committee or task force member.
  • Access to ASHI Advanced Education and associated badges.
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