What is the ASHI?
ASHI, or the American Society of Home Inspectors, represents the home inspection industry in the United States. Since its founding in 1976, ASHI has been dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism in the industry.
One of the key ways ASHI accomplishes this is by setting and enforcing strict standards of practice and a code of ethics that all its members must adhere to. These standards ensure that home inspectors perform their job to the highest level of quality and professionalism and promote objectivity, impartiality, and confidentiality.
The ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are widely recognized as the industry standard for the home inspection, and it also plays an important role in the industry. The Standards of Practice dictate the minimum level of inspection that should be performed on the house and what areas should be inspected. The Code of Ethics sets guidelines for professional conduct, including objectivity, impartiality, and confidentiality.
In addition to supporting and advocating for its members, ASHI also plays a role in educating the public about the importance of home inspections. By providing resources and promoting the value of home inspections, ASHI helps homeowners and buyers make informed decisions about their property.
To become an ASHI-certified inspector, one must pass the National Home Inspector Exam, meet other education and experience requirements, and demonstrate that they continue to upgrade their knowledge through required continuing education. Choosing an ASHI-certified inspector can give homeowners and buyers peace of mind that they are working with a professional who has met rigorous standards and adheres to a strict code of ethics.
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