The ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) is the highest level of ASHI membership. This level is the only true third-party certification within the profession, being certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The ACI program has met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community and recognizes the individuals who attain this professional excellence. After completing the previous requirements and passing the National Home Inspector Exam (the NHIE is a mandatory requirement for this level), members must complete 250 fee-paid inspections that have been verified to be in compliance with the ASHI Standard of Practice. The ASHI Certified Inspectors are leader within the industry and drive the association forward.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is committed to progressing the home inspection profession to increase awareness about the importance of home inspection and develop career opportunities for ASHI members. Furthermore, ASHI continues to advocate for safe housing solutions across the nation and promote healthy home ownership practices.
ASHI offers resources and training that enable you to become a more successful home inspector. The mission of ASHI is to set and promote standards for property inspections and to provide the educational programs needed to achieve excellence in the profession and to meet the needs of our members.
ASHI is an organization of independent, professional home inspectors who are required to make a commitment to conduct inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, which prohibits engaging in conflict-of-interest activities that might compromise their objectivity. Mandatory continuing education helps the membership stay current with the latest in technology, materials and professional skills. ASHI has members across the U.S. and Canada. ASHI members remain leaders across the profession and continue to raise the bar for the home inspection industry.
However, there are more to sides to an ASHI home inspector than just performing a home inspection. ASHI inspectors are eager to go above and beyond to provide quality service to their clients. During the inspection and afterwards, the inspector is a great educational resource. Clients may have questions about the home and its condition, or about home ownership and maintenance in general — and the inspector is there to answer them. The inspector is also the client's advocate, providing them with impartial information. The choice of buying the home always come down to the client's decision, but the inspectors offers their services to give clients a complete assessment of the home.