Standards of Practice: The ASHI Standards of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections. Subject to regular review, the Standards of Practice reflect information gained through surveys of conditions in the field and of the consumers’ interests and concerns.
Vigilance has elevated ASHI’s Standards of Practice so that today they are the most widely accepted home inspection guidelines in use, and are recognized by many government and professional groups as the definitive standard for professional performance.
Code of Ethics: ASHI’s Code of Ethics stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to report the results of the inspection in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner while avoiding conflicts of interest.
To view the most recent updates for ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics,
About the American Society of Home Inspectors Inc. ®
In 1976, a group of visionary home inspectors with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing the professionalism of their field established the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This not-for-profit professional association for home inspectors made its first order of business to establish and advocate high standards of practice and a strict code of ethics for the member community.
The Mission of ASHI is to meet the needs of its membership and promote excellence and exemplary practice within the profession. Today, with 6,000+ members and 80+ chapters, ASHI is the largest and most respected professional association for home inspectors in America.
Through ASHI’s continued efforts, ASHI's Standards of Practice—covering all of a home's major systems—are now part of many pieces of state legislation and are recognized by consumers as the authoritative standard for professional home inspection.
ASHI’s Web site is the definitive resource for inspectors, consumers, real estate professionals and the media for information, advice and resources dedicated to home inspection.