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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. See the requirements below for each level of membership.

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ASHI Associate Member

This level is the starting point of ASHI Membership. 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.

  • Complete a background check through the Background Verified Inspector Program.

  • Pass the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics education modules.

  • Remain current in your ASHI dues.

  • After one full year as an Associate, you must begin earning 20 ASHI approved CE annually.

Level Specific Benefits:

  • Associate Member logo use.

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ASHI Inspector

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.

  • Obtain or 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).

  • Pass the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics education module.

  • Completion of a minimum of 50 fee paid home inspections.

  • Pass the Report Verification process. 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.

  • Receive an affidavit from ASHI, notarized with the total number of inspections completed.

  • You must remain current in your ASHI dues, and obtain 20 ASHI approved CE annually.

Level 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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ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI)

The highest level of ASHI membership is the ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI). ACI's are fully accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and are recognized as having the highest standards in the profession. Once this level is reached, members have access to all ASHI member benefits. ACI's are recognized as leaders in the home inspection industry.

Level Requirements:

  • Completion of all Associate and Inspector level requirements.

  • Obtain and maintain a state license to practice home inspection, if applicable.

  • Pass the ASHI Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics education module.

  • Pass the National Home Inspector Examination (NHIE).

  • Completion of a minimum of 250 fee paid home inspections.

  • Pass report verification.

  • Receive an affidavit from ASHI, notarized with the total number of inspections completed.

  • You must remain current in your ASHI dues, and obtain 20 ASHI approved CE annually.

Level 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.